Gujarat phase 1 election 2022: Over 60.20 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the first phase of polling in Gujarat, according to the Election Commission. In the first phase, 89 assembly seats were up for grabs.
Till 3 pm, Tapi had recorded the highest turnout followed by Narmada. Morbi, Navsari, Gir Somnath, Bharuch, Dangs, and Valsad recorded over 50 per cent turnout. Jamnagar witnessed the lowest polling, where 42.44 people turned up for voting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently holding a mega roadshow in Ahmedabad. Earlier in the day, he targeted Congress for attacking him. He said the Congress does not accept the existence of Lord Ram, does not believe in Ayodhya's Ram Mandir.
"They have a problem with Ram Setu as well. Now, this Congress party has brought Ravan from Ramayan to say bad words about me," he said in Kalol, Panchmahal. He was reacting to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's remarks where he called PM "100 maathon wala raavan" or "Modiji is a raavan (demon) with 100 foreheads."
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Gujarat Election: Polling has concluded for 89 assembly seats that were up for grabs in the first phase. Nearly 57 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 5 pm.
Gujarat Election 2021: PM Modi stopped his convoy to give way to an ambulance during his roadshow in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat Phase-1 Polling underway: Gujarat recorded 56.88% voter turnout till 5 pm. As per the data available till 3 pm, Tapi recorded the highest turnout followed by Narmada.
Gujarat Election 2022: Prime Minister Modi is holding a roadshow in Ahmedabad, which will go to polls in the second phase on December 5. The roadshow began from Naroda Gam and reach Gandhinagar South around 7 pm. The PM will stop at 35 places including memorials of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, and Subhas Chandra Bose.
Gujarat Phase 1 voting Live: Even as polling continues for the first phase, BJP National President said the election in Gujarat is going in the favour of the saffron party. He said there is immense love for PM Modi in the state. "CM Bhupendra Patel has done the work of development in Gujarat. We have seen positive results in today's polling," he said while speaking in Jaipur.
Gujarat Election Phase 1 Polling Live: Nearly 49 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Gujarat till 3 PM. The highest turnout was recorded in Tapi, where 63.98 per cent of polling was done. The second-highest turnout (63.95 per cent) recorded in Narmada.
Gujarat Phase-1 Polling: BJP candidate from Navsari's Vansda Piyush Bhai Patel has alleged that he was attacked by unknown persons in Jhari village in the early morning hours today. He said 4-5 vehicles were also damaged in the incident.
Union Minister Amit Shah slammed the Congress for using inappropriate words for PM Modi. He said Gujaratis reply with ballot.
“Push the broom button– free education-treatment, free electricity, give every woman Rs 1000/month, get unemployment allowance worth Rs 3000/month. Like Delhi-Punjab, form Kejriwal ji's government in Gujarat too. This time everyone VOTE for 'AAP' for 'Change'.” – Raghav Chadha
Amreli - 32.1%
Bharuch - 35.98%
Bhavnagar - 32.74%
Botad - 30.26%
Dangs - 46.22%
Dwarka - 33.89%
Gir Somnath - 35.99%
Jamnagar - 30.34%
Junagadh - 32.96%
Kutch - 33.44%
Morbi - 38.61%
Narmada - 46.13%
Navsari - 39.20%
Porbandar - 30.20%
Rajkot - 32.88%
Surat - 33.10%
Surendranagar - 34.18%
Tapi - 46.35%
Valsad - 38.08%
Gujarat Assembly Polls: "I respect Kharge ji. He will say what he has been told to say. Congress party doesn't know that this is Ram Bhakts' Gujarat. On this land of "Rambhakts", they were asked to say, "Modi ji 100 maatha wala raavan", " Prime Minister Modi said on Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's raavan remarks.
"People are voting very enthusiastically. In Rajkot district, 26 per cent polling has been recorded till 12 noon. No untoward incident has been reported so far. We are monitoring sensitive polling stations through webcasting," Rajkot collector Arun Mahesh told news agency ANI.
"Friends of Congress should open their ears and listen, the more mud you throw, the more the lotus will bloom."- Narendra Modi at the Kalol rally
Prafulbhai More whose wedding is scheduled today has rescheduled it for the evening to cast his vote in Tapi. More says, ""I urge everyone to vote, you shouldn't waste it. My wedding was scheduled for the morning but I rescheduled it for the evening, we've to go to Maharashtra for it."
"Whenever the Congress has used inappropriate words against PM Modi, then the people of Gujarat have given a reply through the ballot box. This time also the people of the state will give a reply," says Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Sanand.
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