The ruling Rajasthan Congress emerged with flying colours winning the second phase of the civic polls and managing to form its governing board in 48 local bodies. The BJP was successful in forming its own board in 37 local bodies. Elections were held in 90 local bodies of 20 districts. NCP, RLP were successful in capturing one each and Independents secured three boards.
On Sunday, the BJP candidate Brajlata Hara won the mayoral election defeating her Congress rival Draupadi Devi. In Ajmer district, the BJP was successful in forming its boards in Kishangarh, Vijay Nagar, while the Congress was successful in Kekri and Sarwar local bodies.
In Banswara’s Kushalgarh municipal council, the BJP formed its board. In Bikaner district, the Nationalist Congress Party formed its board in Nokha, while the Congress was successful in Deshnok and the BJP in Sridungargarh.
In Bhilwara district, the ruling Congress could form its board only in Gulabpura, while the BJP was successful in forming its board in Bhilwara municipal council, Shahpura, Jahajpur, Mandalgarh, and Asind. The Independents formed the board in Gangapur.
In Bundi municipal council, the Congress was able to form its board and the party was also successful in Lakheri, Keshoraipatan, Nainwa, Kapren and Indergarh. In Pratapgarh municipal council, the BJP was successful and in Chhoti Sadri the Congress was successful.
In the eight seats in Churu districts, the Congress was successful in five—Sujangarh, Sardarshahar, Bidasar, Ratan Nagar and Tara Nagar. The BJP formed its boards in Ratangarh and in Chhapar. In Dungarpur district, the BJP formed its board in municipal council of Dungarpur, while the Congress was successful in Sagwara.
The Congress was successful in all the local bodies of Sangaria, Nohar, Bhadra, Rawatsar and Pilibanga in Hanumangarh.
In Jaisalmer district’s Pokhran, the BJP was successful and in Jalore district’s Sanchore the BJP was successful.
In former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s home district Jhalawar, the BJP was successful in Jhalawar, Bhawani Mandi, Jhalrapatan and Pirawa, The Congress won in Aklera.
In Jhunjnjuhu district, the Congress was successful in the municipal council of Jhunjhunu, Nawalgarh, Chirawa, Khetri, Mandawa, Mukundgarh and Udaipurwati.
The election for the chairperson of Nagaur municipal council was surprisingly won by an Independent Neetu Bothra. The Congress was successful in Ladnun, Merta City, Kuchaman City and Kuchera, while the BJP in Parbatsar and in Nawa, and RLP in Mundwa.
In Pali district, the BJP was successful in all the boards—Sojat City, Sadri,Bali, Takhtgarh, Ranikhurd, Jaitaran and Falna. In the Rajsamand district where the Vidhan sabha bye-elections are due, the Rajsamand municipal council seat was won by the Congress, while the Deogarh board was formed by the BJP.
In Sikar, the Congress was successful in Fatehpur, Laxman Garh, Ramgarh Shekhawati, Khandela, Reengus and Losal, and the BJP in Srimadhopur.
In Tonk district, the BJP along with Independents formed the board in Niwai, Malpura and Toda Raisingh while the Congress was successful in Deoli and Uniara. In Udaipur, the Congress won in Fatehnagar and Salumbar and the Independents in Vallabhnagar.
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