December 9, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Ahmadabad: The voting for the first phase of Gujarat state assembly election ends at 5 PM in the evening with Election Commission (EC) officials recording around 60 percent of voter turnout. The polling was conducted in 89 constituencies across South Gujarat and Saurashtra region of Gujarat state.
In the current state assembly of the 89 seats, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds 67 and the Congress 16. One seat each is held by the NCP and JD-U while independents hold the remaining two.
There are a total of 24,689 polling booths. Of the 2,12,31,652 voters, 1,11,05,933 are males and 1,01,25,472 females while 247 are from the third gender. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi ran a high-decibel campaign ahead of the Gujarat polls, reports India Today.
According to the Election Commission, 2.12 crore people were eligible to vote in the first phase of the election in Gujarat, notes NDTV.
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