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Civic body polls: Patidar-dominated AMC wards see low voter turnout

The civic body polls for the six municipal corporations in the state including the AMC came to an end on Sunday. Patidar-dominated nine wards in the city saw a low voter turnout which is a bit surprising as the Patidar community leaders had called for active participation in the civic body polls. Western areas of...

AIMIM’s Gomtipur ward candidate Altaf Basi has a criminal history

AIMIM that promised to give Muslims in Gujarat a better option has given a ticket to a candidate in Gomtipur Ward who has had a criminal history. The candidate Altaf Basi’s named had cropped up in a murder case three years ago and he had spent some time in jail for that. Though AIMIM claimed...

In 2015 AMC polls, this ward created a unique record

Lakshmi Patel: Even as Ahmedabad gears up for the civic body polls, the last 2015 elections for the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) had seen one ward elect three corporators. In all the AMC has 48 wards and four corporators are elected from each ward. This means in all the AMC has 192 seats. In the...

Civic body polls: In AMC’s Gota ward, Congress comes up with a namesake to take on BJP

Lakshmi Patel, Ahmedabad: What is in a name, you may say? Well, it can lead to a lot of confusion and the Congress plans to create some. In what is seen as its response to the poaching of its workers and leaders, the party has put up candidates who have similar names as BJP’s candidates. This...

Civic body polls: Three-term rule will end re-election dream of 16 BJP AMC corporators

The BJP has announced the rules for the civic body polls under which candidates who have had three terms will not be considered for contesting the elections. This is part of the party’s efforts to promote young blood in the civic body elections. The new rules will mean 16 BJP corporators of the AMC have...

BREAKING: AMC civic body elections may be announced earlier than expected

The buzz is that the AMC’s civic body elections are likely to be announced in December. The notification for the same is likely to be out even before the term of the present AMC administration comes to an end. The BJP, buoyed by its excellent performance in the by-polls is all geared up for the...