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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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