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Gujarat local body bypolls: Counting of votes begins

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  • Congress candidate declared winner on one of the seats in Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar: Counting of votes for local body elections and by-elections in Gujarat, held on Sunday, began on Tuesday morning. A total of 218 seats are up for grabs in this round of elections.

Till early reports came in, Congress candidate Ankit Barot won on a seat in ward number 3, according to reports. A woman candidate from All India Majlis (AIMIM) has reportedly won on the ward number in Bharuch

All four seats of Okha municipality were won by BJP candidates. In ward number 5 by-election in Limbdi, Darshan Khandla was reportedly declared winner.

The GMC elections will be extremely important for all parties. A total of 161 candidates are in fray for 44 seats. These include 44 candidates each from BJP and Congress, 40 from AAP, 14 from Bahujan Samaj Party, 2 from Nationalist Congress Party, 6 from other parties and 11 independent candidates.

An estimated 56.24 per cent voters had voted in the elections across Gujarat on Sunday, as per the State Election Commission.

 

 

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