Counting of the votes in Gujarat Municipality Election 2018 has begun at 8 am today and the results will be declared on the same day.
The voting for the 74 nagar palikas (municipalities) in Gujarat had concluded peacefully on Saturday with Dahod recording the highest turnout of 76.67 percent while Rajkot had recorded the lowest turnout of 50.17 percent.
74 municipalities or Nagar Palikas include Ahmedabad’s Babulas, Dhandhuka, Sanand, Amreli’s Jafrabad, Rajula, Chalaya, Lathi, Anand’s Karamsad, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Ankalav, Borivali, Ode, Bhachau of Kutch, Rapar, Kheda Chaklasi, Mahmadabad, Dakor, Kheda, Mahudha, Mansa of Gandhinagar, Dhanrol of Jamnagar, Jamjodpur, Kalavad, Gir Somnath Kodinar, and others.
According to last update Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has already won 40 seats unopposed. The Congress party has managed to get 10 seats.
Top contenders in the Gujarat Municipality Election 2018 are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the grand-old Congress. While BJP has been eyeing a second consecutive term in the municipality elections, the Congress is determined to revive the party symbol in urban areas.
Gujarat’s ruling BJP won the most seats in municipal elections today, but has lost ground compared to the last elections five years ago. The party has won 47 of 75 municipalities for which elections were held; it had won 59 in 2013.