Gujarat Local body Elections Declared, 21st for 6 Municipal Corporations and polling of Nagarpalika-Panchayats on 28th February, Code of Conduct implemented in the state from today
Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar by-elections
For the last ten days, the BJP government has been flooded with inaugurations, decisions and policy announcements.
Political parties including BJP and Congress are also busy formulating strategies
Given the Corona situation in Gujarat, the state's local body elections will be held in two phases. In the first phase elections of Municipal Corporation and then Municipalities and Panchayats will be held. Polling for 6 municipalities will be held on February 21 and counting of votes will take place on February 23 Polling for 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats as well as 81 municipalities will be held on February 28. The counting of votes will take place on March 2.
Manpa results could affect panchayat and municipal elections
Voting for the 6 municipalities will take place on February 21 and counting will take place on February 23. So that the results of Manpa will be made public. Which may affect the election of panchayats.
Polling will be held on February 21 for 6 Municipal Corporations Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar. Elections will also be held on two seats in Junagadh.
Ahmedabad: 48 wards and 192 seats
After the demarcation, the existing 48 wards and 192 corporator seats in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation have remained the same. The newly merged Bopal Ghuma Municipality and Auda areas will be included in the existing ward. The situation will be the same in four other corporations.
Surat: 30 wards and 120 seats, 60 seats reserved for women
According to the new demarcation, 30 wards of the corporation have been created in Surat. In which 120 seats of councilors will be held. Thus there will be an increase of one ward and 4 councilors. Out of 120 seats in Manpani, 3 seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes and two seats are reserved for women. Four seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes out of which two seats will be reserved for women. 12 seats are reserved for backward class out of which 6 will be reserved for women of backward class while 60 seats out of total 120 seats are reserved for women.
Changes in reserved seats of ST and SC in VMC
No increase has been made in the number of wards of Vadodara Municipal Corporation. The previous 19 wards and 76 seats have been retained. However, after the new delimitation, the number of voters will increase from 40,000 to 50,000. At present there are around 87 thousand voters in each ward of Vadodara Municipal Corporation. Currently there are 5 seats reserved for Scheduled Castes. There were reserved seats for 2 women and 3 men. However, according to the new delimitation, seats have been reserved for 3 women and 2 men. 3 seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes. Of which two were reserved for men and one for women. However, after the new delimitation, a reserved seat for 2 women and 1 man has been declared.
Rajkot Municipal Corporation: 18 wards and 72 seats unchanged, 13 seats reserved
18 wards have been retained after the Rajkot boundary was increased. In Rajkot, five villages namely Mota Mawa, Munjka, Madhapar, Ghanteshwar and Manharpur have been included in Rajkot city. 72 corporators will have to be elected in the election of the corporation. Of which 36 seats are reserved for women. Out of the total 72 seats, 5 seats will be reserved for Scheduled Castes. 3 out of 5 women will be for SC. 7 seats will be reserved for Bakshipanch. 7 out of these 7 seats will be reserved for Bakshipanch women. 1 seat will be reserved for tribal women. For the first time in Rajkot, one seat will be reserved for tribal women.