Polling for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly election began at 8 am on Thursday amid tight security arrangements. : Polling for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly election began at 8 am on Thursday amid tight security arrangements.
A total of 2,39,76,670 voters who will cast their votes by 5 pm today will decide the fate of 788 candidates who are in the fray for the first phase.
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 and respect for PM Modi, they won’t go anywhere else , fromer Chief Minister Gujarat, Vijay Rupani told ANI after casting his vote
Out of the total number of electorates, 1,24,33,362 are males, 1,1,5,42,811 females and 497 are from the third gender. Over 4 lakh PWD voters are eligible to cast their votes.
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, BJP’s Rivaba Jadeja after casting her vote told ANI
Nearly 9.8 lakh senior citizen voters (80+) and nearly 10,000 voters who are 100 and above are eligible to vote.
According to the EC, there are 5,74,560 voters who are between 18 to 19 years of age while 4,945 voters are above 99 years of age. There are 163 NRI voters, of which 125 are men and 38 are women.
There are 14,382 voting centres, out of which 3,311 are in the urban areas and 11,071 in the rural areas.
Live webcasting of 13,065 polling booths in 19 districts will be done during the first phase of voting. A state-level monitoring room is functioning at Gandhinagar by the Chief Electoral Officer. There will be continuous observation from 6.30 am till the completion of the voting process, according to the EC.