Surat: Congress councillor is re-elected in Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VGNSU) in a surprise to the BJP, which has its most office-bearers in the syndicate.
In a BJP dominated syndicate, Bhavesh Rabari, a municipal councillor in Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) registered his victory by getting the first preference of voters in the general constituency of the syndicate.
A total of ten candidates contested for the five general constituency seats. Rabari, Sanjay Desai, Kashyap Kharashiya, Jayaram Gamit, and Kiran Ghoghari emerge as the winner and Mayur Chauhan, Gaurang Vaidya, Kirit Patel, Ganapat Dhameliye and Sanket Sharma ended in losing the election.
Rabari was declared the winner after the very first round of counting. The result is a major blow to the ruling BJP and is a clear indication that how senators re-elected a Congress member against their will.
Rabari gives all the credit to students, teachers and other employees for showing their faith in the work done by him. Out of total 129 votes, 3 were absent and a total of 126 people used their voting rights. Two votes were declared invalid.
Rakesh Desai defeated Rajendra Patel for the head of the department constituency. Also for the principal constituency, V D Naik and Ashwin Patel defeated Kishore Chavda and Jayanti Chaudhury. Mukesh Mahida secures his victory for the teacher constituency after defeating Snehal Joshi.