The BJPs announcement to put certain conditions in place for candidates if they want to contest the civic body polls has got many corporators miffed. The party has decided not to give tickets to those over 60 years of age, relatives of BJP leaders, and those who have had three terms. This, sources say could lead to fissures in the party.
BJP’s Jamnagar corporators in touch with Congress?
Reports suggest discontent among the party workers in Jamnagar with a split likely. Reports said two corporators from the party in Jamnagar are already in touch with the Congress after the introduction of the new rule.
Reports also quoted Congress leader Digunbha Jadeja as saying that many BJP corporators were in touch with them.
Meanwhile, CR Patil’s decision has found support from ministers and senior MLAs of BJP. The leaders agree that Patil’s decision to impose some restrictions on who can contest polls will allow young blood to come forward and contest the elections.
The BJP Parliamentary Board meeting that is underway will see the final candidates being decided for the civic body polls. This includes names of candidates for the six municipal corporation elections as well as the 31 district panchayats, 231 taluka panchayats, and 81 nagarpalikas.
The local body elections are scheduled to be held in two phases on February 21 and 28. Elections in six municipal corporations will be held on February 21 and in the municipalities, district panchayats and taluka panchayats on February 28.
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