Rajasthan Urban Body Election Results 2020: In the urban local bodies election of Rajasthan, the ruling Congress party managed to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party by grabbing 620 wards while BJP could clinch 548. As many as 1775 ward councilor posts were in the fray in the 50 urban local bodies for which the results were announced on Sunday.
Of the total seats, independent candidates grabbed 595 seats, according to a State Election Commission official.
Seven candidates of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), two each of the CPI and CPI (M) and one of the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) also won in the ULBs spread across 12 districts of Rajasthan, the State Election Commission spokesperson was quoted by news agency PTI.
As many as 2,622 polling booths were set up for the election. A total of 14.32 lakh voters were eligible to exercise their franchise while 7,249 candidates were in the fray. The notification for the election to the post of chairman in these local bodies will be issued on December 14. The voting for the post of chairman will be held on December 20, while for the vice-chairman post, it will be conducted on December 21.
Rajasthan Congress President Govind Singh Dotasra congratulated all the winning candidates of the party. He said people have shown their faith Congress and have voted for good governance. “Thank you to all the Congress workers for their hard work,” he said.