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Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022: Voting for 2nd phase concludes, exit polls at 6:30 PM

Gujarat Assembly Poll Phase 2 Voting 2022 LIVE Updates: In this phase, 93 Assembly seats are going to polls across 14 districts. Some of the important constituencies in this phase include Ghatlodia (in Ahmedabad district) of CM Bhupendra Patel and Viramgam seat (Ahmedabad) from where Patidar leader Hardik Patel is fighting on the BJP's ticket.

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022: Voting for 2nd phase concludes, exit polls at 6:30 PM
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Gujarat Assembly Poll Phase 2 Voting 2022 LIVE Coverage | Voting in 93 seats in 14 districts of Gujarat for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022 concluded at 5 PM. According to the Election Commission, barring a few incidents of violence, polling was by and large peaceful. Approx 58.68% polling was recorded till 5 PM in the second phase of  Gujarat Assembly Polls.

The 93 Assembly segments that went to polls are spread across Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar and other districts. In the second phase of elections, 833 candidates were in the fray from 61 political parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and Congress. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP and the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP contested in all the 93 seats, the Congress is fighting in 90 seats and its alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has fielded candidates in two seats. Among other parties, the Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) has fielded 12 candidates, and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 44. According to Election Commission, the nominees also include 285 independent candidates. A total of 2.51 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise for the second phase of elections, including 1.29 crore men and 1.22 crore women, and the poll body has set up 14,975 polling stations for which 1.13 lakh election staffers have been deployed. There are 5.96 lakh voters in the age group of 18 to 19 years.

Some of the important constituencies in the second phase include Ghatlodia (in Ahmedabad district) of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Viramgam seat (Ahmedabad) from where Patidar leader Hardik Patel is fighting on the BJP's ticket, and Gandhinagar South from where Alpesh Thakor is fighting as the saffron party candidate. Besides, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani is contesting as the Congress candidate from the Vadgam seat in Banaskantha district, and Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly Sukhram Rathva is the nominee from Jetpur in Chhota Udepur district. BJP rebel Madhu Shrivastav is contesting as an independent candidate from the Vaghodia seat in the Vadodara district.

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Stay tuned with Zee News to get the latest updates on Gujarat Assembly Election Phase 2 Voting 2022:

05 December 2022
17:39 PM

Voting Concludes In Gujarat, Exit Polls At 6:30 PM 

Voting for the second phase of assembly polls has come to an end in 93 seats spread across central and north Gujarat. Exit poll results will come after 6.30 PM.  

15:59 PM

District Wise Turnout Till 3 PM In Gujarat

According to the Election Commission, 50.51% voter turnout has been recorded till 3 PM in the second and the last phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections. Here's the district-wise voter turnout till 3 PM in Gujarat.

 

 

15:52 PM

50.51 % voter turnout till 3 PM: EC

According to EC, nearly 50.51 % voter turnout has been recorded till 3 PM

15:51 PM

"It's our right & responsibility to vote. I came to know that till now only 60% polling has been done, so I appeal to people to come and increase it. I am hopeful that in the coming time our country can become a superpower as we have youth and potential," says Irfan Pathan.

15:46 PM

Come Out & Vote: Cricketer Yusuf Pathan Urges Gujarat Voters

Former Indian cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan along with their family members cast their votes at a polling booth in Vadodara for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls. "I appeal to people to come out and vote," says former Indian Cricketer Yusuf Pathan.

 

 

15:43 PM

BJP distributed liquor in Gujarat despite ban: Khera 

Yesterday our tribal leader & MLA from Danta (Kanti Kharadi) wrote to EC seeking protection, but EC didn't respond & later he was attacked by 24 BJP goons, BJP also distributed liquor in Gujarat even though liquor is banned there, EC took no action on that either: Pawan Khera

15:33 PM

During the polling day, PM Modi did a roadshow of two & half hours while he went to cast his vote. Will appeal to EC against it, seems like Election Commission is willingly under pressure, says Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera on Gujarat Polls 2022

 

 

15:29 PM

'Willingly Under Pressure': Congress slams EC over PM Modi's 'Roadshow'

Congress party has slammed the Election Commission over PM Modi's roadshow in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. Congress leader Pawan Khera said his party has been making several representations to the poll body at various levels, but it looks like the election watchdog is "willingly under pressure".

15:09 PM

Gujarat Assembly Election Phase 2 Voting LIVE: BJP, Congress workers clash during polling in Keshavpura

The BJP and Congress workers have reportedly clashed during polling in Keshavpura in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections.

14:56 PM

Gujarat Assembly polls Phase-2 voting: 34.74 pc voter turnout recorded till 1 pm

An average 34.74 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Aam Aadmi Party's chief ministerial candidate Isudan Gadhvi and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Sukhram Rathva have so far been among those who cast votes.

12:30 PM

Gujarat polls: After PM Narendra Modi, his 100-year-old mother Heeraben casts her vote

After PM Narendra Modi, his 100-year-old mother Heeraben cast her vote in Raysan Primary School in Gandhinagar during second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections.

11:32 AM

People of Gujarat listen to everyone but it's their nature to accept what is true: PM Modi after casting vote

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who cast his vote at a polling station in Ahmedabad during the second phase of the Assembly elections in Gujarat, said that his home state's people listen to everybody, but it is their nature to accept what is true.

He also congratulated the Election Commission for conducting the polls in a "spectacular manner" and raising the prestige of India's democracy in the whole world.

He said the voters of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi celebrated "the festival of democracy" with great enthusiasm.

The Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh were held last month and the municipal polls in Delhi took place on Sunday.

"For the celebration of democracy, I heartily congratulate the citizens of the country and greet them. I also heartily congratulate the Election Commission. It has developed a great tradition of conducting elections in a very spectacular manner, increasing the prestige of India's democracy in the whole world," Modi told reporters after casting his vote at a polling station in the Ranip area of Ahmedabad city.

He also heartily thanked the voters of Gujarat, saying they celebrated the festival of democracy with great enthusiasm and held discussions in an excellent manner.

"The people of Gujarat are discreet. They listen to everyone and it is their nature to accept what is true. And according to that nature, they are also voting in large numbers. I am also very thankful to the voters of Gujarat," he said.

Modi arrived at the polling station at Nishan High School in Ranip locality of Ahmedabad city at around 9.30 am to exercise his democratic right.

10:57 AM

Gujarat Assembly polls: After PM Modi, Amit Shah and his family cast votes in Ahmedabad

Gujarat Assembly polls: After PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his family members cast their votes in Ahmedabad.

10:05 AM

"Cast my vote in Ahmedabad. Urging all those voting today to turnout in record numbers and vote," tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

09:51 AM

4.75% voter turnout recorded till 9 am in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections.

09:27 AM

Gujarat Assembly elections: PM Narendra Modi casts his vote Ahmedabad

PM Narendra Modi casts his vote for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections at Nishan Public school, Ranip in Ahmedabad.

09:00 AM

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel casts his vote in second phase of Assembly elections

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel casts his vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections at Booth 95, Shilaj Anupam School in Ahmedabad 

08:59 AM

Gujarat Polls: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly cast his vote at Nishan Public School, Ranip in Ahmedabad.

08:44 AM

Voting is underway in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls 2022.

08:41 AM

Election Commission urges Gujarat voters to 'fulfill their responsibility'

As voting started for 93 seats in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022, the Election Commission requested all voters to "fulfill their responsibility".

08:14 AM

Want all Gujaratis to vote for BJP, says Hardik Patel as voting begins for second phase

"I appeal to everyone to vote. BJP has maintained law and order & has worked for the development of Gujarat. I want all Gujaratis to vote for BJP. We should exercise our power to vote as election is the beauty of democracy," Hardik Patel, the BJP candidate from Viramgam, said as voting began for the second phase.

08:10 AM

Gujarat polls 2022: Some of important constituencies in second phase include Ghatlodia, Viramgam 

Some of the important constituencies in the second phase of Gujarat elections include Ghatlodia (in Ahmedabad district) of CM Bhupendra Patel, Viramgam seat (also in Ahmedabad) from where Patidar leader Hardik Patel is fighting on the BJP's ticket, and Gandhinagar South from where Alpesh Thakor is fighting as the saffron party candidate.

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani is contesting as the Congress candidate from the Vadgam seat in Banaskantha district, and Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly Sukhram Rathva is the nominee from Jetpur in Chhota Udepur district.

BJP rebel Madhu Shrivastav is contesting as an independent candidate from the Vaghodia seat in the Vadodara district.

08:01 AM

Gujarat Assembly Election Phase 2: Voting begins in 93 seats across 14 districts

07:37 AM

Gujarat Assembly elections: PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to cast votes in Ahmedabad today

Gujarat Assembly elections: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in his home state on Sunday evening, will exercise his franchise in Ahmedabad today during the second phase of the state polls. Prime Minister Modi will cast his vote at a polling station set up at a high school in Ranip locality in Ahmedabad city.

"Urging all those who are voting in Phase 2 of the Gujarat elections, particularly the young voters and women voters to vote in large numbers. I will be casting my vote in Ahmedabad at around 9 AM," he said in a tweet.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is also scheduled to cast his vote at a municipal sub-zonal office in the Naranpura locality of the city.

06:59 AM

Gujarat polls second phase voting: 16 seats in Ahmedabad crucial for BJP

In the second phase of the Gujarat polls today. sixteen urban Assembly seats in Ahmedabad city are crucial for the ruling BJP which has enjoyed an upper hand here in the elections since 1990.

While the Congress improved its tally to four seats in the 2017 election from two in 2012, the fight has become more interesting this time with the entry of Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, which has fielded its candidates in all 16 seats, and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) which is contesting four seats.

BJP currently holds 12 out of these 16 seats.

The city has two prominent seats -- Maninagar, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi had contested thrice for the Assembly membership from 2002 to 2014, and the Patidar community-dominated Ghatlodia which has given two chief ministers - Bhupendra Patel and Anandiben Patel.

The Maninagar constituency can easily be termed as the city's most high-profile seat and a bastion of the BJP.

06:58 AM

The first phase of voting for 89 seats in Gujarat's Saurashtra, Kutch, and south regions was held on December 1, when an average voter turnout of 63.31 per cent was recorded.
 

06:55 AM

Gujarat Assembly polls: A look at figures of 2017 elections

Earlier in the 2017 Gujarat Assembly elections, the BJP won 51 of the 93 seats going to the polls today. Congress had bagged 39, while three seats went to independent candidates.

In central Gujarat, the BJP had bagged 37 seats, outnumbering the Congress which got 22. But in north Gujarat, the Congress had got 17 seats while the saffron party could only win 14.

06:33 AM

Gujarat Assembly Poll Phase 2 Voting 2022: Over 2.51 crore voters eligible to vote 

In the second phase of Gujarat Assembly polls, a total of 2.51 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise, including 1.29 crore men and 1.22 crore women.

The poll body has set up 14,975 polling stations for which 1.13 lakh election staffers have been deployed. There are 5.96 lakh voters in the age group of 18 to 19 years.

06:32 AM

Gujarat Assembly Election Phase 2 Voting 2022: BJP, AAP contesting in all 93 seats, Congress in 90

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP and the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP are contesting in all the 93 seats. The Congress, on the other hand, is fighting in 90 seats and its alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has fielded candidates in two seats. 

The Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) has fielded 12 candidates, and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 44. According to Election Commission, the nominees also include 285 independent candidates.

06:29 AM

LIVE Coverage | Gujarat Assembly Poll Phase 2 Voting 2022

LIVE Coverage | Gujarat Assembly Poll Phase 2 Voting 2022: Voting is scheduled to start at 8 AM across 93 Assembly seats in 14 districts of Gujarat during the second phase of the state polls. The 93 Assembly segments which will go to polls are spread across Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, and other districts. This phase will witness 833 candidates in the fray from 61 political parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and Congress.

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