The BJP’s announcement of candidates, on Thursday, for the six municipal corporation elections coupled with its three new rules for potential candidates have led to protest from party workers.
The announcement of candidates for the six municipal corporations led to protests by supporters of candidates who did not make the cut.
Ahmedabad, where the BJP has declared candidates for the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) seats, has also witnessed some protests.
The party has swung into damage control mode, and reports said home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja is in BJP’s office in Khanpur to lend a year to party workers’ grievances.
Some BJP units unhappy
The women workers of the party in the Sabarmati-Chandkheda ward are also reportedly unhappy with the party following the announcement of the panel for the wards in the AMC elections.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has given ticket to one Suresh Thakore who is the brother of Dinesh Thakor a community leader. Earlier, the duo were supporters of BJP’s Bijal Patel and Sujay Mehta.
The Paldi unit of the BJP has reportedly seen a Patel V/S Thakore clash. Rohit Shah, Dinesh Thakore, and several other former BJP supporters have now joined AAP.
In all, the party has announced a completely new panel for 16 wards of the AMC. These wards are -Thaltej, Saijpur, Kubernagar, Asarwa, Jodhpur, Thakkarbapanagar, Viratnagar, Saraspur, Khadia, Paldi, Vasna, Odhav, Bhaipura, Khokhra, Lambha, and Ramol.
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