Major victory of BJP in Municipality ( Nagarpalika ) polls in Gujarat
BJP MLA and others after victory over Surendranagar Municipality
By our correspondent, Gandhinagar, 12 February 2013
All Municipality (Nagarpalika) election results are out, and as expected BJP has done remarkably well.
Out of total 74 municipalities, BJP has won 47 while 9 have been won by Congress, 6 by independents, 12 are hung. At one Municipality Bhachau, the counting has been stopped.
Out of total 1905 seats, 1144 are captured by BJP while Congress has won 449 seats, independent 272, NCP 16, BSP 13, Sp 2 and others 9.
Bavla – hung
Dhandhuka – BJP
Sanand – BJP
Chalala – Congress
Rajula – BJP
Lathi – BJP
Jafrabad – BJP
Karamsad – BJP
Ode – BJP
Boriavi – NCP
Anklav – Ind win all seats
Vallabh Vidhyanagar – BJP wins all 27 seats
Dhanera – Congress
Tharad – hung
Gariadhar – BJP wins 25 out of 27 seats
Gadhada – BJP
Sihor – hung
Talaja – BJP
Jhalod – hung
Devgadhbaria – BJP
Mansa – BJP wins 23 out of total 27 seats
Dwarka – BJP
Bhanvad – BJP
Jamjodhpur – BJP
Kalavad – BJP
Dhrol – Congress
Salaya – BJP wins all seats
Kodinar – BJP wins all seats
Mangrol – hung
Manavadar – BJP
Bantva – BJP
Chorvad – Congress
Visavdar – hung – Congress, BJP both 10-10 seats, 1 NCP
Vanthli – BJP
Vadnagar – BJP
Vijapur – hung
Kheralu – hung
Balasinor – BJP
Mahemdavad – BJP
Mahudha – Independents win 13 out of 21 seats
Chaklasi – Independents win 15 out of 27 seats
Kheda – Independents win 13 out of total 21 seats
Dakor – Independents win 16 out of total 21 seats
Vijalpor – BJP wins 33 of 36 seats
Bilimora – BJP
Kalol – Independents win 14 of 21 seats
Lunavada – Congress
Santrampur – hung
Harij – BJP
Chanasma – BJP wins all 21 seats
Radhanpur – Congress
Chhaya – BJP wins 22 of 27 seats
Ranavav – Congress
Kutiana – Independents win 12 of 21 seats
Upleta – BJP
Jasdan – BJP
Jetpur – hung
Bhayavadar – BJP
Idar – BJP
Khedbrahma – BJP
Prantij – BJP
Songadh – BJP
Karjan – hung
Chhota Udepur – Congress
Bhachau – Counting has been stopped
Rapar – BJP wins all 21 seats
Dudhrej – BJP
Halvad – BJP wins all 21 seats unopposed
Thangadh – BJP wins 25 of 27 seats
Pardi – BJP
Dharampur – BJP
Valsad – hung
Talala – BJP
BJP has won Surendranagar, Dhoraji, Jasdan and Songadh municipalities where Congress MPs were victorious in the last Lok Sabha elections.
Kodinar, Halvad, Salaya, Chanasma, Vallabh Vidhyanagar and Rapar have elected 100% BJP candidates, and have bulldozed the Congress party and others completely.
Earlier BJP had won 1068 seats, but in this elections the party has won 1149 seats. Congress party’s seats are down from earlier 607 to 426 now.
BJP has snatched away Surendranagar, Halvad, Rapar, Talod, Vijalpor, Vanthli, Dhandhuka, Ode and Balashinor municipalities. Similarly party has snatched away Devgadhbaria and Salaya municipalities from the independents and other parties.
The BJP has gained clear majority in 47 municipalities while in 11 municipalities BJP has emerged as the single largest party, Congress has won 9 municipalities.
BJP has won 12 out of 16 seats in the by-elections. This includes Junagadh Municipal Corporation’s two seats and other Municipality seats.
In a statement, Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) claimed victory over 54 seats. According to Gordhan Zadafia party’s candidates fought the polls and won as independents. Zadafia has not issued a list of such candidates, therefore his claim is difficult to digest at this time.
Gujarat Congress President Shri Arjun Modhwadia in a statement issued today claimed party’s victory over 19 municipalities. He said the party has won two more municipalities compared to previous polls. However there’s nothing to support Modhwadia’s this claim. Given below is a link to the State Election Commission’s officially declared detailed result. There’s nothing that proves Modhwadia’s claim of victory in 19 Municipalities. Modhwadia in his press statement complained about irregularities pertaining to the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in municipality polls.
More detailed results on this link (Gujarati PDF)