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Relief in tax, other promises made in Congress’ manifesto for civic body polls

The Congress on Thursday released its manifesto for the upcoming municipal corporation elections scheduled on February 1. Relief in taxes for citizens and other promises have been made in the manifesto. Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda while releasing the party’s manifesto said every citizen will be given the Gujright Card to ensure they get access...

Gujarat Civic Elections: Reservation for mayoralty announced

With the local body elections around-the-corner, all political parties who have fielded their candidates are trying their best to woo the voters. Elections will be first held in the six municipal corporations in the state on February 21 and the counting of votes will be carried out on February 23. Now, the urban development department...

Guj High Court declines to intervene in petition challenging mandate of rotation in reservation for reserved seat

Gujarat High Court on Wednesday declined to intervene in a petition challenging the constitutional and statutory mandate of rotation in reservation for two reserved seats of Tapi district panchayat. The high court while holding in favour of the petitioners on the issue of maintainability, refused to go into the issue of rotation of reservation at...

Proceeding in ADC bank defamation case to be suspended till next date of hearing: Gujarat High Court

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Wednesday has directed the metropolitan court to consider the exemption application of ADC bank chairman Ajay Patel till the next date of hearing before the high court on March 10. Gujarat high court further said that the proceedings in the criminal case before the metropolitan court shall be...

Civic body polls: With AIMIM in the fray, Muslims get another option, Congress more trouble

Shahbaz Sheikh, Ahmedabad: The Behrampura ward saw some drama ahead of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) elections after Congress leader Imran Khedawala tendered his resignation. He later withdrew it following the intervention of the high command. Khedawala was reportedly annoyed at the party for ignoring his recommendations for a ticket from the ward. If the...

AAP’s ‘guarantee card’ says it will replicate ‘Delhi Model’ of education in Ahmedabad

As the city gears up for the civic body polls in Gujarat, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday declared its ‘guarantee card’ that promised action on eight issues like education, property tax among others for citizens in Ahmedabad. AAP Gujarat said it will replicate the ‘Delhi Model’ which will provide high-quality level education in...

Civic body polls: BJP removes AMC board from vehicle in Khokhra after controversy

A day after controversy erupted over BJP allegedly using an AMC vehicle for its campaigning in Khokhra, the party has done away with it. The party removed the board that declared the vehicle as that used by the AMC. After Gujarat Exclusive reported the story, the BJP removed the board that showed the vehicle in...

Drama ends, Congress MLA Imran Khedawala withdraws resignation

The drama surrounding the resignation of Congress’ Jamalpur MLA Imran Khedawala has come to an end as he has withdrawn his resignation. Khedawala also dismissed reports that his resignation was a pressure tactic to get the high command to do what he wanted to be done. Khedawala said his resignation was not a pressure tactic...

Court punishes man with jail for making obscene gestures at minor girl, other women

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: A special court in Gujarat has sentenced a man to 1 year and 11 months in jail and fined him Rs5000 for holding the hands of a minor girl and making obscene gestures towards females. The court held Akhtar Shaikh guilty under section 12 of the POCSO Act. The court said that...

BJP uses AMC vehicle for civic body poll campaign in Khokhra

As the civic body poll inches closer parties are gearing up with political campaigns. In fact, in the Khokhra ward, the BJP had no qualms using the AMC’s vehicles for poll campaigning. The BJP candidates for the ward used the civic body’s vehicle for campaigning in violation of poll norms. The AMC vehicle also had...

AAP’s Danilimda ward candidate announces support for Congress, withdraws nomination

As the civic body elections heat up, Ahmedabad is seeing several new alliances and break-ups. The AAP candidate from Danilimda has announced that she will support the Congress candidate in the area and has withdrawn her candidature form. The last day for filing of nomination form was February 6 for the 48 wards and 192...

Funds for Gujarat doubled under Jal Jivan Mission, Centre says in response to MP Parimal Nathwani’s query

The funds given under the Jal Jivan Mission by the Centre to Gujarat has doubled in the year 2020-21. The Centre had allocated Rs390.31 crore to Gujarat in the year 2019-20 under the mission while in the year 2020-21 it came to Rs883.08 crore. This detail was revealed by Minister of Jal Shakti, Rattan Lal...