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BREAKING: Gujarat CM Rupani writes to SEC, wants Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation Elections deferred

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has appealed to the State Election Commission (SEC) to defer the polls to the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) scheduled to be held on April 18. Rupani in a letter to the body said that if the polls continue the state capital will see gatherings. A lot of state government employees...

Civic body polls: Guidelines issued on campaigning during COVID times

The State Election Commission (SEC) has issued certain guidelines for the upcoming civic body polls scheduled in February. The guidelines have been given taking into consideration the COVID situation in the state. As per the guidelines, only 5 people will be allowed during the door-door campaign for the civic body polls. The SEC has urged...

PIL wants local body polls through ballot papers in absence of VVPATs in Gujarat

A PIL filed before the Gujarat High Court has sought that the state election commission (SEC) declare local body polls and that it should be conducted through ballot paper in absence of VVPAT machines in the state. The petitioner Imtiyaz Khan Pathan through advocate KR Koshti has filed a petition alleging that the state election...

PIL challenges constitutional mandate of EC’s notification to postpone local body elections

A PIL in the Gujarat High Court has challenged the notification of the State Election Commission to postpone local body elections in Gujarat on the grounds of COVID-19 as untenable under the constitutional mandate. Advocate Khemraj Koshti representing the petitioner submitted that the Election Commission of India (ECI) is conducting assembly elections in Bihar and...

BREAKING: Civic polls in Gujarat deferred by 3 months

Civic polls in Gujarat have been deferred for three months. The State Election Commission said it will review the pandemic situation after three months to decide when it can be held. 55 Nagarpalikas and six municipal corporations were scheduled for polls in November. Thirty-one district panchayat and 231 taluka panchayats were also scheduled for polls...