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Counting of votes cast in elections for six Gujarat municipal corporations, including the major towns of Ahmedabad and Vadodara, will take place on Tuesday with all eyes on the performance of the BJP in power in these municipal corporations, officials said on Monday.
At 9 a.m., the counting will begin.
On Sunday, polling took place in 144 wards across six civic bodies for 576 seats — Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, and Jamnagar (February 21).
Currently, all these civic institutions are governed by the BJP.
Designated staff will start counting votes at different counting centres in these six cities from 9 am on Tuesday. On our website, people can see live updates,” said MV Joshi, secretary of the State Election Commission.
The State Election Commission (SEC) has stated that during the voting that took place between 7 am and 6 pm on Sunday, an average turnout of 46.08 percent was recorded.
Jamnagar had the highest turnout of 53.38 percent, followed by 50.72 percent in Rajkot, 49.46 percent in Bhavnagar, 47.84 percent in Vadodara, and 47.14 percent in Surat, while Ahmedabad had the lowest turnout of 42.51 percent.
In a press release, the SEC stated that of the total of 1.14 crore voters registered in these major Gujarat cities, 52.83 lakh had cast their ballots.
On February 28, elections are scheduled for 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats, and 231 taluka panchayats.