Gujarat election body sets a new example in inefficiency

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The Gujarat State Election Commission (SEC) has set a new example in inefficiency: on Friday, nine days after the results of local body polls were announced on December 2, its website finally carried the detailed data of the outcome ­ that are usually shared the same day.
Further, the data that showed Congress making significant inroads by increasing its vote share by 9% and BJP losing 3.3% in cities as against 2010 was promptly removed from the website. According to the data, in district panchayats and taluka panchayats, where BJP faced a rout, it lost 6.21% and 5.36%, respectively.
State Election Commissioner Varesh Sinha claimed that the data were removed because they were still being examined.

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