BJP retains Junagadh civic body

The BJP retained the Junagadh Municipal Corporation (JMC) in Gujarat by securing a larger mandate of 51 seats decimating the Congress to just one seat in the 60-member body.

The BJP has improved its tally by seven seats to win 51 out of 56 seats that went to polls on July 21, results for which were announced on Tuesday.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has emerged as the second largest party by winning four seats.

Out of total 60 seats in JMC, the election was held for 56 seats. While candidates of the BJP were declared elected unopposed on three seats, the form of a BJP nominee stood rejected in another instance.

The NCP registered a surprise win on four seats.

In a stinging defeat, the tally of the main opposition Congress, which had 15 corporators, has shrunken to just one seat with Manjulaben Pansara the only saving grace for the party.