The battlefield is set in Gujarat for the Assembly Polls. While the people of the state will decide the fate of the political parties in the state, the political parties are gearing up for the big fight.
From recent attacks by the Congress and BJP to the promises made to the people of Gujarat to the key candidates; here’s what you need to know about the Gujarat Assembly Polls:
Facts you need to know
- There are total 182 constituencies in the state
- The state will go on polls in two phases. In the first phase, the voting will be conducted on December 9, while the polling for the second phase will be held on December 14
- The ruling party in the state is of Bhartiya Janta Party
- The Congress is the opposition party
- The counting of the votes would be done on December 18, for both the phases
- The total number of voters will be 4,33,11,321.
Candidates to watch out
During the campaign, BJP President Amit Shah had given a slogan for ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ (Congress-free India), but BJP’s list for the upcoming Gujarat polls had names of several prominent former Congress MLAs.
The BJP has also given tickets to five rebel Congress who quit their party and joined the BJP during the Presidential election and the Rajya Sabha election of Ahmed Patel. The five former Congressmen who received BJP tickets this year are
- Raghavji Patel
- Dharmendrasinh Jadeja
- Ramsinh Parmar
- Mansinh Chauhan
- C K Raolji
These five leaders are considered loyalists of former Gujarat CM and Jan Vikalp Morcha founder Shankarsinh Vaghela, who also quit Congress recently. All five of them had cross-voted during the Presidential election and during the Rajya Sabha election of Ahmed Patel, resulting in embarrassment for the Congress.
Meanwhile, Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mevani are one of the emerging yung politicians from the state who carries lot of importance in the current assembly elections.
Keeping women’s safety, Women empowerment and honour in context from the generous speeches by the leaders of key parties, out of 977 candidates contesting for the big elections, 920 are men whereas only 57 are women.
Among 2.12 Cr of 3.32 Cr voters who hold Voter’s ID, around 78 lakh fall in the 26-40 age group making them the largest this election. The second largest age group are those in the 40-60 age group with 70.31 lakh voters. Around 28 lakh electors are above the age of 60, while 35.29 lakh voters belong to the 18-25 age bracket.
Size of Constituencies
Karanj in Surat district with an area of just 4 square kilometres is the smallest constituency in the polls. Whereas the largest constituency area wise is Abdasa taluka in Kutch which is 6,278 square kilometres.
With 1,57,250 electors Surat North is the smallest in terms of the size of the electorate, while, Kamrej Surat is largest with 4,28,695 electors.
Even though BJP has been in power in Gujarat for last 22-years, this time Congress might give a tough fight to the ruling BJP as NewsMobile LIVE Polls shows that the two major parties will lock horns in the elections which will take place in two phases on December 9th and 14th.
As per NewsMobile LIVE Poll on Gujarat Assembly elections covering various issues, both BJP and Congress has an edge in the polls.
The real time results showed both Congress and BJP winning the polls based on Candidature, Job Creation, Economic Policies, Security andTrust Worthyness.
So hold tight and keep following NewsMobile Election Watch for all the latest update on the Gujarat Assembly Polls.