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1.4 cr voters will decide the fates of 2,276 candidates fighting for 576 seats, in six municipal corporations

Ahmedabad: With Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar going to the polls to elect representatives to their respective municipal corporations on Sunday, campaigning officially ended at 5 pm on Friday.

With the code of conduct in place, no political campaigns will be held until D-day. However, political parties can still go door to door, to campaign.

Sunday will see a battle for power between the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and independent candidates. 

In all, 2,276 candidates are contesting for 576 seats in 144 wards of the six municipal corporations. These include 575 from BJP, 564 from Congress, 419 from AAP, and 226 independents and other parties, including Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India, Samajwadi Party (SP), Janata Dal Secular (JDS), and the All-India Majlis-e-Ittahudul Muslimeen (AIMIM), which is contesting for the first time in Gujarat.

Their fates will be decided by 1,14,67,358 voters, when votes are counted on February 23. (First India Bureau)

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