Gujarat Assembly Election 2022 Phase 2 Highlights: A moderate voter turnout of 60.94 per cent was recorded in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections that took place on December 5. Election to 93 Assembly constituencies was held on December 5 across 14 districts of north and central regions on Monday. In the 2017 Gujarat elections, the voter turnout was recorded at 70 per cent. Polling in the second phase went off peacefully yesterday, barring a few incidents of violence, the Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) P Bharathi said. A total of 833 candidates were in the fray for the final phase of polls. With the December 5 polls, voting for all the 182 Assembly seats in Gujarat has been completed, and the results will be announced on December 8.
The first phase of elections was held on December 1 which had covered 89 Assembly constituencies, and the voter turnout was registered at 63.31 per cent. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Isudan Gadhvi and Leader of Opposition in the outgoing Assembly Sukhram Rathva of the Congress were prominent among those who exercised their franchise.
Gujarat Election 2022 Phase 2 Highlights: A total of 93 Assembly constituencies went to polls on December 5. Key constituencies in the second phase of Gujarat elections include Ghatlodia, Viramgam, Vadgam, Jetpur and Vaghodia.
Voter turnout of 60.94 per cent was recorded in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections that took place on December 5.
Congress has the right to complain but PM Modi did not do any road show today. He did not violate any rules. He walked from the car to the voting centre. Those naming this as a road show are clearly showing their disappointment: Gujarat BJP chief CR Patil at Gandhinagar. (ANI)
A n average turnout of 58.68 per cent polling recorded till 5pm in the second phase of Gujarat elections, the election commission of India said.
Polling in the second and final phase of elections concluded at 5 PM.
In less than 20 mins now, the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections will conclude. The results will be announced on December 8.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said that on the polling day, PM Modi did a roadshow for two and a haf hours when he went to cast his vote. “Will appeal to EC against it, seems like Election Commission is willingly under pressure,” he says. (ANI)
During the polling day, PM Modi did a roadshow of two & half hours while he went to cast his vote. Will appeal to EC against it, seems like Election Commission is willingly under pressure: Cong Spokesperson Pawan Khera on Gujarat Polls 2022 pic.twitter.com/qq6ZZcVQWT— ANI (@ANI) December 5, 2022
“It's our right & responsibility to vote. I came to know that till now only 60% polling has been done, so I appeal to people to come and increase it. I am hopeful that in the coming time our country can become a superpower as we have youth and potential,” says Irfan Pathan
Former Indian cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan along with their family members cast their votes at a polling booth in Vadodara. Yusuf Pathan appeals to voters to come out and vote.
Former Indian cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan along with their family members cast their votes at a polling booth in Vadodara for the second phase of #GujaratAssemblyPolls— ANI (@ANI) December 5, 2022
"I appeal to people to come out and vote," says former Indian Cricketer Yusuf Pathan pic.twitter.com/jf4uhySB9P
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has criticised PM Narendra Modi for 'road show' at a poll booth in Gujarat. This comes after crowds were seen waving at PM Modi as he walked across to the polling booth in Ahmedabad to cast vote in the ongoing second phase of state assembly election. “Roadshow is not permitted on the day of voting but Prime Minister Modi and his party are VVIPs, they can do anything and they will be excused,” the CM said.
A differently-abled voter in Gujarat casts his vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls in Nadiad, Kheda. “I lost both my hands 20 years ago in an accident but that did never stop me from casting my vote. I use my feet to vote now,” Ankit Soni told news agency ANI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cast his vote at a polling station here during the second phase of the Assembly elections in Gujarat and said the state's people listen to everybody, but it is their nature to accept what is true. (PTI)
Supporters of the Congress and BJP candidates from Danta Assembly seat in Gujarat's Banaskantha district allegedly clashed with each other after a collision between the vehicles of the two leaders, police said on Monday.
No one was injured in the incident which took place at around 10.30 pm on Sunday, Banaskantha Superintendent of Police (SP) Akshayraj Makwana told PTI.
SP Makwana said Kharadi, the sitting MLA from Danta seat, and BJP nominee Latu Parghi levelled allegations that they were attacked by each other's supporters with deadly weapons after a collision between their vehicles.
Danta, reserved for the Scheduled Tribe candidates, is one of the 93 seats where voting is underway on Monday in the second phase of the state Assembly elections. (PTI)
A 34.74 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 PM in the second phase of Gujarat polls.
Former Indian Cricketer Nayan Mongia casts his vote for the second and final phase of elections at a polling booth in Vadodara
I appeal to people to step go to polling stations and vote. Choose whoever you want but you will be able to demand answers from political leaders only if you vote. I expect AAP to win 51 plus out of 89 seats in the first phase and 52 plus seats in the second phase, says Isudan Gadhvi after casting his vote.
AAP's chief ministerial candidate Isudan Gadhvi casts his vote at a polling station in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Isudan, who is one of the star campaigners of the party, is contesting from the Khambhalia seat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi casts her vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls in Raysan Primary School, Gandhinagar.
Erstwhile royal Rajmata Shubhanginiraje Gaekwad cast her vote at a polling booth in Vadodara. “Voting is our right. I appeal to everyone to exercise their franchise. There is no right without responsibility,” she says. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brother Somabhai Modi casts his vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections at Nishan Public school, Ranip.
#WATCH | PM Modi's brother Somabhai Modi gets emotional as he talks about PM who visited him earlier today— ANI (@ANI) December 5, 2022
People cannot ignore the kind of work Centre has done after 2014. I asked him (PM Modi) that he works a lot for the country, he should take some rest as well: Somabhai Modi pic.twitter.com/3SrGMj6A6O
A total of 19.17 per cent voter turnout recorded till 11 AM in the final and second phase of Gujarat elections.
#GujaratElections2022 | Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with his wife, and son Jay Shah, arrives at a polling booth in Naranpura to cast his vote#GujaratElections #GujaratAssemblyPolls— Decision 2022 (@ieElections) December 5, 2022
Follow Gujarat Assembly Elections Voting Live Updates here:https://t.co/ld7bdONE4g pic.twitter.com/HR2nCV8lgf
In the initial hour of polling, district-wise, Gandhinagar recorded the highest turnout so far at 7.05 per cent, while Mahisagar district recorded the lowest turnout of 3.76 per cent. As per constituency-wise data, Gandhinagar North recorded the highest turnout of 12.97 per cent between 8 am and 9 am.
Amit Shah and his family offer prayers at a temple in Ahmedabad after casting their votes for the second phase of polls. His son & BCCI secretary Jay Shah also with them.
Amit Shah, along with members of his family including his son and BCCI secretary Jay Shah, has cast their votes at AMC Sub-Zonal Office in Naranpura of Ahmedabad.
Union home minister Amit Shah's son Jay Shah has cast his vote along with his father at a polling booth at Naranpura in Ahmedabad in the second phase of polls.
Union home minister Amit Shah casts his vote at Naranpura for the second phase of polls.
#WATCH | The festival of democracy has been celebrated with great pomp by the people of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi. I want to thank people of the country. I also want to congratulate Election Commission for conducting elections peacefully: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/2KKjCq7W1D— ANI (@ANI) December 5, 2022
Former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela said that in the second phase of polls, the OBC-majority Assembly segments are going to polls.
Congress played its cards of CM candidate likely being an OBC, so I think central Gujarat, north Gujarat and this entire area will vote for Congress. I see a change in the 27-yr-long BJP rule, he says. (ANI)
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel cast her vote for the second and final phase of polls at Polling Booth 95, Shilaj Anupam School in Ahmedabad.
Hardik Patel, BJP candidate from Viramgam, cast his vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly election at Polling Booth 264 in Chandranagar Primary School, ANI reported.
Shortly after casting his vote in Ahmedabad, PM Narendra Modi praised the Election Commission of India. “The festival of democracy has been celebrated with great pomp by the people of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi. I want to thank people of the country. I also want to congratulate Election Commission for conducting elections peacefully,” the PM said.
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Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena and his wife cast their votes for the second phase of the ongoing Gujarat Assembly polls.
An average voter turnout of 4.75 per cent has been recorded till 9 am in the ongoing second phase of Gujarat Assembly election, ANI reported. In the first phase of the election, the average voter turnout of 63.31 per cent was recorded.
Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel casts his vote at Booth 95, Shilaj Anupam School for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly election, news agency ANI reported.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote in the ongoing Gujarat Assembly elections. The picture of the PM at the polling booth has surfaced
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cast his vote in Ahmedabad in the ongoing Gujrat Assembly Election Phase 2. PM Modi is a registered voter of the Sabarmati constituency and he voted at the polling station set up at Nishan Public School in Ahmedabad's Ranip.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the polling booth where he will be casting his vote shortly in the ongoing Gujarat Assembly election phase 2. A total of 833 candidates are in the fray across the 93 Assembly constituencies.
Gujarat has two prominent seats — Maninagar, from where PM Modi had contested thrice for the Assembly membership from 2002 to 2014, and the Patidar community-dominated Ghatlodia which has given two chief ministers – Bhupendra Patel and Anandiben Patel.
Despite the Patidar quota agitation in 2015, Bhupendra Patel won by a huge margin of 1.17 lakh votes in 2017.
The BJP has already announced he will be given the top post again after this election if it retains power in the state.
The Congress has fielded its Rajya Sabha member Dr Amee Yajnik from Ghatlodia.
The Maninagar constituency can easily be termed as the city’s most high profile seat and a bastion of the BJP. Read more
In the second phase of polls, of the 833 candidates in fray, 285 are Independent candidates. BJP rebel Madhu Shrivastav is contesting as an independent candidate from Vaghodia seat in Vadodara district.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge appeals to voters to exercise their franchise in the “festival of democracy”.
Hearty congratulations to our young friends who are voting for the first time, he says in a tweet.
I appeal to everyone to vote. BJP has maintained law and order and has worked for the development of Gujarat. I want all Gujaratis to vote for BJP. We should exercise our power to vote as election is the beauty of democracy: BJP candidate from Viramgam, Hardik Patel (ANI)
The second and final phase of the Gujarat assembly elections are being held today. I urge all those voting today to come out in large numbers and exercise their right to vote. Each and every vote counts in celebration of democracy: Defence minister Rajnath Singh.
In the second phase, voting is being held on 93 seats in Gujarat today. My appeal to all the voters – This election is the election of new hopes and aspirations of Gujarat. It is a great opportunity that has come after decades. Looking towards the future, do come by voting for the progress of Gujarat, this time come by doing something different and wonderful: Arvind Kejriwal says in a tweet (in Hindi).
In the second phase, 61 political parties have taken part, including the BJP, Congress and AAP. The nominees also include 285 independents, as per the state election body.
The BJP and AAP are contesting in all 93 seats, and Congress is contesting in 90 seats and its alliance partner NCP has fielded candidates in two seats.
Among other parties, the Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) has fielded 12 candidates and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 44.