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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...

Govt will bring love-jihad law, Gujarat CM Rupani says during poll campaign

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani during a campaign in Godhra said that the government will make an effort to bring a law against love-jihad in the coming assembly session. Vijay Rupani was campaigning for the party in the upcoming taluka and district panchayat polls. “We have worked for the development of Godhra. In the coming...

Civic body polls: AIMIM’s 20 candidates file nominations from Modasa and Godhra

After contesting election from six seats of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), 20 more candidates of AIMIM have filed their nomination form for the taluka and district panchayat elections in Modasa and Godhra Nagarpalika. In the second phase of the civic body polls in Gujarat, the party is contesting from these two towns in the eastern...

50,000 policemen on duty as Gujarat gets ready for civic body polls

Gujarat police are gearing up for the civic body polls in six municipal corporations on February 21. As part of its preparations, cops have put 25000 people under preventive detention and 48,000 have had their weapons deposited with the police. Checking has also been intensified and Rs7.10 cr worth of alcohol has been seized so...

LIC staff called for civic body poll duty: Gujarat High Court refuses to stay SEC order

The Gujarat High Court has refused to grant a stay on an order of the State Election Commission (SEC) asking the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) employees to join election duty for the upcoming civic body polls. The high court ruled out a proposal of the LIC to avail 20% of the total staff for election...

Political campaign finds its way into nail art in Rajkot

Supporters of Congress, BJP, and other political parties are looking at unique ways to show their backing for their respective political parties and ideologies during the upcoming civic body polls. In Rajkot, many supporters have taken to nail art to show their backing for a particular party. Many women are getting the symbols of the...

Gulberg Society victim who lost 10 family members in riots joins AIMIM

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: A victim of the Gulberg society massacre, who lost 10 family members in the violence on February 28, 2002, joined Assaduddin Owaisi’s-led AIMIM in Ahmedabad. He was also the key prosecution witness in the Gulberg Society riots case. Talking to Gujarat Exclusive, Imtiyaz Khan Pathan said he joined the AIMIM as he...

BJP repeats only 36 of 142 former corporators for AMC polls

The BJP has repeated only 36 of the 142 corporators who had won the AMC elections last time. Of the 36 corporators who have been repeated 35, have been repeated in the same ward from which they had won. Sarkhej ward’s corporator Arvind Parmar although repeated will now contest from Jodhpur ward as per the...

Shankersinh Vaghela says if invited will join Congress without precondition

Shankersinh Vaghela on Wednesday said that to defeat the BJP he will join the Congress if the high command asks him to do so and that too without any precondition. Vaghela in a 2.20 minute video posted on his social media account said, “Today to defeat the BJP I will join the Congress if the...

Civic body polls: Patidar community’s show of strength has BJP worried

The coming together of the Patidar community ahead of the civic body polls has forced the BJP to mull a change in its strategy for the upcoming civic body elections. The BJP had suffered badly after antagonizing the community in the 2015 civic body polls. Umiya Dham, the seat of Patidars in Gujarat has indicated that...

Civic body polls: Petition in Gujarat High Court challenges SEC circular

A petition before the Gujarat High Court has challenged the circular issued by the State Election Commission (SEC) regarding vote-counting in civic body polls in the state. 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. The matter is...

AIMIM’s Owaisi to be in Ahmedabad. Read to know when…

Asaduddin Owaisi of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is likely to visit Ahmedabad on February 4, sources said. The party has announced that it will contest the civic body polls in Ahmedabad and Bharuch and has promised a third option for Muslim voters in Gujarat. It has said it will contest from 15 seats...