BJP ahead in Rajasthan rural polls, Nadda says results shows trust of poor, farmers in PM Modi

BJP ahead in Rajasthan rural polls, Nadda says results shows trust of poor, farmers in PM Modi

Beawar: Women show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes at a polling station during Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad elections, in Beawar, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.

Bucking the trend of the ruling party in a state also winning local elections, the BJP has outrun the Congress in the Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad election held in 21 districts of Rajasthan. Counting is still underway, with the BJP maintaining a strong lead.

As against the BJP’s 1,833 panchayat samiti members, the Congress has won 1,713, followed by Independents with 420. Likewise, in the zila parishad polls, the BJP has won 265, compared to the Congress’ 201.

Congratulating the party, BJP chief J P Nadda said the victory symbolised the trust the poor, farmers and labourers have in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership. In a tweet Wednesday, he thanked women, farmers and other rural voters in the Congress-ruled state for putting their “faith” in the BJP.

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