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Congress bags maximum number of seats in Civic polls in Rajasthan; CM Ashok Gehlot iterates party’s welfare policies for good result

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In the recently concluded local polls in the Rajasthan state, Congress party secured the win on the maximum number of seats. The grand old party won a whopping figure of 961 seats out of 2105 seats.

BJP (Saffron party) came on the second position by winning 737 seats while 386 seats were won by the Independent candidates. Remaining seats went to other major regional parties like Nationalist Congress got two seats, Bahujan Samaj Party bagged 16 seats and Communist Party of India (Marxist) won on three seats.

Expressing his happiness over the results, Congress leader and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the results of the civic elections are good. He also extended his congratulations to the party team embers and other workers. He further said that the people gave their support to the party in the Zilla Parishad by-election, Panchayati Raj by-election and Vidhan Sabha (Mandawa, Khivansar) by-election

The leader also added that the party has been receiving the support of the people because of its public welfare schemes and development works.

Ashok Gehlot posted another Tweet that read: “Sensitive, accountable and transparent governance and our commitment to provide good governance have been strengthened further. I thank all the voters and congratulate the Congress Party workers, officials, and the winning candidates.”

According to the information provided by Chief Electoral Officer and Secretary Shri Shyam Singh Rajpurohit, the state election commission declared the results of the elections held in 49 bodies of 24 districts across the state. Out of all of the candidates, only 14 candidates were elected unopposed.

As per the official release by the state administration, “A total of 71.53 voters exercised their franchise in the civic elections. Maximum voting was recorded in Nasirabad Municipal Corporation of Ajmer district at 91.57 percent, while Udaipur Municipal Corporation recorded the lowest at 54.84 percent.”

The state election commission has said that it will further roll out the public information regarding the post of president on November 20. It has been made clear that the last date for submission of nomination papers is November 21. Scrutiny of nomination papers will happen on November 22 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 23 November. The election for the post of vice-president will be held on November 27.

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