Gujarat Local Body Polls Announced, To be Held in Two Phrases on Feb 21-28

 Gujarat Local Body Polls Announced, To be Held in Two Phrases on Feb 21-28

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Today the Election Commission (Gujarat Election Commission) made a big announcement. Preparations have been initiated by the State Election Commission. Local body elections will be held in two phases. Municipal elections will be held in the first phase. The first round of voting will take place on February 21, while the second round of voting will take place on February 28. Elections for 6 Municipal Corporations will be held on 21st February and 81 Municipal Elections on 28th February and 31 District Panchayats, 231 Taluka Panchayats.

Today, on January 23, the Gujarat Election Commission has announced local body elections. The date for publication of election manifesto has been fixed as 01 February for Municipal Corporation and 8 February for District / Taluka Panchayat / Municipality. The last date for candidates to fill up the nomination papers is February 6 and the district / taluka panchayat / municipality is February 13. The date for verification of candidature papers is February 8 for the corporation and February 15 for all other districts and talukas.

In the meantime, the Municipal Corporation candidate can withdraw his candidature by February 9 and the District / Taluka Panchayat / Municipal candidate can withdraw his candidature by February 16.

People from 6 municipalities of the state will be able to vote on Sunday 21/2/2021 from 7 am to 6 pm. While people of 31 District Panchayats, 231 Taluka Panchayats and 81 Municipalities will be able to cast their votes on Sunday 28/2/2021 from 7 am to 6 pm. The counting of votes of 6 Municipal Corporations will be held on 23/2/2021 and the counting of votes of 31 District Panchayats, 231 Taluka Panchayats and 81 Municipalities will be held on 03/02/2021.

It may be mentioned here that the term of Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, District Panchayats and Taluka Panchayats has expired in the last one month. Then today the State Election Commission has declared the election of these local bodies. The state has 31 District Panchayats, 231 Taluka Panchayats, 83 Municipalities and 6 Municipal Corporations.

It may be mentioned here that BJP and Congress have been conducting an exercise for the last one month to win this election in Koro’s time. The process of appointing observers to decide the candidates has been completed. Both parties are currently waiting for the election to be declared. Corona is also feared to affect voting at both parties at one stage.

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