Ahmedabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to sweep the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation elections.
The elections for 44 seats in 11 wards of Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation were held on October 3. Overall, 56.24% voter turnout was reported.
The BJP has won 27 out of 28 seats for which results have been declared, while the Congress has won one seat, according to State Election Commission data. This is the first time the BJP has scored an electoral victory in Gandhinagar since it became a municipal corporation.
The BJP is also leading in seven other seats, and the Congress in one, while trends and results from the remaining seats are awaited.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was hoping to make a significant impact in the state capital before next year’s assembly elections, was leading in one seat. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party is believed to have eaten into the Congress’ votes, further hurting its performance.
The BJP has won both seats of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation for which by-elections were held on Sunday, and is also set for a near sweep of by-elections to different municipalities and panchayat seats.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and state BJP President CR Paatil are slated to reach the Gujarat BJP headquarters Kamalam at 12:30 pm to celebrate the party’s election win.