Highlights: Gujarat assembly election in 2 phases on Dec 1 & 5; results on Dec 8
The Election Commission announced on Thursday that the Gujarat assembly election will be held in two phases on December 1 and December 5. The couting of votes and declaration of results will be on December 8. The term of the 182-member Gujarat assembly ends on February 18 next year. ...Read More
Addressing a press conference, chief election commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar said “First phase of Assembly elections in Gujarat to be held on 1st December & second phase on 5th December; counting of votes to be done on 8th December.”
"The date of counting for Gujarat Assembly polls will coincide with Himachal Pradesh on the 8th of December. The entire process of Assembly elections to be completed on the 10th of December," Kumar added.
A total of 51,782 polling stations will be set up across Gujarat. Of these, 1,274 will be managed by women polling and security personnel.
89 seats to go into voting in phase one, 93 seats in phase two
Eighty-nine seats will go into voting in phase 1 of Gujarat Elections on December 1. On the other hand, 93 seats will go into voting in second and final phase on December 5. Counting of votes will be on December 8.
Will again form double engine govt in Gujarat, says BJP chief
With the announcement of the dates of the Gujarat assembly poll, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national President Nadda said the saffron party will again form the double engine government in the state.
“I welcome the announcement of the Gujarat Assembly elections by the Election Commission. Under the leadership of respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi BJP will again form a double engine government in Gujarat with a huge majority and will work with commitment to fulfill the aspirations of the people for the next 5 years,” Nadda tweeted.
AAP to announce its CM candidate tomorrow
The Aam Aadmi Party will announce its chief ministerial candidate for Gujarat on Friday through public opinion, party leader Manoj Sorathiya said.
Gujarat's public ready for big change: Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that Gujarat's people are ready for a big change, and expressed confidence that the AAP will form the government in Gujarat.
On allegations of delay in announcing Gujarat poll dates late, CEC Rajiv Kumar says this
CEC Rajiv Kumar on Thursday responded to the allegations of a delay in announcing the dates of the assembly poll in Gujarat. “We announced the election dates 110 days ahead of the expiry of the Gujarat assembly. And there will be a 72 days' gap between the counting of the result and the expiry of the assembly in Gujarat,” Kumar said.
Here is the complete schedule of the Gujarat assembly election
Gujarat assembly polls to be held in two phases on Dec 1 and 5; counting on Dec 8
The Election Commission announced on Thursday that the election in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 1 and December 5. The counting of votes will be on December 8.
EC portal to provide online nomination, affidavit facility to candidates/parties
The EC added that its Suvidha Portal will provide online nomination and affidavit facilities to candidates/political parties.
Number of third gender voters in 2022 doubled in comparison to 2017
The EC on Thursday highlighted its special emphasis on participation of third gender voters in the poll process.
“Special camps organised in each district to facilitate enrolment. In Gujarat, number of registered TG voters in 2022 doubled in comparison to 2017,” the EC added.
Polling stations to be set up for Madhupur Jambur in Gir Somnath district for Siddis
Home voting facility available for voters above 80 years: EC
The EC also said on Thursday that home voting facility will be available for voters above the age of 80.
1,274 polling stations to be completely managed by women officials
The poll body added that of the total polling stations, 1,274 will be managed by women polling and security officials.
51,782 polling stations to be set up for Gujarat elections: EC
The Election Commission said on Thursday that 51,782 poll stations will be set up across 182 assembly seats in Gujarat.
CEC Rajiv Kumar condoles loss of lives in Morbi bridge collapse
Election Commission's press conference begins, Gujarat poll dates to be announced shortly
The Election Commission press conference has started. Dates for the Gujarat election will be announced shortly.
Shortly: Election Commission to announce dates for Gujarat assembly poll
In a few minutes from now, the Election Commission will announce the dates for the Gujarat assembly poll. The term of the 182-member Gujarat assembly ends on February 18 next year.
EC had defended its decision to not announce Gujarat, Himachal polls together
The Election Commission, which had come under fire from opposition parties for not announcing the polls together, had defended its decision saying that the states were geographically non-contiguous and it was in keeping with past precedent.
EC to announce poll dates at noon
Election Commission of India will hold a press conference at 12 noon to announce the schedule of Gujarat Assembly elections 2022.