GMC Election 2022 Results: Counting on; BJP wins 5 out of 57 wards
Guwahati, Apr 24: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won in five wards, Pallav Gopal Jha, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro) district informed.
Out of 57 wards, the results have been declared in six wards wherein, BJP won five including wards number 11, 21, 31, 41, 51, and Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) won one vote in ward number 1.
The counting of votes for the GMC election began at Moniram Dewan Trade Centre, Guwahati from 8 am. On being asked about how many votes BJP will, Pramod Swami, BJP candidate from ward number 16, exuded his confidence over winning the GMC election and said the people of Assam have trust in state Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and the development works done under his leadership in the state.
The counting of votes for the recently-held elections for the 57 wards in the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) started at 8 am.
Nearly 53 per cent of around eight lakh voters exercised their franchise in the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) polls on Friday, the Assam State Election Commission (ASEC) said. "No untoward incidents like booth capturing or similar poll-related violence took place and the election completed peacefully," the ASEC said in a statement.
Out of the total 60 wards of the GMC, candidates in three were elected unopposed. Polling was conducted through EVMs for the first time in all 757 polling stations of the 57 remaining wards. The statement said that the tentative overall poll percentage in the election was 52.80 per cent.
The BJP had fielded candidates in 53 seats, out of which three were elected uncontested. Its ally Asom Gana Parishad contested in seven wards. The Congress has put up candidates in 54 wards, the Aam Aadmi Party in 38, Assam Jatiya Parishad in 25 and the CPI(M) in four. Nineteen others, including Independents, are also in the fray.
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Visuals from outside of counting center at Moniram Dewan Trade Centre in Guwahati pic.twitter.com/LSSxmDzwIP
The elections for the GMC are being conducted after a gap of nine years. A total of 197 candidates are in the fray in 57 wards with BJP candidates in three getting elected unopposed.
The authorities used Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for all the wards under the GMC for the first time. A total electorate of 7,96,829, comprising 3,96,891 males, 3,99,911 females and 27 of the third gender, is eligible to exercise their franchise, PTI report adds.
All the political parties had left no stone to woo the voters, promising a flood-free and crime-free city with piped water to all households and all other basic civic amenities, in the run up to the polls.