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Schedule for village panchayat polls announced in Gujarat

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

State Commission of today announced that elections for around 1,420 village panchayats will be held on February 4 and counting of votes will take place on February 6.

The elections to the village panchayats comes a couple of months after the elections, in which opposition had an edge over ruling in rural areas of

The commission in a press release said that notification for the will be issued on January 5, while last date of filing of nomination forms is January 20.

Voting will take place on February 4 while counting of votes will be taken up on February 6, the release said.

The elections will be held in regular course to most of this village panchayats as their term is ending, it added.

The village panchayats elections are not fought on party symbols. However, both the and the have started preparations for the elections.

held meeting of core committee last week to prepare for the elections, while the main opposition party today held meeting of its leaders to start preparations for polls.

After the Assembly elections held in December last year, BJP retained power by winning 99 seats while Congress bagged 77 seats.

Congress won more seats than BJP in rural areas of Gujarat in the Assembly polls.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 21:55 IST