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Gujarat local body polls


BJP returns to Saurashtra-Kutch winning all 12 district panchayats

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.

Congress MLA, BTP leader among big names who lost

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.

BTP wiped out along with Congress in tribal districts

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.

BJP wins VMC for fifth time in a row; Cong wins 7 seats

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.

BJP romps home with 68 out of 72 seats in Rajkot

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.

Gujarat: Campaigning outside polling booth; 4 Cong workers booked

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.

Gujarat: Day after ‘threat call; Former president of Kapadvanj municipality claims attack on her

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.

Gujarat local body polls: Party loyalists to first-time voters queue up

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.

Gujarat local body polls: CM casts vote in Rajkot after he tests negative for Covid

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.

Gujarat local body elections: 1.14 crore voters to cast vote in six major cities today

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.