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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: People show their identification cards as they wait in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, in Rajkot.
Gujarat Assembly election: People show their identification cards as they wait in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, in Rajkot.

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....Read More

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.

Follow all the updates here:
Dec 1, 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 1, 2022 8:24 PM IST

Watch: Fireworks adorn sky in Ahmedabad during PM Modi's roadshow

Dec 1, 2022 5:51 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 1, 2022 5:27 PM IST

Modi holds roadshow in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Dec 1, 2022 5:26 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 1, 2022 4:32 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 1, 2022 3:45 PM IST

Gujarat election 2022: 48.48% voter turnout recorded till 3pm

Gujarat records 48.48% voter turnout till 3pm.

Dec 1, 2022 3:31 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 1, 2022 3:29 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 1, 2022 3:08 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 1, 2022 2:58 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 1, 2022 1:48 PM IST

Gujarat polls: 34.48% voter turnout till 1pm

Gujarat phase one polling remains sluggish, less than 35% turnout recorded till 1pm.

Dec 1, 2022 1:40 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 1, 2022 1:33 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 1, 2022 1:11 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2022 12:09 PM IST

Gujarat polls: District-wise voter turnout till 11am

District-wise voter turnout till 11am

Amreli 19%

Bharuch 17.57

Bhavnagar 18.84

Botad 18.50

Dangs 24.99

Devbhoomi Dwarka 15.86

Gir-Somnath 20.75

Jamnagar 17.85

Junagadh 18.85

Kutch 17.62

Morbi 22.27

Narmada 23.73

Navsari 21.79

Porbandar 16.49

Rajkot 18.98

Surat 17.92

Surendranagar 20.67

Tapi 26.47

Valsad 19.57

Dec 1, 2022 12:06 PM IST

Mansukh Mandaviya votes

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya casts his vote in Hanol, Bhavnagar.

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Dec 1, 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 1, 2022 11:36 AM IST

Gujarat records 18.95% voter turnout till 11am

Gujarat records 18.95% voter turnout till 11am.

Dec 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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.

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Dec 1, 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 1, 2022 10:38 AM IST

Gujarat home minister Harsh Sanghavi cast his vote 

Gujarat Home minister Harsh Sanghavi cast his vote in Surat.

Dec 1, 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 1, 2022 10:15 AM IST

AAP Gujarat chief Gopal Italia casts vote

AAP Gujarat president Gopal Italia casts his vote from Bhavnagar.

Dec 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2022 9:52 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 1, 2022 9:39 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 1, 2022 9:36 AM IST

100-year-old Kamuben Lalabhai Patel casts her vote

100-year-old Kamuben Lalabhai Patel casts her vote in Umargam.

Dec 1, 2022 9:28 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi's appeal for ‘progressive future of Gujarat’

"There is an appeal to all the brothers and sisters of Gujarat, vote…

for employment

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 1, 2022 9:17 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.

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Dec 1, 2022 9:13 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 1, 2022 9:11 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 1, 2022 9:08 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 1, 2022 9:03 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

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Dec 1, 2022 8:57 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 1, 2022 8:52 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 1, 2022 8:45 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 1, 2022 8:41 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 1, 2022 8:24 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 1, 2022 8:23 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 1, 2022 8:20 AM IST

Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi casts his vote

Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi casts his vote at a polling booth in Surat.

Dec 1, 2022 8:13 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.

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