With the local body polls around-the-corner, political parties are trying everything possible to woo the voters and ensure the victory of their candidates in the elections. While the last date of filing nominations has passed, scrutiny of the nomination forms has begun from Monday.
While the BJP has blamed the Congress for always trying to stall the development of Gujarat, the latter is blaming the former over alleged anti-people policies. With the political tension between the two main parties in the state rising with each passing day, now the Congress has blamed the BJP for violating the Model Code of Conduct.
Vadodara Congress has filed a complaint with the State Election Commission (SEC) against the BJP for violation of the code. Notably, Congress has raised objections against the use of photos of BJP leaders in Dhanvantari Raths roaming across Vadodara city.
Vadodara city Congress general secretary Kalpesh Patel has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard. Not only this, Vadodara Congress has demanded the removal of BJP hoardings within the 200-metre radius of polling stations.
Photo of BJP leaders in Dhanvantari Rath
According to the Congress’ complaint, the Model Code of Conduct has come into force due to the Vadodara Municipal Corporation elections to be held on February 21. The party has said that while the services of Dhanvantari Swasthya Rath of the corporation should continue, the pictures of BJP leaders pasted on these vehicles should be removed.
The Congress has claimed that the presence of the picture on the Dhanvantari Rath is a violation of Election Commission rules.
Local body elections in Gujarat
The local body elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases. In the first phase on February 21, elections will be held for municipal corporations. The results for the elections will be declared on February 23.
In the second phase on February 28, elections will be organised for municipalities, district panchayats, and taluka panchayats. The results for the second phase will be declared on March 2.
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