Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Results And Other FAQs You Need To Know

The BJP has ruled Gujarat for 22 consecutive years and exit polls as well as a poll of exit polls, which is an aggregate of nine exit polls conducted in Gujarat, predicts another straight win for the BJP.

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Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Results And Other FAQs You Need To Know

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Exit polls predict another win for the BJP (File Photo)


New Delhi:  The two phases for the 2017 Gujarat Assembly Electionsare now over, after a vicious campaign between the BJP and the Congress. The BJP has ruled Gujarat for 22 consecutive years and exit polls as well as a poll of exit polls, which is an aggregate of nine exit polls conducted in Gujarat, predicts another straight win for the BJP. The poll of exit polls predicts that the BJP will win 116 seats, which is one seat more from their win in 2012, while the Congress is expected to win around 65 seats, which is only a slight improvement from their previous win of 61 seats. To form the government in Gujarat, a political party needs to win 92 seats.

For everything that you need to know about the 2017 Gujarat Assembly Elections, here is a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

When will the 2017 Gujarat Assembly Election results be declared?

The counting will begin on Monday at 8 am. The results can be tracked here, while NDTV's live coverage can be seen here.

How many candidates fought Phase 1 of the Gujarat Elections?

A total number of 977 candidates contested in Phase 1 Gujarat Election.

How many women candidates fought Phase 1 of the Gujarat Election?

Of the 977 candidates who contested Phase 1 of the Gujarat Elections, 57 were women.

How many candidates facing criminal charges fought Phase 1 of the Gujarat Elections?

78 candidates who fought the first phase of the Gujarat Elections faced serious criminal charges. The BJP fielded 10 candidates who faced criminal charges while the Congress fielded 20 candidates with criminal charges.

How many polling stations were there in Phase 1 Gujarat Election?

The voting in Phase 1 of the Gujarat Elections took place on 24,689 polling stations.

How many candidates fought Phase 2 of the Gujarat Elections?

851 candidates fought the Gujarat polls on December 14 in the second phase of Gujarat Election.

How many women candidates fought Phase 2 of the Gujarat Election?

69 women candidates contested the second phase of the Gujarat Elections.

How many candidates facing criminal charges fought Phase 2 of the Gujarat Elections?

101 candidates who fought the second phase of the Gujarat assembly election, faced criminal charges. 13 BJP candidates had criminal cases against them, while 18 Congress candidates had criminal charges.

How many polling stations were there in Phase 2 of the Gujarat Election?

A total number of 25,558 polling stations were used in Phase 2 of the Gujarat Election.

How many constituencies does Gujarat have?

Gujarat has 26 parliamentary constituencies and 182 assembly constituencies.

Which is the ruling and opposition party in Gujarat?

The Bhartiya Janata party (BJP) is currently the ruling party in Gujarat and Indian National Congress (INC) is the Opposition party.


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