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Updated: February 21, 2021 6:21:21 pm

Gujarat Local Body Election 2021, Gujarat Municipal Election 2021 Voting New Updates: Polling for municipal corporations in six major cities of Gujarat took place on Sunday. The elections for municipal corporation happened in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar. 

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Gujarat Local Body Election 2021 Polling News Updates: Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with his family members cast his vote at Naranpura Sub Zonal Office in Ahmedabad. Polling for municipal corporations in six major cities of Gujarat took place on Sunday. The elections for municipal corporation happened in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar.

Polling took place for a total of 575 seats with each ward having four corporators, and 2,276 candidates. Among the candidates are 577 from the BJP, 566 from Congress, 470 from AAP, 91 from NCP, 353 from other parties and 228 Independents. “The total number of voters in the six cities stands at 1.14 crore, comprising 60.60 lakh men and 54.06 lakh women. Of the 11,121 polling booths, 2,255 are sensitive and 1,188 have been designated as very sensitive,” a poll official was quoted as saying by PTI.

The counting of votes will take place on February 23.

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    18:09 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Vijay Rupani and his wife cast their votes in Rajkot

    Gujarat Municipal Elections 2021: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his wife cast their votes at a polling centre in Rajkot in the municipal corporation election.

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    17:26 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Gujarat: Over 43,000 police personnel deployed for Municipal Elections

    Gujarat Civic Body Elections: Over 43,000 police personnel have been deployed for the civic polls in six major cities of Gujarat, state Director General of Police Ashish Bhatia said on Saturday. Counting of votes for the polls in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar will take place on February 23. The deployment includes 25,000 personnel from regular units, 15,000 homeguards, and 3,000 from the state reserve police force. Since January 23 when the poll notification was issued, seized liquor worth Rs 8 crore and Rs 1.97 lakh during searches. Since last month, over 48,000 licensed firearms have been temporarily seized from owners, and 1.5 lakh people were placed under preventive detection. 

    14:58 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Royal family members arrive in vintage car to cast their vote in Rajkot

    Gujarat Municipal Elections: Royal family members Mandhatasinh Jadeja and Kadambari Devi Jadeja arrived in a vintage car to cast their vote in Rajkot. 

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    14:56 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani tests negative for COVID-19

    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani tests negative for COVID-19. 

    He was diagnosed with the disease on February 15.

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    14:04 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Gujarat Municipal Polls: BJP will win civic elections, says Amit Shah

    Gujarat Municipal Elections 2021 LIVE: Union Home Minister Amit Shah cast his vote at a polling booth for election to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and expressed confidence that the BJP will win the civic polls in Gujarat. Voting is currently underway for six municipal corporationsin Gujarat - Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar. The BJP has ruled the six corporations for last several terms. Amit Shah exercised his franchise at a polling booth in Naranpura sub-divisional office of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation along with his family members.    After casting his vote, Shah and his family members also offered prayers at the Kamnath Mahadev temple located nearby. Later, talking to reporters, Shah expressed confidence that the BJP will win the polls in Gujarat. "The BJP has emerged victorious across the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I am sure that Gujarat, from where the BJP's victory journey started, will again establish itself as a stronghold of the BJP," he said.    Shah said the development journey started by the BJP under Modi's leadership continues across the country, and many states have taken inspiration from it. "I am sure that voters will turn out in large numbers and development will win," he added. Tight security arrangements were made at the polling booth where Shah and his family members cast their votes. The counting of votes will take place on Tuesday. 

    13:39 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    BJP fields 31 Muslim candidates in Bharuch for local body polls on February 28

    Gujarat Municipal Elections: The ruling BJP has fielded as many as 31 Muslim candidates in Bharuch for elections to local bodies in Gujarat. Marutisinh Atodariya, district BJP chief, recently said that this is for the first time the party has given tickets to so many candidates from the Muslim community in the district. He, however, denied that this had anything to do with a rival alliance between the Bharatiya Tribal Party and AIMIM of Asaduddin Owaisi. Bharuch district will see elections to the district panchayat, nine taluka (tehsil) panchayats and four municipalities. "Of total 320 candidates declared by the BJP parliamentary board on Wednesday for the district, 31 are Muslim, the highest ever in Bharuch so far," Atodariya said.

    12:58 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Gujarat Municipal Elections: 2,276 candidates in fray for 6 Corporations

    Gujarat Municipal Elections Live: A total of 2,276 candidates are contesting the polls in the six municipal corporations. Besides, 9 candidates are also in the fray for by-elections to two seats in the Junagadh Municipal Corporation. Those contesting include 577 from the BJP, 566 from the Congress, 470 from the AAP, 91 from the NCP, 353 from other parties and 228 Independents. 

    12:19 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Municipal Election 2021: Top BJP leaders vote in Ahmedabad

    Gujarat Municipal Election 2021: Among those who cast their votes in the initial hours were BJP MP Kirit Solanki and party MLA Rakesh Shah. Solanki voted at a booth in Ranip area of Ahmedabad along with his wife and family members, while Shah cast his vote at a booth in Ellisbridge area of the city.  

    12:01 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Amit Shah says people will establish Gujarat as the stronghold of BJP

    Gujarat Municipal Election Polling Live: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today expressed confidence that the people of the state will establish Gujarat as the stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Polling for municipal corporations in six major cities of Gujarat began today at 7 am. "Local body elections have started in Gujarat today. Corporation, Municipal Corporation elections have started from today...I am confident that today the people of Gujarat will cast their votes in large numbers and the family and they will establish Gujarat as the stronghold of the BJP," Shah says after casting his vote at Naranpura Sub Zonal Office in Ahmedabad.

    The elections in the state are scheduled to be held in two phases -- on February 21 and February 28. The Polling is taking place for a total of 575 seats and 2,276 candidates.

    11:41 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    AAP claims it would be effective alternative to BJP

    Gujarat Municipal Election 2021 LIVE: The Aam Aadmi Party has claimed it would be an effective alternative to the BJP and Congress, while Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is making its debut in the local bodies polls, having fielded 21 candidates in six wards of Ahmedabad. Around 32,000 policemen have been deployed for voting in 575 seats, with each ward having four corporators.

    11:10 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Gujarat Municipal Election Live: 47,695 booths for corporations, district and taluka panchayats

    Gujarat Municipal Election 2021: Earlier, the state election commission said that a total of 47,695 booths will be set up for the polls (municipal, district and taluka panchayats), of which over 6,000 have been marked sensitive. About 4.2 crore voters are eligible to vote for 574 corporators in six corporations, 2,720 representatives in 81 municipalities, and 9,049 representatives in district and taluka panchayats. 

    10:32 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Amit Shah along with his family members casts his vote in Ahmedabad

    Gujarat Municipal Election: Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with his family members casts his vote at Naranpura Sub Zonal Office in Ahmedabad. 

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    10:29 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Polls were to be held in October-November but were pushed back due to Covid-19

    Gujarat Municipal Election 2021: These polls were to be held in October-November last year but were pushed back due to the coronavirus outbreak. The state election commissioner recently said that the elections would be conducted with strict adherence to all health protocols in place.

    10:26 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Gujarat Municipal Election: Seats, dates, polling, results - complete schedule

    Gujarat Municipal Election 2021: Elections to six municipal corporations is taking place today. Besides, voting for 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats will take place on February 28. Counting of votes for the six municipal corporations will take place on February 23, and for the 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats on March 2.

    10:15 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    BJP, Congress take on each other over development

    Gujarat Municipal Election 2021: During the campaign, the BJP played the "development" card, while the Congress, which has been out of power in these local bodies for a long time now, cited "lack of amenities" and the recent fuel price hike to turn the tide. The Aam Aadmi Party has claimed it would be an effective alternative to the BJP and Congress, while Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM will make its local bodies poll debut having fielded 21 candidates in six wards in Ahmedabad. (PTI)

    09:40 (IST)21 Feb 2021
     Gujarat Municipal Elections: Voting underway, latest visuals from Rajkot, Surat

    Gujarat Municipal Elections: Voting is underway in Rajkot and Surat for Gujarat local body polls. Latest visuals from Rajkot and Surat.

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    09:07 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Gujarat Municipal Elections: Polling underway - Latest visuals from Ahmedabad

    Gujarat Municipal Elections 2020: Voting for Gujarat local body elections underway. Latest visuals from Ahmedabad.

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    Gujarat civic polls: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be in Gujarat on Sunday to cast his vote in the municipal corporation election in Ahmedabad. Shah will cast his vote in Naranpura ward of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, the GujaratBJP said. It said Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, currently under treatment for coronavirus at Ahmedabad's UN Mehta Heart Hospital, will cast his vote in a polling booth in Anil Gyan Mandir School in his hometown Rajkot. Rupani had collapsed on stage while campaigning for the civic polls last Sunday and was detected with COVID-19 the next day.
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