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

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....Read More

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 8:27 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 5:31 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 5:03 PM IST

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

Nov 25, 2022 4:13 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 2:34 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 8:46 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 7:06 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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