PM Narendra Modi Casts His Vote In Second Phase Of Gujarat Polls
Updated: December 14, 2017 07:18 IST
North and central Gujarat are voting in 93 of the state's 182 constituencies in the second of the two-phase assembly elections. A total of 851 candidates are fighting it out in this phase, and 2.22 crore people are eligible to vote, according to the Election Commission. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi have tweeted asking people to vote in record numbers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi casts his vote at a polling station in Nishan High School in the Ranip locality of Sabarmati. He has run an aggressive campaign in Gujarat, his home state where the BJP has been in power for the past 22 years.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani casts his vote in Ahmedabad district's Jamalpur Khadia, where the BJP's Bhushan Ashok Bhatt is contesting against Imran Yusufbhai Khedawala of the Congress.
Former Cricketer Nayan Mongia casts his vote in Vadodara's Akota. The BJP's Seemaben Akshaykumar Mohile is contesting against the Congress's Ranjit Sharadchandra Chavan from this constituency.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben casts her vote at a polling booth in Gandhinagar.
About 100-year-old Pratima Dani casts her vote in Ellis Bridge, where the BJP's Shah Rakeshbhai Jaswantlal is contesting against the Dave Vijaykumar Ratilal of Congress.
Patidar or Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel casts his vote in Viramgam. Hardik Patel, who is 24 years old, is too young to contest elections. He has pledged support to the Congress in Gujarat, where the BJP has been in power for the last 22 years.
BJP President Amit Shah casts his vote at a booth in Ahmedabad along with his wife, Sonal, and his son, Jay Shah. Mr Shah, 53, voted in an area that he has long links to - in the 80s, he was assigned, in the BJP tradition, of managing a booth in the same precinct.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel casts his vote in Mehsana's Kadi. He is contesting against Congress's Jivabhai Patel.
Shaktisinh Gohil from Congress casts his vote in Gandhinagar.
Congress State Chief Bharatsinh Solanki casts his vote at a polling booth number 201 in Anand.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley waits in a queue to cast his vote at a polling booth number 961 in Ahemdabad's Vejalpur.
Former Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela casts his vote in Gandhinagar's Vasan village.
Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel casts her vote in Ahmedabad's Ghatlodiya where BJP'S Bhupendra Patel is up against Shashikant Patel of Congress.
Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel's parents Bharat Patel and Usha Patel cast their vote in Viramgam.
Voting underway in Viramgam's polling booth number 252. Viramgam is Patidar or Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel's home town.
Seen here are people waiting outside the polling booth number 12 in Vadodara's Kasba to cast their votes.
Police officials inspecting the security measures at the polling booth number 121 in Mehsana's Kadi, where Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel is contesting against Jivabhai Patel of Congress.
Polling officials checking the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) before the commencement of the second phase of Gujarat elections. The reports of EVM, VVPAT malfunctioning marred the first phase Of Gujarat assembly polls, which saw a voter turnout of 68 percent, lower than 71 percent polling in 2012.