Manoj K Karia, Gandhinagar: The BJP on Thursday announced the names of candidates for all the six municipal corporations in the state. If local workers are to be believed, the BJP’s decision to bar certain candidates who fell in one of the three new criteria have impacted over 100 former corporators.
The BJP had announced that it will not give tickets to those over 60 years of age, those who have had three terms, and relatives of BJP leaders.
The BJP’s decision had upset over 100 potential candidates who had sought a ticket for the elections but found themselves being disqualified duo the three new rules put in place.
Sources in the know said that BJP’s decision had come as a shock to many of its party workers with some claiming that even the top leaders have no idea how many of its loyal workers would be left behind due to the decision.
As per details gathered at the local level, there are around 45 corporators in the six municipal corporations who are over 60 years of age. Over 61 of present corporators of the party across all municipal corporations have had three or more terms. It is, however, not known how many of BJP’s party workers are related to the party’s leaders.
BJP announces candidates
The BJP announced candidates for 48 wards of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. It has announced four names for each of the wards. Earlier it announced the candidates for all the seats in 30 wards of Surat and the 19 seats in Vadodara.
The party has also announced the candidates for all the 64 seats in the 16 wards of the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation. Later it also announced the names of candidates for the Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation elections. It has announced names for 52 seats in 13 wards of the city. For both the corporations, it has announced four names for each of the wards.
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