Amid election campaign for civic body polls in Ahmedabad, BJP candidates on Friday were seen wearing ‘kamalchaap’ masks (those with BJP’s symbol – Lotus) to woo voters amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four candidates of BJP from Gota ward along with ex-mayor Bijal Patel were out for their ‘lok sampark’ round in the locality. Candidates of many political parties are holding roadshows and rallies to woo voters in the city. Congress and AAP have already declared their ‘manifesto’, whereas the BJP and AAP have sent their list of ‘star campaigners’ to the State Election Commission.
In the coming days, many star campaigners including several cabinet ministers are likely to visit Ahmedabad for campaigning for the civic body polls. The entry of AIMIM and AAP in Gujarat’s civic polls has given people new options to vote.
Civic body polls 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 6 municipal corporations. including Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. The results for the elections will be declared on February 23.
In the second phase on February 28, elections will be organized for municipalities, district panchayats, and taluka panchayats. The results for the second phase will be declared on March 2.
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