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BJP-AGP alliance sweeps Guwahati civic polls, Congress draws a blank

The BJP-AGP alliance swept the GMC (Guwahati Municipal Corporation) polls on Sunday, winning 58 out of the total 60 wards, while the main opposition party Congress, drew a blank.

The other two wards were won one each by the AAP (Aam Adami Party) and the AJP (Assam Jatiya Parishad), the Assam State Election Commission said in a release.

The BJP won in the 52 wards, including three uncontested candidates, while its ally AGP clinched six wards.

Altogether, 52.80% of voter turnout was registered with EVMs used for voting in all polling stations for the first time in GMC elections. A total of 197 candidates were in the fray for the elections.

PM Narendra Modi and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma lauded BJP workers for the victory and thanked the people of the state.

Former Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also hailed the BJP and its ally for the victory in the GMC polls.