Congress gains ground in Raj’s Panchayaat Raj


Jaipur: Proving its rural base strong, the Congress has clinched a major number of seats in the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj elections though BJP is the ruling power in the state with the Vasundhara Raje as the Chief Minister.

Though the elections are not fought on Political party lines, most of the candidates are either supported by the political parties or are affiliated to them making it a largely political affair.

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Congress has managed to get a majority in nine Zila Parishads with 12 Zila Pramukhs of the total 33. The other three Zila Pramukhs were elected from the Congress due to cross voting or support from the independents. Though BJP has won 23 Zila Parishads, it has only 21 Zila Pramukhs.

BJP has claimed that winning the Panchayaat Elections have proven that the Party not only has a strong support in the urban belt, but also in the rural regions.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has credited the party workers for the success in the elections saying that the people of the state are in favour of ‘good governance’ provided by the BJP in the state.