As not more than 1,000 voters are allowed in one booth due to COVID-19 concerns and guidelines of the Election Commission, 3,024 polling booths have been set up, higher than in a normal scenario.
Bypolls in Abdasa, Limbdi, Morbi, Dhari, Gadhada, Karjan, Dang and Kaprada assembly seats in Gujarat were necessitated after the sitting Congress MLAs resigned.
By-elections in Abdasa, Limbdi, Morbi, Dhari, Gadhada, Karjan, Dang and Kaprada seats were necessitated after the sitting Congress MLAs resigned.
All five Congress MLAs who joined the BJP earlier this year after resigning as legislators have been fielded by the latter for bypolls in Abdasa, Morbi, Dhari, Karjan and Kaprada.
As per the guidelines issued by Gujarat home department in view of the COVID-19 situation, not more than five persons can take part in a door-to-door campaign.
Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja said it was necessary to take strict action against erring fishermen and boat owners who stray into Pakistani waters for 'Lalpari' fish.
The panel pointed out that people are facing issues in getting MA cards and the state government to deploy required systems to print more cards.
Staffers, legislators and mediapersons who will cover proceedings have been tested for the infection, while entry for outsiders has been banned.
An official said the MLAs who have not been tested so far will have to undergo the procedure before the session begins.
COVID-19 tests were conducted on Speaker Rajendra Trivedi and 505 staff members of the Assembly over the past two days, and five had been found to be infected, a release said.
First time after donning the mantle of the party chief, Rahul Gandhi is all set to pay a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi from tomorrow.
Union Minister of State Dr. Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said Congress President Rahul Gandhi posed wrong questions during the Gujarat Assembly elections.
Had it not been for NOTA, the Congress in all likelihood would have won with a majority to form the government, say analysts.
On the other hand, Congress' vote share has risen to about 41.4 per cent this time - up from 33 per cent in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and also higher than around 39 per cent in the 2012 assembly polls
Bharuch District Collector Sandeep Sangle on Saturday dismissed the allegations of EVM tampering in the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections.