Over 65% voter turnout recorded till 5 PM in 1st phase of Gujarat assembly elections

  • Over 65% voter turnout recorded till 5 PM in 1st phase of Gujarat assembly elections
09-12-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Voting for first phase of Gujarat assembly elections in 89 constituencies concluded peacefully on Saturday evening. Over 65 per cent voter turnout was recorded in this phase till 5 PM. The voting percentage is expected to go up when the final figures are tallied. A total of 977 candidates are in the fray, including 57 women.

The first phase covered Saurashtra, Kutch and South Gujarat. Prominent candidates in this phase include Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil. Faulty EVMs were reported from several districts including Surat, Rajkot, Amreli, and Porbandar districts and these were promptly replaced.

Meanwhile, campaigning for the second phase of elections has picked up the pace. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed several public meetings in various parts of the State on Saturday.

The second phase will be held on the 14th and counting will take place on the 18th of December.

Tags : Gujarat Assembly election 1st phase election Gujarat BJP Congress Vijay Rupani Narendra Modi Rahul Gandhi 65% voters


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