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Indigenous muslims voted for BJP: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

The BJP and ally AGP has swept the Guwahati Municipal Polls winning 58 of the total 60 wards. Of the 58, BJP has won 52 seats while the AGP won

The BJP and ally AGP has swept the Guwahati Municipal Polls winning 58 of the total 60 wards. Of the 58, BJP has won 52 seats while the AGP won 6.

The only solace for the BJP’s rivals came in the form of 1 victory each for the Assam Jatiyo Parishad and new entrant Aam Aadmi Party.

While the AJP won from ward number 1, the AAP candidate won from ward number 42. Overall it was a near clean sweep for the BJP which had a smooth sail in the GMC polls.

Following the massive win, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was the star campaigner of the BJP party said that he had never seen any party winning more than 30 seats in the civic body polls.

“The people of Assam, irrespective of any religion and caste have voted for us and this increases our responsibilities towards them,” CM Sarma said.

He continued, “One thing I would like to mention is that this time the indigenous muslims of Guwahati have voted for the BJP party.”

Meanwhile, the opposition Congress was decimated in the GMC polls failing to win even a single seat. This is the Congress party’s worst performance ever in any polls in Assam.

Reacting to the loss of the opposition, the minister said, “Congress party had a particular vote bank but now they had to share the vote bank with the newly formed parties like Aam Aadmi Party and Assam Jatiya Parisad (AJP).”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of Guwahati for the resounding mandate for the BJP. Taking to Twitter Prime Minister Modi stated that the people have reposed faith on the BJP’s agenda of development besides blessing the hardwork of the state government under CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

First Published: 24th April, 2022 17:20 IST

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