Voting within the civic polls in six main cities of Gujarat is underway amid tight safety and adherence to COVID-19 norms, officers stated. The voting started at 7 am and can proceed until 5 pm. The municipal company elections in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar are being seen as a take a look at for Chief Minister Vijay Rupani as it could set the tone for the Meeting polls slated for subsequent 12 months.
Votes might be forged for a complete of 575 seats with every ward having 4 corporators, and a pair of,276 candidates, comprising 577 from the BJP, 566 from the Congress, 470 from AAP, 91 from NCP, 353 from different events and 228 Independents, are within the fray, officers knowledgeable.
“The overall variety of voters within the six cities stands at 1.14 crore, comprising 60.60 lakh males and 54.06 lakh ladies. Of the 11,121 polling cubicles, 2,255 are delicate and 1,188 have been designated as very delicate,” a ballot official stated.
Votes might be counted on February 23, following which, on February 28, polls to 31 districts and 231 taluka panchayats, in addition to 81 municipalities might be held, he added.
In the course of the marketing campaign, the BJP performed the “improvement” card, whereas the Congress, which has been out of energy in these native our bodies for a very long time now, cited “lack of facilities” and the latest gasoline value hike to show the tide.
The Aam Aadmi Celebration has claimed it could be an efficient various to the BJP and Congress, whereas Asaduddin Owaisi‘s AIMIM will make its native our bodies ballot debut having fielded 21 candidates in six wards in Ahmedabad.
Rupani, who examined optimistic for coronavirus throughout the marketing campaign, possibly discharged from hospital later within the night time and is prone to vote in his hometown Rajkot on Sunday.
(With PTI inputs)