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Gujarat civic body polls: AIMIM wins 9 seats in Modasa nagarpalika

The AIMIM which won seven seats in the municipal corporation elections has now won nine seats in the Modasa Nagarpalika elections. The party had put up candidates for 12 seats of which it won nine. The AIMIM has now emerged as the Opposition in the Modasa nagarpalika dislodging the Congress. Also Read: Gujarat civic body polls:...

Civic body polls: Clashes in Viramgam, attempt at booth capturing in Dahod

Clashes between two groups were reported from a polling booth in Viramgam during the second phase of civic body polls. Clash erupted at MG High School Polling booth in Viramgam during pollsing . The clash was between BJP workers and an Independent candidate’s supporters. Police soon intervened but one person was reportedly injured in the clash....

Bride sisters in Surat opt for voting during polls before the wedding

As Gujarat votes for the second phase of civic body polls, two sisters, both of them brides who were to get married on Sunday chose to first cast their franchise before tying the knot. The two sisters Dipali and Riddhi came all decked up as brides to the voting center to cast their votes. Similar reports...

Ahead of polls, video showing alleged alcohol distribution at BJP meet in Dahod goes viral

A video that went viral allegedly shows alcohol being distributed after a meeting of the BJP in an attempt to lure the voters ahead of the civic body polls on February 28. Elections for the nagarpalika, district, and taluka panchayat will be held on Sunday. The video is of Jambhusar village in Devgadh Bariya where...

Campaigning for district/nagarpalika polls in Gujarat ends today

Political parties are doing everything within their power to make the last day of campaigning for the district and taluka panchayat polls in the state as effective as possible. Elections to 31 district panchayats, 231 taluka panchayats, and 81 nagarpalikas will be held on February 28. At the end of 6 pm today, political parties...

Gujarat civic body polls results: BJP returns with a decisive victory, AIMIM, AAP puts up a good show

The BJP on Tuesday emerged victorious in all the six municipal corporations that went to polls in Gujarat. Elections were held for the municipal corporations of Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar, and Bhavnagar on February 21. In Ahmedabad, BJP won a seat in Naranpura ward uncontested. BJP won 483 of the 575 seats, while Congress won...

CM Rupani casts vote in Rajkot, says Congress will face defeat

After testing negative for COVID-19, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani reached Rajkot to exercise his voting right in the Rajkot Municipal Corporation election. The CM exercised his franchise in a polling booth in Anil Gyan Mandir in Jivannagar Society 1 in his hometown Rajkot. After voting in Rajkot, he said that he is thankful to everyone...

Petition challenging civic body polls vote-counting schedule is not maintainable, says SEC

The State Election Commission (SEC) has submitted an affidavit before the Gujarat High Court stating that the petition challenging two different dates of vote counting in civic body polls in the state is not maintainable. The SEC affidavit further stated that it is an autonomous constitutional body. “If vote counting for two different phases of...

Unrest in BJP’s Jamnagar unit over new rules for selection of candidates for local body election

BJP’s new rule for the selection of candidates for civic body elections scheduled later this month has not gone down well with several party leaders who have failed to secure a ticket for themselves or their family members. One such incident has come to the fore from Jamnagar in which former deputy mayor of Jamnagar...

BJP announces names for Surat, Vadodara Municipal Corporation seats

The BJP has announced the candidates for all the seats in 30 wards of Surat and the 19 seats in Vadodara. The party has also announced the candidates for all the 64 seats in the 16 wards of the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation. Later it also announced the names of candidates for the Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation...