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Gujarat Election Phase-1 Voting Updates: Polling Held In 89 Seats, 62.9% Voter Turnout

Gujarat Election 2022 Live Updates: As many as 89 Assembly seats went to polls yesterday, including the key region of Surat

Gujarat Election Phase-1 Voting Updates: Polling Held In 89 Seats, 62.9% Voter Turnout

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022: Results will be declared on December 8.

The first phase of the Assembly elections in Gujarat saw 62.9% voter turnout on Thursday. 89 assembly seats went to polls yesterday, including the key region of Surat. Surat is known to be a BJP stronghold but the Aam Aadmi Party has campaigned extensively in the district, and party supremo Arvind Kejriwal has said they hope to win at least half of the 16 segments there.

Here are the updates on Gujarat elections:

Dec 03, 2022 11:57 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: Campaigning For 2nd Phase To Conclude; Voting From Monday

The campaigning for the second phase of elections in 93 out of the total 182 seats in Gujarat will end this evening. BJP will hold roadshows and rallies of their star campaigners including UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will hold poll rallies in Dholka, Mahudha and Khambhat towns while Union minister Smriti Irani will hold roadshows in Modasa and Siddhpur.

Dec 02, 2022 14:01 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: Overall Voter Turnout Recorded At 62.9% For First Phase
The voting in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly election culminated on Thursday as the overall voter turnout was recorded at 62.9%. This represents a 4.4% dip in the voter turnout as compared to 2017 when 67.3% voter turnout was recorded. According to the data from the Election Commission of India, Narmada recorded the highest voter turnout at 78.24% and Botad recorded the lowest at 57.58%.
Dec 02, 2022 08:50 (IST)
PM Modi, Congress Chief Kharge To Address Rallies For 2nd Phase Of Polls

PM Modi will address four public rallies in Kanakraj, Patan and Sojitra, and Ahmedabad, where he will hold a roadshow as well. Union Minister Amit Shah will also hold rallies in Bechraji, Vijapur, and Gandhinagar South and a roadshow in Vadodara. For the Congress, Ashok Gehlot and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge will hold the rallies in Bhiloda and Gandhi Nagar South.

Dec 02, 2022 08:38 (IST)
Gujarat Sees 60% Turnout For First Phase Of Assembly Elections

A moderate voter turnout of 60.23 per cent was recorded in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls covering 89 assembly seats over the 19 districts, officials said on Thursday. Comparatively, the voter turnout was less than 66.75 per cent in the first phase of the 2017 Assembly polls.

Dec 01, 2022 17:43 (IST)
Gujarat Voter Turnout At 5 PM
Gujarat recorded 56.88 per cent voter turnout till 5 pm in the first phase of the assembly election today.
Dec 01, 2022 17:31 (IST)
PM Modi On 40-Km Roadshow In Ahmedabad
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took out a 40-km-long roadshow in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on a day when voting in the first of the two-phase assembly election was held. PM Modi spent about three hours during the roadshow and managed to cover 16 seats.

Dec 01, 2022 17:00 (IST)
Voting Peaceful
Barring a few minor incidents and some reports of problems in electronic voting machines (EVMs), the voting process, which commenced at 8 am, remained largely peaceful so far.
Dec 01, 2022 16:47 (IST)
Actor Swara Bhasker Joins Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra
Actor Swara Bhasker today took part in Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain with party leader Rahul Gandhi. The official Twitter handle of the Indian National Congress shared a picture of Ms Bhasker with Rahul Gandhi.

Dec 01, 2022 16:29 (IST)
Key Details About First Phase
As many as 26,269 ballot units, 25,430 control units and 25,430 VVPATs were being used in polling stations across the 19 districts where voting was being held in the first phase to decide the fate of 788 candidates.
Dec 01, 2022 15:52 (IST)
48.5% Voter Turnout In Gujarat Till 3 PM
A voters' turnout of 48.5 per cent was recorded at 3:00 pm during the first phase of Gujarat assembly elections. Polling is underway in 89 seats in the state in this phase.

Dec 01, 2022 14:41 (IST)
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel's Road Show For Phase 2 Of Polls
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Thursday held a roadshow in the Mehsana district which will see polling in the second phase of the Assembly election.

Dec 01, 2022 14:30 (IST)
34.5% Voter Turnout Till 1 PM In Gujarat
A voters' turnout of 34.5 per cent was recorded at 1:00 pm during the first phase of Gujarat assembly elections. Polling is underway in 89 seats in the state in this phase.
Dec 01, 2022 13:39 (IST)
Gujarat Home Minster Harsh Sanghavi Casts His Vote
Gujarat Home Minster Harsh Sanghavi cast his vote during the first phase of the assembly elections at a polling station in Surat today. He is contesting from the Majura constituency.

Dec 01, 2022 12:48 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: People Have Resolved To Remove BJP, Says Congress Candidate
Arjun Modhwadia, Congress candidate from Gujarat's Porbandar constituency, today cast his vote during the first phase of polling in the assembly election. Before casting his vote, Mr Modhwadia told reporter that even the BJP is aware of the "people's resolution to remove BJP".

"People have taken a resolve to remove the BJP. The BJP knows about it that is why they changed the cabinet, including the Chief Minister, a year ago. There were allegations of corruption against them and now the new government is also functioning similarly. Hence, people are in a mood for change which they have created themselves," Mr Modhwadia said.
Dec 01, 2022 12:14 (IST)
AAP Candidate Alpesh Kathiriya Casts His Vote In Gujarat's Surat
Dec 01, 2022 11:50 (IST)
Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja Casts His Vote In Gujarat. His Wife Is A BJP Candidate
Dec 01, 2022 11:48 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: BJP Supporters At Amit Shah's Ahmedabad Roadshow
Dec 01, 2022 11:45 (IST)
"People Voting For Double-Engine Government In Gujarat": Union Minister
Dec 01, 2022 11:44 (IST)
Gujarat Polls Phase-1 Voting: 18.9% Turnout Till 11 am
Gujarat recorded a voters' turnout of 18.9 per cent till 11 am. The first phase of voting is currently underway in the state.
Dec 01, 2022 11:22 (IST)
'BJP Will Set A New Record': Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
"People of my village (Hanol) have always believed in the politics of development. I see that the trust of the people of Gujarat has increased in BJP. This time we will break our record and create a new record." 

Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister and BJP leader

Dec 01, 2022 11:10 (IST)
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya With Villagers Before Casting His Vote In Gujarat
Dec 01, 2022 10:44 (IST)
Ravindra Jadeja's Wife Rivaba, BJP Candidate, Dismisses Family Feud Talk
As Gujarat voted today in the first round of a two-part election, BJP candidate Rivaba Jadeja, wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, said she saw "no difficulty" in contrasting ideologies within her family. Read here.

Dec 01, 2022 10:35 (IST)
Gujarat Polls Are "Semi-Finals" For 2024 Lok Sabha Elections: State Minister
The 2022 assembly polls in Gujarat are the "semi-finals" for Lok Sabha elections in 2024, said state Finance Minister Kanubhai Desai after casting his vote today. "After the country accepted Gujarat's model of development in 2014, these 2022 assembly elections are the semi-finals for 2024 elections," he told ANI. He said every person in Gujarat has decided to vote for BJP. "Gujarat has been progressing. People have trust in BJP that there will be more development in the state," he added.
Dec 01, 2022 10:22 (IST)
"Vote For Peace, Development, Prosperity In Gujarat": BJP Chief JP Nadda To Voters
"Today is the first phase of polling in Gujarat. I appeal to all brothers and sisters to vote in large numbers for peace, development, and prosperity in the state. This is the main pillar of progress. Your participation in this great festival of democracy will play an important role in the development of Gujarat."

JP Nadda, BJP national president
Dec 01, 2022 10:20 (IST)
"Gujarat Has Become Synonymous With Development, Peace": Amit Shah's Message
"In the last two decades, Gujarat has become synonymous with development and peace, which every Indian is proud of. But this was possible because of the strong government elected by the people of Gujarat. I appeal to the voters in the first phase to vote with unprecedented enthusiasm and numbers to continue this journey of development."

Amit Shah, Union Home Minister and BJP leader
Dec 01, 2022 10:17 (IST)
"Make This Festival Of Democracy A Success": Rahul Gandhi To Gujarat Voters
"I appeal to all brothers and sisters of Gujarat, vote...for employment, cheap gas cylinder, and loan waivers for farmers. For the progressive future of Gujarat, vote in large numbers and make this festival of democracy a success."

Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader
Dec 01, 2022 10:14 (IST)
"Modi Magic Works Every Time": Gujarat BJP Chief
Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil today cast his vote for the first phase of Gujarat Elections at a polling station in Surat. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic works every time and everywhere. He's in people's hearts. They trust him and he is capable of meeting their expectations," he said before he went to cast his vote.
Dec 01, 2022 10:11 (IST)
"We Are Advocating A Change": Congress's Ahmed Patel's Daughter
Dec 01, 2022 10:10 (IST)
"Love For Brother Stays Same": Ravindra Jadeja's Sister, A Congress Supporter
"This is not the first time it's happening. Several families in Jamnagar have members working for different parties. Be satisfied with your ideology, give your 100% and the better one will win. My love for my brother stays the same. My sister-in-law is a BJP candidate as of now. As a sister-in-law she is good"

Naina Jadeja, Congress supporter who's the sister of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja and sister-in-law of BJP candidate Rivaba Jadeja

Dec 01, 2022 10:08 (IST)
"I'm With Congress, No Family Problem": BJP Candidate Rivaba Jadeja's Father-In-Law
"I'm with the Congress. Party matters are different from family matters. We should stay with our party, been with them for years. He knows it's a party matter, there's no family problem" 

-- Anirudhsinh Jadeja, cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's father and BJP candidate Rivaba Jadeja's father-in-law

Dec 01, 2022 10:01 (IST)
Meet Kamuben Patel, A 100-Year-Old Voter In Gujarat
Kamuben Lalabhai Patel, a 100-year-old voter, cast her vote in Umargam today.

Dec 01, 2022 09:59 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Governor, Gujarat Minister Cast Their Votes
Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel and his wife cast their votes today at a polling booth in Navsari, during the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections. Gujarat Minister Purnesh Modi also exercised his franchise at a polling booth in Surat.

Dec 01, 2022 09:58 (IST)
"BJP Will Win Good Margin": Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba Jadeja, A BJP Candidate
Dec 01, 2022 09:55 (IST)
"BJP Will Form Government In Gujarat For 7th Time": Vijay Rupani
"I appeal to people to cast their votes. Voting is necessary to safeguard democracy. I am confident that BJP is going to form the government in Gujarat for the seventh time. People have love and respect for PM Modi, they won't go anywhere else."

Vijay Rupani, former Gujarat Chief Minister
Dec 01, 2022 09:53 (IST)
Former Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Casts His Vote In Rajkot
Dec 01, 2022 08:24 (IST)
BJP Candidate From Gujarat's Vansda Attacked By Unidentified Men
A BJP candidate was attacked by unidentified men in Gujarat's Vansda late last night. Piyush Patel, spokesperson of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), is contesting the election from Vansda in Navsari district where voting is underway in the first phase.
Dec 01, 2022 07:55 (IST)
Gujarat Polls: 'Vote In Record Numbers' - PM Modi's Message To Gujarat Voters
Dec 01, 2022 07:48 (IST)
"Set New Record Of Voting": Poll Body Head's Message To Gujarat Voters
"Gujarat is celebrating festival of democracy today. Participate in this festival of democracy in maximum numbers and set a new record of voting."

- Rajiv Kumar, Chief Election Commissioner
Dec 01, 2022 07:14 (IST)
This 'Mini African Village' In Gujarat To Vote At Special Tribal Booth This Time
As Gujarat is all set to vote for the first phase of the assembly elections, Jambur, India's 'mini African village' will vote in its special tribal booth for the first time.
Dec 01, 2022 06:46 (IST)
Gujarat Assembly Election 2022 Phase 1: Candidates And Constituencies
Voting in the Gujarat assembly elections will be conducted in two phases on December 1 and December 5. Eighty-nine seats will go to polls in phase one.

Dec 01, 2022 06:46 (IST)
Gujarat Assembly Election 2022 Phase 1: 5 Key Contests
Gujarat will vote for a new government in two phases in this year's big assembly election. The polls will see an intense fight between the ruling BJP, Congress and AAP. BJP will aim to retain power in one of its strongholds while Congress is trying to make a comeback after decades. Arvind Kejriwal's AAP is looking to expand its reach after its victory in Punjab. Read here.
Dec 01, 2022 06:45 (IST)
5 Key Points On First Phase Of Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022
Voting in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections will take place on December 1. Voting for 89 seats of the 182-member assembly will take place in phase one. The voting will be held between 8 am and 5 pm on Thursday. Read here

Dec 01, 2022 06:44 (IST)
Gujarat Set To Vote For 788 Candidates On 89 Seats For 1st Phase
Voting will be held tomorrow for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections in 89 seats spread across 19 districts in Saurashtra-Kutch and southern parts of the state where 788 candidates are in the fray. Read here