Jaipur, Mar 7: The Congress on Wednesday swept the Rajasthan local body bye-elections 2018. Bypolls were held across 21 districts of Rajasthan for electing Zila Parishad members, Panchayat Samiti members and Nagar Palika/Nagar Parishad members on Tuesday, March 6. The Congress won on all three local bodies.
Out of the 6 Zila Parishad seats where bypolls were held, the Congress won 4, Bharatiya Janata Party won 1 and an Independent candidate won one. In the Panchayat Samiti member bypoll on 21 seats, the Congress won 12, BJP won 8 while Independents won 1.
After winning the recent MP&MLA by elections,cong has today comprehensively routed BJP in the local body by elections held in 21 dists in Rajasthan!
Final seat tally-
Zila Parishad 6: cong 4, BJP 1, IND 1
Panchayat Samiti 21: cong 12, BJP 8, IND 1
Municipalities 6: cong 4,BJP 2
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) March 7, 2018
In the Nagar Palika/Nagar Parishads bypoll on six seats, the Congress won 4 while the BJP won 2. Soon after the results were out, Congress leader Sachin Pilot tweeted, “After winning the recent MP&MLA by elections, Cong has today comprehensively routed BJP in the local body by elections held in 21 dists in Rajasthan!”
In Bikaner district, Congress won all three seats. Congress’s Savitri Devi Jakhar won Shri Dungargarh Panchayat Samiti seat in Panchayat Samiti bypolls. Congress’s Bhanwari Devi won from Nokha’s Jasrasar seat. Congress’s Sunita Devi won the Baadnu Lal Madesar seat.
In Barmer, the Congress’s Kheemawati Meghwal won Ward 37 of Zila Parishad. Congress also won the Ward 7 of Dungarpur Zila Parishad. The Congress also won both Wards 1 and 18 of Karouli Zila Parishad.
These bypolls came a month after the Congress won two Rajasthan Lok Sabha seats – Alwar and Ajmer – and one Assembly seat – Mandalgarh – where bypolls were held.