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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...

CM Rupani tests COVID-19 negative, to cast his vote in Rajkot

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has tested negative for COVID-19 and will be leaving for Rajkot this afternoon to cast his vote in the municipal corporation election. His sample for an RT-PCR test was taken today and it has come negative. He will be abiding by all COVID-19 safety guidelines prescribed by the State Election...

Malfunctioning EVMs temporarily disrupt polling process in several cities in Gujarat

The election in six municipal corporations of Gujarat was partially affected due to malfunctioning EVMs. Long queues of voters were witnessed in polling booths since morning. However, the problem in EVMs was a dampener and voters had to wait in the queues for a longer time. In Vadodara’s Chhani area, there was a problem in...

Amit Shah, family casts vote in AMC election

Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday voted in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation election. He reached the voting centre in Naranpura ward on Sunday along with his family and exercised his franchise. Amit Shah, despite his busy schedule due to the upcoming election in West Bengal, has returned to Ahmedabad to exercise his voting rights....

Amit Shah to arrive in Ahmedabad for voting in AMC election

Amid a busy schedule due to the ongoing poll campaign ahead of the West Bengal Assembly election, Union home minister Amit Shah will arrive in Ahmedabad on Saturday. He is likely to cast his vote in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation election from Naranpura ward scheduled on Sunday. He is also likely to remain present during...

Vadodara: Congress creates controversy by promising ‘dating destinations’ in poll manifesto

The Vadodara unit of the Congress party has raked up a fresh controversy by promising dating destinations with coffee shops to the youth. The promise has been made by the Congress party in its manifesto for the Vadodara Municipal Corporation elections. Notably, the BJP has registered a strong protest against Congress. The saffron party has...

BJP shifts gears in Surat ahead of civic poll to woo voters

With just a few days left for the municipal corporation elections in Gujarat, political parties that have fielded their candidates are trying their best to woo the voters. The BJP too is trying its best to entice the voters through its poll campaign. The Surat unit of the saffron party has launched a massive campaign...

BJP releases poll manifesto for AMC elections

With just a few days left for the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation election, the BJP on Tuesday released its poll manifesto enumerating the work it has done in the city in the past five years and also what it intends to do in the next five years. Notably, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)...

Congress demands COVID-19 test of BJP leaders who shared stage with CM Rupani

With Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani testing positive for COVID-19, several BJP functionaries who were working in tandem with the CM in the campaign for the local body polls scheduled later this month are under fear of contracting the viral infection. Notably, CM Rupani while addressing a poll rally in Vadodara last week fainted on...

Gujarat Civic Polls: Hardik Patel, 19 others in Congress’ list of star campaigners

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) has selected Hardik Patel and 19 other leaders as star campaigners for the upcoming civic body polls in the state. Notably, Congress is contesting the polls on the theme of ‘GujRight’. Apart from Hardik Patel, the Gujarat Congress has also included several senior leaders in its...

Local Body Polls: Several BJP candidates elected unopposed

With the nomination process for the local body polls scheduled later this month coming to an end on Saturday, several BJP candidates across the state emerged victorious even before a single vote was cast. Notably, Gujarat BJP president CR Patil on Sunday tweeted a list of party candidates who have won the election unopposed and...

Alpesh Thakor trying to win lost ground as BJP’s star campaigner in local body polls

Congress turncoat Alpesh Thakor, who was sidelined in the BJP after losing the Patan bye-election, has once again come to the fore with the saffron party choosing him as a star campaigner for the local body polls scheduled in Gujarat later this month. Alpesh Thakor, who is once again trying to get back the lost...