Gujarat Election Related Official News 2021


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The date for the local body elections is likely to be announced today.  The State Election Commission may announce the dates at a press conference today.  It is also likely that the local body elections will be held in two phases.

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response to the RTI filed by the petitioner, the state Election Commission stated that it did not have a VVPAT machine.  In the absence of a VVPAT machine, the State Election Commission announces the issue of holding local body elections on ballot paper.

 The petitioner also made a written representation to the State Election Commission on 1 January 2021 on the issue.  To date, however, no response has been claimed.  The petitioner has sought directions from the State Election Commission to submit a status report before the Gujarat High Court on the issue.  The petitioner has also cited the judgment of the Central Election Commission in the PIL case against Subramaniam Swamy.

The process of candidate selection by BJP and Congress is in full swing
Preparations are currently underway by political parties for the local body elections. In particular, the BJP has taken a number of programs, inaugurations and policy decisions over the last ten days. At the same time, the BJP and the Congress are conducting a candidate selection process.

Faceshields, masks and sanitizers will be arranged
The State Election Commission (SEC) held video-conference review meetings with all district collectors on local body elections, as well as meetings with different departments of the government. Will be given. Sanitizers will be provided to voters at polling stations, with an emphasis on the need for sanitizers and masks.

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

 the local body elections

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.

Jamnagar Municipal Corporation: 16 wards and 64 seats

Out of 16 wards and 64 seats in Jamnagar, 4 will be reserved for SC out of which 2 will be reserved for women and one seat will be for ST women. 6 seats will be for backward class and 3 seats will be for women. 32 seats will be reserved for women.

Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation: 13 wards and 52 seats
In Bhavnagar, 52 seats are still available in 13 wards. Out of 52 seats, 3 will be for SCs and 2 for SCs will be for women. 5 seats will be for backward class. Which will be reserved for 3 women. As well as 26 seats will be reserved for women.

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