HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014
Voter turnout in Gujarat gives rise to pro-incumbency factor: Modi
Ahmedabad, December 17, 2012
First Published: 23:05 IST(17/12/2012)
Last Updated: 23:08 IST(17/12/2012)

Buoyed by the impressive voterturnout in the second and final phase as well of the Assembly elections, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the impressive percentage will force political experts to consider "pro-incumbency" factor in their discussions.

"This is the record polling after the formation of the state. We have a popular term in anti-incumbency but after this state elections, political pundits will have to adept and discuss the term pro-incumbency," Modi said here tonight.

"People of the country wants good-governance, development and sincerity, and people of Gujarat have voted for it," Modi said expressing confidence of his victory in the polls, counting for which will be held on December 20.

Modi was speaking after the 70% voting was recorded in the ultimate phase of Gujarat elections.

A record 70.75% of the eligible voters cast their ballots in the first of the two-phase elections last Thursday with the average polling being a little over 70%. The highest polling recorded in the previous Assembly elections was 63.70% in 1967.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of
blog comments powered by Disqus


Gujarat Elections 2012:
Don't miss

Cong to target Modi through music CDs

In a carefully crafted strategy for the coming elections in Gujarat, the Congress is avoiding personal attacks on chief minister Narendra Modi. Instead, the party will target him on development issues, Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.

EC bans using Navratra functions for poll campaign

 Election Commission which on Sunday barred all kinds of political activities at religious functions in poll-bound Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh during the nine-day revelry.
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved