Congress party candidates won the post of mayor in all 10 municipal corporation elections in Chhattisgarh on Friday. After facing a major setback in the 2019 parliamentary polls when the BJP secured victory in nine of the 11 Lok Sabha seats, this is a solid comeback from the opposition party at the center.
The saffron party then got a vote share of 50.45 percent, a sizeable increase from the 33 percent the BJP got in the 2018 Assembly election-winning just 15 of the 90 seats.
BJP, however, alleged that the ruling Congress government used money power and official machinery to win in the local body polls.
The Congress before Lok Sabha elections formed government in the state with a landslide performance winning 68 seats. The party earlier has won from Raipur, Rajnandgaon, Jagdalpur, Bilaspur, Durg, Dhamtari, Chirmiri Raigarh and Ambikapur.
State Congress president Mohan Markam said, "The results are approval of (CM) Bhupesh Baghel’s government's welfare policies." Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel congratulating all the Mayors has asked them to focus on issues of the masses and address them.