AHMEDABAD: Gujarat is all set to go to polls in two phases on December 9 and 14, setting the stage for a high-stakes battle between the state's ruling BJP and the Congress.
The coastal state has 182 constituencies.
Maninagar is one of the 182 assembly constituencies of Gujarat. It is located on Eastern side of city Ahmedabad.
This constituency is a totally urban population.
The constituency will have 175 polling stations. In 2012 assembly polls, the number of electors for this seat was 184089.
BJP's Narendra Modi contested and consecutively won thrice from this seat in 2002, 2007 and 2012. Suresh Patel of BJP took over the seat in 2014 after Modi quit as the legaslative assembly member of Maninagar.
The first phase will be held in 89 of the 182 seats and will cover 19 of 33 districts.
The notification for the second phase will be issued on November 20 for the remaining 93 assembly seats in 14 districts.
The votes will be counted on December 18, the same day as Himachal Pradesh, where elections were held on November 9.
A total of 50.25 lakh electorate, including 19 lakh women and 14 transgenders, will decide the fate of the candidates.
The poll process in the state started on November 14 with the issue of the gazette notification for the first phase.