AHMEDABAD: Elections to Gujarat’s 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats are being held on Sunday throughout 36,000 polling cubicles in the state.
Voters, together with leaders from numerous political events, arrived on the cubicles to solid their vote after polling started at 7 am.
The voting will proceed until 6 pm.
A pair, scheduled to get married later in the day, arrived at a sales space in Gondal taluka of Rajkot to train their franchise in the preliminary hours of voting, and mentioned they didn’t need to miss out on their democratic responsibility.
Besides, a newly-wed couple was additionally seen in a queue at a polling sales space in Dehgam taluka of Gandhinagar.
Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj and Agriculture Parshottam Rupala solid his vote at a sales space in Amreli in the morning.
BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Jugalji Thakor solid his vote in Mehsana.
As per the State Election Commission (SEC), there are whole 8,474 seats throughout 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats in the state, out of which candidates on 237 seats have remained unopposed, whereas no type was crammed for two seats in taluka panchayats.
Thus, elections are being held in 8,235 seats, the place the BJP has fielded 8,161 candidates, the Congress-7,778, the Aam Aadmi Party-2,090, amongst others, mentioned the SEC.
This time, the Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis- e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has additionally jumped into the fray for the local physique polls in Gujarat.
Bye-elections are additionally being held for two seats in taluka panchayats and 24 seats in municipalities.
A complete of three.04 crore voters are eligible to train their franchise for these elections.
Over 44,000 policemen, together with the State Reserve Police and 12 corporations of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), together with 54,000 Homeguards have been deployed to make sure free and honest polling.
Votes will likely be counted on March 2.On February 21, polls to 6 municipal companies – Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar – in the state had been held.
The BJP emerged victorious in all these civic bodies.