TDN World Desk: Rajasthan urban civic body election held on Saturday. The results are positive for the Congress party. The ruling Congress has won over 961 wards, leaving the BJP trailing with 737 places in the elections to the urban local bodies held last week.

The results declared Tuesday showed that the party dominated most of the 49 civic bodies which went to the polls on Saturday.

The Congress won nearly half of the 2,105 wards in the contest in the first local elections held in the state after the party came to power in Rajasthan last December.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is satisfied over the perfomance.

“It is a matter of happiness that people have given a mandate considering the performance of the government,” he told reporters.

According to the state election department, the Bahujan Samaj Party won 16 wards, the CPI(M) got three and the Nationalist Congress Party two Gehlot said the state government will not spare any effort while working for the people.

A total of 71.53 per cent voters had exercised their franchise in the election. The election for the post of chairman and deputy chairman in the local bodies will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forty-nine urban local bodies in 24 out of Rajasthan’s 33 districts went to the polls on Saturday. These included three municipal corporations, 18 nagar parishads and 28 nagar palikas.