Gujarat polls Highlights: Cong backed perpetrators of violence, BJP established peace, says Amit Shah

Updated on Nov 25, 2022 08:28 PM IST

Elections 2022 Highlights, November 25, 2022: A total of 1,621 candidates, including 139 women, are in the fray for 182 seats. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has said that the counting of votes and announcement of the results of the Gujarat assembly poll will happen on December 8.

Amit Shah addressed poll rallies in his and PM Modi’s home state Gujarat, which will vote for the assembly elections in two phases on December 1 and 5. (ANI)
Amit Shah addressed poll rallies in his and PM Modi’s home state Gujarat, which will vote for the assembly elections in two phases on December 1 and 5. (ANI)

Gujarat is only a few days away from witnessing a crucial assembly election. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has been in power in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah for more than two decades, is aiming for yet another victory. The Congress party, meanwhile, is striving to make a comeback with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also in the running. The star campaigners of the three parties, including PM Modi, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal have campaigned in various constituencies of Gujarat and the high blitz action continues with many other top leaders involved.

As many as 1,621 candidates are in the fray for 182 seats in the Gujarat assembly election, scheduled for December 1 and 5. In the first phase of the poll, a total of 788 candidates will contest for 89 constituencies. Of these, 70 are women and 339 are independents. A total of 833 candidates, including 69 women and 285 independents, will contest for 93 seats in Phase-2.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has said that the counting of votes and announcement of the results of the Gujarat assembly poll will happen on December 8.

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  • Nov 25, 2022 08:27 PM IST

     Cong backed perpetrators of violence, BJP established peace, says Amit Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said anti-social elements earlier indulged in violence in Gujarat as the Congress supported them, but after the perpetrators were "taught a lesson" in 2002, they stopped such activities and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) established "permanent peace" in the state.

  • Nov 25, 2022 05:31 PM IST

    AAP lot of 'hype', will remain 'marginal player' in Gujarat polls: Milind Deora

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has a lot of "hype" but will remain a "marginal player" in the Gujarat assembly elections, Congress leader Milind Deora said on Friday and asserted that his party would belie predictions to spring a surprise in the polls.

    Deora, who is a Congress party observer for the Gujarat polls, said there is a "strong undercurrent" of anti-incumbency against the BJP government in the state and the Congress has opted for a very localised campaign that is different from the 2017 elections.

  • Nov 25, 2022 05:03 PM IST

    Amit Shah holds road show in Nandod assembly ahead of Gujarat Assembly elections

  • Nov 25, 2022 04:13 PM IST

    Gujarat polls: Khambhalia seat has turned into a battle of prestige between BJP, AAP

    The Khambhalia seat of Dwarka district has turned into a battle of prestige between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party, in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections.

    With Congress also in the fray with a sitting MLA, it is also a triangular contest. Senior Congress leader Vikram Madam, AAP Chief Minister's face Isudan Gadhvi and BJP candidate Mulu Ayar Bera are fighting it out amongst themselves in the assembly elections.

  • Nov 25, 2022 02:34 PM IST

    Polling underway to elect sarpanches, panches in four Haryana districts

    Seventeen percent of the voters exercised their franchise in the first three hours of polling on Friday to elect sarpanches and panches of gram panchayats in four districts of Haryana in the final phase of panchayat polls, officials said.

    Polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm in the four districts of Faridabad, Fatehabad, Hisar and Palwal.

    Voting is being held to elect 929 sarpanches and 10,362 panches in 25 blocks of the four districts.

  • Nov 25, 2022 12:15 PM IST

    ‘Does this every year’: BJP's Manoj Tiwari on Sisodia's ‘plot to kill’ Kejriwal claim

    On Manish Sisodia and his party, the AAP's claims of the BJP plotting to kill Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Manoj Tiwari said that this an old script of the ruling camp in the national capital. “He does this every year, claiming murder threat to Kejriwal. I don't understand what is going on as Kejriwal claims Sisodia will be arrested, Sisodia himself prophecies that Kejriwal will be murdered,” Tiwari said at a press conference on Friday.

  • Nov 25, 2022 10:04 AM IST

    3 held for allegedly flying camera-mounted drone near PM's Ahmedabad rally venue

    Three persons were arrested on Thursday for allegedly flying a camera-mounted drone near a venue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Ahmedabad, PTI reported. Modi addressed a rally at the Bavla village as part of the BJP's campaign for the forthcoming Gujarat assembly elections. The district collector had banned flying of drones near the venue.

  • Nov 25, 2022 08:46 AM IST

    ECI's surveillance seizes 75L in cash from a car near Surat

    Police said on Thursday that the Election Commission of India's (ECI) surveillance team has seized 75 lakh in cash from a Maharashtra-registration car near Surat in poll-bound Gujarat.

  • Nov 25, 2022 07:06 AM IST

    AAP leader Manish Sisodia says BJP plotting to kill Kejriwal

    AAP leader and Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said that the BJP is conspiring to “kill” his party boss and the capital's CM Arvind Kejriwal due to fear of defeat in the forthcoming Gujarat assembly election. His tweet came in response to BJP leader Manoj Tiwari's purported post on the micro-blogging site about his worry “about the safety” of Kejriwal.

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Gujarat assembly polls: AAP pulls out all stops in Surat

Published on Nov 30, 2022 01:01 PM IST

The AAP hopes to replicate its successes in the 2021 civic polls in the city when it replaced Congress as the second-biggest party and secured about 28% of the vote share

Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow in Surat. (Twitter)
Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow in Surat. (Twitter)

Gujarat Assembly election 2022: Full list of AAP candidates, constituencies

Published on Nov 30, 2022 12:26 PM IST

2022 Gujarat Assembly election latest news: Among notable candidates are the AAP's chief ministerial face Isudan Gadhvi, who is contesting from Khambhalia in Devbhumi Dwarka district, while state chief Gopal Italia is also in the fray.

Gujarat Assembly election 2022: Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) boss Arvind Kejriwal addresses the crowd during a roadshow in Bhavnagar, (ANI)
Gujarat Assembly election 2022: Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) boss Arvind Kejriwal addresses the crowd during a roadshow in Bhavnagar, (ANI)

Gujarat Assembly election 2022: Full list of constituencies in phase 1

Published on Nov 30, 2022 12:26 PM IST

Among the key constituencies that will head for polls on December 1 include BJP strongholds Ghatlodia, Jamnagar North, Porbandar, Dwarka, as well as the site of the tragic bridge collapse – Morbi.

Gujarat Assembly election 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the people during a public meeting in Kutch (Twitter/BJP Gujarat via ANI)
Gujarat Assembly election 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the people during a public meeting in Kutch (Twitter/BJP Gujarat via ANI)

AAP may not open account; Cong main opposition: 5 things Amit Shah said

Published on Nov 30, 2022 11:08 AM IST

Amit Shah said AAP is nowhere in the mind of the people of Gujarat and Congress is the main opposition in the state, a day before the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly Election 2022.

Amit Shah said AAP may not even win one seat in Gujarat Assembly election 2022.
Amit Shah said AAP may not even win one seat in Gujarat Assembly election 2022.

Gujarat Assembly election: Full list of BJP, Congress candidates for phase 1

Published on Nov 30, 2022 09:26 AM IST

In the first phase, polling will take place on December 1. As many as 89 constituencies will go to polls with total 788 candidates in the fray.

Police stand guard as polling officials check EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and other materials before dispatching them to the respective destinations ahead of India's Gujarat state's assembly elections, in Ahmedabad on November 10, 2022. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)
Police stand guard as polling officials check EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and other materials before dispatching them to the respective destinations ahead of India's Gujarat state's assembly elections, in Ahmedabad on November 10, 2022. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

Gujarat Assembly election: Full list of BJP, Congress candidates for phase 2

Published on Nov 30, 2022 09:24 AM IST

The second and final round of polling will be held on December 5. Electors will decide the fate of as many as 833 candidates across 93 constituencies.

In the first phase, the polling took place on December 1. The counting of votes for both the phases is scheduled for December 8 (Representative Image)
In the first phase, the polling took place on December 1. The counting of votes for both the phases is scheduled for December 8 (Representative Image)

On Kharge's ‘Ravan’ barb, ex-Gujarat CM says ‘Congress creates own problems’

Published on Nov 29, 2022 10:52 PM IST

Mallikarjun Kharge, who is in Gujarat, was speaking at a rally in Ahmedabad when he compared PM Modi with 'Ravan'. His statement did not go down well with the BJP, especially with its leaders in Gujarat.

Former Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani (ANI Photo)
Former Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani (ANI Photo)

Watch | Chaos after bull enters Congress rally in Gujarat, Gehlot blames BJP

Published on Nov 29, 2022 05:19 PM IST

According to Gehlot, the BJP sent this bull to disrupt the gathering. "It is a conspiracy of the BJP. They often adopt this tactic to disturb Congress meetings," he said.

Screengrab from the video.
Screengrab from the video.

‘Do you have 100 heads like Ravan?’: Kharge's jab at PM triggers political row

Updated on Nov 29, 2022 07:02 PM IST

Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel said that Congress preisident Mallikarjun Kharge's comment is “testimony to their hate for Gujaratis”.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

AAP will win over 92 seats in Gujarat elections, says Kejriwal

Updated on Nov 29, 2022 04:09 AM IST

The AAP will win more than 92 seats out of 182 in the Gujarat assembly elections next month, party convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.

Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal speaks during a public meeting ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections, in Surat on Monday. (PTI)
Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal speaks during a public meeting ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections, in Surat on Monday. (PTI)

Gujarat polls: Kejriwal claims ‘stones pelted’ at Surat roadshow, police deny

Published on Nov 28, 2022 10:09 PM IST

The incident reportedly happened in Katargam locality this evening where BJP workers heard chanting “Modi, Modi”, apparently interrupting the Kejriwal's convoy at the roadshow.

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal in Surat.(PTI Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal in Surat.(PTI Photo)

Gujarat: Congress MLA accuses govt of ‘misusing’ police, raises complaint with EC

Published on Nov 28, 2022 07:20 PM IST

Baldevji Thakor, the Congress candidate from the Kalol constituency in Gandhinagar, filed a complaint with the chief electoral officer on Monday

Representational image. (PTI File Photo)
Representational image. (PTI File Photo)

'AAP will win...', Arvind Kejriwal predicts party's score

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 05:11 PM IST

The campaigning for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections scheduled for December 1 ends on November 29.

 Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, in Surat, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. (PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, in Surat, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. (PTI)

‘Provocative speeches to mislead people’: Kharge attacks PM Modi over poll pitch

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 04:46 PM IST

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge asked why PM Modi didn’t talk about his own achievements since he and the BJP have been in power for nearly 27 years in the state

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge speaks at a Press conference ahead of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections in Ahmedabad on Monday (PTI)
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge speaks at a Press conference ahead of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections in Ahmedabad on Monday (PTI)

EC sanctions 15 lakh ex-gratia for family of 2 IRB jawans killed in Gujarat

Published on Nov 28, 2022 03:14 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) of India on Monday announced an ex-gratia of ₹15 lakh to the family of two Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel killed on election duty in a village near Porbandar in Gujarat

The Election Commission of India announced the ex-gratia for the two IRB personnel on Twitter (File Photo)
The Election Commission of India announced the ex-gratia for the two IRB personnel on Twitter (File Photo)
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