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Gujarat: Polls in 75 municipalities to be held on February 17

The State Election Commission of Gujarat announced that elections will be held in 75 municipalities of the state on February 17.

Published: 23rd January 2018 09:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2018 09:58 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

AHMEDABAD: The State Election Commission (SEC) of Gujarat today announced that elections will be held in 75 municipalities of the state on February 17.

The announcement was made by State election commissioner Varesh Sinha.

Sinha said by-elections in seven seats of other six municipalities will also be held on February 17.

He said counting of votes will take place on February 19.

According to Sinha, the last date of filing of nomination forms for the elections will be February 3.

In this 75 municipalities spread across 28 districts of Gujarat, the total number of seats going for polls will be 2116, while total number of wards in these municipalities are 529.

The total number of voters of these 75 municipalities where the polls will be held are 19.76 lakh.

In the recently held state assembly elections BJP retained power by bagging 99 seats while opposition Congress won 77 seats.

The BJP had performed well in urban and semi-urban areas while Congress was ahead in rural areas.

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