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Protest in Ahmedabad over BJP’s candidates for AMC wards, Pradipsinh in city to address grievances

The BJP’s announcement of candidates, on Thursday, for the six municipal corporation elections coupled with its three new rules for potential candidates have led to protest from party workers. The announcement of candidates for the six municipal corporations led to protests by supporters of candidates who did not make the cut. Ahmedabad, where the BJP...

Unrest in BJP’s Jamnagar unit over new rules for selection of candidates for local body election

BJP’s new rule for the selection of candidates for civic body elections scheduled later this month has not gone down well with several party leaders who have failed to secure a ticket for themselves or their family members. One such incident has come to the fore from Jamnagar in which former deputy mayor of Jamnagar...

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi to visit Gujarat on Feb 7

Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, whose party AIMIM is contesting the local body elections scheduled later this month, will be in Gujarat on Sunday. The itinerary for his visit has been finalised, which is likely to give a much-required impetus to his party workers who are trying their best to woo Muslim voters in the state....

BJP denies ticket to PM’s niece for civic body polls

BJP has denied a ticket to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s niece, Sonal Modi, for the civic body elections in Gujarat. She had sought a BJP ticket from Bodakdev ward of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. The name of Sonal Modi was not included in the list of candidates released by BJP on Thursday for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation....

BJP repeats only 36 of 142 former corporators for AMC polls

The BJP has repeated only 36 of the 142 corporators who had won the AMC elections last time. Of the 36 corporators who have been repeated 35, have been repeated in the same ward from which they had won. Sarkhej ward’s corporator Arvind Parmar although repeated will now contest from Jodhpur ward as per the...

PM Modi to address Diamond Jubilee celebration of Gujarat High Court

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an event marking the Diamond Jubilee of the Gujarat High Court via video conference on February 6. According to details shared by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Modi will also release a Commemorative Postage Stamp marking the completion of sixty years of the establishment of the High Court. Also...

BJP Ghatlodia corporator whose name went missing from voters list gets a ticket

BJP’s Ghatlodia coporator Jatin Patel whose name had gone missing from the voter’s list has been given a ticket by the party. He is a candidate from the Ghatlodia ward in the new list of candidates announced by the party for the AMC. Sources in the know said that he had been given a hint...

BJP’s new rule reportedly impacted 100 potential candidates across 6 municipal corporations

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...

Civic Body Poll: BJP reveals candidates for 48 wards of AMC

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...

BJP announces names for Surat, Vadodara Municipal Corporation seats

The BJP has 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...

AAP’s Manish Sisodia to take part in roadshow to woo Amdavadi voters

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, will take part in a mega roadshow being organised by his party in Ahmedabad on February 6. The roadshow will be part of AAP’s campaign for the upcoming local body elections in Gujarat scheduled later this month. The participation by Sisodia in...

Gujarat High Court comes to the rescue of BJP’s Ghatlodia corporator whose name went missing from voters list

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday directed the State Election Commission to include the name of Ghatlodia Corporator Jatin Kumar Patel in the voter list at the earliest. His name had been deleted from the voters’ list. The division bench of Gujarat High Court observed that it was a silly mistake on the part of...