The second and final phase of Gujarat elections begins: Polling to be held in 93 constituencies
The second and final phase of Gujarat elections began on Thursday, the polling will be held in 93 constituencies across 14 districts in the central and northern region of the state. Notably, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, BJP President Amit Shah, and Patidar leader Hardik Patel were among the prominent political personalities who voted on Thursday. Apart from them, PM Modi’s mother Heeraben also voted in Gandhinagar.
Prime Minister Narendra also cast his vote in Sabarmati. He chose to stand in a queue to and follow the rules before casting his vote.
According to reports, about 851 candidates are contesting in Banaskantha, Patan, Sabarkantha, Mehsana, Gandhinagar, Aravalli, Ahmedabad, Mahisagar, Panchmahal, Dahod, Kheda, Anand, Vadodara and Chota Udepur districts.
Notably, votes will be counted on December 18. Gujarat elections are really crucial for both Congress and BJP. These elections can prove a game changer for Rahul Gandhi, who has recently taken over the post of party president. On the other hand, the BJP, which has been in power in Gujarat for last 22 years, expects to make up in the tribal belt for any loss in other places because of anti-incumbency sentiments.
PM Modi has extensively focused on the tribal belts this time to complement the party’s conscious effort to deepen its roots within the tribal community, including encouraging local leaders.
Well, the votes would be counted on December 18. Let’s see who will claim the throne in Gujarat elections this time.
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