Gujarat Assembly Election Campaign: Campaigning for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections ended on Tuesday (November 29) evening. The first phase of elections is on December 1 in Gujarat. Voting will be held in 89 seats out of total 182 seats in the first phase. In the first phase, voting is to be held on 54 seats of Saurashtra and 35 seats of South Gujarat. After this, the second phase of voting will be held in 93 seats on December 5.
Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat P Bharti said that campaigning for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections has ended. Voting will be held on December 1. All arrangements have been made. Voting will be held in 19 districts. Polling staff have been trained. Webcasting will be done at 50% polling stations.
So many people will vote in the first phase
Central paramilitary forces have also been deployed, the Chief Electoral Officer said. A total of 2,39,76,760 voters will vote in the first phase of the election. The election results will be released on December 8. Earlier on Tuesday, all the parties put full force in the campaign. Bharatiya Janata Party President JP Nadda campaigned for the BJP candidates contesting in the first phase in Bhavnagar.
These are the main candidates of the first phase
First Phase Among the major candidates of Aam Aadmi Party‘s (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Issudan Gadhvi, who is contesting from the Kholalia seat in Devbhumi Dwarka district. In the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections, former minister Purushotham Solanki, six-time MLA Kunvarji Bawalia, Morbi ‘hero’ Kantilal Amritiya, Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife Rivaba Jadeja and Gujarat AAP president Gopal Italia are also prominent candidates.
Big leaders campaigned
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, JP Nadda and other BJP leaders campaigned for their party in the first phase. Many rallies have been held to support the candidates. National convener of AAP and Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has also campaigned extensively for his party candidates and made many promises to the people.
On the Congress side, party president Mallikarjun Kharge, MP Rahul Gandhi, from Rajasthan Many leaders, including Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, have been key campaigners for their party’s candidates. Rahul Gandhi stopped his Bharat Joko Yatra midway and came to Gujarat to campaign for the elections.
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