The voter turnout in the second phase of local body elections is gradually picking up pace with each passing hour. Voting for municipalities, taluka panchayat and district panchayat is going on throughout the state.
Till 1 pm, the state has recorded an average voter turnout of 27 per cent. Nearly 35.44 per cent voting has been recorded in Dang district panchayat, 26.61 per cent voting has been reported in Gandhinagar district panchayat, 26.45 per cent voting has been reported in Morbi district panchayat, 25.06 per cent voting has been recorded in Gir Somnath district panchayat and 24.41 per cent voting has been recorded in Navsari district panchayat.
A voter turnout of 30.37 percent was recorded in Dahod municipality till 1 pm while 46.61 percent took place in Jhalod municipality
Politicians cast vote
Several political leaders from both the Congress and the BJP exercised their franchise in the second phase of civic polls. Congress leader Hardik Patel also voted in his hometown Viramgam in Ahmedabad district. He also requested people to cast their vote to strengthen democracy in the country.
लोकतंत्र के इस महापर्व में आज निकाय चुनाव में मैंने मेरे वतन विरमगाम में मतदान किया। मैं हर एक गुजराती को अपील करता हूँ की मतदान अवश्य करे और लोकतंत्र को मज़बूत बनाए। pic.twitter.com/4Aw8uWGd8m
— Hardik Patel (@HardikPatel_) February 28, 2021
Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia exercised his franchise in Porbandar. Incumbent education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma cast his vote in Dholka. Union minister of state for panchayati raj and agriculture Parshottam Rupala cast his vote at a booth in Amreli while BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Jugalji Thakor cast his vote in Mehsana.
स्थानीय निकाय चुनावों में पोरबंदर से
मेरे शहर और राज्य में चल रही भ्रष्टाचार और फ़र्जी विकास की राजनीति को बदलने अपने मताधिकार का उपयोग कर बदलाव का निश्चय किया है l#GujaratLocalBodyElection pic.twitter.com/oJUr7v6GPJ
— Arjun Modhwadia (@arjunmodhwadia) February 28, 2021
આજે 7:30 વાગે ઇશ્વરીયા, અમરેલી ખાતે મતદાન કરીયા પછી પ્રેસ મીટીંગ સંબોધી. pic.twitter.com/XiVh8k0r7F
— Parshottam Rupala (@PRupala) February 28, 2021
Paresh Dhanani arrives to vote on a bicycle
Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly Paresh Dhanani arrived to cast his vote on a bicycle, carrying a gas cylinder and a sack of compost to register his protest against price rise.
Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel cast his vote from the Kadi municipality in Mehsana district. He also wished success to candidates fielded by the BJP in the local body elections.
સ્થાનિક સ્વરાજની ચૂંટણી અંતર્ગત આજરોજ કડી નગરપાલિકાના જનસુવિધા કેન્દ્ર ખાતેથી મારા પરિવાર સાથે મતદાન કરીને લોકશાહીની અમારી પવિત્ર ફરજ નિભાવી. pic.twitter.com/j5hC9gvF6q
— Nitin Patel (@Nitinbhai_Patel) February 28, 2021
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