The counting of votes has started for the elections of 6 municipal corporations of Gujarat. While the BJP is moving towards a majority in the initial trends, there are reports of clashes between BJP and Congress workers at Gujarat College.
Counting of votes for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is going on at Gujarat College. However, the BJP and Congress workers present entered into an altercation and clash.
Congress workers alleged that BJP workers were going to the counting centre with mobile phones. They said that when they raised objections against the same, BJP workers clashed with them.
Congress workers alleged that the police were not stopping BJP workers from doing so because of the party being in power. After the matter came to light, the police reached the spot and pacified the supporters of both parties.
Notably, after the rumour of tampering in EVMs spread late last night, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party workers thronged Gujarat College and LD Engineering College where counting of votes was scheduled.
The supporters of both parties resorted to sloganeering. After receiving information regarding the incident, senior police officials reached the spot. The police assured that surveillance is being done with CCTV cameras and there is no way that the EVMs can be tampered with.
BJP leading in all municipal corporations
As per the latest trends, BJP is leading in 255 seats and Congress in 45 seats out of the 576 seats in six municipal corporations.
Votes are being counted for 192 seats across 48 wards in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, 120 seats across 30 wards in the Surat Municipal Corporation, 76 seats across 19 wards of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation, 72 seats across 18 wards in the Rajkot Municipal Corporation, 52 seats across 13 wards in the Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation and 64 seats across 16 wards in the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.
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