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The average voting percentage across all these local bodies together was around 60.26 per cent, it said.(HT Photo )

Over 60% voter turnout recorded in Gujarat local body polls

PTI | , Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:24 PM IST
As per the provisional figures, voter turnout of 54.95 per cent across 81 municipalities, 62.41 per cent in 31 district panchayats, and 63.42 per cent in 231 taluka panchayat, was recorded, the State Election Commission (SEC) said.
Polling for municipal corporations in six major cities of Gujarat began on Sunday at 7 am. In picture - Amit Shah casts his vote at Naranpura Sub Zonal Office in Ahmedabad.(PTI)
Polling for municipal corporations in six major cities of Gujarat began on Sunday at 7 am. In picture - Amit Shah casts his vote at Naranpura Sub Zonal Office in Ahmedabad.(PTI)

Amit Shah confident of BJP victory in Gujarat local body elections

ANI | , Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 12:40 PM IST
"I am confident that today the people of Gujarat will cast their votes in large numbers and they will establish Gujarat as the stronghold of the BJP," Amit Shah said.
The six municipal corporations to go to polls are Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.(PTI | Representational image)
The six municipal corporations to go to polls are Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.(PTI | Representational image)

Gujarat state election commission announces local body elections in February

PTI | , Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:44 PM IST
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.
Earlier this week, the state government filed an affidavit in the high court stating that it would not be possible to conduct the elections to local bodies in February, as the official machinery would be busy with the coronavirus vaccination programme. (Photo @AndhraPradeshCM)
Earlier this week, the state government filed an affidavit in the high court stating that it would not be possible to conduct the elections to local bodies in February, as the official machinery would be busy with the coronavirus vaccination programme. (Photo @AndhraPradeshCM)

Jagan govt accused of ignoring order on local body polls, faces contempt

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:07 PM IST
The Andhra government has been accused of not honouring the high court’s order dated November 3, directing it to extend necessary cooperation to the State Election Commission to hold panchayat raj elections in February 2021.
The YSCP said as per the Supreme Court directions, the SEC should consult the government before holding the all-party meeting.
The YSCP said as per the Supreme Court directions, the SEC should consult the government before holding the all-party meeting.

In Andhra, Jagan Reddy vs top poll officer over local body elections

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 11:32 PM IST
The ruling YSRCP boycotted the all-party meeting called by the SEC, alleging that the top poll officer had held the meeting in a bid to hurry through local body elections.
CM Jagan Mohan Reddy called state election commissioner’s decision to defer elections to urban and local bodies a ‘unilateral decision’.(Twitter/CMO Andhra Pradesh)
CM Jagan Mohan Reddy called state election commissioner’s decision to defer elections to urban and local bodies a ‘unilateral decision’.(Twitter/CMO Andhra Pradesh)

Jagan Reddy attacks state election commission for deferring local body polls amid coronavirus outbreak

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy said in his letter to the governor that Ramesh Kumar had not consulted either the state’s chief secretary or health secretary to discuss the status on coronavirus threat before postponing the elections.
A view of the Supreme Court building, in New Delhi, India.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court building, in New Delhi, India.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Local body polls put on hold by Supreme Court in 9 new Tamil Nadu districts

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 12:44 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) had filed the petition seeking a stay on State Election Commission’s recent notification to conduct civic polls.
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