March 03, 2021 4:04 am
This is a huge comeback for the saffron party which had lost nine of these district panchayats, except Kutch and Porbandar, to Congress in 2015. The BJP had managed to win only two out of 34 seats in Rajkot district panchayat in 2015.
March 03, 2021 3:47 am
In Bharuch district panchayat, five-time elected representative Anil Bhagat, who is a close aide of BTP supremo Chhotu Vasava, lost from Walia seat as a BTP candidate.
March 03, 2021 4:04 am
The BJP, which recorded a landslide win in Narmada district — a Congress bastion in the local body polls, wiped out the Congress and BTP in the district panchayat as well as five taluka panchayats.
February 24, 2021 10:26 am
Among the 69 winners of the BJP were two 22-year-olds -- both first-time contestants and youngest in the city -- Bhoomika Rana and Shrirang Ayare, while Congress heavyweight and six-term corporator Chirag Zaveri suffered a setback in Ward 18.
February 24, 2021 4:26 am
Jamnagar was the only civic body where Congress could reach double digits, while the saffron party, which has been ruling the three civic bodies for the past 25 years, with an exception for Rajkot, extended its reach among urban voters.
February 23, 2021 2:43 am
According to police, an FIR was filed at Chandkheda police station after the four allegedly held a poll campaign outside Booth number 4 -BS High School under Chandkheda ward on Sunday afternoon, while election was under way.
February 23, 2021 2:27 am
As per Brahmbhatt’s complaint filed at Kapadvanj town police station on Monday, she was allegedly kicked off from her scooter by an unknown man on a motorcycle, while she was campaigning for local body polls near Sai Nagar society in Kapadvanj.
February 22, 2021 2:18 am
A High Court advocate from Juhapura area, Sufi Anwar Hussain (45) says lawyers are still distressed due to the pandemic.
February 21, 2021 10:10 pm
Rupani arrived in Rajkot around 5 pm and cast his vote at Anil Gyan Mandir on Raiya Road in Ward No.10 of the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC). Rupani’s wife Anjali Rupani was already present at the polling station.
February 21, 2021 8:13 am
The elections to the civic corporations were due in December last year, but were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.