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Civic body polls: Gujarat High Court issues notice to SEC over poll vote-counting schedule

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The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the State Election Commission (SEC) and state government in a petition challenging the SEC’s decision to hold counting of votes for the first phase of the upcoming civic body polls before the counting of votes for the second phase of the election.

Gujarat High Court has asked SEC and state government to file an affidavit in this matter by February 6. The matter is likely to be heard on February 9.

Sources said the petition before the court sought vote counting of six municipal corporations and district panchayats, taluka panchayats, and nagarpalika on the same day.

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The SEC has officially declared that civic body polls in the state will be held in two phases and vote counting will also be held on two different dates.

The vote counting for six municipal corporations along with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation will be held on February 23, whereas vote counting for other district panchayats and taluka panchayats, and nagarpalikas will be on March 2.

The civic body polls in the state will be held in two phases – election for six municipal corporations along with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation on February 21, and polls for 81 corporations, 31 district panchayats, and 231 taluka panchayats will be held on February 28.

 

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