BJP candidate from Kubernagar ward in Ahmedabad Municipal Company (AMC) Gitaba Chavda was declared the winner on Friday after recounting of votes by the State Election Fee (SEC). Earlier, Congress candidate Jagdish Mohanani was declared the winner on February 23. With this the seat rely of the BJP has gone up from 159 to 160, taking the Congress tally down from 25 to 24.
After Gitaba raised objections and appealed to the SEC for recounting, it was revealed that the counting of votes of the ninth spherical was not performed.
This additionally makes the Kubernagar the one AMC ward to have a panel of three girls councillors. The full variety of girls councillors have additionally gone up from from 96 to 97 out of complete 192 seats throughout 48 wards. Because the 2015 civic physique elections after delimitation of wards, the reservation for girls was elevated from 33 to 50 per cent.
The sooner outcome had declared all Congress candidates to have gained the Kubernagar ward. Nonetheless, with Friday’s growth, the panel may have one BJP councillor. The opposite three Congress candidates elected from the ward are two from reserved seats for women-Urmilaben Parmar and Kaminidevi Jha, and Nikul Tomar.
The revised order by the SEC states that “within the earlier order Jagdish Mohanani was declared elected on the fourth unreserved seat who is asserted to have misplaced”.
In 2015, Kubernagar ward had an all-BJP panel. Within the earlier time period, it was the Viratnagar ward that had three girls councillors.