AAP Wins 27 Seats In Surat Municipal Polls, Congress Fails To Open Account
Putting up a strong show, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday won 27 seats in Surat Municipal polls to emerge as the main opposition party in the local body.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 93 out of 120 seats to emerge as the winner. The Congress could not open its account in Surat.
The results show that the Patidars, a dominant community that had in the past supported the Congress, have apparently moved away from the party.
Hardik Patel, the face of Patidar agitation in Gujarat, is the working president of Gujarat Congress and the results are a big setback for the party.
In many wards, AAP candidates led by 10 to 20,000 votes. In ward number 17, the AAP candidate secured a landslide victory. The AAP candidates registered victories with big margins in ward numbers 2, 4, 5, 6, and 16 also.
The results are a boost for AAP which is looking to increase its footprint outside Delhi.