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Gujarat, Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election 2024 highlights: Maharashtra sees 54.7% turnout; Gujarat records 56%

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 highlights: Check the voter turnout, key candidates and all latest news in Phase 3 of Lok Sabha polls in the states.
Voters queue at a polling station during the third phase of voting for national elections in Ahmedabad on May 7.
Voters queue at a polling station during the third phase of voting for national elections in Ahmedabad on May 7.

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 highlights: In the third phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha election, 37 constituencies from Gujarat and Maharashtra polled their vote on Tuesday, sealing the fate of key candidates from the Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In Maharashtra, 11 out of the total 48 constituencies will cast their vote today while in Gujarat, voting is set to take place in 26 constituencies....Read More

Both Gujarat and Maharashtra are currently governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with the latter recently seeing an overturn in the government and the return of BJP in power. The saffron party is now eyeing a clean sweep in both the states in Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha elections, making their chance of forming the government in India once again even stronger. Follow Lok Sabha elections Phase 3 voting LIVE updates here.

While the BJP has expressed strong confidence when it comes to winning majority constituencies in both Maharashtra and Gujarat, the push from opposition's INDIA bloc has remained intense in both states. 

In the third phase of the Lok Sabha election 2024, a total of 93 constituencies across the country cast their vote on Tuesday, May 7. Some of the key candidates in the third phase were Amit Shah, Pralhad Joshi, and Jyotiraditya Scindia to Congress stalwart Digvijaya Singh, to NCP’s (Sharad Pawar faction) Supriya Sule and Samajwadi Party’s Dimple Yadav.

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May 7, 2024 8:47 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Latest voting turnout

Here's how much the approximate voter turnout was recorded in the two states: 

Maharashtra: 54.7%

Gujarat: 56.7%

May 7, 2024 6:59 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Maharashtra sees 53.40% turnout till 5pm

A voter turnout of 53.40% was recorded till 5 pm in 11 of the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra today.

According to EC, Kolhapur recorded the highest 63.71% polling, followed by Hatkanangale at 62.18% and Latur at 55.38%. 

May 7, 2024 6:20 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: 55.22% voter turnout recorded in Gujarat today

A voter turnout of 55.22% has been recorded in Gujarat today, data from the state election commission shows. Valsad recorded the highest turnout – 68.12%

May 7, 2024 5:36 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja casts his vote in Jamnagar

Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja and his  wife exercised their franchise in Gujarat's Jamnagar. 

May 7, 2024 5:13 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: ‘Expiry date of INDI alliance fixed for June 4,’ says PM Modi

"The expiry date of INDI alliance has been fixed for 4th June...This election is between 'Santushti-Karan' and Tushti-karan'," PM Modi says while addressing an election rally in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar today.

May 7, 2024 4:27 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani casts his vote

Rajya Sabha MP and Director of Reliance Industries Limited's Corporate Affairs department, Parimal Nathwani cast his vote at a polling booth in Jamnagar, reports ANI.

May 7, 2024 4:10 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: 42.63% voter turnout in Maharashtra till 3pm

A voter turnout of 42.63% has been recorded in Maharashtra till 3pm, data from the Election Commission shows.

Madha- 39.11℅

Osmanabad- 40.92℅

Ratnagiri Sindhudurg- 44.73℅

Sangli- 41.30℅

Baramati- 34.96℅

Hatkanangle- 49.94℅

Latur- 44.48℅

Raigad- 41.43℅

Satara- 43.83℅

Solapur- 39.54℅

Kolhapur- 51.51.%

May 7, 2024 2:51 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: 31.55% voter turnout in Maharashtra till  1pm

A voter turnout of 31.55% has been recorded in Maharashtra till 1 pm, data from the Election Commission shows.

May 7, 2024 2:50 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: 37.83% voter turnout in Gujarat till 1 pm

A voter turnout of 37.83% has been recorded in Gujarat till 1 pm, data from the Election Commission shows.

May 7, 2024 1:50 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Ravindra Jadeja's family cast vote in Gujarat

Veteran cricket all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's sister, Naina Jadeja, and father, Anirudhsinh Jadeja, cast their vote at a polling booth in Gujarat's Jamnagar during the third phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday.

May 7, 2024 1:28 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Low turnout disappoints Maharashtra

Maharashtra saw a low voter turnout of 18.18 percent on the third phase of polling till 11 am, lowest of all the states voting on Tuesday, according to the data released by Election Commission.

May 7, 2024 12:49 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Banaskantha records highest turnout in Gujarat

As per the data shared by the EC, the Banaskantha constituency in north Gujarat recorded the highest turnout of 30.27 per cent, while the Porbandar seat in the Saurashtra region saw the lowest turnout of 19.83 per cent between 7 am and 11 am.

May 7, 2024 12:32 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Voting percent in Maharashtra till 11 am

Madha- 15.11℅ 

Dharashiv- 17.06℅ 

Ratnagiri Sindhudurg- 21.19℅ 

Sangli- 16.61℅ 

Baramati- 14.64℅ 

Hatkanangle- 20.74℅ 

Latur- 20.74℅ 

Raigad- 17.18℅ 

Satara- 18.94℅ 

Solapur- 15.69℅ 

Kolhapur- 23.77%

May 7, 2024 12:04 PM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Actors Ritesh Deshmukh, wife Genelia Deshmukh cast vote

May 7, 2024 11:57 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Gujarat turnout till 11 am

Gujarat recorded a voter turnout of 23.35 percent in the Phase 3 of Lok Sabha election till 11 am on Tuesday.

May 7, 2024 11:31 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Supriya Sule visits Ajit Pawar's residence

After casting her vote, Supriya Sule has reached residence of Ajit Pawar in Baramati. The two families within Pawar clan had criticised each other during election campaign.  "I came here to take blessings of Asha kaki," said Supriya Sule after meeting Ajit Pawar's mother.

May 7, 2024 11:08 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Maharashtra logs lowest turnout

Out of all the states going to polls in Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha elections, Maharashtra recorded the lowest voter turnout of all at 6.64 percent till 9 am, according to the Election Commission.

May 7, 2024 10:42 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Overall voter turnout at 10.57%

The voter turnout recorded till 9 am in third phase of polling was 10.57%, with the highest turnout recorded in Chhattisgarh and Goa.

May 7, 2024 10:23 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Voter turnout till 9 am

Till 9 am on Tuesday, Gujarat witnessed a voter turnout of 9.87 percent. The highest voter turnout was recorded in the Banaskantha constituency of the state.

May 7, 2024 10:11 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Gujarat CM casts his vote

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel cast his vote for the Lok Sabha elections at a polling booth in Ahmedabad on Tuesday and appealed to the people to exercise their franchise to make the country developed and prosperous.

May 7, 2024 9:52 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Supriya Sule casts her vote

May 7, 2024 9:38 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Voter turnout recap

Voter turnout of 66.14% and 66.71% respectively in the first two phases has been marginally lower than corresponding phases five years back, with analysts blaming the summer heat and the lack of a single strong issue to motivate voters.

May 7, 2024 9:25 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Amit Shah's message to the masses

After casting his vote, Home Minister Amit Shah said, "Today is the voting for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections. I would like to make a heartfelt appeal to all the voters across the country and also to the voters of Gujarat to come forward and participate in this festival of democracy and elect a stable government that provides a safe, prosperous country. Elect a government which is against corruption, wants to eradicate poverty, wants to make a self-reliant India, wants to make a developed India and wants to take India number one in every field in the whole world."

May 7, 2024 9:12 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Amit Shah casts his vote in Ahmedabad

Union Home Minister and BJP candidate Amit Shah cast his vote at Ahmedabad today. He is the candidate for NDA from the Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat.

May 7, 2024 9:03 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Guj HM casts vote, expresses confidence

After casting his vote in Gujarat, state Home Minister Harsh Sanghvi said, “I am fortunate enough to get the opportunity to cast my vote along with my family. I want to request everyone to come out and cast their votes and form a development-oriented government once again. PM Modi has served the people of the country without taking a single leave for the last several years. The people of the country are willing to see Narendra Modi become the Prime Minister of the country for the third time.”

May 7, 2024 8:55 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Sharad Pawar casts his vote

Sharad Pawar, after resting for a day following campaign fatique, cast his vote at Malegaon polling booth in Baramati. He was accompanied by daughter Supriya Sule and grand daughter Revati Sule. Pawar has this time changed his voting to Baramati after voting for 10 years in Mumbai

May 7, 2024 8:27 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi interacts with public in Ahmedabad

May 7, 2024 8:22 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Ajit Pawar's call for action in Baramati

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said on Tuesday, "The party leaders and the workers who campaign for their candidate always believe that their candidate will win. This is the beginning. It is still not 6 pm. I am sure people will support our candidate. This election is for the development of Baramati and other constituencies and not Pawar vs Pawar."

May 7, 2024 8:14 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi shows inked finger after casting vote

May 7, 2024 8:06 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi urges public for ‘daan’

PM Modi said after casting his vote, "Today is the third phase of voting. There is great importance of 'Daan' in our country and in the same spirit, the countrymen should vote as much as possible. 4 rounds of voting are still ahead. As a voter in Gujarat, this is the only place where I vote regularly and Amit Bhai is contesting from here as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate..."

May 7, 2024 7:59 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi appeals to voters

After casting his vote in Ahmedabad, PM Modi appealed to the the voters in the country to appear at polling centres in large numbers.

May 7, 2024 7:47 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi casts vote in Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi casts his vote at the Nishan Higher Secondary School in Ranip, Ahmedabad.

May 7, 2024 7:41 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi arrives at polling booth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Ahmedabad to cast his vote alongside Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

May 7, 2024 7:35 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Voting begins at Baramati

Voters lined up as polling started in Baramati Lok Sabha constituency at 7 am today, where Supriya Sule, three term MP and daughter of Sharad Pawar is contesting against Sunetra Pawar, wife of Deputy CM Ajit Pawar.

May 7, 2024 7:27 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Amit Deshmukh, wife cast their vote

May 7, 2024 7:22 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi to cast vote today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to arrive at Nishan Higher Secondary School in Ahmedabad today to cast his vote for the third phase of the Lok Sabha election in Gujarat.

May 7, 2024 7:10 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi urges voters for increased turnout

Motivating the voters across the country, PM Narendra Modi posted on X, “Urging all those who are voting in today’s phase to vote in record numbers. Their active participation will certainly make the elections more vibrant.”

May 7, 2024 7:07 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: 37 constituencies in fray

37 constituencies across Maharashtra and Gujarat are set to cast their votes today, sealing the fate of many key candidates such as Amit Shah, Supriya Sule and Prahlad Joshi.

May 7, 2024 7:02 AM IST

Gujarat, Maharashtra election 2024 LIVE: Voting begins

The voting across 37 constituencies in Maharashtra and Gujarat has commenced at 7 am, set to se the fate of hundreds of candidates in the states.

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