Rajasthan: Congress wins 19 out of 37 seats in local bodies by-polls

New Delhi: Opposition Congress scored a major victory in by-polls of urban local bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions in Rajasthan on Sunday winning 19 out of total 37 seats while the ruling BJP could manage 10 seats.

By-polls were held in six Zila Parishad, seven municipal council/municipality of six districts and 24 Panchayat Samiti of 17 districts on Friday and the results were announced after counting by the state election commission of Rajasthan on Sunday.

In the by-polls in six Zila Parishad, Congress won four seats, while BJP and BSP bagged one seat each.

In the Panchayat Samiti by-polls, 13 Congress candidates won while BJP won seven seats.

Three independent candidates and one BSP candidate also won Panchayat samiti elections.

Congress and BJP both won two seats each and three BSP candidates won in municipal council/ municipality elections.

PCC President Sachin Pilot congratulated the party workers on the victory.

“The results of by-polls in urban and rural areas have made clear that people are unhappy with the BJP rule in the state,” said Pilot.

“BJP faced defeat in CM’s home turf Dholpur which is a proof that people are not satisfied with the functioning of the government,” he added.