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Gujarat Civic Polls: BJP leading, Congress a distant second

The counting of votes for the second phase of Gujarat civic polls began on Tuesday, with the ruling BJP emerging ahead of all other parties in the fray. The saffron party is leading in majority of the 81 municipalities. It is also widening the gap with closest rival Congress in district panchayats and taluka panchayats....

Gujarat Civic Polls: Results today, BJP optimistic of maintaining its dominance

The results of the second phase of local body elections in Gujarat will be declared today. Notably, in the second phase, elections were held for 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats. The BJP is confident of continuing its winning streak and once again assert its dominance in the local bodies which is...

Hardik Patel’s political future remains uncertain as he blames Congress for not giving him work

After the elections of six municipal corporations of Gujarat, now the voting for municipalities, taluka and district panchayats are scheduled on Sunday. The BJP is working on its pre-decided strategy to achieve success in the second phase of the civic elections after registering a spectacular victory in the municipal corporation elections. At the same time,...

Gujarat Civic Polls: 178 Congress candidates lost deposit

The results of the elections for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat are out and BJP has emerged victorious in all the six municipal corporations. Congress has emerged as a distant second, with two other political parties—AAP and AIMIM—also delivering good results on expected lines. BJP has won 482 seats out of a total of...

PM Modi, Amit Shah elated over BJP’s victory in Gujarat civic polls

The BJP’s thumping victory in all six municipal corporations of Gujarat where elections were held on Sunday has elated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah. The victory holds importance for the saffron party especially amid the ongoing farmers’ protest and considering the fact that Assembly elections are due in the state...

Gujarat Civic Polls: BJP, Congress supporters clash at Gujarat College

The counting of votes has started for the elections of 6 municipal corporations of Gujarat. While the BJP is moving towards a majority in the initial trends, there are reports of clashes between BJP and Congress workers at Gujarat College. Counting of votes for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is going on at Gujarat College. However, the...

SC rejects plea seeking counting of votes for civic body polls in Gujarat together

Clearing the way for the declaration of results of the elections for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking counting of votes on the same date for two different phases of Gujarat civic polls. Following the apex court’s verdict, the counting of votes for two different phases...

Congress files complaint against CM Rupani for using government helicopter for voting in Rajkot

The Congress has registered a complaint against the use of a government helicopter by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for travelling from Ahmedabad to Rajkot for casting his vote. It has registered the complaint with the State Election Commission contending that the right to vote is a personal right and the CM should not have...

Complaints of bogus voting, intimidation registered in Ahmedabad

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the elections held for six municipal corporations in Gujarat recorded a poor turnout creating panic among political parties who have fielded their candidates. While the voter turnout was less, some people who took the effort to go to the polling station to cast their vote could not exercise their franchise. One...

Asaduddin Owaisi to hold public meeting in Modasa and Godhra on Feb 23

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: Following the poll rally in Ahmedabad on February 7, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi will once again visit Gujarat on February 23. Owaisi will be visiting the state to campaign for the AIMIM candidates in the second phase of local body elections. Owaisi will hold two public meetings—one in Modasa and the other...

Gujarat HC rejects plea seeking counting of votes for civic body polls together

The Gujarat High Court on Friday rejected a petition seeking counting of votes on the same date for two different phases of Gujarat civic polls. Following the court’s verdict, the counting of votes for two different phases of the civic polls will be carried out on two different dates—February 23 for six municipal corporations and...

Gujarat: Campaign for municipal corporation elections to end today

The campaign for the elections in six municipal corporations of Gujarat will come to an end on Friday at 6 pm. All political parties that have fielded their candidates in the civic body polls in Gujarat are trying their best to woo the voters during the fag end of their campaign trail. The elections for...