JAIPUR: Just a day after the Congress shown its best performance in two decades in Gujarat Assembly elections, good news has come for the party from another BJP-ruled state Rajasthan. In the civic body by-elections, Congress has defeated BJP and won 27 of 45 seats. The saffron party has won 17 seats.
As many as 45 seats of different layers of civic bodies in 26 different districts went to polls in Rajasthan. As per the results announced Tuesday, Congress has won 27 seats while the ruling BJP only 17 seats. The elections were held on Sunday (December 17).
Four seats of Zila Parishad had gone to poll. Congress has won all four seats. Of 27 Panchayat Samiti seats, Congress has won 16 seats while BJP 10 seats and one seat was won by Independent. Elections were held for 14 municipal Wards also. Both Congress and BJP have won 7 seats each.
“Huge support for the Congress both in rural and urban areas of Rajasthan in the local body by-elections in 26 different districts,” tweeted Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot.
In the Assembly elections in Gujarat, the ruling BJP, which has been in power in the state since 1995 without any break, won 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly. This is its worst victory in 22 years as it is the first time that the saffron party has been restricted to two digits. On the other hand, the Opposition Congress has shown its best performance by winning 77 seats since it was ousted from power in 1995. Its ally partners have also won 3 seats.