NDA Sweeps Guwahati Municipal Corporation Elections, Congress Blanks | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nearly swept the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) elections winning 58 out of 60 wards. At the end of the counting, the Congress voted blank, which is a first in the history of the GMC election.
The BJP, which had contested in 53 constituencies, won in 52. Three of its candidates had previously been declared winners without a contest. His ally, Asom Gana Parishad won in six of the seven quarters he contested.
The remaining two seats went to each of the two debutants – Aam Admi Party and Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP). While the AAP candidate beat the BJP, the AJP candidate the AGP candidate.

For AAP, it was their third victory in an election in the state so far. Last month, Arvind Kejriwal’s party won two wards in urban civil elections in Lakhimpur and Tinuskia. AAP finished second in 24 of Guwahati’s 60 wards.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Thank you Guwahati! The people of this lovely city have given a resounding mandate to @BJP4Assam to build on the development agenda. They also blessed the hard work of the state government under CM @himantabiswa. My gratitude to every BJP Karyakarta for the hard work.

The elections took place after a gap of four years. The Congress had won the last GMC election in 2013, but three years later, after losing a majority, the BJP took control of the company for the rest of the term until 2018.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who spearheaded the party’s campaign, said in a tweet: “I bow to the people of Guwahati for giving @BJP4Assam and its allies a historic victory in the #GMCEelections. With this massive tenure, people reaffirmed their faith in our development journey under the leadership of Prime Minister Adarniya Shri @narendramodi ji.

BJP state chairman Bhabesh Kalita said the mayor and deputy mayor will be elected after Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the state on April 28.

Melissa C. Keyes