Gujarat Katargam Assembly Election Results 2022 Highlights: In the Assembly constituency number 166, Katargam, BJP candidate Vinodbhai Moradiya won the seat with 1,20,042 votes, followed by Aam Aadmi Party leader Gopal Italia who got 55,639 votes. Congress finished third with 26,802 votes. Katargam is one of the 182 Assembly constituencies in Surat district of Gujarat and went to polls in the first phase on December 1. The Katargam constituency is one of the 99 seats that was won by the BJP in the 2017 Gujarat Assembly elections. The main electoral contest in the constituency was between AAP’s Katargam candidate Gopal Italia, against Congress candidate Kalpesh Variya, who belongs to the Prajapati community and is categorised under Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Vinodbhai Moradiya, Minister of State for Urban Development and Urban Housing, from the BJP.
Katargam Gujarat Highlights 2022: The main electoral contest in the constituency was between AAP’s Gopal Italia, Congress candidate Kalpesh Variya and Vinodbhai Moradiya from the BJP.
BJP candidate Kantilal Amrutiya leads with 54,216 votes so far, and Jeraj Patel of the Congress has got 28,666 votes so far. The round 13 of counting is going on. AAP candidate Pankaj Kansariya has got 9,910 votes so far.
BJP candidate Vinod Moradiya is leading from the Katargam constituency number 166, getting 43,874 votes so far and AAP's Gopal Italia has so far got 25,971 votes.
Congress Kalpesh Variya has got 7,631 votes.
The ruling BJP contested all the 182 seats, while the new entrant in the state's political landscape, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), contested 181 seats. The main Opposition party, the Congress, contested 179 seats, while its alliance partner, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), contested two seats. A total of 1,621 candidates were in the fray.
Counting of votes for the high-stakes Gujarat Assembly polls began Thursday morning at 37 counting centres amid tight security and in the presence of Election Commission of India-appointed observers across the state.
While counting of postal ballots began at 8 am, counting of EVM votes will begin at 8.30 am.
The Commission has made elaborate security arrangements to ensure a smooth counting process. The entire counting process is being videotaped.
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