Gujarat Municipal Election Result: The BJP has so far won 300 out of the total 576 seats across six municipal corporations, the State Election Commission (SEC) said on Tuesday afternoon as counting of votes is underway. Congress, the main opposition party, had won only 36 seats, the SEC said about 4 pm. The Congress has not won a single seat in Surat where the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant, made impressive inroads by winning eight seats.Also Read - Surat Municipal Election Results 2021: BJP Leading on 47 Seats, AAP Ahead of Congress

The Bahujan Samaj Party has won three seats in Jamnagar. A total of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 72 in Rajkot, 64 in Jamnagar, 52 in Bhavnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat were up for grabs in the elections held on February 21.
The BJP has won 62 seats in Ahmedabad corporation, 51 in Rajkot, 50 in Jamnagar, 31 in Bhavnagar, 61 in Vadodara and 45 in Surat. The Congress has won 10 seats in Ahmedabad, four in Rajkot, 11 in Jamnagar, five in Bhavnagar, seven in Vadodara and zero seats in Surat.

The AAP, which had fielded 470 candidates across six corporations, won eight seats in Surat. Its workers celebrated by cutting cakes after the party won two panels (each having four candidates) in the city. In a major setback to Congress, it has not won a single seat in Surat, nor was it leading on any seat. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel expressed gratitude to the voters and BJP workers for the results. “The grand victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the elections of six municipal corporations is the victory of the people of Gujarat.

“This is a grand victory of the politics of development started by Prime Minister @narendramodi,” tweeted Rupani in Gujarati. The people of Gujarat have provided “a subject” to political analysts who can study how the concept of anti-incumbency does not apply in the state, he said.

“Many thanks and congratulations to all the winning candidates, BJP office-bearers, workers and the voters of Gujarat for the glorious victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in the elections,” tweeted Nitin Patel.

People can watch live updates on our website—https://sec.gujarat.gov.in/,” said MV Joshi, secretary, State Election Commission. As per the State Election Commission, 46.08 per cent voter turnout was recorded during polling, conducted on Sunday. While Ahmedabad registered the lowest turnout of 42.51 per cent, Jamnagar saw the highest turnout of 53.38 per cent, followed by Rajkot (50.71%), Bhavnagar (49.46%), Vadodara (47.84%), Surat (47.14%).

Here Are The Highlights: 

9.00 pm: 

7.00 pm: BJP has won around 85 percent of the seats it contested. Congress has suffered badly in this election. Congress won only 44 seats across Gujarat, while BJP bagged 44 seats in Bhavnagar corporation alone: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

6.45 pm: Municipal corporation poll results show that Gujarat has again established itself as BJP’s stronghold. BJP continues to carry out the ‘vikas yatra’ started in the leadership of Modi Ji. Today’s results are one of the best results in Gujarat: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

6.30 pm:

6.12 pm: Home Minister Amit Shah has thanked people of the state for placing their faith in the BJP. The saffron party has registered thumping victory in the municipal elections for six corporations.

6.10 pm: Vadodara City Congress President Prashant Patel resigned following poor show in the Municipal Election.

6.00 pm: Arvind Kejriwal to hold a roadshow in Surat on February 26

5.45 pm: The BJP has now got 69 of 76 wards in Vadodara city. The Congress, on the other hand, has to settle with just 7.

5.30 pm: Owaisi’s AIMIM has won three seats in Maktampura, Ahmedabad. With this, Owaisi’s party has bagged seven wards in the corporation elections.

5,15 pm:  BJP wins 93 seats, while Aam Aadmi Party bags 27 seats in Surat Municipal Corporation. No seat for Congress.

5.00 pm: Gujarat Municipal Corporation (540/576 seats): BJP bags 450 seats; Congress 58, AAP on 27 and Others 8

Ahmedabad (192): BJP 127, Congress 21, AAP 0, AIMIM 0, Others 1

Surat (120): BJP  93, Congress 0, AAP 27, Others 0

Vadodara (76): BJP 61, Congress 7, AAP 0 others zero

Rajkot (72): BJP 68, Congress 4, AAP 0 and Others zero

Bhavnagar (52): BJP 44, Congress 8, AAP 0 and others zero

Jamnagar (64): BJP 50, Congress 11, AAP 0, BSP 3

4.45 pm: Rajkot Municipal Election Result 2021: BJP sweeps

Ahmedabad (194): BJP 123, Congress 21, AAP 0, AIMIM 0, Others 1

Surat (120): BJP  84, Congress 0, AAP 23, Others 0

Vadodara (76): BJP 61, Congress 7, AAP 0 others zero

Rajkot (72): BJP 68, Congress 4, AAP 0 and Others zero

Bhavnagar (52): BJP 44, Congress 8, AAP 0 and others zero

Jamnagar (64): BJP 50, Congress 11, AAP 0, BSP 3

4.30 pm: BJP panel has won from Saraspur. In 2015,  Congress had won 3 seats and the BJP had 1 seat. This year, Congress lost all four seats.

4.22 pm: In Ward No. 7 – Katargam Ved, 2 candidates of BJP and 2 candidates of Aam Aadmi Party have won. Former BJP general secretary Lalit Vekaria and SMC Opposition Leader Praful Togadia lost from ward number 5.

4.20 pm: Congress collapses in Surat, SMC Opposition Leader Praful Togadia loses election

4.15 pm: Surat Municipal Election Result 2021: BJP panel wins from ward-19, Congress does not get a single seat

4.10 pm:

4.00 pm: Ahmedabad Municipal Election Result 2021: In India Colony, BJP has won 3 seats and Congress one

3.55 pm: Latest Tally:

Ahmedabad (194): BJP 116, Congress 21, AAP 0, AIMIM 0, Others 0

Surat (120): BJP  51, Congress 0, AAP 21, Others 0

Vadodara (76): BJP 53, Congress on 7, AAP 0 others zero

Rajkot (72): BJP 52 (+lead on 15), Congress 4, AAP 0 and Others zero

Bhavnagar (52): BJP 44, Congress 8, AAP 0 and others zero

Jamnagar (64): BJP 50, Congress 11, AAP 0, BSP 3

3.50 pm: Bhavnagar Municipal Election Result 2021: BJP gets 44 of 52 seats

3.45 pm: Former AMC Leader of Opposition Dinesh Sharma lost from Chandkheda.

3.30 pm: Congress candidate Aslam Cyclewala loses from Ward number 19

3.15 pm: Jamnagar Municipal Election 2021: BJP bags 50 out of 64 seats; Congress 11, BSP 3

Ahmedabad (194): BJP 101, Congress 18, AAP 0, AIMIM 0, Others 0

Surat (120): BJP  51, Congress 0, AAP 21, Others 0

Vadodara (76): BJP 53, Congress on 7, AAP 0 others zero

Rajkot (72): BJP 52, Congress 4, AAP 0 and Others zero

Bhavnagar (52): BJP 40, Congress 8, AAP 0 and others zero

Jamnagar (64): BJP 50, Congress 11, AAP 0, BSP 3

3.10 pm: Gujarat Municipal Corporation (425/576 seats): BJP bags 345 seats; Congress 56, AAP on 21 and BSP 3

3.06 pm: Gujarat CM reacts to BJP’s victory in six municipal corporations; says politics of development has begun.

3.05 pm: Ahmedabad (194): BJP 101, Congress 18, AAP 0, AIMIM 0, Others 0

Surat (120): BJP  51, Congress 0, AAP 13, Others 0

Vadodara (76): BJP 53, Congress on 7, AAP 0 others zero

Rajkot (72): BJP 67, Congress 1, AAP 0 and Others zero

Jamnagar (64): BJP 51, Congress 10, AAP 0, Others 3

Bhavnagar (52): BJP 40, Congress 8, AAP 0 and others zero

3.00 pm: Congress opens its accounts from Ward Number 15

14:07 PM: The SEC said the BJP has till now emerged victorious in 40 seats, including five in Ahmedabad, eight in Rajkot, four in Surat, nine in Vadodara, and seven each in Jamnagar and Bhavnagar. The Congress has so far won seven seats in Vadodara and one each in Bhavnagar and Jamnagar.

14:01 PM: In Rajkot, Jamnagar, Vadodara, and Bhavnagar, the Bharatiya Janata Party has secured majority.

14:00 PM: Reacting to the trends, Aam Aadmi Party, in a tweet said that Kejriwal’s ‘Delhi Model’ is giving hope to Gujarat.

13:43 PM: Trends declared for 350 seats. BJP is leading on 284 seats, Congress 45, AAP 18. Owaisi’s AIMIM is yet to open its account.

12:43 PM: Latest trends

Ahmedabad: BJP- 70, Congress- 11, AAP- 0, AIMIM- 2, Others 0

Surat: BJP- 46, Congress- 10, AAP- 18,

Rajkot: BJP- 32, Congress- 0, AAP 0,

Jamnagar: BJP- 16, Congress- 5, AAP 3,

Vadodara: BJP- 17, Congress- 7, AAP 0,

Bhavnagar: BJP- 20, Congress- 9, AAP 0

11:51 AM: BJP leading on 65 seats in Ahmedabad, Congress 10, AAP 0, AIMIM 4, Others 0

Surat: BJP -46, Congress 10, AAP 18

Rajkot: BJP 22, Congress 4

Jamnagar:  BJP 12, Congress 5, AAP 4,

Vadodara: BJP 15, Congress 10

Bhavnagar: BJP 26, Congress 6, AAP 4

11:37 AM: BJP Emerges Victorious in Vastral panel in Ahmedabad municipal corporation.

11:32 AM: Trends so far: 

Ahmedabad
Total Seats – 192
BJP- 72
Congress- 16
AAP- 0
Others -6

Surat
Total Seats – 120
BJP – 40
Congress – 10
AAP – 0
Others – 18

Rajkot
Total Seats – 72
BJP – 28
Congress – 6
AAP – 0
Others – 1

Vadodara
Total Seats – 76
BJP – 24
Congress – 10
AAP – 0
Others – 0

11:19 AM: As per initial trends, BJP is leading in Jamjodhpur, Thaltej, Vastrapur, Asarwa, Saijpur, Nava Vadaj & Navrangpura wards, Congress leads in Dariapur & Chandkheda wards and AIMIM is leading in Behrampura; BJP is leading in 58 seats & Congress in 8 seats

11:03 AM: Congress ahead of BJP in Vadodara. At present, Congress leading on 16 seats, while BJP ahead on 12

Jamnagar Municipal Election Results 2021 LIVE: BJP Ahead on 8 Seats, Counting Underway

10:40 AM: Trends so far

Rajkot: BJP leading on 18, Congres 2 | Total seats- 72

Surat: BJP leading on 22, Congres 6, AAP 4 | Total seats- 120

Ahmedabad:  BJP leading on 59, Congress 11 | Total seats- 194

Jamnagar: BJP-8, Others 4, Congress 0 | Total seats- 64

Vadodara: BJP- 8, Congress – 16 | Total Seats – 76

Bhavnagar: BJP- 17, Congress 7 | Total Seats – 52

10:03 AM: BJP and Congress neck and neck in Bhavnagar. There are total 52 seats in Bhavnagar.

10:02 AM: Of the total 120 seats in Surat, BJP leading on 8

10:01 AM: In Rajkot, BJP leading on 8. Total seats – 72.

10:00 AM: Of the total 194 seats in Ahmedabad, BJP leads on 31, Congress 1; AAP and others lag behind.

09:54 AM: The saffron party is leading on 4 seats in Jamnagar.

09:53 AM: BJP leading in Jamnagar and Ahmedabad municipal corporations.

09:52 AM: BJP takes leads on 7 Seats in Ahmedabad, Congress ahead on 2. Counting of votes underway.

09:51 AM: In early trends, BJP takes lead in Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat; Congress trailing

09:15 AM: Union Home Minister Amit Shah had cast his vote at Naranpura Sub Zonal Office in Ahmedabad, along with his family members on Sunday.

09:14 AM: Counting of votes underway. Early trends to emerge soon.

09:13 AM: The results for six municipal corporations will be declared today, while results of 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats results are scheduled to be declared on March 2.

09:00 AM: Counting of votes begins.

08:55 AM: Union Home Minister Amit Shah had cast his vote at Naranpura Sub Zonal Office in Ahmedabad, along with his family members on Sunday.

08:40 AM: Counting of votes to begin in 20 minutes.

08: 26 AM: This year, Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM also made its debut in the Gujarat civic body polls. The party had fielded 21 candidates in six wards of Ahmedabad.

08: 25 AM: Elections to 31 districts and 231 taluka panchayats and 81 municipalities will be held on February 28 after today’s results.

08:24 AM: 9 candidates were also on the fray for by-elections to two seats in the Junagadh Municipal Corporation.

07:27 AM: A total of 2,276 candidates were in the fray in these six civic bodies— Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, and Jamnagar

07:18 AM: The main contest is between the BJP and the main Opposition Congress. Notably, the BJP has ruled the six corporations for the last several terms.

07:14 AM: Of the total 1.14 crore voters registered in these major cities of Gujarat, 52.83 lakh had cast their ballots. During the 2015 polls to these six civic bodies, 45.81 per cent electorate had cast their votes