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Gujarat civic body polls victory: How CR Patil & CM Rupani managed the show for BJP

Zainul Ansari, Ahmedabad: The BJP’s stupendous performance in the Gujarat civic body polls and the earlier held bypolls in eight assembly seats is also a reflection of the work put in by state party president CR Patil and Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. The BJP scored a hattrick of sorts winning back to back the...

Gujarat bypolls: Limdi, Abdasa, Karjan give BJP substantial victory lead

Limdi that saw bypolls gave a decisive victory to the BJP on Tuesday. BJP’s candidate Kiritsinh Rana won the seat with 31,539 votes. This is the third time that Kiritsinh Rana has won the seat in a bypoll. He had earlier won the seat in 1995 and 2013. Kirtisinh Rana’s political experience helped the BJP...

Gujarat bypolls: Dhari, Dangs, Gadhada all choose BJP

Dhari, a stronghold of Patels, chose BJP candidate JV Kakadia as its MLA in the bypolls, the results of which were announced on Tuesday.  BJP won all the eight seats that saw bypolls. JV Kakadia of the BJP polled 49,695 votes against Congress’ Surest Kotadiya who got 32,592 votes. NOTA got 2,357 votes. Despite his...

Gujarat bypolls: BJP leads in 8 seats, Saffron Party office gears up for a celebration

The BJP office in Gandhinagar wore a festive look on the back of a fabulous performance by the party in the bypolls. The BJP is ahead in all the eight seats that went to polls in Gujarat. With the party and allies also edging ahead in the Bihar polls, it is a cause for double...

Gujarat bypolls: BJP ahead in 7 seats, Congress has slight edge in Morbi

As the counting for bypolls is underway, the BJP has gained the lead in seven seats while the Congress is ahead in just one. At the time of filing this report, Morbi was the only seat where Congress seemed to have a lead with its candidate Jayantila Patel clocking 16,897 votes. Brijesh Merja of the...

Gujarat bypolls: State records 58.14% polling

Gujarat which saw bypolls for eight seats on Tuesday recorded 58.14% of polling. The highest polling percentage was for Dangs which saw 74.71% of polling while the lowest was in Dhari which saw 45.74% polling.  In all, the bypolls had 80 candidates in the fray for the eight seats. The bypolls for eight seats were...

Gujarat bypolls update: Congress, BJP workers clash in Gadhada

Congress and BJP workers in Gadhada clashed during the bypolls on Tuesday. Initially, Congress had accused the BJP of indulging in bogus voting and later workers had a heated argument before it escalated into violence. The violence was reported from the Nutan Vidhyalay booth in Gadhada. A similar incident of violence was also reported from...

Gujarat bypolls update: Complaint of outsiders voting in Dangs

Surat: A complaint of outsiders coming to vote in Dangs, where bypolls are being held, was made on Tuesday. The complaint has been filed by a police constable. The complaint alleges that those belonging to other districts are being brought to Dangs to vote. The incident allegedly happened in Bhisya village of Dangs. Dangs has seen...

Gujarat bypolls update: Morbi village boycotts elections, 3 held in Karjan for distributing cash

Morbi: Villagers of New Navlakh village in Madiya of Morbil boycotted the bypolls. The voters said that they have been demanding a separate gram panchayat for their village for some time now but it has not been accepted so far. As a result, against the 303 registered voters, not one person has voted so far...

Morbi: Will anger against turncoat MLA help Cong in Patidar stronghold?

Morbi, a Patidar stronghold, will be an interesting contest to watch out this bypolls. Eight seats in Gujarat, including Morbi, will see bypolls on November 3.  The BJP has given a ticket to Congress turncoat candidate Brijesh Merja while the Congress candidate is Jayanti Patel Brijesh Merja’s candidature has not gone down well with local...

Abdasa: Congress has won the seat 7 times, BJP thrice

Abdasa, one of the eight seats that will go to polls this November 3 has been a stronghold of Congress. The seat that is dominated by Muslim voters has in the last 40 years voted the Congress to power seven times while BJP managed to win it thrice. Interestingly, every time a Congress MLA from...

Woman moves Gujarat High Court to let her contest election from Abdasa

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: A woman from Abdasa constituency whose nomination form was rejected by the election officer has moved the Gujarat high court with a prayer to allow her to contest the upcoming bypolls. Advocate Sikander Saiyed representing petitioner Artiben Goswami has filed a petition before the Gujarat high court to quash an order of...