The State Commissioner has announced the dates for the local body elections on Monday. The voting to take place on February 4 and the Counting to take place on Feb 6.
As per the information, the polling to take place in for 75 municipalities, two district panchayats, 17 taluka panchayats and 1,400 village panchayats.
Of 75 municipalities, BJP is in power in 59. Of the 17 taluka panchayats where elections are to be held, BJP is in power in 13. The two district panchayats going to the polls, Banaskantha and Kheda, are both with the BJP. Congress had won the last elections their elected members defected to the BJP, and the saffron party took control.