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Gujarat elections: BJP's Ritaben Patel registers win by margin of over 26,000 votes in Gandhinagar North

Gujarat Assembly elections 2022: Gandhinagar North constituency does not have a distinct caste equation because the majority of its residents are state government officials and their family members.

Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan New Delhi Updated on: December 09, 2022 9:11 IST
The polling in Gandhinagar North will be held on December
Image Source : INDIA TV The polling in Gandhinagar North will be held on December 5, while the counting of votes will take place on December 8, 2022

Gujarat Assembly elections 2022: Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Ritaben Patel defeated her Congress rival Virendrasinh Mafatsinh Vaghela by a margin of 26,111 votes in Gandhinagar North. It is one of the 182 Legislative Assembly constituencies of Gujarat. The seat came into existence after the delimitation in 2008 and falls under the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency.

It is one of the seven assembly seats which constitute the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat. Gandhinagar, the capital city, does not have a distinct caste equation because the majority of its residents are state government officials and their family members. 

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Candidates in the fray

This time, the Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Ritaben Patel from Gandhinagar North. Meanwhile, Congress placed its bet on Virendrasinh Mafatsinh Vaghela and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was represented by Mukesh Patel. The AAP is contesting for the first time in the state. 

A look at previous elections results

In the 2012 Assembly elections, the BJP could manage to win by a narrow margin. BJP's Ashok Patel had won with a thin margin of over 4,000 votes. 

Meanwhile, in 2017 polls, Congress turned the table as its candidate CJ Chavda defeated Patel with nearly 4,700 votes. Chavda had garnered a total of 78,206 votes with a vote share of 49.04%. Meanwhile, his rival candidate Patel could manage a total of 73,432 votes with a vote share of 46.05%. 

The polling in Gandhinagar North was held on December 5, while the counting of votes took place on December 8, 2022. 

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