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Municipal Polls

People queue up at a poling booth to cast their votes for municipal corporation elections, in Mandi.

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Voters stand in a queue outside a polling booth in Dharamsala.

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Election officers register voters before allowing them to cast their vote in Dharamsala.

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A woman casts her vote in Dharamsala. People voted to elect members of the Municipal Corporation in Dharamsala.

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Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai along with Aam Aadmi Party leaders and supporters during a roadshow ahead of the civic bodies elections, in Bhopal.

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Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for Andhra Pradesh Municipal Elections 2021, in Vijayawada.

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Governor of Andhra Pradesh Biswabhusan Harichandan and his wife Suprava Harichandan show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes for Andhra Pradesh Municipal Elections 2021, in Vijayawada.

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Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote for Andhra Pradesh Municipal Elections 2021, in Vijayawada.

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AAP candidate Dhirender Kumar with party leader Atishi Singh celebrates after being victorious in Kalyanpuri ward, during counting day of five bye-elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, in New Delhi.

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Security personnel check IDs of voters at Shalimar Bagh area as they arrive to cast their vote, during By-polls in five wards of MCD, in New Delhi.

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Voters take precaution against the coronavirus as they stand in a queue to cast their vote, during By-polls in five wards of MCD, at Shalimar Bagh area in New Delhi.

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AAP supporters during party convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's roadshow for MCD by-elections in Shalimar Bagh village, New Delhi.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Gulabsingh Yadav addresses a press conference after emerging victorious, during counting day of Gujarat Municipal Corporation polls, in Ahmedabad.

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Gujarat CM and BJP leader Vijay Rupani being felicitated by supporters, after emerging victorious on the counting day of Gujarat Municipal Corporation polls, in Ahmedabad

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Gujarat CM and BJP leader Vijay Rupani with Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and State BJP president C.R.Patil, after emerging victorious on the counting day of Gujarat Municipal Corporation polls, in Ahmedabad.

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BJP supporters celebrate after emerging victorious on the counting day of Gujarat Municipal Corporation polls, in Ahmedabad.

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BJP candidates along with party workers celebrate their victory in municipal elections, in Surat.

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AAP candidates along with party workers celebrate their victory in municipal elections, in Surat.

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Congress party workers and supporters gather outside the counting office for the Gujarat Municipal Election 2021 results, in Ahmedabad.

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BJP workers and supporters celebrate after the party won civic body election, outside the counting station in Ahmedabad.

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People wearing face masks as precaution against COVID-19, stand in queue to cast their vote for local body elections in Ahmedabad.

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People wearing face masks as precaution against COVID-19, arrive to cast their vote for local body elections in Ahmedabad.

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Voters undergo thermal screening before casting their votes during the Gujarat Municipal Corporation elections, in Ahmedabad.

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Jay Shah, son of Home Minister Amit Shah and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary shows his inked finger after casting his vote for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation election in Ahmedabad.

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A voter undergoes thermal scanning at a polling station during the civic body election in Ahmedabad.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah casts his vote at Naranpura Sub Zonal Office in Ahmedabad.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah(R) his wife Sonal Shah (C) and son Jay Shah (L) flash victory sign after casting their votes during Gujarat Civic Polls in Ahmedabad.

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Gujarat BJP President CR Patil and other senior leaders wave at party supporters during an election campaign ahead of the Civic Body election and district panchayat elections, in Ahmedabad.

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Congress candidate Baljinder Kaur Rinki celebrates her win in the municipal election, in Patiala district.

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Congress candidate Amandeep Singh Naggi celebrates his win in the municipal election, in Patiala district.

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Punjab Finance Minister and Congress leader Manpreet Singh Badal meets the winning candidates of his party after the results of municipal corporation elections were declared in Bathinda.

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Supporters celebrate SAD candidate Shubhpreet Kaur's victory in the municipal elections, in Rajpura town of Patiala district.

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SAD candidate Shubhpreet Kaur flashes victory sign after winning municipal election of her Ward in Rajpura town of Patiala district.

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Clashes at ward no 23 during Municipal Council Elections, at Rajpura town in Patiala.

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AAP supporters during a roadshow of party leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia ahead of the Corporation election, in Surat.

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AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia during a roadshow ahead of the Corporation election, in Surat.

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Residents undergo thermal screening before casting their votes during Punjab municipal elections, near Amritsar.

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Residents stand in a queue to cast their votes during Punjab municipal elections, near Amritsar.

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Senior Congress leaders Siddharth Patel, Paresh Dhanani, Amit Chawda and others during the launch of party manifesto for upcoming Civic body election and District Panchayat election, at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan in Ahmedabad.

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BJP Corporation Election candidates take part in a mass oath ceremony in Surat.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha waves at party workers during a roadshow ahead of the upcoming municipal corporation election in Bathinda.

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AAP leader Sanjay Singh during an election campaign ahead of the Corporation elections in Surat.

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Shiromani Akali Dal leaders Sukhbir Singh Badal campaigns for party candidate ahead of the municipal corporation elections in Bathinda.

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Delhi’s Deputy Chief minister Manish Sisodia and other AAP leaders wave to their supporters during a road show ahead of Civic body elections in Ahmedabad.

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BJP supporters celebrate the party's lead in the Municipal Corporation election in Ajmer.

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BJP supporters celebrate the party's lead in the Municipal Corporation election in Ajmer.

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Voters stand in circles painted to maintain social distancing as they wait at a polling station to cast their votes for Rajasthan Municipal Election 2021, in Ajmer.

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Voters show their identity cards as they wait at a polling station to cast their votes for Rajasthan Municipal Election 2021, at Fatehpur in Sikar District.

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People wait to cast their votes for the municipal corporation elections, at a polling station in Sonipat.

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Telangana State BJP President Bandi Sanjay Kumar along with other party workers celebrate the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results in Hyderabad.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi workers celebrate their party's lead in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election in Hyderabad.

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Voters wait for their turn to cast vote during the re-polling at Old Malakpet ward for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections, Hyderabad. Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) had canceled the polling for the Old Malakpet ward (No.26) in GHMC following the finding of a wrong election symbol printed against the name of CPI candidate contesting there.

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TRS MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in Hyderabad.

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TRS MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha casts vote during Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in Hyderabad.

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Polling officers collect election materials ahead of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, in Hyderabad.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah participates in an election camapaign roadshow, ahead of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, at Warasiguda in Hyderabad.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah participates in an election camapaign roadshow, ahead of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, in Hyderabad.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, flanked by BJP Telangana leaders, holds a sword during a public meeting, ahead of GHMC elections in Hyderabad.

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AIMIM President and MP Asaduddin Owaisi conducts a door-to-door campaign, ahead of the GHMC election, in Hyderabad.

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Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis along with party National General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav (R), Telangana BJP Chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar (2L) and State Home Affairs Minister G. Kishan Reddy (2R) releases the party's GHMC manifesto, in Hyderabad.

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AIMIM President and MP Asaduddin Owaisi participates in a door-to-door GHMC election campaign at Ghansi Bazar Division in Hyderabad. Charminar MLA Mumtaz Ahmed Khan is also seen.

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Congress General Secretary and in-charge of Telangana Affairs Manickam Tagore, State Congress President Capt. Uttam Kumar Reddy and other leaders release the party’s manifesto for GMCH elections, in Hyderabad.

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Newly-elected Jaipur Heritage Mayor Munesh Gurjar celebrates with supporters after her win as mayor, at JMC Heritage office in Jaipur.

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BJP candidate Kusum Yadav flashes victory sign after filing her nomination for the Jaipur Heritage Municipal Board at JMC office, in Jaipur.

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Election officials leave for their respective polling stations after collecting Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), ahead of the Rajasthan municipal elections, at Bhawani Niketan in Jaipur. 

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Corona positive patients arrive to cast votes for municipal body elections, at a polling station in Jodhpur.

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Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for the municipal corporation elections, at a polling station in Jaipur.

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Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote during the municipal corporation elections, at a polling station in Jaipur.

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Voters show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the municipal corporation elections in Jaipur.

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Voters show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the municipal corporation elections in Jaipur.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot and daughter-in-law Hemakshi show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the municipal corporation elections in Jodhpur.

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Voters show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the municipal corporation elections in Jodhpur.

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Election officials leave for their respective polling stations after collecting Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), ahead of the municipal corporation elections, at Bhawani Niketan in Jaipur.

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Newly-elected South Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Anamika Mithilesh (C) along with Deputy Mayor Subhash Bhadana (R) and Standing Committee member Raj Dutt Gehlot flash victory sign during the MCD Mayor elections, at Civic Centre in New Delhi.

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TRS Working President K T Rama Rao addresses a rally for Municipal elections in Siricilla, Telangana.

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People wait to cast their votes during rural local body electons in Kanyakumari district.

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An elderly woman being helped by a police jawan after she cast her votes during rural local body electons in Kanyakumari district.

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BJP candidate Sushila Kanwar celebrates after being elected as the first woman mayor of Bikaner, in Bikaner.

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat with BJP state President Ajay Bhatt offer sweets to Rishikesh Municipal Corporation's newly-elected Mayor Anita Mamgai, in Dehradun.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chander Mohan Gupta poses for a photograph after being elected as the new mayor of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), in Jammu.

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Hidden faces at a polling booth in Srinagar

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Security personnel stand guard at a polling station during the fourth phase of elections for urban local bodies in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stand guard at a polling station during the fourth phase of elections for urban local bodies in Srinagar.

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An elderly voter gestures after casting her vote for the second phase of polling for municipal corporation elections, in Udhampur district, Jammu.

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Security personnel stand guard at a polling station during the first phase of elections for urban local bodies, in Budgam district of central Kashmir.

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Security personnel stand guard at a polling station during the first phase of elections for urban local bodies, in Budgam district of central Kashmir.

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People wait in a long queue to cast their votes at a polling station during municipal elections in Jammu.

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A security personnel stands guard as people wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during municipal elections in Jammu.

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Security personnel guard during the strike call given by separatist leaders against urban local bodies elections, at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.

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Policemen stand on a checkpoint near a poling station during the first phase of local elections in Srinagar.

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Security persoonel stands guard as people wait in queues to cast their votes for muncipal elections in Ranbir Singh Pura near Jammu.

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State Cooperation Minister Subhash Deshmukh being listed by BJP supporters as BJP local MLA Sudheer Gadgil looks on after winning in the Sangli municipal elections by defeating the Congress-NCP alliance, in Sangli.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya and BJP state president Mahendra Nath Pandey celebrate the victory of the party in the state civic body elections at the party office in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his deputies Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya and BJP state president Mahendra Nath Pandey celebrate the victory of the party in the state civic body elections at the party office in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP state president Mahendra Nath Pandey celebrate the victory of the party in the state civic body elections at the party office in Lucknow.

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People wait in queues to cast their votes for civic polls in Moradabad.

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Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma with his wife (Right) and BJP mayor candidate Sanyukta Bhatia (left) after casting their votes for civic polls in Lucknow.

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Sadhus display their voter identity cards before casting their votes for municipal elections in Varanasi.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his wife casting their votes for civic polls in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath casts his vote for local bodies elections in Gorakhpur.

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