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Gujarat bypolls: PM Modi’s mother Heeraben casts her vote in Gandhinagar

Voting for 44 seats in 11 wards, which were to be held in April but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 04, 2021 15:55 IST
Gujarat bypolls: PM Modi’s mother Heeraben casts her vote
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Gujarat bypolls: PM Modi’s mother Heeraben casts her vote in Gandhinagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi on Sunday cast her vote at a polling booth in Gandhinagar for the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) election.

Hiraba reached a polling booth at a government school at Raysan in the city's ward number 10, where she cast her vote.

She lives at Raysan village with the prime minister's younger brother Pankaj Modi. Her daughter-in-law and others accompanied her to the polling booth.

Voting is underway for the elections to GMC and three municipalities of Okha, Bhanvad and Thara.

Voting for 44 seats in 11 wards, which were to be held in April but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, began today and will continue till 6 pm, while results will be declared on October 5.

There are 2.8 lakh registered voters in Gandhinagar, while the number of wards, each of which have four seats, has increased from eight in 2016, when the Congress and BJP won 16 seats each, to 11 now due to delimitation and addition of more areas, officials said.

Polls will also be held on October 3 in Okha and Thara municipalities, while Bhanvad municipality will see mid-term elections, apart from bypolls to fill up 104 vacant seats in local bodies.

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