Gandhinagar, 17 March 2020
The state’s urban government has begun to consider expanding the boundaries of the 8 metros of Gujarat. The Urban Development Department is likely to issue a gazette notification. Before the elections of local self-government bodies in Gujarat in 2020, the BJP has adopted a political strategy to get more votes of the cities, which then immediately increased the BJP’s urban seats in the 2022 elections to around 100, which is currently 80 city assembly seats.
The state urban development department has written to 8 municipal corporations and has directed them to send a proposal for dissolution of municipalities and village panchayats immediately. The state government aims to win the local elections in 2020. The list of how many gram panchayats or municipalities can be merged in the metropolis has to be prepared quickly. Based on the population, the state government will take its final decision on this issue. All proposals for merger of villages and towns as well as out-of-town areas will be approved within 12 days before February 2020.
The boundaries of areas such as Guda, Suda, Bhada, Wuda, Ada, Juda and Jada are likely to change drastically. The government intends to roll out the gazette notification after approving new proposals at the state cabinet meeting.
Some of the local bodies coming to Ada will be affiliated with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. In Ahmedabad, in 2007, 30 new areas were added to the municipal corporation. Areas outside Gandhinagar such as Pathapur, Kudasan, Raisan, Sargasan will be brought under the purview of the municipal corporation.
In Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Bhavnagar, outlying areas have been instructed to prepare a proposal for linking the municipal corporation. General elections of all municipal corporations, municipalities, districts and taluka panchayats are to be held next year, except Junagadh in the state. The number of wards in metropolitan elections may also increase.
Another 8 municipal corporations will be created
There are 8 municipalities and another 8 municipalities have been demanded to make municipal corporations. These include Bharuch, Nadiad, Anand, Amreli, Mehsana, Porbandar, Surendranagar, Valsad, Navsari. In doing so, the urban area is currently 43% in 2022, which is expected to increase to 50%. Therefore, by making BJP a assembly of the surrounding villages, 100 assembly seats can be won and 85 of them can be easily won. Vijay Rupani is likely to form a government again in 2022. In 2017, farmers and people from rural areas did not vote for the BJP government, so by creating this game plan, a plan has been formulated to form the government again in the assembly.
1 thousand villages will be merged in new metros
8 The new municipality is planning to merge another thousand villages into larger cities by incorporating the surrounding villages to increase the dominance of the city voters and reduce the weight of the village voters.
If the assembly seats are counted, Congress loses again
There are currently 53 seats in 8 metros and 80 seats in the city and villages in the second 27 seats. There are only seven Congress MLAs against the BJP in 53 urban net seats. Thus, the existing metros and new metros can have 100 seats together. The BJP has become a silent party of urban voters. Do not exceed 100 Congress or the Aam Aadmi Party can get 20-25 seats. BJP municipal seats are also flown at the municipal seats.