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Updated on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 04:44 PM IST

#GandhinagarMunicipalElection: BJP makes clean sweep; AAP heavily trolled

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, state BJP President C R Patil and others after winning Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation Election, at BJP HQ in Gandhinagar, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. | PTI

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, state BJP President C R Patil and others after winning Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation Election, at BJP HQ in Gandhinagar, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. | PTI

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The ruling BJP on Tuesday retained the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) and won in two other civic bodies in Gujarat, while the Congress took away Bhanvad municipality in Devbhumi-Dwarka district from the saffron party.

As per the final tally released by the State Election Commission (SEC), out of total 44 seats in the GMC, the BJP won 41 seats, the Congress-two and the AAP bagged one seat.

The GMC poll was being seen as a litmus test for the BJP in the backdrop of its sudden and surprising decision to change the state's chief minister and the entire cabinet recently, ahead of the state Assembly polls due next year.

As per the final figures released by the SEC after counting of votes, the BJP won 20 out of 24 seats in Thara, while the Congress got only four seats.

The BJP retained Okha municipality by winning 34 out of 36 seats, while two seats went to the Congress.

However, in a setback to the BJP, the Congress emerged victorious in Bhanvad by winning 16 out of 24 seats. The BJP, which managed to win only eight seats this time, was in power in Bhanvad since 1995.

The news has stirred a conversation on social media with most congratulating NJP and trolling AAP.

Here's how people are reacting. Have a look.

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Published on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 04:44 PM IST
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