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Morbi Gujarat Election Results 2022 Highlights: Morbi ‘hero’ Kantilal Amrutiya wins by over 60,000 votes

Gujarat MorbiAssembly Election Results 2022 Live Updates: In the 2022 Gujarat elections, Congress has nominated Jayanti Jerajbhai Patel and Pankaj Ransariya is contesting as Aam Aadmi Party candidate. BJP has fielded Kantilal Amrutiya.

Morbi Gujarat Election Results 2022 Highlights: Morbi ‘hero’ Kantilal Amrutiya wins by over 60,000 votes
Morbi Election 2022 Result Highlights: People stand in queue to cast their votes during the second phase of Gujarat state legislature elections in Ahmedabad, India, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo)

Gujarat Morbi Assembly Election Results 2022 Highlights: BJP candidate Amrutiya Kantilal defeated Congress candidate Jayanti Jerajbhai Patel by a margin of over 60,000 votes. Kantilal got 1,12,169 votes, and Congress’ Jerajbhai got 50,973 votes. Morbi is one of the 182 Assembly constituencies in Kachchh district which went to polls in the first phase of Gujarat elections on December 1. The electoral contest in the constituency was between the BJP, Congress and the new entrant AAP. After the Morbi tragedy, which claimed the lives of 135 people, the BJP has dropped sitting MLA Brijesh Merja, a cabinet minister, and instead gave a ticket to five-time MLA Kantilal Amrutiya.

Amtrutiya had emerged as a savior in the bridge collapse tragedy. Videos of Amrutiya jumping into the river to rescue survivors had gone viral. The act earned Amrutiya nationwide praise and the sobriquet of “Morbi hero”. The place came into the limelight after the British-era suspension bridge in the city collapsed into the Machchhu river on October 30, killing 135 people, a tragedy which was believed might change the poll equations. Sensing that Amutiya’s popularity will come in handy for the party, the BJP dropped its sitting MLA Brijesh Merja, a former minister, and fielded Amrutiya, who was otherwise not in the reckoning as a candidate.

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Live Updates

Morbi Gujarat Election Results Highlights: The electoral contest in the constituency was between BJP candidate Kantilal Amrutiya, Congress Jayanti Jerajbhai Patel and Pankaj Ransariya from AAP. 

17:44 (IST) 8 Dec 2022
Morbi Gujarat Election Results: BJP candidate wins big!

11:26 (IST) 8 Dec 2022
Morbi round 9 counting: BJP leads. Here are the top contenders

11:21 (IST) 8 Dec 2022
Morbi Results Live Updates: BJP leads as ninth round of counting is underway

09:22 (IST) 8 Dec 2022
Morbi Election Results: BJP takes lead in round 1 of counting

Amrutiya Kantilal Shivlal of the BJP takes lead with 3,622 votes in the first round of counting. Congress' Patel Jayantilal Jerajbhai has got 3141 votes.

09:13 (IST) 8 Dec 2022
Morbi Election Results Live: BJP takes big lead

BJP takes big lead from Morbi seat. Kantilal Amrutiya of the BJP is up against Congress Jayanti Jerajbhai Patel and Pankaj Ransariya from AAP. Amrutiya is a five-time MLA. He grabbed headlines after video showed him jumping into the Macchcchu river to save people during the Morbi bridge tragedy.

08:46 (IST) 8 Dec 2022
Morbi Election Results Live: BJP has fielded candidates in 182 seats

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.

08:00 (IST) 8 Dec 2022
Morbi Election Results Live: Counting begins!

Counting for the 182-member Gujarat Assembly begins! The electoral contest in the constituency is between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and the new entrant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

07:31 (IST) 8 Dec 2022
Morbi Gujarat Election Live Updates: Welcome to our live blog!

Welcome readers! Good morning and welcome to our live blog. Stay tuned for all election updates.

In the 2017 Gujarat Assembly elections, Merja, as the Congress candidate, had defeated five-time BJP MLA Kantilal Amrutiya. He won the election by a margin of just 3,419 votes. In a closely-contested bypoll on the Morbi seat which was held on 3 November 2020 and results on 8 December 2020, in the Morbi district, BJP’s Merja defeated Congress candidate Jayantilal Patel by a margin of 4,649. While Merja received 64,711 votes, Patel got 60,062.

First published on: 07-12-2022 at 15:48 IST