AHMEDABAD: Voting right now started at a sluggish tempo for the second section of elections to nearby bodies in Gujarat, like municipalities, district and taluka panchayats.
The elections, being held after the Patel quota agitation which were followed by protests towards the ruling BJP, are getting noticed as a test for the ruling party as well as for Main Minister Anandiben Patel.
On the other hand, the Congress is hopeful of generating a comeback by garnering ‘anti-BJP’ votes. Although the BJP is hoping to sweep the polls using on its ‘development’ agenda, the Congress would like to make a comeback right after getting indirect help of the Patel neighborhood.
The polling for 31 district panchayats, 230 taluka panchayats and fifty six municipalities started at 8 AM nowadays and will end at five PM. Counting of votes will be carried out on December 2.
Throughout the very first period, polling for 6 municipal businesses was held final Sunday.
In accordance to the Condition Election Fee, over two.fifty nine crore voters throughout Gujarat have been registered for these semi-urban and rural regional bodies.
The polling is becoming held for a overall of 7,862 seats, for which much more than 33,000 polling booths have been established up throughout Gujarat.