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Exit Polls predict big majority for BJP in Gujarat, cliffhanger in Himachal Pradesh

The BJP is incumbent in both Gujarat and Himachal, but AAP is hoping to give a tough fight in the state assembly election.Premium
The BJP is incumbent in both Gujarat and Himachal, but AAP is hoping to give a tough fight in the state assembly election.

Exit Poll Election Results: Results of assembly elections held in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will be declared on 8 December 

Exit Poll Election Results: The exit poll results on Monday predicted a big majority for the BJP in Gujarat while most of them gave an edge to it in Himachal Pradesh, indicating re-election of the ruling party in both states. However, two exit polls showed a dead heat between the BJP and the Congress in Himachal where results could go either way. The exit polls have also indicated the probable winner for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls.

06 Dec 2022, 08:28:34 PM IST

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06 Dec 2022, 08:16:47 PM IST

Exit polls will be proven wrong, will return to rule MCD: BJP

Ahead of the counting of votes for the MCD polls, the BJP on Tuesday exuded hope that the tide will turn in its favour even as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed a "landslide" victory as predicted by exit polls.

The exit polls on Monday showed that the AAP was going to sweep the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls by winning more than 150 of the 250 municipal wards with the BJP emerging a distant second.

06 Dec 2022, 03:28:08 PM IST

Kejriwal congratulates Delhi after exit polls show big win for AAP in MCD

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday congratulated Delhiites after exit polls show a landslide victory for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the MCD election 2022 and called the prediction for Gujarat a 'positive sign' for the party. The exit polls result on Monday predicted a clean sweep for the AAP in the municipal corporation of Delhi. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled the Delhi civic bodies for a long time, is predicted to emerge as the runner up.

06 Dec 2022, 12:57:12 PM IST

Congress to form govt in Himachal: HPCC President Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu

Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee President Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has exuded confidence in the Congress party that it will win the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and said that BJP ideologies are not working.

"Congress party is going to form government in a place which is a Hindu majority state, people have rejected BJP's ideology," Sukhu told ANI.

06 Dec 2022, 09:07:47 AM IST

'Wait till Dec 8': Outgoing Himachal CM on exit-poll projections

Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said that though many pollsters have predicted a return of the BJP in the state, the people should wait for the final outcome on December 8.

"Many exit polls are showing that the BJP is forming government again in Himachal while some others are predicting a neck-to-neck fight in a few segments. We should wait till December 8 for the final outcome. According to our analysis, there is a very good possibility of the BJP forming the government with a comfortable majority," Thakur added.

06 Dec 2022, 07:13:41 AM IST

Congress hopeful to win with full majority in Himachal Pradesh

Even after the exit-poll projections for Himachal Pradesh that have predicted a return of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state, Congress is still hopeful that the party would form the government with a full majority in the hill state.

"People have voted for the change in state and Congress will form the government. We shall have to see the sample and sample size. Exit polls are sometimes correct but during the last few elections, it has been questioned. We have our internal survey too, we will get over 40 seats," said Naresh Chauhan vice-president of the Congress state unit.

06 Dec 2022, 05:22:33 AM IST

Exit polls predict big majority for BJP in Gujarat, cliffhanger in Himachal

All exit polls predicted a big mandate for the BJP in Gujarat in the range of 117-151 seats in the 182-member assembly, while the Congress was predicted to bag seats in the range of 16-51. The Aam Aadmi Party was projected to bag anything between two and 13 seats. The majority mark in Gujarat is 92.

In Himachal Pradesh, the exit polls projected a range of 24-41 seats for the BJP and 20-40 seats for the Congress. The majority mark is 35 seats.

05 Dec 2022, 10:19:49 PM IST

'Exit polls will be proved wrong'

It's difficult to predict results through exit polls, says AAP Gujarat CM candidate Isudan Gadhvi. He also said, "BJP won't form govt, we'll win over 51 seats in phase 1 while over 52 seats in phase 2. Exit polls will be proved wrong. BJP is declining in the state."

05 Dec 2022, 10:06:46 PM IST

Congress will form govt with majority: SS Sukhu on Himachal polls

Congress will be forming government with majority in Himachal Pradesh and will move towards a landslide victory on 8 December, says senior Congress party leader Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu. "BJP will gate less than 20 seats. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's strategy mobilised our cadre. All BJP ministers losing election," he said.

05 Dec 2022, 10:03:14 PM IST

Counting of votes

The counting of votes in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will take place on 8 December. Elections for the Himachal Pradesh assembly took place on 12 November, while polling in Gujarat happened in two phases on 1 and 5 December.

05 Dec 2022, 08:41:15 PM IST

Times Now Navbharat ETG exit poll on Gujarat election

BJP: 135-145 seats

Congress: 24-34 seats

AAP: 6-16 seats

05 Dec 2022, 08:37:56 PM IST

Exit polls 2022: Key takeaways

- Aaj Tak-Axis My India predicted a close contest between the Congress and the BJP in Himachal Pradesh. The exit poll said the BJP would get 24-34 seats and the Congress 30-40 seats.

- As per News X-Jan Ki Baat exit poll on Gujarat elections, the BJP was likely to get 117-140 seats, Congress-NCP 34-51, AAP 6-13 and others 1-2.

- Republic TV's P-MARQ predicted 128-148 seats for the BJP, 30-42 for the Congress-NCP, 2-10 for the AAP and 0-3 for others.

- TV9 Gujarati predicted the BJP to get 125-130 seats, Congress-NCP 40-50, AAP 3-5 and others 3-7.

- India TV said the BJP would bag 35-40 seats, Congress 26-31 and AAP zero.

- News X-Jan Ki Baat survey said the BJP was likely to get 32-40 seats in the hill state, Congress 27-34 and AAP zero.

05 Dec 2022, 08:18:23 PM IST

ABP - CVoter exit poll results are here

BJP: 128-140 seats

Congress: 31-43 seats

AAP: 3-11 seats

05 Dec 2022, 08:16:00 PM IST

Vote share: India Today Axis My India exit poll

BJP: 46%

Congress: 26%

AAP: 20%

Others: 8%

05 Dec 2022, 08:08:37 PM IST

India Today Axis My India predicts massive win for BJP in Gujarat

The BJP is all set to get 46% vote share, with 129-151 seats in 182-member assembly, predited India Today Axis My India.

05 Dec 2022, 08:07:18 PM IST

A BJP sweep in Gujarat, predict exit polls

A look at what exit polls have predicted:

- P Marq exit polls said that the BJP will win 128 to 148 seats. The Congress and the BJP are likely to trail behind in the seat share, with the former likely to win 30 to 42 seats while the latter may claim victory on two to 10 seats.

- TV9 exit polls also predicted a BJP win, with 125 to 130 seats in Gujarat assembly. The Congress party may win 40 to 50 seats while AAP may claim victory on three to five.

05 Dec 2022, 08:01:24 PM IST

Hung assembly in Himachal Pradesh, predict Today's Chankya

As per Today's Chanakya exit poll results, Himachal will likely see a hung assembly, with the BJP and the Congress getting stuck at 33 seats in the 68-member assembly.

Here's the vote share projection

BJP: 42% ± 3%

Cong: 42% ± 3%

Others: 16% ± 3%

05 Dec 2022, 07:59:54 PM IST

AAP may fail to make an impact in Himachal, pollsters say

While pollsters have predicted a close fight between the BJP and the Congress in Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, they have also predicted that AAP will fail to make an impact in the hill state.

05 Dec 2022, 07:57:50 PM IST

Exit poll 2022: BARC predicts BJP win in Himachal

The exit poll conducted by BARC has predicted that the BJP will win in Himachal Pradesh. A breakdown of the results:

BJP: 35-40 seats

Cong: 20-25 seats

AAP: 0-3 seats

Oth: 1-5 seats

05 Dec 2022, 07:56:28 PM IST

'In Gujarat, BJP will form the govt with record number of seats'

Following the data from the exit polls, Gujarat BJP Chief CR Patil has said that the party will form government with a record number of seats in Gujarat.

05 Dec 2022, 07:53:45 PM IST

Pollsters say AAP will make impressive debut in terms of vote share, not seats

According to pollsters, the Aam Aadmi Party is all set to make an impressive debut in the Gujarat assembly polls in terms of vote share. However, it will not convert into seats.

05 Dec 2022, 07:50:57 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh exit poll

TimesNow-ETG's exit poll

- BJP: 38 | Congress: 28 | AAP: 0 | Others: 2

05 Dec 2022, 07:48:49 PM IST

Gujarat vote share analysis

According to TN, AAP and Cong is at 25% in Gujarat.

05 Dec 2022, 07:39:56 PM IST

Pollsters on BJP in Himachal

Majority of the pollsters have given advantage to the BJP in Himachal Pradesh assembly election, except India Today-Axis My India, which claims Congress will get 30 to 40 seats in 68-member strong assembly.

05 Dec 2022, 07:33:34 PM IST

'Wait till Dec 8': Himachal CM Jairam Thakur on exit polls

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Monday said there's a complete possibility of BJP comfortably forming the government. However, Thakur added that we should wait for the counting day. “Many of the exit polls are showing BJP forming govt while some show a neck-to-neck fight on a few seats. We should wait till Dec 8. According to our analysis there's complete possibility of BJP comfortably forming the govt," he was quoted as saying by ANI.

05 Dec 2022, 07:31:20 PM IST

Exit Polls 2022: BJP set to sweep Guj, close fight in HP, AAP likely to win in Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to sweep Gujarat, with the Congress party as a distant second, and Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party will likely finish third, according to an aggregate of exit polls Monday evening.

05 Dec 2022, 07:22:05 PM IST

Himachal Exit Polls Results: Vote share

Zee News Exit Poll 2022
- BJP: 47%

- Congress: 41%

- AAP: 2%

- Others: 10%

05 Dec 2022, 07:19:28 PM IST

News X- Jan Ki Baat on exit polls

According to the News X- Jan Ki Baat, 117 to 140 seats have been predicted for the BJP, 34 to 51 for the Congress, and 6 to 13 seats for the AAP.

05 Dec 2022, 07:06:00 PM IST

MCD exit polls

India Today Axis My India

AAP: 149-171 wards

BJP: 69-91 seats

CONG: 3-7 seats

Others: 5-9 seats

ETG-TNN

AAP: 146-156 seats

BJP: 84-94 seats

CONG: 6-10 seats

Others:00-04 seats

05 Dec 2022, 07:00:03 PM IST

Himachal exit polls

P-MARQ

- AAP: 0-1 seats

- CONG: 28-33 seats

- BJP: 34-39 seats

05 Dec 2022, 06:57:10 PM IST

Gujarat exit polls

TV9

BJP: 125-130 seats

CONG: 40-50 seats

AAP: 3-5 seats

Others: 03-07 seats

P-MARQ

BJP: 128-148 seats

CONG: 30-42 seats

AAP: 2-10 seats

05 Dec 2022, 06:50:12 PM IST

Exit polls: BJP to keep Gujarat and Himachal

NDTV's poll of polls says BJP will keep Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

05 Dec 2022, 06:48:10 PM IST

BJP to retain Gujarat for 7th term

The BJP is expected to retain Gujarat for a seventh straight term, two exit polls have predicted.

05 Dec 2022, 06:40:22 PM IST

TV9 Gujarati exit poll on Gujarat

TV9 Gujarati exit poll predicts BJP to win by 125 to 130 in the 182 seat Gujarat assembly.

05 Dec 2022, 06:38:48 PM IST

Republic-P MARQ Exit Poll on HP

Vote Share:

BJP: 44.8%

Cong: 42.9%

AAP: 2.8%

05 Dec 2022, 06:35:44 PM IST

PMARQ Exit Poll on Himachal

BJP- 34-39

Cong- 28-33

AAP 0-1

05 Dec 2022, 06:26:25 PM IST

Exit Polls 2022 for MCD

- Aaj Tak exit poll

AAP 149 to 171 wards

- NDTV's poll of exit polls

Congress 7 seats

- Times Now-ETG exit poll

AAP 146-156 wards

BJP 84-94 seats

Congress 6-10 seats

Others 0-4 seats

05 Dec 2022, 06:22:47 PM IST

NDTV's poll of exit polls on MCD

NDTV's poll of exit polls says the Congress will win just 7 seats in the Delhi civic body elections (MCD).

05 Dec 2022, 06:21:36 PM IST

Times Now-ETG exit poll on MCD

According to the Times Now-ETG exit poll, AAP will win 146-156 wards in the Delhi civic body MCD polls. The BJP is expected to win 84-94 seats.

05 Dec 2022, 06:14:07 PM IST

Exit Poll Results: AAP likely to sweep MCD with 149-171 wards, say early exit polls

According to Aaj Tak's exit poll, AAP is likely to secure 43% share in the MCD elections, while BJP is expected to get 35% vote share. Meanwhile, Congress is expected to get 10% votes.

05 Dec 2022, 06:03:04 PM IST

As voting ends, time for exit polls

The second and final phase of voting in Gujarat concluded today and with this the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. All eyes are now on the exit polls.

05 Dec 2022, 05:50:30 PM IST

58.68% polling recorded till 5 pm

Approximately 58.68% polling recorded till 5 pm in the second phase of Gujarat Assembly polls, the ECI says.

05 Dec 2022, 05:41:57 PM IST

Delhi MCD election

Polling for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi happened on 4 December. Around 1.45 crore people were eligible to cast their votes and choose from 1,349 candidates. With a voter turnout of a little over 50%, both BJP and AAP have claimed victory in the election to the 250 municipal wards in Delhi. The voter turnout was less compared to the last two elections. The MCD election results will be out on 7 December.

05 Dec 2022, 05:36:17 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections

The Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections were held in a single phase on 12 November. People in the state cast their votes to elect 68 members of the Legislative Assembly. The votes will be counted and the results will be out on 8 December.

05 Dec 2022, 05:33:43 PM IST

Gujarat assembly election

The first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls was held on 1 December on 89 seats spread across 19 districts in Saurashtra-Kutch and southern parts of the state. The polling for the final phase of Gujarat polls is being held today on 93 seats spread across 14 districts. The electoral fate of CM Bhupendra Patel and 832 other candidates, including 285 Independents, will be decided in the second phase. The counting of the votes will be done on 8 December.

05 Dec 2022, 05:21:23 PM IST

All eyes now on exit polls

BJP vs Congress vs AAP: Who will be the winner of the election battle in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh? Who is going to take control of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi? All eyes are now on the exit polls.

05 Dec 2022, 05:14:34 PM IST

Gujarat, HP, MCD polls result date

The actual results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections will be declared on 8 December. The results for the MCD polls in Delhi will be out a day earlier on 7 December.

05 Dec 2022, 05:09:18 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh assembly: Where it stands

Total assembly seats: 68

BJP won 44 seats in 2017

Congress just 21

05 Dec 2022, 05:05:29 PM IST

Gujarat assembly: Where it stands

The Gujarat Assembly has a total of 182 seats.

BJP: 99 seats

Congress: 77 seats

Others: 6 seats

05 Dec 2022, 04:56:30 PM IST

How past predictions about Gujarat, Himachal fared

Gujarat: Back in 2017, exit polls predicted BJP's winning in the state. The poll results predicted 112-116 seats for the BJP. It was a little more than the number of seats that BJP actually won. In 2017, the BJP won 48 out of 89 seats in the first phase of polling and bagged 51 in the second phase, taking its total tally to 99 out of 182 seats. Meanwhile, the Congress won 77 seats while it was predicted to win 65 seats by the average of the exit polls in 2017.

Himachal Pradesh: Multiple exit polls had predicted an easy win for the BJP in Himachal Pradesh, which was then ruled by the Congress. BJP was predicted to win 47 seats while the exit polls gave an average of 22 seats to the Congress. BJP won 44 seats in Himachal Pradesh in 2017.

05 Dec 2022, 04:47:55 PM IST

Exit polls 2022: How reliable the exit polls are?

The post-poll survey, commonly known as exit poll, is conducted after voters exit the polling station after casting their vote. The exit polls are conducted on random sampling or systematic sampling. However, the accuracy of these exit polls is a long debate since time immemorial. There have been multiple instances in the past when exit polls have failed to capture the precise mood of the voters.

05 Dec 2022, 04:38:10 PM IST

Exit polls 2022: Gujarat election enters final hours, 50.51% voter turnout by 3 pm

More than 50% of voter turnout was recorded till 3pm, according to the data released by the Election Commission of India.

05 Dec 2022, 04:35:05 PM IST

Numbers for Gujarat, Himachal, MCD polls to be out soon

The post-poll survey, popularly known as exit polls, will predict the results for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh this evening. The poll results will also be predicted for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections.

05 Dec 2022, 04:07:20 PM IST

50.51% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm

Around 50.51% voter turnout has been recorded till 3 pm in the second and the last phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, says the Election Commission of India.

05 Dec 2022, 02:27:41 PM IST

Lowest voter turnout

The lowest turnout was seen in Mahisagar (29.72 pc). Gandhinagar, where the top leaders of the BJP including PM Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel cast their votes, witnessed 36.49 per cent voting.

05 Dec 2022, 02:27:09 PM IST

Sabarkantha records highest turnout with 39.73% polling

According to the latest data by the Election Commission, Sabarkantha recorded the highest turnout with 39.73 per cent polling.

05 Dec 2022, 02:00:42 PM IST

Gujarat polls: Around 34% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm 

05 Dec 2022, 01:58:16 PM IST

Gujarat polls: Scuffle breaks out between BJP, Cong workers in Anklav assembly

05 Dec 2022, 01:55:03 PM IST

‘People missed flights, trains due to PM Modi’s roadshows': Cong's Shaktisinh Gohil

05 Dec 2022, 01:33:56 PM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: AAP CM candidate expects party's victory with over 100 seats 

05 Dec 2022, 01:11:42 PM IST

Former Indian Cricketer Nayan Mongia casts his vote for Gujarat polls phase II

05 Dec 2022, 01:01:20 PM IST

Gujarat polls phase 2: PM Modi's mother casts her vote in Gandhinagar

05 Dec 2022, 12:51:23 PM IST

Gujarat Election Phase II: AAP CM candidate Isudan Gadhvi casts his vote 

05 Dec 2022, 12:38:50 PM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: PM Modi's brother casts his vote in second phase

After casting his vote, PM Modi's brother Somabhai Modi gets emotional as he talks about PM who visited him earlier today. 

“People cannot ignore the kind of work Centre has done after 2014. I asked him (PM Modi) that he works a lot for the country, he should take some rest as well," Somabhai Modi told ANI. 

05 Dec 2022, 12:18:33 PM IST

Gujarat polls: Erstwhile royal Rajmata Shubhanginiraje Gaekwad cast her vote in Vadodara

05 Dec 2022, 12:06:29 PM IST

Akhilesh Yadav hopes for massive defeat for BJP in Gujarat

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has said, “I hope BJP will have a massive defeat in Gujarat... I believe SP will get a good number of votes in Mainpuri byelections, people will vote for us... BJP must allow the central agencies (Election Commission) to operate freely, BJP is misusing them."

05 Dec 2022, 11:46:47 AM IST

Gujarat Election Phase 2: Around 19% voter turnout recorded till 11 am 

According to the Election Commission of India, Gujarat has recorded 19.17% voter turnout till 11 am. Chhotaudepur constituency has recorded the highest voter turnout at 23.25% till 11 am today. 

05 Dec 2022, 11:28:32 AM IST

Gujarat polls phase 2: Hardik Patel casts vote, says BJP will win 150 seats

BJP candidate from Gujarat's Viramgam Hardik Patel cast his vote for the second phase of Assembly polls in the state and said that the party would win with a big margin securing 150 seats.

Patel cast his vote at Polling Booth 264 in Chandranagar Primary School.

"The people of Gujarat will vote for development. A model of security and good governance has emerged in the country and in the world. This model will further strengthen in the coming days. PM Modi says this election is not normal," Patel told ANI. 

"This election will decide the future of the next 20 years of Gujarat. Every single vote is being cast in favour of the BJP. We will form a government with 150 seats and with a big margin. Poeple trust BJP," he added. 

05 Dec 2022, 11:18:25 AM IST

Gujarat Election Phase II: Amit Shah appeals people to vote in large number

“I appeal to everyone to vote, especially the first-time voters - the young girls and boys should vote," Home Minister Amit Shah told media persons after casting his vote in Ahmedabad. 

05 Dec 2022, 11:01:39 AM IST

Gujarat polls: Amit Shah along with family cast their votes in final phase today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with members of his family including his son and BCCI secretary Jay Shah, casts his votes at AMC Sub-Zonal Office in Naranpura of Ahmedabad.

05 Dec 2022, 10:46:42 AM IST

Gujarat Polls: Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel cast her vote in phase 2

05 Dec 2022, 10:31:34 AM IST

Gujarat polls: Former CM Shankersinh Vaghela sees change in 27 yr long BJP rule

05 Dec 2022, 10:12:39 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: PM Modi congratulates Election Commission for peaceful polling

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cast his vote at a polling booth in Ahmedabad. 

05 Dec 2022, 10:03:22 AM IST

Gujarat polls: Delhi LG VK Saxena casts his vote in Ahmedabad

Delhi Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena and his wife cast their votes for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections. 

05 Dec 2022, 09:54:27 AM IST

Gujarat Election Phase II: Around 5% voter turnout recorded till 9 am

05 Dec 2022, 09:43:05 AM IST

Gujarat polls phase 2: Swaminarayan Gurukul saint casts his vote in Vadodara

A saint of Swaminarayan Gurukul casts his vote at a polling booth during the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, in Vadodara today, Monday.

 A saint of Swaminarayan Gurukul casts his vote at a polling booth during the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, in Vadodara, Monday. (PTI)
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A saint of Swaminarayan Gurukul casts his vote at a polling booth during the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, in Vadodara, Monday. (PTI)
05 Dec 2022, 09:31:16 AM IST

PM Modi casts his vote in second phase of Gujarat polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cast his vote in the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections. 

05 Dec 2022, 09:24:54 AM IST

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel casts his vote for Gujarat polls phase II

05 Dec 2022, 09:24:04 AM IST

Gujarat polls: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets people on way to voting

05 Dec 2022, 09:22:46 AM IST

Gujarat Cong chief Jagdish Thakor accuses BJP of attack on Kanti Kharadi

“Cong is winning. Our candidate Kanti Kharadi was attacked last night and were untraceable for 3 hrs. We called up EC, reached Gandhinagar at 1.30 am and called them to come there. Complaints by our other candidates are also coming," Thakor told ANI. 

“Baldev Thakor is contesting from Kalol and it was turned into a Police camp, there was an atmosphere of fear. It shows that BJP is losing and with the help of Police and Govt machinery they are influencing the polling. Our workers and leaders will contest bravely & win," he added. 

05 Dec 2022, 09:18:05 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: 16 seats in Ahmedabad crucial for BJP

In the second phase of Gujarat polls, 16 urban Assembly seats in Ahmedabad city are crucial for the Bharatiya Janata Party which has always enjoyed an upper hand here in the elections since 1990.

The new entrant, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also fielded its candidates on all these 16 seats.  

Political analysts claim the BJP, which currently holds 12 out of these 16 seats, will win most of them and the AAP may fail to make any impact. (PTI)

05 Dec 2022, 09:06:40 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: These political parties are contesting in final phase

The BJP and the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP are contesting in all 93 seats. The Congress is contesting 90 seats and its alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in two segments. Among other parties, the Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) has fielded 12 candidates and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 44.

05 Dec 2022, 08:58:43 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: PM Modi to cast his vote in Ahmedabad

05 Dec 2022, 08:57:27 AM IST

Gujarat polls phase 2: Congress leader Bharat Solanki votes in Botad

Congress leader Bharat Solanki cast his vote in Botad Assembly constituency. 

05 Dec 2022, 08:50:00 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: AAP candidates in second and final phase

From the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharat Vakhala from Devgadhbaria, Bheema Chaudhary from Deodar, Dolat Patel from Gandhinagar South, Kunwarji Thakor from Viramgam and Vijay Patel from Ghatlodia will test their electoral fortunes in the second and final phase today. 

05 Dec 2022, 08:39:32 AM IST

Gujarat polls phase 2: Visuals from polling booth in Ahmedabad

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel will cast his vote here.

05 Dec 2022, 08:31:14 AM IST

In Pics | Polling underway at polling booth in Vadodara

05 Dec 2022, 08:26:18 AM IST

Assembly Elections: BJP seeks 7th straight term in Gujarat

The BJP is seeking a seventh straight term in Gujarat where the new poll entrant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has added a third dimension to the traditional bipolar contest between the saffron party and the Congress.

05 Dec 2022, 08:18:25 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: Amit Shah's appeal to people on polling day

"Today is the second and last phase of polling in Gujarat. I appeal to all the voters of this phase, especially the youth, to vote in maximum numbers to elect a government with a thumping majority that will ensure peace and prosperity in Gujarat. The golden future of Gujarat lies in your one vote," Shah tweeted. 

05 Dec 2022, 08:13:38 AM IST

Gujarat Election Phase II: PM Modi to cast vote at 9 am today

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I will be casting my vote in Ahmedabad at around 9 AM."

05 Dec 2022, 08:07:24 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: Hardik Patel urges people to vote for BJP

Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Hardik Patel from Viramgam Assembly seat. 

05 Dec 2022, 08:04:30 AM IST

Gujarat polls: Voting begins for second and final phase 

05 Dec 2022, 07:58:09 AM IST

Gujarat polls: Hardik Patel's wife exudes confidence in his victory

05 Dec 2022, 07:52:00 AM IST

Gujarat polls phase 2: PM Modi urges voters to vote in large number

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges all those who are voting in Phase 2 of the Gujarat elections and by-polls taking place in different parts of the country, to vote in large numbers.

"I will be casting my vote in Ahmedabad at around 9am," tweets Prime Minsiter Modi

05 Dec 2022, 07:40:05 AM IST

Gujarat polls: BJP promised several guarantees for next 5 years

The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on November 26 released its ‘Sankalp Patra’ or ‘manifesto’ with various promises based on national and local interests for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections. 

The ruling party has guaranteed Uniform Civil Code implementation, one lakh government jobs for women, 10,000 crore for Agri-marketing infra, blue economy industries corridor, financial assistance to EWS/OBC students, etc.

Read full story here

05 Dec 2022, 07:29:41 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: 'Are there no men left?': Ahmedabad's Shahi Imam on women candidates

Close on the heels of AIDUF chief Badruddin Ajmal's controversial remarks against Hindus, the Shahi Imam of Ahmedabad's Jama Masjid, Shabbir Ahmed Siddiqui, stroked a fresh controversy on Sunday saying women are contesting the Gujarat Assembly elections as "there are no men left".

"Those giving election tickets to Muslim women are against Islam, as they are weakening our religion. Are there no men left?" the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad said. (ANI)

05 Dec 2022, 07:22:32 AM IST

Gujarat polls phase 2: EVMs distributed in Gandhinagar 

The polling parties in Gujarat have gathered at the EVM distribution centre in Gandhinagar on Sunday ahead of the second phase of polling in the state. 

05 Dec 2022, 07:16:59 AM IST

PM Modi seeks blessings of his mother before Gujarat polls phase 2

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening took out time from his busy schedule and went to Gandhinagar, to the residence of his mother, and took her blessings.

The news agency ANI shared the video of PM Modi arriving at the residence of her mother, Heeraben Modi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and later the pictures of the event also came up. 

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05 Dec 2022, 07:11:09 AM IST

Hours before Gujarat polls, Congress candidate Kanti Kharadi accuses BJP of assaulting her

Just hours before the voting in the second phase of Gujarat Assembly polls on Monday, Congress sitting MLA Kanti Kharadi from Scheduled Tribes reserved Danta seat in Banaskantha district in North Gujarat has claimed that he was assaulted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Ladhu Parghi.

"I was going to my voters. BJP candidate Ladhu Parghi along with L K Barad and his brother Vadan ji were amongst those who attacked us. They were carrying weapons with them and attacked me with swords," Kanti Kharadi told ANI. 

05 Dec 2022, 07:11:09 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: Around 63% voter turnout recorded in Phase 1

The first phase of voting for 89 seats in Kutch, Saurashtra and South Gujarat ended on December 1, with an overall turnout of 63.31 per cent.

05 Dec 2022, 07:02:51 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: Campaigning for final phase concluded on Saturday

The high-octane campaigning for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections came to an end on Saturday evening, which saw big shots across parties trying to woo voters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his last election rally in his native state, at Ahmedabad, on Friday, which was followed by roadshows, over consecutive days on December 1 and 2. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, too, concluded his campaigning for the final phase on Friday, with three public rallies in Mehsana, two public meetings in Ahmedabad and a roadshow in Vadodara.

Also, on the last day of the campaign for the second phase, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed poll rallies in Dholka, Mahudha and Khambhat to garner support for BJP candidates, while Union Minister Parshottam Rupala campaigned at Banaskantha, Chhota Udaipur and Anand. His Union Cabinet colleague Smriti Irani also held two roadshows in the state.

05 Dec 2022, 06:57:00 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: A look at key constituencies in final phase 

The key constituencies in the final phase are Ghatlodia, which will determine the poll fate of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel; Viramgam where Patidar leader Hardik Patel will contest as a BJP candidate, and Gandhinagar South where the saffron party has fielded Alpesh Thakor.

The Leader of the Opposition, Congress' Sukhram Rathava will contest from Chhota Udaipur, while Lakhabhai Bharwad, Jignesh Mevani and Amee Yajnik are some other prominent Congress names from Viramgam, Vadgam and Ghatlodia seats.

From the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharat Vakhala from Devgadhbaria, Bheema Chaudhary from Deodar, Dolat Patel from Gandhinagar South, Kunwarji Thakor from Viramgam and Vijay Patel from Ghatlodia will test their electoral fortunes in the second and final phase on Monday.

05 Dec 2022, 06:53:39 AM IST

Gujarat Election Phase II: Over 2.51 crore voters to decide fate of 833 candidates 

More than 2.51 crore eligible voters will decide the fate of 833 candidates in Gujarat today, Monday. 

According to Gujarat's Chief Electoral Officer P Bharathi, a total of 2,51,58,730 voters will vote, of which, 1,29,26,501 are men, 1,22,31,335 are women and 894 are from the third gender. 

05 Dec 2022, 06:49:44 AM IST

Gujarat polls phase 2: These prominent leaders will cast their votes in final round today

Among other prominent names who will cast their votes in final phase in Gujarat are Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Isudan Gadhvi, Gujarat Congress president Jagdish Thakor and cricketers Irfan Pathan, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya.

The Royal family of Vadodara, Congress leader and MP Shaktisinh Gohil and former chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela will also cast their votes on Monday.

05 Dec 2022, 06:44:40 AM IST

Gujarat polls: Cong candidate Kantibhai Kharadi brutally attacked by BJP goons, says Rahul Gandhi

Ahead of the second phase of Gujarat elections, Congress sitting MLA and the party candidate from Danta constituency of Banaskantha district Kanti Kharadi has allegedly gone missing, Rahul Gandhi claimed on Monday.

05 Dec 2022, 06:37:03 AM IST

Gujarat polls phase 2: Security arrangements in place at polling booths

The Election Commission has established 26,409 polling booths and nearly 36,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used for the purpose. Around 29,000 presiding officers and over 84,000 polling officers have been deployed in 14 districts to facilitate the polls.

05 Dec 2022, 06:33:32 AM IST

Gujarat polls: Amit Shah to cast his vote in second phase today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will cast his vote at Municipal Sub Zonal Office, near Kameshvar Temple, Ankur in Ahmedabad's Naranpura. Shah is likely to arrive at the polling station at around 10:30 am on Monday.

05 Dec 2022, 06:30:45 AM IST

Gujarat Election 2022: PM Modi to cast his vote in Ahmedabad today

PM Modi, who is on a visit to his native state, will exercise his franchise at Nishan School, Ranip in Ahmedabad on Monday morning.

Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister met his mother Heeraben Modi at her residence in Gandhinagar on Sunday. In a picture, PM Modi was seen touching the feet of mother Heeraben. PM also had his evening tea sitting beside his mother.

05 Dec 2022, 06:30:45 AM IST

Gujarat polls phase 2: Women CRPF team deployed in Ahmedabad

The women's battalion of the CRPF team has been deployed in Ahmedabad, a BJP stronghold, to maintain the law and order situation.

"Women battalion of CRPF have been deployed in various parts of Ahmedabad to maintain law and order situation. A total of 18 sections have been made with commanders. Personnel deployed at every booth to maintain peace and discipline," a CRPF personnel Vidhya M said while talking to ANI.

05 Dec 2022, 06:30:45 AM IST

In Pics | Gujarat Election Phase 2: Poll preparation underway in Ahmedabad

05 Dec 2022, 06:30:45 AM IST

Gujarat polls phase II: Voting in 93 assemblies to begin soon

Voting will take place in 93 constituencies across 14 central and northern districts of Gujarat today. The polling will begin at 8 am on Monday and will conclude at 5 pm. 

Gujarat is all set to witness the second phase of three-cornered political battle between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and Congress. 

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