Guj civic polls: BJP sweeps six municipal corporations


Ahmedabad: Ruling BJP on October 12 swept the polls to six municipal corporations in Gujarat retaining power with two-thirds majority in all but one of them, in a big victory for Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who put all his might behind the civic election campaign.

Besides Ahmedabad, the BJP won the civic polls in Vado-dara, Surat, Rajkot and Bhav-nagar with a two-thirds majority. The party, which decimated the Congress Party, got a simple majority in Jamnagar.

Savoring the win, Modi profusely thanked the people of Gujarat for reposing faith in the party.

He said BJP bagged 80 percent of the votes in almost all the places with the remaining being accounted for all the other parties and Indepen-dents put together.

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