Elections Highlights: Voting Ends In Gujarat. Exit Polls The New Focus

Gujarat election, other key polls: The voting took place in 93 constituencies across 14 districts of the state.

Elections Highlights: Voting Ends In Gujarat. Exit Polls The New Focus

Election Highlights: Voting underway in Gujarat.

New Delhi:

The second and final phase of polling for Gujarat elections ended this evening. The voting took place in 93 constituencies across 14 districts of the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah voted in Ahmedabad earlier today. Besides, voting was also held in by-elections to six assembly seats in five states and the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh, where the Samajwadi Party is locked in a high-voltage contest with the BJP.
 

Here are Highlights on Elections 2022:

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Dec 05, 2022 17:50 (IST)
Muslims Boycott Polls In Gujarat Village, Site Of Public Flogging By Cops
Muslims in Undhela village of Kheda district in Gujarat today boycotted the Gujarat Assembly elections. This is the village where the police were in October seen flogging Muslim men tied to a pole for allegedly throwing stones at a Navratri garba event. Every Muslim in the village has so far boycotted the election, with just half an hour to go for voting to end. Read here
Dec 05, 2022 17:49 (IST)
Patients, Centenarians, Transgenders Come Out To Vote In Gujarat Polls

Bed-ridden people, patients on oxygen support, senior citizens including centenarians, and transgender persons were among those who came out to vote in the Gujarat Assembly elections on Monday, setting an example for others to exercise their democratic right.
Physically challenged Ankit Soni, who was born without arms, took everyone by surprise as he used his toes to sign a form at the polling booth and push the button on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in Nadiad town of Kheda district.
Dec 05, 2022 17:24 (IST)
Voting Ends In Gujarat Polls, Exit Polls At 6:30 pm
All eyes are on the exit polls as voting for the second phase ended in Gujarat. 93 seats spread across central and north Gujarat voted today in the triangular contest between the ruling BJP, Congress and Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party.
Dec 05, 2022 16:18 (IST)
Voter Turnout At 50.51% Till 3 pm In Round 2 In Gujarat Polls
The voter turnout in round 2 of Gujarat polls till 3 pm was recorded at 50.51%. The election this time is a three-cornered fight between the ruling BJP, Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Dec 05, 2022 16:16 (IST)
Election Commission On Exit Polls
 Election Commission has allowed Exit Poll Results For Himachal after 6.30 pm today
Dec 05, 2022 15:37 (IST)
Voting Underway For Gujarat Polls, 34.7% Turnout Till 1 pm
The first phase of the Gujarat election on December 1 saw low turnout, prompting the Election Commission to criticise "urban apathy" among voters. A turnout of 34.7 per cent has been recorded till 1 pm. 
Dec 05, 2022 15:33 (IST)
Ex Cricketers Irfan, Yusuf Pathan Vote In Gujarat Polls
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 polls. "I appeal to people to come out and vote," said cricketer Yusuf Pathan.
Dec 05, 2022 15:06 (IST)
"Willingly Under Pressure": Congress Slams Poll Body For PM's "Roadshow"
Pawan Khera said Congress has been making several representations to the poll body at various levels, but it looks like the election watchdog is "willingly under pressure".

Dec 05, 2022 14:36 (IST)
The Election Commission said that in the first three hours of voting in Gujarat, 41 ballot units, 40 control units, and 109 voter verifiable paper audit trails (VVPATs) were replaced due to malfunctioning.
Dec 05, 2022 14:25 (IST)
Bihar Bypolls: 37% Voters' Turnout Till 1 PM In Kurhani Assembly Seat
A voters' turnout of 37 per cent was recorded in the first six hours of polling on Monday in Kurhani assembly seat in Bihar, where voting is underway for a by-election, an Election Commission official said. Polling began at 7 am across 320 booths in the constituency, he said.
Dec 05, 2022 14:14 (IST)
"PM Held Roadshow When He Went To Vote": Congress
"There has been inaction and silence from the poll watchdog, Election Commission (EC). We have presented several representations to EC. But I am afraid the EC looks like it is willingly under pressure. Today, during the process of polling, PM Modi, who went to vote, decided to hold a roadshow that was covered live by TV channels. Isn't it advertisement? Why is it being done for free? We will take the necessary steps and prevail upon the EC. We will ensure such publicity comes under the election expenditure of the party.

Yesterday, a sitting MLA had sought additional security from EC, due to a threat to his life. He had to take cover in the forest at night from where we rescued him. The EC did not pay timely attention to his plea. Vehicles with BJP logos were distributing liquor in a dry state. The logo of the Gujarat government should now be of lotus. We request you to join hands with us in saving the democracy."

Pawan Khera, Congress
Dec 05, 2022 13:46 (IST)
AAP's Gujarat Chief Minister Pick Isudan Gadhvi's "Campaigning" Dig At PM
Aam Aadmi Party's Gujarat Chief Ministerial candidate Isudan Gadhvi today took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the polling booth to cast his vote in the second phase of Gujarat Assembly polls, dubbed by the Opposition as a 'road show' that flouts rules, saying campaigning doesn't solve people's problems. When asked by NDTV for his comment on the allegations of the PM flouting Election Commission rules, he said, "Campaigning doesn't reduce education fee hikes, doesn't help check rising prices, or solve the issue of paper leaks."

Dec 05, 2022 13:40 (IST)
Gujarat Records 34.7% Voters' Turnout Till 1 PM
Gujarat recorded a voters' turnout of 34.7 per cent till 1 pm, according to provisional figures.
Dec 05, 2022 13:34 (IST)
105-Year-Old Casts His Vote In Bihar Bypoll
Determined to exercise his franchise, 105-year-old Deepa Manjhi reached his designated polling booth in Bihar's Kurhani assembly segment, where voting is underway for a by-election on Monday. "I have grown very old. It may well be the last opportunity for me to cast my vote," said Mr Manjhi, whose rheumy eyes, shuffling steps and torso bent at a right angle, balanced against a thick bamboo pole he held in his right hand, gave little clue of his determination.
Dec 05, 2022 13:19 (IST)
Odisha Bypolls: 4 Voting Machines, Found With Glitches, Replaced, Says Official
Odisha's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S K Lohani said glitches in EVMs were reported in four booths, following which all these voting machines were replaced. He appealed to people to cast their votes without any fear.
Dec 05, 2022 12:30 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: PM Modi's Mother Heeraben Modi Casts Her Vote In Gandhinagar
Dec 05, 2022 12:20 (IST)
"BJP To Break All Records": Gujarat Chief Minister Votes In 2nd Phase
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel cast his vote in the ongoing second phase of the state Assembly elections and said that the BJP would break all its old records in the state and emerge victorious. Read here.

Dec 05, 2022 12:17 (IST)
"Told Him He Works A Lot For Country, Should Take Some Rest": PM Modi's Brother
Dec 05, 2022 12:08 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: PM Modi's Brother Somabhai Modi Casts His Vote In Ahmedabad
Dec 05, 2022 12:02 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: AAP's Isudan Gadhvi Speaks To NDTV Before Casting His Vote
"The education system is corrupted, fees are high, electricity is expensive. There is corruption. The people of Gujarat will vote on the issues of healthcare and education. Campaigns don't bring down prices. Campaigns can't give assurances to those affected by paper leaks. AAP says it will help the people save money." 

Isudan Gadhvi, AAP's Chief Ministerial candidate
Dec 05, 2022 11:48 (IST)
Gujarat Records 19.2% Voters' Turnout At 11 am
Gujarat recorded 19.2 per cent voters' turnout till 11 am, according to provisional figures.
Dec 05, 2022 11:09 (IST)
Mainpuri Bypoll: Official Not Taking Calls - Akhilesh Yadav Party's Poll Charge
Bypolls in one Lok Sabha seat and six Assembly constituencies are being held today. The most prominent among them is Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri parliamentary seat, vacated due to the death of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. Read here

Dec 05, 2022 11:05 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: Amit Shah, Son Jay Shah Cast Their Votes In Ahmedabad
Dec 05, 2022 11:04 (IST)
Gujarat: Amit Shah Offers Prayers At Ahmedabad Temple After Casting His Vote
Dec 05, 2022 10:58 (IST)
"People Are With Samajwadi Party": Akhilesh Yadav As UP's Mainpuri Votes For Bypoll
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"People are with Samajwadi Party and Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav). The mandate this time will be historic. It is the Election Commission's  responsibility to ensure people vote in large numbers. Samajwadi workers are being beaten. The Commission is overlooking everything. Our workers are being hounded over the past few days."

Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief
Dec 05, 2022 10:51 (IST)
UP Bypolls Voters' Turnout: Mainpuri 7%, Rampur Sadar 3.97%, Khatauli 6.9%
Polling started on a dull note in the bypolls to three seats in Uttar Pradesh with only 7 per cent of the voters exercising their franchise in the first two hours of voting in Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, while Rampur Sadar and Khatauli assembly seats witnessed 3.97 and 6.9 per cent polling on Monday, poll body officials said. Polling started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm.
Dec 05, 2022 10:48 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: UP Governor Anandiben Patel Casts Her Vote In Ahmedabad
Dec 05, 2022 10:47 (IST)
Odisha Bypoll: Over 8% Voters' Turnout In First 2 Hours Of Polling
Over 8 per cent polling was recorded in the first two hours of voting in Odisha's Padampur assembly segment, where by-election is underway, an Election Commission official said. Long queues were seen in front of several polling stations even before the voting process started at 7 am. "Tight security arrangements have been made in all 319 polling stations. At least 8.5 per cent of eligible voters have exercised their franchise till 9 am," the poll body official said. The voting will continue till 4 pm.
Dec 05, 2022 10:44 (IST)
Amit Shah Reaches Polling Station In Ahmedabad To Cast His Vote
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has reached his polling station in Ahmedabad to cast his vote for the Gujarat polls.

Dec 05, 2022 10:41 (IST)
"People Who Loved Mulayam Ji Will Ensure Dimple Yadav's Victory": Shivpal Yadav
Dec 05, 2022 10:19 (IST)
BJP Candidate Hardik Patel Casts His Vote For Gujarat Polls
Dec 05, 2022 10:18 (IST)
"Festival Of Democracy Celebrated With Great Pomp": PM Modi
Dec 05, 2022 10:04 (IST)
Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena Casts His Vote In Ahmedabad
Dec 05, 2022 09:59 (IST)
"Cast My Vote In Ahmedabad": PM Posts Pic Of His Inked Finger
Dec 05, 2022 09:45 (IST)
Odisha Bypoll: Polling Underway In Padampur Constituency
Dec 05, 2022 09:37 (IST)
BJP Candidate Hardik Patel Stands In Queue To Vote
Dec 05, 2022 09:36 (IST)
Gujarat Records 4.6% Voters' Turnout Till 9 am
Gujarat recorded a voters' turnout of 4.6 per cent till 9 am, according to provisional figures.
Dec 05, 2022 09:29 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: PM Modi Casts His Vote In Ahmedabad
PM Modi has cast his vote at a polling station in Ahmedabad. Thereafter, he visited the residence of his brother who stays nearby.

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Dec 05, 2022 09:26 (IST)
PM Modi Reaches Polling Station In Ahmedabad To Cast His Vote
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached his polling station in Ahmedabad to cast his vote for the Gujarat polls. He is walking towards his booth along with his security officials, amid 'Modi, Modi' chants.

Dec 05, 2022 08:45 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: 92-Year-Old Voter Casts Her Vote In Ahmedabad
Dec 05, 2022 08:23 (IST)
"They Would Have Killed Me": Gujarat Congress MLA Claims Attack By BJP Candidate
Gujarat Congress MLA Kanti Kharadi told NDTV he was attacked last night by BJP candidate Ladhu Parghi and 150 goons carrying swords in Danta constituency. "They would have killed me. I ran and hid in the jungle for three-four hours. The cops found me after that. I have filed a case against the BJP candidate. I had sought protection for four days but didn't get it. I have informed the Congress leadership that I am fine," said the sitting lawmaker.
Dec 05, 2022 07:55 (IST)
"This Time Do Something Different": Arvind Kejriwal's Message To Gujarat Voters
"In the second phase, voting is being held on 93 seats in Gujarat today. My appeal to all the voters- This election is of new hopes and aspirations of Gujarat. It is a great opportunity that has come after decades. Looking at the future, do vote for the progress of Gujarat. This time, do something different and wonderful."

Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader
Dec 05, 2022 07:50 (IST)
PM Modi's Message To Voters In Seats Going For Bypolls
Dec 05, 2022 07:49 (IST)
"Vote In Large Numbers": PM Modi's Message On Gujarat Phase-2 Polling Day
Dec 05, 2022 07:38 (IST)
"Chased, Assaulted By BJP Goons": Gujarat Congress MLA Who Went 'Missing'
Congress sitting MLA Kanti Kharadi from Scheduled Tribes reserved Danta seat in Banaskantha district in North Gujarat has claimed that he was assaulted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Ladhu Parghi. Read here.

Dec 05, 2022 07:04 (IST)
Dimple Yadav Alleges BJP Leaders Giving Cash To Voters, Seeks Action
Samajwadi Party leader Dimple Yadav, who will contest today's Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri, has alleged hundreds of BJP leaders and workers are distributing cash and liquor at the constituency. Ms Yadav, the wife of party chief Akhilesh Yadav, in a tweet tagged the Election Commission of India and sought action. "Hundreds of BJP leaders and workers have gathered at Hotel Palm, Station Road, Mainpuri, and are continuously distributing liquor and money. Election Commission should take cognisance of the matter," she tweeted in Hindi.
Dec 05, 2022 06:54 (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav's Uncle Shivpal Yadav Says Drones Being Used To Monitor His Home
A day ahead of the Mainpuri Lok Sabha bypoll, Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) chief and Akhilesh Yadav's uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav alleged drones are being used to monitor his party workers and his home. He also claimed that the district administration and the police conducted raids on the residences of Samajwadi Party workers. "Block chief Takha Preeti Yadav's husband Dhruv Yadav alias Chini was taken to custody. When I received the information, I talked to senior officials and then they freed him," Mr Yadav claimed while talking to the reporters on Sunday. He termed it a "murder of democracy".
Dec 05, 2022 06:49 (IST)
Mainpuri Bypoll: Akhilesh Yadav, Wife Dimple To Vote In Saifai Today
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav will cast their votes in Saifai for the Mainpuri Lok Sabha by-election today. The Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat fell vacant after party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's death on October 10. Dimple Yadav, a former MP, is the party candidate in Mainpuri.
Dec 05, 2022 06:34 (IST)
PM Modi, Amit Shah To Vote In Ahmedabad For Gujarat Polls Tomorrow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will cast his vote in Ahmedabad tomorrow when polling for the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections will be held. Read here.

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