Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his thanks to Gujarat as the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) appeared on track to retain power in six municipal corporations, winning 409 of the 474 seats where the results were declared until the evening .
Speaking to Twitter, Modi said, “I am grateful to the people of the state for having trusted BJP once again. It is always an honor to serve Gujarat.
He also expressed his joy at the results of the municipal results declared so far, calling the victory “very special”. “For a party that has served in a state for over 2 decades, to record such a phenomenal victory is remarkable,” he said in a separate tweet.
Interior Minister Amit Shah also expressed his joy, saying that the results of polls from municipal corporations “show that Gujarat has once again established itself as the bastion of the BJP”, adding that “the results of today are one of Gujarat’s best results “.
“The BJP won an overwhelming majority in the elections for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat. I thank the voters of the six municipal corporations, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, BJP leader CR Patil and party workers for this success, ”said BJP leader JP Nadda.
Voting for 576 seats in Ahmedabad and five other civic corporations took place on February 21. The vote count began Tuesday morning and is still ongoing.
While Congress has won 43 of the declared seats so far, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant in these elections, has made impressive inroads by winning 18 seats so far.
In total, 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 72 in Rajkot, 64 in Jamnagar, 52 in Bhavnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat were to be won in the elections.
The PAA had presented 470 candidates in the six companies.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Chief Deputy Minister Nitin Patel expressed their gratitude to voters and BJP workers for the results.
“The big victory of the BJP in these elections is the victory of the people of Gujarat. It is a big victory of the development policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Rupani said.
“The people of Gujarat have provided a topic for political analysts who can now study how the concept of anti-titular does not apply in the state,” he said.
“Many thanks and congratulations to all the winning candidates, BJP board members, workers and voters in Gujarat for the glorious victory of the Bharatiya Janata party in the elections,” Patel tweeted.