NEW DELHI: The BJP in Gujarat on Tuesday won six seats across five municipalities out of total nine seats for which bypolls were held recently while the Congress bagged rest three, as per the State Election Commission (SEC).
The SEC had declared bypolls for 15 seats across ten municipalities, out of which candidates on six seats in five local bodies were declared elected unopposed. The winning candidates included five from the BJP and one Independent, who too was elected unopposed, the SEC said in a statement.
For the remaining nine seats for which byelections were held in five municipalities, voting was held on July 7.
Counting of votes was taken up this morning.
“On the nine seats, BJP candidates have won from six seats while Congress candidates from rest three,” the SEC said.
The BJP had won four seats in Bagasara municipality and one each in Dhanera and Dehgam while the Congress won one seat each in Viramgam, Bagasara and Kanajari local bodies.
BJP spokesperson Bharat Pandya said, “The victory on 11 out of 15 seats proves that the party enjoys support of the people. This victory comes after the BJP bagged all 26 seats in Gujarat in recently-held Lok Sabha elections,” he said.
Source: Press Trust of India