Bypolls to relaxation six seats could be held on October 21. (Representational)
The Election Fee of India (ECI) on Sunday introduced by-elections to 2 extra Legislative Meeting seats in Gujarat, a day after it launched schedule for 4 bypolls within the state out of the entire seven constituencies up for grabs.
The EC is but to announce the schedule for Morva Hadaf Meeting constituency, reserved for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) class.
Bypolls to relaxation six seats could be held on October 21.
Counting of votes could be taken up three days later. The by-polls to Radhanpur and Bayad Meeting seats introduced on Sunday have been necessitated after sitting MLAs Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala of Congress resigned and joined the ruling BJP.
On Saturday, the EC introduced by-polls to Amraiwadi, Tharad, Lunawada, and Kheralu seats, which fell vacant after sitting MLAs efficiently contested Lok Sabha polls in April-Might this yr.
Morva Hadaf seat fell vacant after Impartial MLA Bhupendrasinh Khant was disqualified following the invalidation of his caste certificates.
In the meantime, Alpesh Thakor and Zala have staked claims for his or her respective constituencies, Radhanpur and Bayad. Each the leaders belonged to the Alpesh Thakor group.
“My decision to join the BJP was for the sake of the Alpesh Thakor community and farmers of Bayad constituency. A former MLA has also demanded ticket from the seat. But people know me. I have helped resolve even small, personal problems of people in my area. If given ticket, I will help the party win,” stated Zala.
Alpesh Thakor stated (abrogation of provisions of) Article 370 will stay the primary situation in polls.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided a capable leadership to the country. The way the Congress campaigned against Article 370 has disillusioned people,” he stated. Alpesh Thakor added that individuals are additionally appreciating the work of the state authorities.
“The decision on likely candidate from Radhanpur will be decided by the parliamentary board of the BJP. However, senior BJP leaders have indicated that I will contest. I am very much interested…” he added.
Accusing the ballot panel of appearing underneath strain from the BJP, the Congress on Saturday questioned its choice to not announce bypolls to all of the seven vacated seats.
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