In a turnaround, the BJP, which had lost had lost the Vadnagar seat in the assembly elections, today registered a thumping victory in municipality polls in the town.
Independent candidates won four seats and others won two seats.
Voting for the 75 municipalities was held last Saturday and the results were declared on Monday. The party ousts BJP by winning 27 out of 28 seats.
In December past year, the BJP had registered a sixth straight victory in the Gujarat assembly polls by winning 99 seats while the Congress secured 77 seats in the 182-member house.
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The results indicate that the electorate maintained the mood shown in December 2017 assembly elections, which the BJP won, but its tally stood at only 99 seats in the 182-member assembly.
For the first time in over a decade, parties contested the local body polls on their party symbols. However, the saffron party is presently leading in 44 out of the 75 municipalities for which elections were held. Only three seats went to Congress.
The woes of another senior Congress leader Arjun Modhvadia, who lost from Porbandar Assembly constituency, increased as the party lost all the three municipality polls in the area.
A major embarrassment for the opposition Congress was in Amreli district from where leader of opposition Paresh Dhanani hails. BJP had won Jafrabad municipality unopposed.