Gujarat Local Body Election Results LIVE: The counting of votes for 8,473 seats in municipalities, 980 in district panchayats, and 4,773 in  taluka panchayats in Gujarat is underway.  There was an average of around 64% polling in the local body elections that were held on Sunday, Feb 28. The State Election Commission (SEC) asserted that nearly 64 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the elections which were held in a largely peaceful manner. There was 58.82 percent voter turnout across 81 municipalities, 65.80 per cent in 31 district panchayats, and 66.60 per cent in 231 taluka panchayats, SEC figures said, adding that the average voting percentage across all these local bodies together was around 63.74 per cent. Also Read - Surat Municipal Election Results 2021: BJP Leading on 47 Seats, AAP Ahead of Congress

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19:05 PM: Latest Gujarat Local Body Poll Result tally by 7 PM

Tehsil 4774 / 4731

BJP – 3322

Cong – 1243

Independent- 115

Aap -31

BSP – 4

Others -16

District 980/962

BJP – 786

Congress – 167

Independent- 3

AAP – 2

BSP -1

Other -4

Nagarpalika 2720/ 2659

BJP -2063

INC – 385

Independent- 172

AAP – 9

BSP – 6

Other – 24

18: 40 PM: Gujarat Congress President Amit Chadava resigns from his post after disastrous Gujarat Local Body elections results.

18: 37 PM: Latest Gujarat Local Body Election Result tally:

District Panchayat
BJP- 753
Congress- 158
AAP- 2
Others- 7

Tehsil Panchayat 
BJP- 3,181
Congress- 1,183
AAP- 31
Others- 131

Municipality 
BJP- 1,996
Congress-373
AAP- 9
Others- 196

18: 15 PM: Latest Gujarat Local Body Election Result tally:
Tehsil Panchayat- 4774/ 3514
BJP- 2720
Congress- 994
AAP-27
Independent – 91
BSP- 4
other-13

District Panchayat – 980/749
BJP- 651
Congress- 137
AAP- 1
BSP-1
independent – 3
others- 4

Nagarpalika- 2720/1954
BJP- 1762
Congress- 320
AAP- 9
AIMIM- 9
Independent – 134
BSP-2
others- 12

18: 08 PM: I thank the people of Gujarat for reposing their faith in BJP, a symbol of development and trust, in local body elections, says BJP president JP Nadda

17:58 PM: Results of Nagar Palika, Taluka Panchayat & District Panchayat polls across Gujarat give a crystal clear message- Gujarat is firmly with the BJP’s agenda of development & good governance. I bow to the people of Gujarat for the unwavering faith & affection towards BJP: PM Modi

15: 40 PM: The results of the Gujarat local elections till 3:40 pm are as follows:

District Panchayat 769/980
BJP- 635
Congress- 125
Others- 9

Tehsil Panchayat 3638/4774
BJP- 2555
Congress- 948
Others- 135

Municipality 2261/2720
BJP- 1806
Congress-320
Others- 135

14:30 PM: BJP registers victory in CM Vijay Rupani’s Rajkot, takes lead in Amreli

13:57 PM: In district panchayats, BJP is leading on 315 seats of the total 980; In Tehsil panchayats, BJP is leading on 1,620 seats. In municipalities, BJP is ahead on 1,395 seats.

13:56 PM: As per the latest trends, the BJP is expected to win by a huge margin in the municipalities, district panchayats, and taluka panchayats.

12:40 PM: In Tehsil Panchayats, BJP leading on 718, Congress – 177, AAP – 18

12:38 PM: Of the total 980 seats in district panchayats, BJP leading on 187, Congress- 65, AAP – 2, Independents – 11

12:37 PM: In municipalities, BJP leading in 672, Congress- 203, AAP – 22, Others- 7.

12:16 PM:  Out of 231 taluka panchayats, BJP leading in 73, Congress in 11 and others in 3.

12:00 PM: Out of 31 district panchayats, BJP leading in 28. In 81 municipalities BJP leading in 60, Congress in 6, and others in 1.

11:48 AM: In Sabarkantha tehsil seat, Yash Kotwal, son of senior Congress MLA Ashwin Kotwal, has been defeated.

11:35 AM: BJP is also leading in 20 district panchayats.

11:00 AM: Of the total 8,235 seats, BJP has won 308 seats, Congress 9 and AAP 1.

10:34 AM: BJP leading in early trends in municipalities, district panchayats and taluka panchayats results. Counting of votes underway

10:30 AM: AAP emerges victorious in Jamnagar panchayat, BJP ahead in Kutch tehsil.

09:32 AM: On February 21, 6 municipal corporations in Gujarat—-Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar, and Bhavnagar went to the polls. The BJP had registered a landslide victory by winning 483 out of 576 seats.

09:29 AM: BJP Wins in Botad Ward No.1, reported News 18.

09:00 AM: Counting of votes underway in 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 talukas.

08:00 AM: The BJP has registered victory on several seats in the local bodies uncontested.

07:05 AM:  The BJP had fielded 8,161 candidates, Congress 7,778, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 2,090. For the first time, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) has fielded candidates in minority-dominated seats in Godhra, Modasa and Bharuch municipalities.

07:04 AM: Of the total seats, 237 seats remained unopposed, and no forms were filled for two seats in the taluka panchayat.

07:02 AM: Voting for 8,473 seats, comprising 2,720 in 680 wards in 81 municipalities, 980 in 31 district panchayats, and 4,773 in 231 taluka panchayats took place across 36,008 booths.

07:00 AM: While the ruling BJP is hoping to retain power in the state, Congress, on the other hand, believes that the fuel price hikes and disenchantment of the people with the ruling party will help it make a comeback.