1,856 candidates contesting six Guj civic bodies polls

The six municipal corporations are -- Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.

Ahmedabad: As many as 1,856 candidates are in fray for 568 seats in six municipal corporations in Gujarat, polling for which will be held on the coming Sunday, Gujarat State Election Commission (SEC) announced on Friday.

The six municipal corporations are -- Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.

According to SEC, over 95.9 lakh voters have been registered for these six cities. Out of them, around 51.1 lakh are male, while 44.79 lakh are female voters. Total number of polling booths are 12,616, the release said.

Out of the 95.9 lakh, the highest number of voters are registered in Ahmedabad (39.83 lakh), followed by Surat (26.27 lakh), Vadodara (12.27 lakh), Rajkot (8.85 lakh), Bhavnagar (4.54 lakh) and Jamnagar (4.11 lakh).

Of the 568 seats, Ahmedabad has the highest 192 seats in 48 wards, followed by Surat with 116 seats in 29 wards), Vadodara with 76 seats in 19 wards, Rajkot with 72 seats in 18, Jamnagar with 64 seats in 16 wards and Bhavangar with 52 seats in 13 wards, the release said.

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