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After initial scare, BJP’s Brijesh Merja wins Morbi seat

BJP’s Brijesh Merja has won the Morbi seat after several close calls. Merja polled 4,949 more votes than his nearest rival, Congress candidate Jayanti Patel. Brijesh Merja in all got 64,711 votes against Jayanti Patel’s 60,062 during the bypolls. Independent candidate Vasantlal Parmar polled 6,649 votes while NOTA got 2,866 votes. Brijesh Merja was originally...

Gujarat bypolls: BJP ahead in 7 seats, Congress has slight edge in Morbi

As the counting for bypolls is underway, the BJP has gained the lead in seven seats while the Congress is ahead in just one. At the time of filing this report, Morbi was the only seat where Congress seemed to have a lead with its candidate Jayantila Patel clocking 16,897 votes. Brijesh Merja of the...

Gujarat bypolls update: Congress, BJP workers clash in Gadhada

Congress and BJP workers in Gadhada clashed during the bypolls on Tuesday. Initially, Congress had accused the BJP of indulging in bogus voting and later workers had a heated argument before it escalated into violence. The violence was reported from the Nutan Vidhyalay booth in Gadhada. A similar incident of violence was also reported from...

Gujarat bypolls update: Complaint of outsiders voting in Dangs

Surat: A complaint of outsiders coming to vote in Dangs, where bypolls are being held, was made on Tuesday. The complaint has been filed by a police constable. The complaint alleges that those belonging to other districts are being brought to Dangs to vote. The incident allegedly happened in Bhisya village of Dangs. Dangs has seen...

Gujarat bypolls update: Morbi village boycotts elections, 3 held in Karjan for distributing cash

Morbi: Villagers of New Navlakh village in Madiya of Morbil boycotted the bypolls. The voters said that they have been demanding a separate gram panchayat for their village for some time now but it has not been accepted so far. As a result, against the 303 registered voters, not one person has voted so far...

Morbi: Will anger against turncoat MLA help Cong in Patidar stronghold?

Morbi, a Patidar stronghold, will be an interesting contest to watch out this bypolls. Eight seats in Gujarat, including Morbi, will see bypolls on November 3.  The BJP has given a ticket to Congress turncoat candidate Brijesh Merja while the Congress candidate is Jayanti Patel Brijesh Merja’s candidature has not gone down well with local...

BJP’s Morbi candidate Brajesh Merja incurred no election campaign expense from Oct16 to 23!

The election expenses given by BJP’s Morbi candidate Brajesh Merja shows his election campaign expense as zero for the period from October 16 to 23. Gujarat is set for bypolls on November 3 and Morbi is one of the seats that will see elections. Brajesh Merja is a former MLA from the seat. He had...

Morbi bypolls: 8 more local Congress Nagarpalika members/leaders join BJP

One more local Congress leader from Morbi has left the party to join the BJP. After Kishor Chikhaliya left Congress with his supporters, it was the turn of the president of Morbi Nagarpalika to find greener pastures with the BJP. Morbi Nagarpalika president Ketan Vilpara and seven other members of the nagarpalika have joined the...

Morbi seat: Hardik Patel sends legal notice to Cong turncoat Kishor Chikhaliya over ‘seat selling’ allegations

Congress leader Hardik Patel has issued a legal notice for defamation through his lawyer to Kishor Chikhaliya, who had joined the BJP on Thursday. Chikhaliya had after joining the Saffron Party party with his supporters said that he was not given the ticket for Morbi because Hardik Patel and Lalit Kagathara were selling the seats...