BJP and Congress claim victory in Gujarat panchayat elections
- In Mumbai, new warship system malfunctions, Navy officer killed
- SC calls Sahara proposal an âinsultâ, Subrata Roy to stay in jail till March 11
- I'm not a terrorist, Modi should have met me: Arvind Kejriwal
- Modi to hold 'Chai Pe Charcha' on women empowerment on Saturday
- Will not campaign for any candidate, says Anna Hazare
The ruling BJP and the opposition Congress claimed victory in the elections to 1,141 village panchayats, after the State Election Commission declared the results today.
While the BJP claimed that the 80 per cent of village panchayats voted for them, the Congress claimed that they won 60 per cent of panchayats.
Elections for 1,141 village panchayats were held on February 3.
"The people of Gujarat have overwhelmingly put faith in the positive politics of development led by Chief Minister Narendra Modi and elected more then 80 per cent of candidates who follow BJP ideology. So, 2,092 members and 286 sarpanchs were elected un opposed following the idea of 'Samras Gram
Panchayat' floated by the chief minister," claimed State BJP spokesperson I K Jadeja in a statement.
He also claimed that winning streak of the BJP will continue in the coming elections of taluka and district panchayats, scheduled to be held later this month.
The Congress on other hand claimed that 60 per cent of candidates who won the elections follow Congress ideology.
"Out of 1,141 sarpanchs who were elected today, 689 are Congress supporters. This has proved that in every district, people have moved towards Congress," said Chairman of the Congress Panchayat Cell Haribhai Chaudhary said in a statement.
- Chai pe Charcha gets police protection, EC officials to check on poll norm violation
- Complaint against Kejriwal: Kutch cops gather evidence
- AAP chief to hold first public meeting in Gujarat today
- Nominations for North Bangalore primary begin
- ‘Our campaigning in the state will be out of the box’
- ‘Aai Retire Hotey’ to take the stage for 100th time today