Though the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 7 Municipal Corporations in Madhya Pradesh Civic Body polls, its victory was dampened by losses in key Gwalior and Jabalpur corporations. The Congress celebrated its wins in three of the 11 municipal corporations.
In a notable milestone, the grand old party won the Gwalior Municipal Corporation after 57 years and Jabalpur after 23 years.
The victory for Congress in Gwalior holds more importance as it comes after Jyotiraditya Scindia quit the GOP. Scindia, who hails from Gwalior’s royal family and maintains influence over the area, had joined BJP after toppling the Congress government in the state.
UP Congress, taking a veiled swipe at Scindia, wrote: “Gwalior today took revenge from the traitor.”
ग्वालियर ने आज ग़द्दार से बदला ले लिया।
— UP Congress (@INCUttarPradesh) July 17, 2022
Congress’ communications in-charge Jairam Ramesh said “nothing has pleased me more than the Congress’ victory in Gwalior”.
ग्वालियर नगर निगम चुनाव में कांग्रेस की जीत से ज्यादा खुशी मुझे किसी और चीज में नहीं हुई। शानदार प्रदर्शन!
भाजपा यहां 'क्रैश' होकर गिर गई है।
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) July 17, 2022
Senior Congress leader and former MP CM Digvijay Singh wrote: “For the first time, Congress contested and won the election without Scindia ji. This is necessary for Congress and political critics to understand.”
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) July 18, 2022
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also wished the party on success in Gwalior and Jabalpur.
“Congratulations to all the leaders and workers of MP Congress for their commendable and courageous performance in the MP municipal elections. Despite the all-round attacks, money and power of the BJP government, your hard work has created history by hoisting the Congress flag after 57 years in Gwalior Municipal Corporation and after 23 years in Jabalpur,” she wrote.
मप्र नगर निकाय चुनावों में सराहनीय व साहसी प्रदर्शन के लिए मप्र कांग्रेस के सभी नेताओं व कार्यकर्ताओं को बधाई।
भाजपा सरकार के चौतरफा हमलों, धन-बल के बावजूद आपकी जी-तोड़ मेहनत ने आज ग्वालियर नगर निगम में 57 साल बाद व जबलपुर में 23 साल बाद कांग्रेस का झंडा गाड़ कर इतिहास रच दिया। pic.twitter.com/Yx7rY0ahuf
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 17, 2022
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