Gujarat election 2022: PM Modi holds massive roadshow in Ahmedabad
Gujarat Assembly election first phase voting: The second phase of the election to 93 seats will take place on December 5, with results for both phases due on December 8, along with Himachal Pradesh.
Gujarat Assembly election 2022: Voting ended for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections in 89 seats across 19 districts of Saurashtra-Kutch and southern regions at ended at 5 pm on Thursday. While the final voting figures were awaited, 48.48 per cent turn-out was recorded till 3 pm, the Election Commission said.
Some key constituencies in the first phase included Surat, Porbandar, Khambhalia, Rajkot, Jamnagar North, and Morbi - the site of the bridge collapse incident that claimed the lives of over 140 people in October.
The second phase of the election to 93 seats will take place on December 5, with results for both phases due on December 8, along with Himachal Pradesh.
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Dec 01, 2022 10:29 PM IST
Gujarat polls: Polling booth for only one voter in Gir forest of Somnath district records 100% voting
Polling booth located in remote forest area of Gir Somnath district records 100 percent voting after its lone voter cast his vote in Phase 1 of GujaratElections. EC had set up polling booth at Banej village so that Mahant Haridasji Udasin, only voter there, can exercise his franchise.
Dec 01, 2022 08:24 PM IST
Watch: Fireworks adorn sky in Ahmedabad during PM Modi's roadshow
Dec 01, 2022 05:51 PM IST
Gujarat polls: Low voter turnout of about 57% in first phase of voting
Low voter turnout of about 57% in first phase of voting that ended 5pm today.
Dec 01, 2022 05:27 PM IST
Modi holds roadshow in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Dec 01, 2022 05:26 PM IST
Voting ends in first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections
Voting ended for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections in 89 seats across 19 districts of Saurashtra-Kutch and southern regions at 5 pm on Thursday.
Dec 01, 2022 04:32 PM IST
Gujarat polls: Tapi registers maximum polling of 64.27%; Jamnagar district records least
As per the data made available by the EC, till three in the afternoon on Thursday, the total state polling has been recorded as 48.48%. Tapi registered the maximum polling of 64.27%, whereas the least was observed in the Jamnagar district which was 42.26 percent.
The South Gujarat districts continued registering better voter turnouts then the rest of the regions, where Narmada registered 63.88% whereas Dangs district registered 58.55%.
Dec 01, 2022 03:45 PM IST
Gujarat election 2022: 48.48% voter turnout recorded till 3pm
Gujarat records 48.48% voter turnout till 3pm.
Dec 01, 2022 03:31 PM IST
All about the ‘mooch’: Independent candidate Solanki wants allowance for all who grow a moustache
His hands outstretched, Maganbhai Solanki holds up his moustache and says proudly that it measures almost five feet tip to tip – the carefully tended feature the Independent candidate’s calling card and also a campaign point.
The 57-year-old contestant from Himatnagar seat in Sabarkantha district retired from the Army as an honorary lieutenant in 2012 and has a ready ask from the state government.
"Whoever grows a moustache, the government should pay some amount for its maintenance," Solanki told PTI.
He would also urge the state government to bring in a law to inspire the youth of Gujarat to grow moustache if elected.
Dec 01, 2022 03:29 PM IST
Cong raised 'Garibi Hatao' slogan, but poverty actually increased under its rule as it misguided people: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a swipe at the Congress over its past 'Garibi Hatao' campaign, claiming that poverty actually increased under the grand old party's rule as it only raised slogans and misguided people instead of doing any concrete work for them. He was addressing a rally in Bodeli town of Chhota Udepur district in Gujarat, where Assembly elections will be held in its second phase on December 5. "For decades, Congress has been saying only one thing - Garibi Hatao (eliminate poverty). People gave you power to do that, but you were asking people to remove poverty. The only thing they did was to raise slogans, give promises and misguide people. That was the reason why poverty actually increased during its regime," Modi alleged.
Dec 01, 2022 03:08 PM IST
"Competition in Congress on who says more bad words...": PM Modi hits back at Kharge's 'Ravana' remark
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit back at Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge for calling him "Ravana" and said that there is a competition among Congress leaders as to who will use the most abusive words for him.
The remarks of PM Modi came after Kharge had described PM Modi as Ravana.
Dec 01, 2022 02:58 PM IST
Gujarat Polls: Live webcasting of 13,065 polling stations underway to ensure transparency
The political fate of 788 candidates will be sealed in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly election, meanwhile live webcasting of 13,065 polling stations in 19 districts is underway to ensure transparency in the elections.
Dec 01, 2022 01:48 PM IST
Gujarat polls: 34.48% voter turnout till 1pm
Gujarat phase one polling remains sluggish, less than 35% turnout recorded till 1pm.
Dec 01, 2022 01:40 PM IST
PM Modi mentions Kharge's 'Ravan' comment, says Congress never believed in Ram
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday referred to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge's 'Ravan' comment and said there is a competition going on inside the party on who can abuse Modi more. Read more
Dec 01, 2022 01:33 PM IST
No untoward incident in Rajkot, says collector Arun Mahesh
People are voting very enthusiastically. In Rajkot district, 26 per cent polling has been recorded till 12 noon. No untoward incident has been reported so far. We are monitoring sensitive polling stations through webcasting: Rajkot Collector Arun Mahesh
Dec 01, 2022 01:11 PM IST
Jadeja v Jadeja in Jamnagar? 'No', says cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's sister
Is it a 'Jadeja v Jadeja' contest for the Jamnagar (north) seat in Gujarat? 'No'... according to Congress leader Naina Jadeja - sister-in-law to BJP lawmaker-hopeful Rivaba Jadeja and sister to her husband and India cricketer Ravindra Jadeja - because many families have members working for different parties. Read more
Dec 01, 2022 12:47 PM IST
Amit Shah lists ‘problems solved’ under Modi's tenure as Gujarat CM
Under the tenure of CM Modi, various problems were solved in Gujarat. Water problem was solved, and check dams were built. Electricity is being supplied for 24 hours. Enrollment and dropout issue was solved: Amit Shah
Dec 01, 2022 12:37 PM IST
Amit Shah hold roadshow in Ahmedabad
Union home minister Amit Shah holds a roadshow in Sanand in Ahmedabad amid phase one polling for Gujarat Assembly election.
Dec 01, 2022 12:27 PM IST
Gujarat polls: CR Paatil banks on 'Modi magic', says PM in ‘people’s hearts'
The Bharatiya Janata Party's Gujarat chief CR Paatil on Thursday expressed faith in 'Modi magic' and said it would work this time too and help the party secure a record seventh term in the ongoing Gujarat Assembly election. Read more
Dec 01, 2022 12:25 PM IST
Man says he rescheduled his wedding to cast vote for Gujarat polls
Prafulbhai More, a man whose wedding is scheduled for Thursday, casts his vote in Tapi. He said, "I urge everyone to vote, you shouldn't waste it. My wedding was scheduled for the morning but I rescheduled it for the evening, we've to go to Maharashtra for it"
Dec 01, 2022 12:09 PM IST
Gujarat polls: District-wise voter turnout till 11am
District-wise voter turnout till 11am
Devbhoomi Dwarka 15.86
Dec 01, 2022 12:06 PM IST
Mansukh Mandaviya votes
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya casts his vote in Hanol, Bhavnagar.
Dec 01, 2022 12:00 PM IST
Union minister Darshana Jardosh casts vote in Surat
Union minister Darshana Jardosh casts vote in Surat. She said, "People are voting for double-engine govt in the state. People from every community have been voting and we'll be forming govt with an absolute majority."
Dec 01, 2022 11:36 AM IST
Gujarat records 18.95% voter turnout till 11am
Gujarat records 18.95% voter turnout till 11am.
Dec 01, 2022 11:27 AM IST
Polling 'deliberately slow' in Katargam seat, says AAP's Gopal Italia
“Voting is being done deliberately slow in Katargam AC. @ECISVEEP In this way, if you have to work only under the pressure of BJP goons, then why do you get elections done? On an average, 3.5% voting has been done in the entire state, but only 1.41% has been done in Katargam. Don't stoop so low as to beat a small child.” - AAP Gujarat chief Gopal Italia tweets
Dec 01, 2022 11:14 AM IST
Members of erstwhile royal family in Rajkot cast vote
Mandhatasinh Jadej Thakor Saheb and Kadambari Devi - members of the erstwhile royal family in Rajkot - cast their votes. They arrived at the polling station in a vintage car.
Dec 01, 2022 11:08 AM IST
Mansukh Mandaviya interacts with villagers before casting vote
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya interacts with villagers, before casting his vote, in Hanol village in Bhavnagar district.
Dec 01, 2022 11:02 AM IST
Gujarat Assembly speaker Nimaben Acharya casts her vote
Gujarat Assembly speaker Nimaben Acharya casts her vote for the first phase of Gujarat Elections2022 at a polling station in Bhuj.
Dec 01, 2022 10:39 AM IST
Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja cast his vote in Jamnagar, says…
Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja cast his vote at a polling station in Jamnagar. His wife and BJP candidate Rivaba Jadeja voted in Rajkot earlier today.
Ravindra Jadeja says, "I appeal to the people to vote in large numbers."
Dec 01, 2022 10:38 AM IST
Gujarat home minister Harsh Sanghavi cast his vote
Gujarat Home minister Harsh Sanghavi cast his vote in Surat.
Dec 01, 2022 10:24 AM IST
Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel holds a roadshow in Mehsana
Meanwhile, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel is holding a roadshow in Mehsana, which will vote in the second phase of the elections on December 5.
Dec 01, 2022 10:15 AM IST
AAP Gujarat chief Gopal Italia casts vote
AAP Gujarat president Gopal Italia casts his vote from Bhavnagar.
Dec 01, 2022 10:11 AM IST
We are advocating (for) a change: Late senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel's daughter
We are advocating (for) a change. Chief Ministers were changed, so they can feel anti-incumbency. There is a neck-to-neck fight here (Ankleshwar): Mumtaz Patel, late senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel's daughter
Dec 01, 2022 10:02 AM IST
'I'm with Congress', says Rivaba Jadeja's father-in-law
I'm with Congress. Party matter different from family matter. We should stay with our party, been with them for yrs. He knows it's a party matter, no family problem: Anirudhsinh Jadeja, cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's father and BJP's Rivaba Jadeja's father-in-law
Dec 01, 2022 09:52 AM IST
Rivaba Jadeja's sister-in-law who campaigned for Congress says…
Not the first time it's happening. Several families in Jamnagar have members working for different parties. Be satisfied with your ideology, give your 100% & the better one will win: Naina Jadeja, sister-in-law of BJP's Rivaba Jadeja, who campaigned for Congress
My love for my brother stays the same. My sister-in-law is a BJP candidate as of now. As a sister-in-law she is good: Naina Jadeja
Dec 01, 2022 09:39 AM IST
Gujarat Assembly polls phase 1 voting: 4.92% voter turnout recorded till 9am
Gujarat records a voter turnout of 4.92% till 9am.
Dec 01, 2022 09:36 AM IST
100-year-old Kamuben Lalabhai Patel casts her vote
100-year-old Kamuben Lalabhai Patel casts her vote in Umargam.
Dec 01, 2022 09:28 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi's appeal for ‘progressive future of Gujarat’
"There is an appeal to all the brothers and sisters of Gujarat, vote…
cheap gas cylinder
for loan waiver of farmers
For the progressive future of Gujarat, vote in large numbers and make this festival of democracy a success." - Rahul Gandhi tweets
Dec 01, 2022 09:17 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh governor Mangubhai Patel, his wife vote in Navsari
Madhya Pradesh governor Mangubhai Patel and his wife cast their votes at a polling booth in Navsari for first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls.
Dec 01, 2022 09:13 AM IST
Gujarat polls: Congress MLA attacks BJP on inflation, unemployment
Inflation and joblessness have increased in Gujarat due to the failure of BJP govt. Gas & fuel prices have skyrocketed, privatisation of education has happened. There will be a transition of power and Congres will come: Congress MLA Paresh Dhanani
Dec 01, 2022 09:11 AM IST
Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil casts his vote in Surat
Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil casts his vote for the first phase of Gujarat election at a polling station in Surat.
Dec 01, 2022 09:08 AM IST
What Gujarat finance minister said amid phase 1 voting
Gujarat has been progressing and the people of the state have decided to vote for the BJP. People have trust in BJP and there'll be development further in the state. BJP will form the govt in the state: Gujarat finance minister Kanubhai Desai
Dec 01, 2022 09:03 AM IST
Gujarat BJP chief says ‘Modi magic works every time’ amid phase 1 polling
Modi magic works every time, everywhere. He's in people's hearts. They trust him and he's capable of meeting their expectations: Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil
Dec 01, 2022 08:57 AM IST
Vijay Rupani, wife cast their votes in Rajkot
Former Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and his wife Anjali Rupani cast their votes at a polling station in Rajkot in the first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls.
Dec 01, 2022 08:52 AM IST
'Abhi bhi time hai...' Jadeja shares Bal Thackeray's old 'Gujarat gaya' video
Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja shared an old video of Balasaheb Thackeray on Thursday saying Gujarat will end if Narendra Modi is not there. "Abhi bhi time hai samaj jao gujaratiyo," Jadeja tweeted as his wife Rivaba Jadeja contests from North Jamnagar seat in her election debut. Rivaba joined the BJP in 2019. Read more
Dec 01, 2022 08:45 AM IST
Congress MLA' bicycle ride - with gas cylinder - as he casts his vote | Watch
Congress MLA Paresh Dhanani leaves his residence, to cast his vote, with a gas cylinder on a bicycle underscoring the issue of high fuel prices.
Dec 01, 2022 08:41 AM IST
Ex Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani confident BJP will come back to power
I appeal to people to cast their votes. Voting is necessary to safeguard democracy. I am confident that BJP is going to form the Govt in Gujarat for the seventh time. People have love & respect for PM Modi, they won't go anywhere else: Ex-Guj CM Vijay Rupani
Dec 01, 2022 08:24 AM IST
AAP boss Arvind Kejriwal urges Gujarat to vote for ‘better future’
Voting is being held on 89 seats in the first phase of Gujarat elections today. My appeal to all the voters of the assembly constituencies where voting is taking place in Gujarat today- “You have a golden opportunity, do vote for the better future of Gujarat and your children, this time do something big.”- Arvind Kejriwal tweets
Dec 01, 2022 08:23 AM IST
People queue up outside polling booths in Bharuch
People queue up to cast their votes at polling booths at Piraman School in the Ankleshwar Assembly constituency in Bharuch.
Dec 01, 2022 08:20 AM IST
Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi casts his vote
Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi casts his vote at a polling booth in Surat.
Dec 01, 2022 08:13 AM IST
BJP's Rivaba Jadeja casts her vote
BJP's Rivaba Jadeja casts her vote in Rajkot. She is contesting from Jamnagar North.
“There's no difficulty. There can be people of different ideologies in same family. I've trust in people of Jamnagar, we will focus on overall development, and this time as well BJP will win with a good margin,” she said after casting her vote.
Dec 01, 2022 08:06 AM IST
Modi appeals Gujarat voters to exercise their franchise
Today is the first phase of the Gujarat elections. I call upon all those voting today, particularly first time voters to exercise their franchise in record numbers: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Also read: Gujarat Assembly election constituency list
Dec 01, 2022 08:03 AM IST
First phase of Gujarat polling begins
Voting for the first phase of Gujarat election 2022 begins.
Dec 01, 2022 07:55 AM IST
Gujarat polls: BJP Jamnagar North candidate Rivaba Jadeja urges people to vote
Bharatiya Janata Party's Jamnagar North candidate and star cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba urged the Gujarat voters on Thursday to exercise their franchise as much as possible ahead of the first phase voting to elect the 15th state legislative assembly. Read more
Dec 01, 2022 07:46 AM IST
CEC Rajiv Kumar's appeal to people ahead of Gujarat phase 1 voting
Gujarat is celebrating festival of democracy today. On behalf of EC, my sincere appeal to all 4.9 cr voters of Guj to vote today & on 5th Dec during 2nd phase of elections. Over 4 lakh PwD voters & 9.8 lakh senior citizen voters in Gujarat: CEC Rajiv Kumar
Dec 01, 2022 07:32 AM IST
Gujarat Assembly election: A look at key players, constituencies in Phase 1
BJP's Rivaba Jadeja, cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife, will be against Congress' Bipendrasinh Jadeja and AAP's Karsan Karmur from Jamnagar North. BJP has dropped the sitting MLA Dharmendrasinh Merubha. Read more
Dec 01, 2022 07:03 AM IST
Election officials conduct mock poll at Bharuch polling booth
Election officials conducted a mock poll at polling booths numbers 175 to 178 at Piraman school in Bharuch. Voting for the first phase of Assembly election to begin shortly.
Dec 01, 2022 07:00 AM IST
Rivaba Jadeja, BJP's Jamnagar North candidate, urges people to vote
Today is a very important day. The hard work of all BJP candidates is going to pay off. I request people to vote as much as possible: Rivaba Jadeja, BJP's Jamnagar North candidate
Dec 01, 2022 06:37 AM IST
Gujarat Assembly election 2022: Full list of constituencies in phase 1
Among the key constituencies that will head for polls on December 1 include BJP strongholds Jamnagar North, Porbandar, Dwarka, as well as the site of the tragic bridge collapse – Morbi. Read more
Dec 01, 2022 06:31 AM IST
People of Gujarat's mini African village, Jambur, celebrate their first opportunity to vote
People of Gujarat's mini African village, Jambur, celebrated their first opportunity to vote in their own special tribal booth, reported news agency ANI.
Dec 01, 2022 06:28 AM IST
A look at performance of various parties in 2017 assembly election
In these 89 seats in 2017, the BJP won 48 with a voteshare of 49.3 %, and the Congress won 38 with 41.7% votes. This translated to a net pick-up of 16 seats by the Congress from 2012. Chhotubhai Vasava’s Bharatiya Tribal Party won two and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) one. Read more
Dec 01, 2022 06:22 AM IST
Gujarat polls: Voting for phase 1 today; CM Patel among 788 candidates in fray
The stage is set for the Gujarat assembly election as the polling for the first phase will be held today on 89 seats spread across 19 districts in Saurashtra-Kutch and southern parts of the state where 788 candidates are in the fray. Read more