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Civic body polls: BJP wins Sutrapada taluka panchayat by 1 vote!

As counting for the second phase of civic body polls in Gujarat is underway, a result in one of the panchayats has shown that every vote counts. For, the BJP won the Sutrapada Taluka Panchayat elections with a margin of just one vote. In fact, the BJP has been lucky in several such seats where...

Civic body polls: AIMIM may bag a seat in AMC, AAP may dent Congress votes

As Gujarat awaits results of the civic body polls for the six municipal corporations on Tuesday, a state intelligence bureau report has said that AIMIM and AAP may have cornered many votes meant for the Congress. It further said that several panels of the BJP in Ahmedabad and Vadodara may not see all its candidates...

Civic body polls: Gujarat High Court issues notice to SEC over election duty for LIC staff

The Gujarat High Court has issued notice and sought a reply from the State Election Commission in a petition seeking to quash the order of State Election Commission which asked the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) employees to join in election duty. Also Read: BJP releases poll manifesto for AMC elections Advocate Maulik Shelat told Gujarat Exclusive...

Decision on accepting torn mandate will be taken after written representation, SEC tells Gujarat high court

The State Election Commission on Monday stated before the Gujarat High court that the petitioners can submit a written representation to it about the torn mandate and it will make a decision regarding the same. The advocate representing the 32 Congress candidates said sent a written representation to the SEC to accept the mandate from...

Civic body polls: Congress MLA attacked in Bahucharaji over torn mandate

The last day of filling up nomination forms for the civic body polls in the district panchayat and nagarpalikas on Saturday saw a tussle between various parties and within parties including Congress. In Bahucharaji, a clash was reported between two groups within the Congress. The fight was reported from the Lalji Desai group and the...

BJP women wing secretary in Narmada to contest polls as an independent

Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: The BJP and Congress has announced its candidates for several seats for the civic body polls in the nagarpalikas and panchayats that will go to polls in February-end. As the battle heats up, the BJP in Rajpipla is facing some protests particularly among workers who are angry that imports from Congress have...

BJP candidates wear ‘kamalchaap’ mask to woo voters in Ahmedabad

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...

Youth held with Rs1.34 crore cash in Ramol ahead of civic body polls in Ahmedabad

The Ramol Police have nabbed a youth with Rs1.34 crore in cash from the Ramol Ring Road ahead of the civic body polls in Gujarat. The youth is an employee of a courier company but he could not give a satisfactory reply about how he came to have Rs1.34 crore in cash. Police have as...

Nomination forms rejected, 3 Congress candidates move Gujarat High Court

Three Congress candidates on Thursday moved the Gujarat High Court seeking direction to quash and set aside an order of the election officers rejecting their nomination form for the upcoming civic body polls in the state. Two candidates from Ahmedabad – Dinesh Parmar and Devalben Rathod and one Shilpa Rana from Bhavnagar have alleged that...

Relief in tax, other promises made in Congress’ manifesto for civic body polls

The Congress on Thursday released its manifesto for the upcoming municipal corporation elections scheduled on February 1. Relief in taxes for citizens and other promises have been made in the manifesto. Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda while releasing the party’s manifesto said every citizen will be given the Gujright Card to ensure they get access...

NCP’s Reshma Patel & BJP leaders clash in Rajkot during filing of nomination

NCP’s Reshma Patel and some BJP leaders verbally clashed in Rajkot during the filing of nomination for the civic body polls. The civic body polls for the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) will be held on February 21 and the last date for filing of the nomination is February 6. Later, Reshma Patel was asked to...

Civic body polls: Congress releases names of 24 candidates for Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation seats

The Congress has released the names of 24 candidates for the Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation Elections that are scheduled to be held in February. The party had earlier released the names of 21 candidates. It is yet to release the name of seven more candidates. Tomorrow is the last day to file the nomination. The election...