The accused conspired to divert the money between financial years 2015 and 2019, as per the FIR lodged on Tuesday at Jafrabad police station on the basis of a complaint by an officer of the Jafrabad taluka panchayat office, which looks after the MGNREGA scheme.
Zala, Vaghela and Desai were associated with the BJP before their decision to contest as independent candidates.
As many as 40 newly-elected MLAs in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly have criminal cases pending against them as per their election affidavits, according to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and the Gujarat Election Watch. Of these 40 MLAs, 29 members (16 per cent of a total 182) are facing[Read More…]
AAP MLA Bhupat Bhayani was elected to the assembly from Junagadh district’s Visavadar.
Khedawala, the sitting Congress MLA from the Jamalpur-Khadia Assembly constituency in Ahmedabad city, won the election by a margin of 13,658 votes on Thursday to retain the seat.
The officials informed that the family members and locals have demanded the accused be punished soon. Further details are awaited.
The battle of ballots in Limbayat assembly turned interesting curious when the BJP named Sangita Patil as its candidate from the seat despite strong anti-incumbency.
According to an exit poll conducted by Zee News, the BJP could win between 110 and 125 of Gujarat’s 182 legislative seats.
Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat P Bharathi stated that there will be 182 counting observers, 182 election officials, and 494 assistant election officers on duty during the counting process.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, were two of the political heavy hitters who cast their ballots early on Monday morning.
The voting began at 8 am today. The voting percentage was at 4.75 per cent till 9 am.
PM Modi made these remarks after casting his vote in Ahmedabad’s Nishan Public School in Ranip where he spoke to the reporters for a brief period.
Patel cast his vote at Polling Booth 264 in Chandranagar Primary School.
Voting for the second phase of the Assembly elections is underway. The voter turnout in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls till 9 am was at 4.75 per cent, according to the Election Commission data on Monday.
In the 2017 elections, the BJP won 37 seats and the Congress 22, while two seats went to independents in the central Gujarat region, where 10 seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) and three for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates.
Voting for 89 seats spread across 19 districts of Kutch, Saurashtra and South Gujarat will be held on Thursday.
The BJP had won the seat in 2007 and 2012 but lost to the Congress in a bypoll in 2014. The opposition party retained the seat in 2017.
Flying of drones near the venue had been banned by the district collector for security reasons.
Viramgam Assembly segment, which comprises Viramgam, Mandal and Detroj talukas of Ahmedabad, has been with the Congress for the last 10 years. This and 92 other seats will go to polls in the second phase on December 5.