Rajasthan: Congress Wins 35 Chairperson Posts out of 49 Urban Local Bodies, 7 Winners are Muslims

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Caravan News

JAIPUR— The Congress party on Tuesday won the elections held to elect chairpersons of the 49 urban local bodies (Nagar Palika and Nagar Parishad) in Rajasthan. While the Congress won 35 posts of Chairperson, BJP won 13 and an Independent candidate won one post.

Among the 35 Congress chairpersons, there are seven Muslims – four of them are women. Nagma Bano (25) in Jhunjhunu district and Samrin (26) in Nagaur district are youngest among Muslim chairpersons. All seven Muslims have won the posts by defeating nearest BJP rivals.

Muslim Chairpersons at Rajasthan Urban Local Bodies

District

Urban Local Body

Winner

Age

Party

Nearest Rival

Churu

Rajgarh Nagar Palika

Rajiya

70

Congress

BJP

Jhunjhunu

Bissau Nagar Palika

Mustaq Ali

32

Congress

BJP

Jhunjhunu

Jhunjhunu Nagar Parishad

Nagma Bano

25

Congress

BJP

Kota

Kaithoon Nagar Palika

Aaina Mahak

36

Congress

BJP

Nagaur

Makrana Nagar Parishad

Samrin

26

Congress

Unopposed

Sikar

Sikar Nagar Parishad

Jeewan Khan

57

Congress

BJP

Tonk

Tonk Nagar Parishad

Ali Ahmed

32

Congress

BJP

 

The elections for the 2,105 wards of 49 urban local bodies were held on November 16, results of which were announced on November 19.

Of the 2,105 wards, Congress won 961 seats while BJP 737. Independents won in 386 wards and BSP in 16.

Out of 49 civic bodies, Congress got majority in 23 and BJP in 6. Independents were in majority in 20 others.

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