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Huge setback for BJP in civic bypolls held in Rajasthan, Congress wins majority

Huge setback for BJP in civic bypolls held in Rajasthan, Congress wins majority

JAIPUR: In the civic polls of Rajasthan, the Congress party had won all the four Zila Parishad seats and also 16 of the 27 panchayat samite seats. In addition, it also won six Nagar Palika seats, for which bypolls were held.

The BJP had won just 10 panchayat samiti seats. However, it won seven nagar palika wards.

According to State Election Commission, the BJP could not win even a single of the four Zila Parishad seats.

The civic poll results are a setback for BJP as it lost two nagar palika wards in Baran district, which is a strong hold of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s MP son Dushyant Singh.

On December 17, the bypolls for 27 panchayat samitis of 19 districts, 14 nagar palikas of 12 districts and four zila parishads were held

Congress state president Sachin Pilot said that “The results of the local bodies bypoll has proved that the countdown for the BJP in Rajasthan has begun. Congress has expressed the feelings of the people in the last four years and they have trust in the party.”