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Press Trust of India | Updated: December 20, 2012 10:26 IST
Congress candidates are leading in 47 constituencies but its state chief Arjun Modhwadia is trailing at Porbandar.
Chief Minister Narendra Modi is leading in Maninagar from where he is seeking to enter the state assembly for a third time.
He is pitted against Congress' Shweta Bhatt, wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt, who has accused Modi of complicity in 2002 communal riots.
Gujarat Parivartan Party chief Keshubhai Patel is leading from Visavadar, while NCP is leading in one seat and others in two.
Prominent BJP candidates leading their rivals include former Minister of State for Home Amit Shah and Saurabh Patel.
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In his first election, the 45-year-old activist turned politician defeated incumbent chief minister Sheila Dikshit in her on constituency by some 22,000 votes.
The former actor, with roles in nearly 150 films, has inked a partnership of his Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) with the BJP.