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BJP women wing secretary in Narmada to contest polls as an independent

Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: The BJP and Congress has announced its candidates for several seats for the civic body polls in the nagarpalikas and panchayats that will go to polls in February-end. As the battle heats up, the BJP in Rajpipla is facing some protests particularly among workers who are angry that imports from Congress have...

BJP candidates wear ‘kamalchaap’ mask to woo voters in Ahmedabad

Amid election campaign for civic body polls in Ahmedabad, BJP candidates on Friday were seen wearing ‘kamalchaap’ masks (those with BJP’s symbol – Lotus) to woo voters amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Four candidates of BJP from Gota ward along with ex-mayor Bijal Patel were out for their ‘lok sampark’ round in the locality. Candidates of...

AIMIM impact? BJP announces 31 Muslim candidates for civic body polls in Bharuch

The BJP has given tickets to 31 Muslim candidates for the civic body polls in Bharuch. This is being seen as an impact of the entry of AIMIM in Bharuch polls where the party has tied up with the Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) to fight the elections. The election for nagarpalikas, panchayats, and municipalities in...

Alpesh Thakor trying to win lost ground as BJP’s star campaigner in local body polls

Congress turncoat Alpesh Thakor, who was sidelined in the BJP after losing the Patan bye-election, has once again come to the fore with the saffron party choosing him as a star campaigner for the local body polls scheduled in Gujarat later this month. Alpesh Thakor, who is once again trying to get back the lost...

BJP releases list of star campaigners for Gujarat civic body polls

With just a few days left for the civic body elections in Gujarat, the BJP has released its list of star campaigners who will seek votes for the candidates fielded by the party. Notably, the list includes Union minister Smriti Irani. BJP’s star campaigners The list of star campaigners released by the saffron party has...

Youth held with Rs1.34 crore cash in Ramol ahead of civic body polls in Ahmedabad

The Ramol Police have nabbed a youth with Rs1.34 crore in cash from the Ramol Ring Road ahead of the civic body polls in Gujarat. The youth is an employee of a courier company but he could not give a satisfactory reply about how he came to have Rs1.34 crore in cash. Police have as...

Talaja court sentences Kanubhai Kalsariya 6 months jail

A Talaja court in Bhavnagar sentenced former BJPs MLA Kanubhai Kalsariya to six months in jail in a case of unauthorized entry in the UltraTech cement plant in Talaja. Talaja Court held Kanubhai Kalsariya and six others guilty in a case of unauthorized entry into the cement plant premises. Kanubhai Kalsariya was protesting against UltraTech’s...

Nomination forms rejected, 3 Congress candidates move Gujarat High Court

Three Congress candidates on Thursday moved the Gujarat High Court seeking direction to quash and set aside an order of the election officers rejecting their nomination form for the upcoming civic body polls in the state. Two candidates from Ahmedabad – Dinesh Parmar and Devalben Rathod and one Shilpa Rana from Bhavnagar have alleged that...

Court denies bail to truck driver who brought liquor to Gujarat

A local court in Ahmedabad has denied bail to a truck driver who is accused of bringing a consignment of 380 boxes of liquor without a valid legal permit in Gujarat. The court while denying the bail application of the accused Gurpreet Sangar observed that although the charge sheet has been filed in the case,...

“Why no mask?” youth asks BJP MLA in Surat, lands in jail

As the civic body battle gears up, leaders from all the parties including the BJP are out campaigning for their respective sides. During one such campaign in Surat, BJP MLA Vinod Moradiya was faced with some tough questions by a youth. His supporters allegedly bashed him up for asking uncomfortable questions and he landed in...

Gujarat BJP administers oath to party workers, candidates on Samarpan Diwas

The BJP on Thursday celebrated the contributions of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, the founder of Jan Sangh, as Samarpan Diwas across the country. The Gujarat BJP too commemorated the occasion during which state president CR Patil administered oath of community service to BJP party members and candidates for the local body elections scheduled later this month....

AMC civic body polls: Congress gave tickets to 34, BJP to 46 Patidar candidates

The civic body polls for the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s 192 seats in 48 wards is scheduled to be held on February 21. The Congress that has already lost 4 seats due to some or the other reason including withdrawal of candidature now has 188 candidates in the fray. All parties give tickets to candidates taking...