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Gujarat Elections 2022: Phase 2 voting concludes, over 60% voter turnout recorded | Highlights

Gujarat Elections 2022 Voting Live Updates: The Gujarat Assembly has a total of 182 seats. In the second phase, voting took place in the remaining 93 seats, for which 833 candidates are in the fray from 61 political parties, including the BJP, Congress and the new poll entrant Aam Aadmi Party.

Shashwat Bhandari Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: December 05, 2022 23:41 IST
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Gujarat Elections 2022 second phase LIVE updates: Voting in 93 Assembly seats across 14 central and northern districts of Gujarat during the second phase of the state polls took place on Monday. The high-voltage campaigning by different parties for the second phase of polls ended on Saturday evening. The first phase of voting for 89 seats in Saurashtra, Kutch and south Gujarat regions was held on December 1, when an average voter turnout of 63.31 per cent was recorded. The Gujarat Assembly has a total of 182 seats. In the second phase, voting will be held in the remaining 93 seats, for which 833 candidates are in the fray from 61 political parties, including the BJP, Congress and the new poll entrant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The nominees also include 285 independents, as per the state election body. Among other parties, the Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) has fielded 12 candidates and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 44. A total 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. There are 5.96 lakh voters in the age group of 18 to 19 years, according to the Election Commission. FULL COVERAGE

Gujarat Elections 2022 Phase 2 voting

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  • 5:40 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    Election Commission tweeted pictures of to-be-married women and men

    Election Commission tweeted pictures of to-be-married women and men with caption- "Only after the first vote, the bride and groom performed their duties."

  • 5:10 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    Phase 2 voting concludes, over 60% voter turnout recorded

    Phase 2 voting concludes on Monday. According to the Election Commission, over 60% voter turnout was recorded.

  • 4:38 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    50.51% voter turnout recorded till 3pm

    50.51% voter turnout was recorded till 3pm in the second and the last phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, said Election Commission of India.

  • 4:09 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    Scuffle between BJP and Congress workers reportedly in Keshavpura, situation is under control, say police

    A scuffle between BJP and Congress workers reportedly in Keshavpura. The situation under control at Keshavpura polling station under Anklav assembly constituency in Anand said police

  • 4:08 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    Nearly 55 per cent turnout till 3 pm

    According to Election Commission, nearly 55 per cent turnout was reported till 3 pm.

  • 3:50 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Former Indian cricketers Yusuf Pathan, Irfan along with family cast vote in Vadodara

    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," said former Indian Cricketer Yusuf Pathan.

    "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," Irfan Pathan said. 

  • 3:13 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Voter turnout till 1 pm

    Till 1 pm, Sabarkantha district recorded the highest turnout ay 39.73 per cent, followed by Chhota Udepur 38.18 per cent.

    In Ahmedabad district, the voter turnout till 1 pm stood at 30.82 per cent. In Vadodara, it was 34.07 per cent, as per an update shared by the Election Commission.

    The poll body said in the first three hours, 41 ballot units, 40 control units and 109 voter verifiable paper audit trails (VVPATs) were replaced due to malfunctioning.

  • 2:50 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera alleges PM Modi violated poll conduct

    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, said Congress spokesperson Pawan 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, he further said.

  • 2:24 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Differently-abled voter casts vote in Gujarat elections

    A differently-abled voter casts his vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls in Nadiad, Kheda. "I lost both my hands 20 years ago in an accident but that did never stop me from casting my vote. I use my feet to vote now," said Ankit Soni.

  • 2:01 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Scuffle between BJP, Congress workers in Keshavpura polling station in Anklav assembly constituency

    Police bring the situation under control at Keshavpura polling station under Anklav assembly constituency in Anand where a scuffle between BJP and Congress workers reportedly took place during polling.

  • 1:59 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    34.74 per cent voter turnout till 1 pm

    In the second phase so far, Gujarat has recorded 34.74 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 pm. Polling will take place till 5 pm and results are set to be declared on December 8.

  • 1:25 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Expect AAP to win over 100 seats in these elections, says CM candidate Isudan Gadhvi

    AAP's CM candidate Isudan Gadhvi casts his vote at a polling station in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

    "I appeal to people to step go to polling stations and vote. Choose whoever you want but you will be able to demand answers from political leaders only if you vote. I expect AAP to win 51 plus out of 89 seats in the first phase and 52 plus seats in the second phase," says Isudan Gadhvi.

  • 1:19 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi's mother Heeraben Modi casts her vote in Gandhinagar

    PM Modi's mother Heeraben Modi casts her vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls in Raysan Primary School, Gandhinagar.

  • 12:22 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi's brother Somabhai Modi casts his vote

    Ahmedabad | Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brother Somabhai Modi casts his vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections at Nishan Public school, Ranip where PM Modi had also voted earlier in the day.

     

  • 12:20 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Erstwhile royal Rajmata Shubhanginiraje Gaekwad casts vote in Vadodara

    Erstwhile royal Rajmata Shubhanginiraje Gaekwad, cast her vote at a polling booth in Vadodara.

    She says, "Voting is our right. I appeal to everyone to exercise their franchise. There is no right without responsibility."

     
  • 12:17 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi's brother Somabhai Modi gets emotional as he talks about him

    PM Modi's brother Somabhai Modi gets emotional as he talks about PM who visited him.

    "People cannot ignore the kind of work Centre has done after 2014. I asked him (PM Modi) that he works a lot for the country, he should take some rest as well," says Somabhai Modi.

  • 11:37 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Bhai Patel casts vote in Gujarat Election

    Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Bhai Patel casts vote in the Gujarat Election second phase and says BJP will break all its old records in these elections.

  • 11:13 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Amit Shah, family offer prayers at temple in Ahmedabad

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his family offer prayers at a temple in Ahmedabad after casting their votes for the second phase of Gujarat Elections 2022. His son and BCCI secretary Jay Shah also accompany him.

  • 11:11 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Appeal to everyone to vote, says Amit Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah, after casting his vote, says, "I appeal to everyone to vote, especially the first-time voters - the young girls and boys should vote." Earlier, PM Modi cast his vote in Ahmedabad.

     

  • 10:54 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with family, cast vote in Ahmedabad

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with members of his family including his son and BCCI secretary Jay Shah, casts his votes at AMC Sub-Zonal Office in Naranpura of Ahmedabad in the second phase of Gujarat Elections 2022.

  • 10:31 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    UP Guv Anandiben Patel casts vote in Ahmedabad

    Ahmedabad | Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel cast her vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls at Polling Booth 95, Shilaj Anupam School.

  • 10:29 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    See change in 27-year-long BJP rule, says Ex-Guj CM Shankersinh Vaghela

    In 2nd phase, OBC-majority assembly segments are going to poll. Congress played its cards of CM candidate likely being an OBC, so I think central Gujarat, north Gujarat & this entire area will vote for Congress. I see a change in the 27-year-long BJP rule, said Ex-Guj CM Shankersinh Vaghela.

  • 10:28 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Hardik Patel casts vote in second phase of Gujarat election

    BJP candidate from Viramgam, Hardik Patel cast his vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls at Polling Booth 264 in Chandranagar Primary School.

  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Delhi Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena casts vote in Ahmedabad

    Delhi Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena and his wife cast their votes for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls in Ahmedabad.

    "It's a festival of democracy. Everyone should exercise their franchise. I too voted today. I appeal to everyone to step out in large numbers, vote & strengthen democracy. People of Gujarat are smart & they have always voted thoughtfully. They'll do the same this time too," said Delhi LG.

  • 10:25 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Want to congratulate EC for conducting elections peacefully, PM Modi after casting vote

    PM Narendra Modi after casting vote | The festival of democracy has been celebrated with great pomp by the people of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi. I want to thank the people of the country. I also want to congratulate Election Commission for conducting elections peacefully.

     

  • 9:38 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi walks to his brother's house after casting vote

    Soon after casting vote in Ahmedabad, PM Modi walked to his brother's house. On Sunday, the Prime Minister had visited his mother Heeraben Modi at her residence. 

  • 9:31 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi casts vote in Ahmedabad

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

  • 9:29 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi greets people on way to Nishan Public school to cast his vote

    Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets people on his way to Nishan Public school, Ranip to cast his vote for Gujarat Assembly elections.

  • 9:22 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    'Do something different', appeals Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal on Gujarat election second phase voting | In the second phase, polling is being held on 93 seats in Gujarat today. My appeal to all the voters – this election is the election of new hopes and aspirations of Gujarat. It is a great opportunity that has come after decades. Looking towards the future, do come by voting for the progress of Gujarat, this time come by doing something different and amazing.

  • 9:10 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Come Dec 8, Congress will come to power, says Botad candidate Bharat Solanki

    Congress leader Bharat Solanki votes in Botad | Congress received massive support in Saurashtra and south Gujarat in phase 1. Today, north Gujarat and central Gujarat are going to polls & you can see long queues. Come December 8, Congress will come to power with a majority, he said.

  • 9:00 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi to cast his vote at Nishan Public School in Ranip, Ahmedabad

    Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves from Gandhinagar Raj Bhawan to cast his vote for the Gujarat Assembly elections at Nishan Public School, Ranip.

  • 8:34 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel to caste vote in Shilaj Anupam School in Ahemdabad

    Voting underway for Gujarat Elections 2022; visuals from polling booth 95, Shilaj Anupam School in Ahemdabad where Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel will cast his vote.

  • 8:09 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Hardik Patel says BJP has maintained law & order, worked for development

    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, says BJP candidate from Viramgam, Hardik Patel.

  • 8:02 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Voting for second phase of Gujarat Elections 2022 begins

    Fate of the political parties will be decided by over 2.5 crore voters today, with 93 constituencies spread across 14 districts of central and north Gujarat going up for polling.

  • 7:57 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Hardik likes challenges, he'll overcome this challenge too, says wife Kinjalben Patel

    BJP candidate Hardik Patel's wife: This isn't a neck-to-neck fight, everyone is with Hardik. We're awaiting the results. Hardik likes challenges, & he'll overcome this challenge too. He'll definitely win, said Kinjalben Patel.

  • 7:46 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi to vote at 9 am in Ahmedabad, urges people to vote in large numbers in second phase

    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.

  • 7:33 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    BJP, AAP contesting in all 93 seats in second phase, Congress in 90

    The BJP and the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP are contesting in all the 93 seats. The Congress is contesting in 90 seats and its alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has fielded candidates in two seats.

  • 7:32 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    A look at 2017 results in key constituencies

    In the 2017 Assembly polls, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 51 of these seats, Congress 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 won 17 seats while the saffron party got 14.

  • 7:29 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    93 Assembly segments spread across Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar and other districts

    The 93 Assembly segments which are going to polls today are spread across Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar and other districts. Some of the important constituencies in the second phase include Ghatlodia (in Ahmedabad district) of Chief Minister 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.

  • 7:28 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Power-packed show by PM Modi, UP CM Yogi during campaign in Gujarat

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a whirlwind campaign for the BJP candidates on December 1 and 2, including two back-to-back road shows in Ahmedabad. During the last leg of the campaign, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held rallies in Dholka, Mahudha and Khambhat towns, while Union minister Smriti Irani held roadshows in Modasa and Siddhpur towns of north Gujarat. AAP leader and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann also held road shows for the second phase of elections.

  • 7:28 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Some key candidates in phase 2 polling

    Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani is contesting as the Congress candidate from 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 Vaghodia seat in Vadodara district.

  • 7:13 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    BJP to get comfortable majority, says Opinion Poll

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may win a comfortable majority in the Gujarat Assembly elections, with Congress coming second, said India TV-Matrize final opinion poll. According to the opinion poll, BJP may win a comfortable majority with 109-124 seats in the 182-member Gujarat assembly, while Congress may win 51-66 seats, AAP may win 0-7 seats. READ MORE

  • 7:11 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Notable candidates who were in first phase

    Among notable candidates in the first phase were Aam Aadmi Party's chief ministerial face Isudan Gadhvi, who contested from Khambhalia in Devbhumi Dwarka district. Former Gujarat minister Parshottam Solanki, six-time MLA Kunwarji Bavaliya, Morbi 'hero' Kantilal Amrutiya, cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba and Gujarat AAP president Gopal Italia are also in the fray.

  • 6:36 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    A triangular contest

    Gujarat has traditionally witnessed bipolar contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress. However, this time the contest has become triangular with the entry of Aam Aadmi Party. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party is contesting on total 181 seats out of 182 seats of Gujarat Assembly. 

  • 6:07 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Voting on 89 seats across 19 districts today

    Voting in first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections 2022 will be held on 89 seats across 19 districts. As many as 788 candidates are in the fray in the first phase of the election. 

     

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