The candidate fell around 40 days short of completing 21 years, the age for eligibility.
The division bench led by Acting Chief Justice Jayant Patel rejected the petitions stating that it wouldn’t be appropriate to intervene in the election process at this juncture.
The polling agent was Vipul Desai, a Patidar youth who had handed over a “suicide note” to Varachha police station in September saying that he wanted to commit suicide in support of the quota stir.
”Casting vote is like making a donation. And this donation is for the progress of our country. Therefore, I generally never miss to exercise my franchise,” Sudha Pansuriya, a homemaker said.
Many of the voters who found their names “deleted” said they had cast their votes last year, in the Lok Sabha elections.
Trends showed turnouts at or above 50 per cent in Ahmedabad areas dominated by minorities, Patidars, OBCs and SCs like Ghatlodiya, Gota, Chandlodiya, Odhav, Dani Limda and Asarwa.
Chief Minister Anadiben Patel after casting her vote, expressed confidence that BJP will win.
This election will be a litmus test for CM Anandiben Patel. It will also determine the impact of the ongoing agitation by the Patidar community
The newly formed ward has about 70,000 Muslim voters, including residents of Juhapura, the largest Muslim ghetto in Ahmedabad, and 6,000 Hindu voters who live in residential societies at the “border”.
Patel said that government was concerned over what she termed as ‘low’ prices of cotton.
Hardik, currently in judicial custody for alleged sedition, was brought to the district court where his father and a few Patidar leaders were also present.
A total of 91 persons had died in police custody in Gujarat between 2005 and 2012.
Interestingly, the same motive has been claimed in cases of fake encounters, Jihadi conspiracy of 2003, killing of BJP leader Haren Pandya among other cases.
More than 96,000 teachers are women, according to government records. As per government rules, a woman teacher gets 180 days of maternity leave, while a man gets only 15 days of paternity leave.
“Chandrikaben Baria, if you go out for campaigning and campaign against our party, then I will kill you and shoot you in public,” the letter read.