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Gujarat: Campaign for municipal corporation elections to end today


The campaign for the elections in six municipal corporations of Gujarat will come to an end on Friday at 6 pm. All political parties that have fielded their candidates in the civic body polls in Gujarat are trying their best to woo the voters during the fag end of their campaign trail.

The elections for 576 seats in the six municipal corporations will be held on Sunday and after 6 pm on Friday, candidates will not be able to able to carry out any political campaigning. However, parties will try to utilise social media platforms to woo the voters. Notably, 2,274 candidates from political parties such as the BJP, Congress, AIMIM and AAP will be in the fray on Sunday.

The six municipal corporations where elections will be held on Sunday include Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar. The last election in these municipal corporations was held in 2015 and all of them were ruled by the BJP.

BJP’s roadshow in Ahmedabad

Gujarat BJP president CR Patil will be taking part in a massive roadshow that will commence from Naroda in Ahmedabad. The roadshow will end at Khadia. CR Patil has actively campaigned for the BJP candidates who are fighting the elections and has exhibited confidence that BJP will win all the municipal corporations.

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Apart from BJP, Congress, AAP and AIMIM are also trying to reach out to more people before the poll campaign comes to an end. The candidates fielded by these three parties have also planned rallies and public connect events.

COVID-19 guidelines went for a toss

While the government had repeatedly enumerated the need to follow safety guidelines amid the COVID-19 crisis, there is a blatant violation of these guidelines by political parties and their supporters during the poll campaign. Forget about social distancing, the majority of the supporters of political parties were seen not even wearing a mask during the rallies.

The authorities, on the other hand, are mute spectators and have not taken any action to ensure compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines issued by the Centre.


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