Bhopal: Both the BJP and the Congress are neck and neck, while the Aam Admi Party has done extremely well in the civic body election in Madhya Pradesh.
Counting of votes has been in progress across 214 urban bodies, including 5 municipal corporations in the state. The voting was held across five municipal corporations, 40 municipal councils and 168 nagar parishads on July 13. The overall turnout of the voters was high and was recorded at 72.10 percent. Both male and female voters strongly voted in the civic polls. Out of the voting percentage, 73.90 percent of males and 70.10 percent of females voted, respectively.
In phase one, the BJP was victorious in four mayoral seats, while the Congress was victorious in two. The Admi Party surprised others by winning the mayoral post in Singrauli. The first phase of polls for the civic body took place on July 6 for 11 municipal corporations, 36 municipal councils and 86 town councils. The first phase of voting was attended by 61 percent of the registered voters.
The Congress emerged victorious in 16 out of 30 wards in Ratlam’s Jaora Municipality, while the BJP won 9 and Independents bagged 5 wards in Madhya Pradesh’s second phase of civic body results.
The Aam Aadmi Party has been spreading its wings in other states as well. Two councillors from AAP have won, for the first time, from the Bijawar Municipal Council in Chhatarpur district.
The BJP proved too hot for the Congress at Chaurai. It is the home district of senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Kamal Nath.