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Narmada civic body polls: BJP’s new rules will upset the political ambitions of many top leaders

Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: The BJP’s decision to announce certain criteria for those who want to contest the upcoming civic body polls in Gujarat makes it clear that the party is already in the know of who all wants to contest the polls. It is also clear that the party might have felt that too many relatives...

Congress leader starts poll campaign in Ahmedabad without securing a ticket

In what is a clear indication of over-enthusiasm, a Congress leader has started campaigning for the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation election scheduled on February 21 even as the party is yet to provide him a ticket. Notably, the development comes at a time when the Congress is yet to announce its candidates for the elections due...

Civic body polls: Gujarat High Court issues notice to SEC over poll vote-counting schedule

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the State Election Commission (SEC) and state government in a petition challenging the SEC’s decision to hold counting of votes for the first phase of the upcoming civic body polls before the counting of votes for the second phase of the election. Gujarat High Court has...

Autorickshaw driver is AAP’s candidate from Saraspur-Rakhiyal ward of Ahmedabad

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is contesting the local body elections in Gujarat for the first time, has given a ticket to an autorickshaw driver, Munawwar Hussain Shaikh, from Saraspur-Rakhiyal ward in Ahmedabad. Shaikh had joined AAP in 2015. While speaking to Gujarat Exclusive Shaikh said that AAP is a...

BJP’s new rule for civic body polls gets AMC’s Vasna ward corporator Amit Shah miffed

The BJP’s new rules about eligibility for civic body polls in Gujarat, which was announced by the party’s state president CR Patil, have created a lot of heartburn among several senior leaders including Vasna Corporator Amit Shah. Some are reportedly miffed with CR Patil for the announcement. The BJP had announced that it will not...

Gujarat Congress announces first list of candidates for civic polls

The Gujarat Congress has announced its first list of candidates for the local body polls that is round-the-corner. The list of candidates has been announced for five municipal corporations—Vadodara, Surat, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Rajkot. The list of candidates for the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is likely to be announced soon. The party leadership held a...

PM Modi’s niece Sonal Modi demands ticket to contest poll from Bodakdev ward

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s niece Sonal Modi is likely to take the plunge into electoral politics and has expressed interest in contesting the local body election from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s Bodakdev ward on a BJP ticket. Sonal’s father Prahlad Modi, who is the younger brother of PM Modi, said that India is a democratic country...

Civic body elections: Most corporators spent their grants on boards, benches & tree guards!

As six municipal corporations in Gujarat head for civic body polls on February 21, the questions citizens need to ask is how have corporators performed during their term. Details sought by Jagrut Yuva Seva Samiti have found that most of the grants given to corporators were spent on benches and tree guards. A lot of the...

City, forest department on alert over leopard after buffalo calf found dead in Vastral

The forest department is making plans to catch a leopard which is apparently roaming close to Ahmedabad city. The forest department has swung into action after a buffalo calf was found dead in the Vastral area with injuries on its bodies. It is suspected that the calf was attacked by a buffalo. The carcass of...

3 brothers die in a mudslide while playing on the dry river bed in Bhuj

Three brothers died after a cave-in at a dry riverbed where they were playing in Bhuj. The family went looking for the brothers after they failed to return home at night. They found their footwear near the dry river bed. The villagers suspected a mudslide and began digging and dug up the bodies of the...

15 trainee cops suffer side effects after taking the COVID vaccine

Fifteen trainee policemen and women suffered side effects of the COVID vaccine after being given the shot at Sayaji Hospital in Vadodara on Monday. The trainee police were immediately put under observation and treated at the hospital. Three are reported to have suffered serious side effects. Health officials have said that mild fever and body...

Civic body polls: Three-term rule will end re-election dream of 16 BJP AMC corporators

The BJP has announced the rules for the civic body polls under which candidates who have had three terms will not be considered for contesting the elections. This is part of the party’s efforts to promote young blood in the civic body elections. The new rules will mean 16 BJP corporators of the AMC have...