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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....

24-day-long budget session begins in Gujarat

With the local body elections in Gujarat coming to an end on Sunday, the budget session of the Assembly began on Monday. During the 24-day-long budget session, many important bills will be introduced including on love jihad. The budget session is likely to be a noisy affair with the Opposition targeting the government on the...

BJP candidates for Rajya Sabha get elected unopposed

With the Congress not fielding its candidates for the two vacant Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat, the two candidates fielded by the BJP— Dinesh Prajapati and Rambhai Mokariya—have won the election unopposed. Notably, the two candidates were declared as winners by the Election Commission after the scrutiny of their forms. With the victory, the total...

Slip of Tongue: Gujarat minister urges people to vote for Congress

The voting for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat that includes Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot is over and the results are going to be out on Tuesday. Now, political parties in Gujarat are busy campaigning for zilla panchayat and taluka elections in the state. A cabinet minister in the BJP government in Gujarat, Dilipkumar...

Poor voter turnout in municipal corporation elections till 3 pm, worst in Ahmedabad

The election for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat is witnessing a poor turnout of voters, with Ahmedabad recording the lowest voter turnout till 3 pm on Sunday. Notably, citizens can cast their vote till 6 pm. Lowest voter turnout in Ahmedabad Of the six municipal corporations, the highest voter turnout of 29.90 per cent...

Bridegrooms reach polling stations in Ahmedabad to cast vote ahead of marriage

Voting for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat has begun at 7 am on Sunday. The enthusiasm to take part in the democratic process could be ascertained by the long queue of voters outside polling booths. Union home minister Amit Shah, who despite having an extremely busy schedule, exercised his franchise in Naranpura ward of...

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...

17-20% voting till 11 am in municipal corporation elections

Voting for six municipal corporations in the state has already begun at 7 am on Sunday. Voting is going on for 575 seats in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Junagarh and Bhavnagar. Nearly 2,276 candidates are in the fray and their future depends on the voters. Over 43k policemen deployed Out of this 2,276 candidates, 577...

Now, BJP MLA Madhu Shrivastav’s son Dipak cannot contest VMC election

BJP MLA from Vaghodia, Madhu Shrivastav’s son Dipak’s nomination as an independent candidate from ward 15 of Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has been rejected by the State Election Commission. Notably, BJP had denied a ticket to Dipak after which he decided to contest the poll as an independent candidate. Madhu Shrivastav had said that he...

AMC elections: Over 30 crorepati candidates in fray

With elections for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) around-the-corner, all political parties in the fray have brainstormed for days to select the right candidates for the polls. Now, it has come to the fore that over 30 candidates fielded by two major political parties—BJP and the Congress—have assets of over Rs 1 crore. Also, around 10...

Big Blow: MLA Imran Khedawala resigns from Congress

In what could be a major blow for the Gujarat Congress that is already in poor shape ahead of the local body elections, Congress MLA from Jamalpur-Khadia, Imran Khedawala, has tendered his resignation from the party. The Congress legislator was reportedly unhappy with the party leadership for ignoring local youngsters in the distribution of tickets...

Asaduddin Owaisi launches AIMIM’s poll campaign in Gujarat with a bang

Asaduddin Owaisi addresses massive rally in Ahmedabad Takes a dig at BJP, Congress for the poor state of Muslims, tribals Rakes up development issues, farmers’ protest AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday began his party’s first poll campaign in Gujarat at Bharuch. He urged Muslims, tribals and marginalised communities to unite against the denial of...