The BJP had won 23 of 36 municipality seats in Mahuva municipality in 2016 .
With this, BJP’s 18-year reign in Kalol municipality has been halted.In the elections held in 2016, BJP had wrested 24 out of total 44 seats while the remaining went to Congress.
In turn, the party announced support to one of them as the municipality president.
While the Congress is celebrating its win, for BJP the loss of Kalol is a major one.
BJP sources say, “Kalol town is considered the traditional bastion of BJP and the party has been in power here for almost two decades despite election of Congress MLAs in last three terms.