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Gujarat local polls: BJP wins Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Vadodara
Gandhinagar, February 23, 2021
As the counting of votes for the municipal corporations in Gujarat nears the end on Tuesday, the final picture of four cities has emerged, with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) set to form the local bodies in Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.
In Vadodara, the BJP has captured 66 seats out of the total 76 of the VMC, the rest going to the opposition Congress.
In Rajkot, the BJP has captured 68 seats out of the total 72 seats of the RMC, while the remaining four were won by the Congress.
In Jamnagar, the BJP has captured 50 seats out of the total 64 of the JMC, while the opposition Congress won 11 seats and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) took three seats, opening their account in Gujarat.
In Bhavnagar, the BJP has captured 44 seats out of the total 52 of the BMC, the rest going to the opposition Congress.
Following the poor performance of the Congress, a series of city party chiefs resigned on Tuesday. Ashok Dangar, Rajkot Congress president tendered his resignation. Similarly, Babu Rayka, Surat Congress president and Prakash Vaghani, Bhavnagar Congress president, also submitted their resignations.