The second phase of polling in Gujarat Assembly elections has begun today morning on 93 constituencies in 14 districts. More than 2.5 crore voters are expected to vote in this second phase of polling.
Around 833 candidates are contesting a three-way fight between BJP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party. Both BJP and AAP are fighting on all the 93 seats, while Congress is fighting on 90 seats and its ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has fielded its contestants in two seats.
The first phase of polling in the state was held on December 1 and the results will be declared on December 8.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also left Raj Bhawan in Gandhinagar to vote in this second phase of polling. He will cast his vote at Nishan Public School of Ahmedabad.
In Ahmedabad, the voting is taking place at booth 95, Shilaj Anupam School. Alongside, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will also vote in the State Assembly elections.
PM Modi has requested voters in Gujarat to vote in large numbers, especially the women and young voters. “Urging all those who are voting in Phase 2 of the Gujarat elections, particularly the young voters and women voters to vote in large numbers. I will be casting my vote in Ahmedabad at around 9 AM,” he had said.
Meanwhile, the BJP candidate from Viramgam constituency Hardik Patel has also urged voters in Gujarat to cast their votes in big numbers. “I appeal to everyone to vote. BJP has maintained law and order & has worked for the development of Gujarat. I want all Gujaratis to vote for BJP. We should exercise our power to vote as election is the beauty of democracy,” he said.