Gandhinagar: In Gujarat’s 31 district panchayat, 65 per cent polling was recorded at 66 per cent in 231 taluka panchayat and 53.07 per cent in municipal elections. The election is being seen as a test for Chief Minister Vijay Rupani as well as Gujarat BJP state president CR Patil. Because the local body elections to be held in Gujarat will determine the mood of the assembly elections to be held next year.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel’s stronghold, Mehsana Municipality, has once again had a spectacular comeback of the BJP. According to the information so far, BJP has won 25 seats out of 44, while Congress has won only 7 seats. In Jhagadia taluka panchayat of Bharuch, BJP won 12 seats and ended the last 15 years of BTP rule. Not only this, in the Chansma Taluka Panchayat elections of Patan, the BJP has been successful in making its own saffron wave. The BJP has won all 18 seats. If we talk about Narmada district, then BJP has performed well there. The BJP has won 19 of the 22 seats in the Narmada District Panchayat. While Congress has only 2 seats in its account. Of the total 28 seats in the Eder Taluka Panchayat of Sabarkantha, BJP has won 09 and Congress has won 8 seats.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani thanked the voters in Kamalam for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s resounding victory in the local civic elections. Chief Minister Rupani said, “Today the Bharatiya Janata Party has buried the flag in the results of the panchayat municipality. Earlier there was speculation that there is BJP in cities but BJP will not get votes in villages, but better results have been achieved in villages than in cities. BJP has won a resounding victory in 31 out of 31 district panchayats such as Morbi, Gondal, Dhangadhra. Seeing the manner in which the people of Gujarat have trusted the BJP, Gujarat seems to be a BJP stronghold. “
According to the Gujarat Election Commission, polling was recorded at 60.44 percent in 31 district panchayats, 61.83 percent in taluka panchayats and 53.07 percent in municipalities. In the election to be held in more than 8 thousand seats, BJP 8,161 Congress 7,778 and Aam Aam Party 2,090 candidates as well as AIMIM also fielded Muslim majority seats. In the recently concluded municipal elections where the Congress had to face a humiliating defeat. At the same time, the Congress is seen losing its ground in the municipal and district-taluka panchayat elections. For the first time, the Congress is also facing defeat in rural areas. The Congress performed brilliantly in the 2015 elections. But the dismal performance of the Congress is visible in this election. Discussions have intensified following the bitter defeat of the Congress in rural areas that Amit Chavda may resign soon.