Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls

Updated: December 09, 2017 07:10 IST
Gujarat is voting in the first phase of the assembly polls being held in 89 assembly constituencies. A total of 977 candidates from Kutch, Saurashtra and south Gujarat are fighting it out in the first phase. The rest of the state will vote on December 14, and the results will be announced on December 18.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani casts his vote in Rajkot. He is contesting against Congress's Indranil Rajyaguru from Rajkot-West seat.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Governor of Karnataka Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala casts his vote in Rajkot.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
To attract voters and make them vote, Saurashtra's Bhavnagar also built a selfie point. Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Twitter also urged voters to exercise their right.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
To exercise their franchise, elderly people also showed up at Bharuch's Ankleshwar to cast their vote.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Feeny Parekh, a bride-to-be came straight from her haldi ceremony to cast her vote at a polling booth in Katargam.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Polling booth in Bharuch's Bahumali building witnessed a copule cast their votes right before their wedding ceremony.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Seen here is senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel casting his vote in Bharuch's Ankleshwar.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara casts his vote in Rajkot's Ravi Vidyalaya booth.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
BJP Gujarat Chief Jitubhai Vaghani who is contesting this election from Bhavngar West casts his vote.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Women voters wait outside a polling booth to cast their vote. Out of the total 977 candidates contesting in the first phase, 920 are men and 57 women.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Congress's Arjun Modhwadia casts his vote at a polling booth in Porbandar where he is contesting against BJP's sitting MLA Babu Bokhiria.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Voters in huge numbers are waiting outside the polling booth to cast their vote in Surat's Kamrej assembly seat where BJP's Zalavadiya Vinubhai Dahyabhai is up against Congress's Ashok Jirawala.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Seen here are voters casting their vote at a polling booth in J.H. Ambani Saraswati Vidya Mandir School, Surat. The battle for the 12 seats in Surat, the diamond and textile hub and a BJP stronghold, is being seen as a referendum on the notes ban and new national tax GST.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Visuals of locals after casting their vote in Surat's Majura where BJP MLA Harsh Sanghavi is contesting against Congress's Ashok Kothari. This seat was formed after the 2008 delimitation.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Voting underway on Surat's Choryasi assembly seat, where BJP's Jhankhnaben Patel is up against Congress's Yogeshbhai B. Patel.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling booth in Ankleshwar, Bharuch. Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people of Gujarat to turnout in large numbers and cast their vote.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Police officials guide the voters in Piraman village polling booth number 171 in Ankleshwar.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
Electoral officer inspects the electronic voting machine in Rajkot. A total of 27,158 EVMs are being used in 24,689 polling stations in the first phase of Gujarat elections.
Gujarat Votes For 89 Seats In First Phase Of Assembly Polls
For the first time, VVPAT (voter-verifiable paper audit trail) machines which present a receipt upon voting are being used along with EVMs in all polling booths.

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