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Gujarat Municipal Election Outcomes 2021 LATEST News and Updates: The counting of votes for 575 seats in six municipal companies of Gujarat, polling for which occurred on Sunday, can be held at this time (Tuesday, 23 February).

The counting of votes can be held for 192 seats throughout 48 wards within the Ahmedabad Municipal Company, for 120 seats throughout 30 wards within the Surat Municipal Company, 76 seats throughout 19 wards of the Vadodara Municipal Company, for 72 seats throughout 18 wards within the Rajkot Municipal Company, 52 seats throughout 13 wards within the Bhavnagar Municipal Company and 64 seats throughout 16 wards within the Jamnagar Municipal Company.

The State Election Fee in launch on Monday stated that a mean voter turnout  of 46.1 % was recorded within the elections to 6 municipal companies, with 52.83 lakh of the 1.41 crore registered voters exercising their franchise on Sunday. Through the 2015 polls to those six civic our bodies, 45.81 % of the voters had solid their votes, the discharge stated.

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As per the ultimate figures shared by the SEC, Ahmedabad had the bottom turnout of 42.5 %, whereas Jamnagar recorded the very best turnout of 53.4 %. Moreover, Rajkot recorded 50.7 % polling, Bhavnagar-49.5 %, Vadodara-47.8 % and Surat- 47.1 %.

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Polling was held from 7 am to six pm on Sunday for a complete of 144 wards throughout six civic our bodies amid tight safety and following COVID-19  norms. Prime leaders of the BJP, together with Union House Minister Amit Shah, BJP MP Kirit Solanki, occasion MLA Rakesh Shah and Gujarat occasion chief CR Paatil, solid their votes on Sunday. In accordance with reviews, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani additionally solid his vote in Rajkot, hours after testing unfavourable for COVID-19.

After exercising his franchise at a polling sales space in Naranpura sub-divisional workplace of the Ahmedabad Municipal Company, Shah expressed confidence that the BJP will win the municipal elections.

“The BJP has emerged victorious throughout the nation below the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I’m positive that Gujarat, from the place the BJP’s victory journey began, will once more set up itself as a stronghold of the BJP,” Shah stated.

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“I’m positive that voters will prove in massive numbers and improvement will win,” he additional stated.

In accordance with UK Time News, State Election Commissioner Sanjay Prasad stated that polling occurred peacefully, with none main untoward incident.

Nevertheless, the Gujarat Congress lodged 9 complaints with the SEC about alleged discrepancies in voters’ record, alleged makes an attempt to intimidate voters, and alleged defective EVM machines in Ahmedabad civic polls, stated the report.  The Congress, claiming violation of ballot tips, additionally submitted a grievance in opposition to Rupani for flying into Rajkot with a helicopter to solid his vote, based on the report.

 The civic physique elections are being seen as a check for the Rupani authorities as it could set the tone for the Meeting polls slated for subsequent yr.

The principle contest is between the BJP, which has dominated the six companies for final a number of phrases, and the primary Opposition Congress. Through the ballot 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 the “lack of facilities” and the latest gas worth hike to show the tide.

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The Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) has claimed it will be an efficient various to the BJP and Congress, whereas Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is making its debut within the native our bodies polls, having fielded 21 candidates in six wards of Ahmedabad.

A complete of two,276 candidates, comprising 577 from the BJP, 566 from the Congress, 470 from AAP, 91 from NCP, 353 from different events, and 228 Independents, contested the elections.

Moreover, 9 candidates had been additionally within the fray for by-elections to 2 seats within the Junagadh Municipal Company. After the outcomes are introduced at this time, elections to 31 district and 231 taluka panchayats and 81 municipalities can be held on 28 February.

With inputs from PTI

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