Gujarat polls 2022 highlights: PM Modi wraps up his Gujarat campaign

Updated on Dec 03, 2022 05:05 AM IST

Gujarat Assembly election 2022 highlights: In the first phase on Thursday, as many as 89 assembly constituencies across 19 districts went to polls. The remaining 93 seats will poll on Monday.

A polling booth in Gujarat's Jamnagar. (ANI)
A polling booth in Gujarat's Jamnagar. (ANI)
By, New Delhi

A turnout of more than 63% was recorded on Thursday as Gujarat voted in the first round of polling for its assembly election, with the second and final round scheduled for December 5, followed by the counting of votes three days later. As many as 89 seats across nineteen districts went to polls in the first phase of assembly election in the home state of PM Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah. The state has total 182 assembly segments.

The ruling BJP has been in power here since 1995, and is hoping for a seventh straight term. However, the bipolar BJP-Congress fight has turned triangular, as the AAP is also in the fray.

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  • Dec 02, 2022 11:01 PM IST

    PM Modi wraps up his Gujarat campaign, addresses 31 rallies

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed over 31 rallies and led three big road shows in Gujarat wrapping up on Friday his campaign for the BJP in the assembly polls as the party looks to maintain its uninterrupted winning streak there since 1995 in a triangular contest involving the Congress and the AAP, reported PTI. 

  • Dec 02, 2022 08:50 PM IST

    CPI(M) wants Paresh Rawal prosecuted for 'hate speech' at Gujarat rally

    CPI(M) leader Md Salim on Friday said he has lodged a police complaint here against Paresh Rawal, alleging that the veteran actor made utterances during a recent poll rally in Gujarat that tantamounted to hate speech against the Bengali community, reported PTI

  • Dec 02, 2022 06:50 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi greeting the public gathered on the streets from his convoy in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

    PM Narendra Modi greeting the public gathered on the streets from his convoy in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

  • Dec 02, 2022 06:12 PM IST

    Congress blaming EVMs indicates it has accepted defeat in Gujarat polls: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Congress alleging tampering of Electronic Voting Machines is an indication that it has already accepted defeat in the Gujarat Assembly elections. Voting for 89 seats in the first phase of the Gujarat elections took place on Thursday, reported PTI.

  • Dec 02, 2022 05:02 PM IST

    Mevani confident of winning Vadgam seat again, BJP thinks otherwise

    Vadgam, an SC-reserved Assembly segment in Gujarat, is considered an easy seat to win for the Congress owing to its demographic profile with high number of Muslim and Dalit voters. But retaining it will not be easy for sitting MLA Jignesh Mevani, who is contesting from the grand old party this time, as it has become a four-cornered fight with the entry of AAP and AIMIM, reported PTI. 

  • Dec 02, 2022 02:46 PM IST

    ‘Will you cook fish for Bengalis?’ Paresh Rawal's Gujarat speech draws flak. He clarifies

    Actor and former BJP MP Paresh Rawal campaigned in Gujarat ahead of the first phase of the Assembly election which was held on December 1. A video of his campaign speech in Valsad is now going viral drawing the ire of social media users who accused him of Bengali-hatred. On Friday, Paresh Rawal offered a clarification of the comment and explained that he did not target Bengalis, but illegal Bangladeshis. He also tendered an apology for the remark. Read full story

  • Dec 02, 2022 01:40 PM IST

    PM Modi at Ogadnath Temple

    PM Modi visits Ogadnath Temple ahead of public rally in Kankrej in Banaskantha district.

  • Dec 02, 2022 01:06 PM IST

    Congress takes jibe at PM Modi over ambulance

    “Ambulance should be declared as BJP's star campaigner,” tweets Congress youth wing chief BV Srinivas.

  • Dec 02, 2022 12:22 PM IST

    63.14% voting in first phase

    ECI announces final figures for voter turnout in the first phase. Poll panel says 63.14% voting took place, lower than the 66.75% turnout recorded for the same 89 seats in the 2017 polls.

  • Dec 02, 2022 11:28 AM IST

    Amit Shah to hold roadshow in Vadodara

    Union home minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah will hold a roadshow in Vadodara at 4:50pm.

  • Dec 02, 2022 10:43 AM IST

    PM Modi to address 4 rallies today

    PM to address four rallies, one each in Kankrej (12pm), Patan (1:30pm), Sojitra (3:45pm), and Ahmedabad (7pm).

  • Dec 02, 2022 09:38 AM IST

    PM Modi thanks Ahmedabad for roadshow

    “Thank you Ahmedabad!” tweets PM Modi.

  • Dec 02, 2022 08:56 AM IST

    ‘Traditional BJP voters didn’t come to vote': AAP on low turnout

    “Traditional BJP voters lost hope, so didn't turn out in big numbers. Congress is not in race, it's an NGO now,” says Raghav Chadha, AAP Rajya Sabha MP, and Gujarat campaign in-charge.

  • Dec 02, 2022 08:19 AM IST

    PM Modi's 50 km roadshow in Ahmedabad

    Last evening, PM Modi held a 50 km roadshow in Ahmedabad, covering 16 of the 21 seats that fall in the largest city.

  • Dec 02, 2022 07:43 AM IST

    Over 60% polling in Gujarat assembly election phase 1

    A voter turnout of more than 60% was recorded on Thursday as 89 assembly seats in 19 districts of Gujarat voted on Thursday. The second and final round of polling for the remaining 93 seats will be held on December 8.

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‘Looks like Op Lotus is on': TIPRA chief's big claim over prospective ally

Published on Jan 28, 2023 04:44 PM IST

Pradyot Barma had recently held a close door meeting with IPFT delegation regarding pre-poll alliance for the Tripura election. The IPFT is an ally of the ruling BJP in the northeastern state.

Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance chief Pradyot Manikya Deb Barma.(PTI)
Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance chief Pradyot Manikya Deb Barma.(PTI)

Tripura election: BJP releases first list of 48 candidates, Congress names 17

Updated on Jan 28, 2023 02:11 PM IST

Ahead of the 60-member Tripura assembly election on February 16, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced its first list of 48 candidates, while the Congress announced a list of 17 candidates.

Tripura elections 2023: BJP releases first list of 48 candidates, Congress names 17(Hindustan Times)
Tripura elections 2023: BJP releases first list of 48 candidates, Congress names 17(Hindustan Times)
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Meghalaya polls to be held on Feb 27, results on March 2

Updated on Jan 18, 2023 04:11 PM IST

The poll panel said that the last date for filing of nomination will be February 7, and candidates can withdraw their nominations till February 10.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) panel during the press conference on upcoming elections in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura at Akashwani Bhawan in New Delhi.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) panel during the press conference on upcoming elections in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura at Akashwani Bhawan in New Delhi.

Tripura to vote in single phase on Feb 16, results on March 2 | Full schedule

Published on Jan 18, 2023 03:48 PM IST

The results will be declared on March 2, along with that of Meghalaya and Nagaland assembly polls. The term of Tripura's legislative assembly is due to expire end on March 22 this year.

Tripura's 60-member assembly will go to polls on February 16. (File image | Representative)
Tripura's 60-member assembly will go to polls on February 16. (File image | Representative)

Nagaland Assembly election 2023 to be held on February 27

Updated on Jan 18, 2023 03:36 PM IST

Nagaland elections 2023: Presently, Nagaland is ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) coalition government with Neiphiu Rio becoming the Chief Minister.

Nagaland Assembly election 2023 to be held on 27 February. (Representative image)(HT_PRINT)
Nagaland Assembly election 2023 to be held on 27 February. (Representative image)(HT_PRINT)
ByShobhit Gupta

Tripura election on Feb 16; Nagaland, Meghalaya Feb 27, results on March 2

Updated on Jan 18, 2023 04:16 PM IST

Nagaland and Meghalaya will go to the polls on February 27 while Tripura will vote on February 16. The results will be announced on March 2.

Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland election schedules announced
Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland election schedules announced

16 Opposition parties object to EC’s remote voting machine plan

Updated on Jan 15, 2023 11:54 PM IST

Currently, a voter has to physically travel to the district where they are a registered elector in order to cast their vote, but if the new initiative is implemented, migrant voters will not be required to travel to their home district to exercise their franchise.

The Election Commission made the proposal in a letter to several political parties on December 28, asking them to attend a demonstration of the prototype RVM on January 16, and forward their comments by January 31, 2023. (PTI)
The Election Commission made the proposal in a letter to several political parties on December 28, asking them to attend a demonstration of the prototype RVM on January 16, and forward their comments by January 31, 2023. (PTI)
ByAnish Yande

MCD mayor polls: ‘2 women BJP councillors assaulted by AAP counterparts’

Updated on Jan 07, 2023 02:29 AM IST

MCD Mayor Election Updates: A huge ruckus was witnessed at the Civic Centre, before the commencement of voting for the Delhi mayor elections, over the swearing-in of nominated councillors.

MCD mayor election live updates: The tussle started after presiding office invited an alderman to take oath first.(HT Photo)
MCD mayor election live updates: The tussle started after presiding office invited an alderman to take oath first.(HT Photo)

Mega Modi vs Opposition showdown on cards as these states go to polls in 2023

Updated on Dec 31, 2022 11:38 PM IST

The new year is expected to witness high-octane contests in as many as nine states in what is being called as the semi-final to 2024.

The Modi vs Who question continues to dominate the political spectrum in the run up to 2024 elections.
The Modi vs Who question continues to dominate the political spectrum in the run up to 2024 elections.

Bihar Municipal Corporation election results declared | Highlights

Updated on Dec 20, 2022 09:12 PM IST

Bihar Municipal Corporation election result 2022 highlights: The counting of votes for the first phase of Bihar Nikay Chunav took place on Tuesday.

Bihar Municipal Corporation election result 2022 (HT Photo)
Bihar Municipal Corporation election result 2022 (HT Photo)

BJP set to replicate Gujarat plan in Madhya Pradesh for 2023 elections

Updated on Dec 20, 2022 10:00 AM IST

The Madhya Pradesh unit of the BJP has scripted a multipronged strategy to blunt anti-incumbency, iron out differences between leaders and enhance public engagement ahead of the 2023 assembly polls.

The BJP was in power in Madhya Pradesh continuously between 2003 and 2018. In 2018, it lost the election, winning 109 of the 230 seats, while the Congress won 114 to form the government. (PTI)
The BJP was in power in Madhya Pradesh continuously between 2003 and 2018. In 2018, it lost the election, winning 109 of the 230 seats, while the Congress won 114 to form the government. (PTI)

No infighting within Himachal Congress, 'conflict' was for CM post: Sukhu

Published on Dec 18, 2022 04:59 PM IST

Asked about the expansion of his cabinet, Sukhu said it will happen soon and denied reports about some MLAs lobbying for ministerial berths.

Newly sworn-in Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (Pradeep Kumar )
Newly sworn-in Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (Pradeep Kumar )
PTI |

Gujarat OBC leader Shankar Chaudhary is BJP’s pick for speaker

Published on Dec 16, 2022 08:55 AM IST

The BJP’s nominees for Gujarat assembly speaker and deputy speaker’s posts, Shankar Chaudhary, and Jetha Bharwad, respectively, are influential OBC leaders in the state

Shankar Chaudhary, who has been named BJP’s nominee for the Gujarat speaker’s post, represents Tharad assembly seat (Twitter/ChaudhryShankar)
Shankar Chaudhary, who has been named BJP’s nominee for the Gujarat speaker’s post, represents Tharad assembly seat (Twitter/ChaudhryShankar)

Number theory: How parties used social media in Gujarat elections

Updated on Dec 14, 2022 10:49 AM IST

Digital campaigns are expected to play an increasingly important role in Indian elections as more Indians start using social media. An analysis of social media use in the recently concluded Gujarat elections, however, shows that all parties do not attach equal importance to this medium of campaign.

Representational image(PTI)
Representational image(PTI)
By, New Delhi

Gujarat portfolios: CM Bhupendra Patel keeps urban development | Full list here

Updated on Dec 12, 2022 09:03 PM IST

Full list of Gujarat portfolios: Bhupendra Patel has kept his existing portfolio of urban development, urban housing development, road & building, mining, tourism, port and information broadcasting.

Swearing-in ceremony of Gujarat Chief Minister, in Gujarat (ANI Photo)(ANI/PIB)
Swearing-in ceremony of Gujarat Chief Minister, in Gujarat (ANI Photo)(ANI/PIB)
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