Gujarat Assembly Election 2022 Phase 1: Five Key Contests

Gujarat Assembly Election Phase 1: Date, Timing

Voting for 89 seats in Phase 1 of Gujarat Assembly Election 2022 is slated for 8 am on December 1. Know the five key contests in Gujarat Polls Phase 1 

Gujarat Polls: Rajkot
West Constituency

Rajkot West is considered to be the bastion of the BJP as it has never lost this seat since 1980. Former Chief Minister Vijay Rupani won this seat twice in 2014 and in 2017

Rajkot West Candidates

- BJP: Darshita Shah
- AAP: Mansukhbhai Kalariya
- Congress: Dinesh Joshi

Gujarat Polls: Morbi
Constituency

Morbi, where a suspension bridge collapse killed 130-plus people, is currently with the BJP. The constituency has voted for the saffron party since 1995, except in 2017, when Congress won. However, the BJP won the seat again in the 2020 bye-election

Morbi Candidates

- BJP: Kantilal Amrutiya
- AAP: Pankaj Ransariya
- Congress: Jayanti Patel

Gujarat Polls: Jamnagar
North Constituency

Jamnagar North assembly segment came into existence in 2008 after delimitation. In the two elections held so far, Congress won in 2012 and BJP in 2017. This seat is closely watched as the BJP has fielded cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba Jadeja

Jamnagar North
Candidates

- BJP: Rivaba Jadeja
- AAP: Karsanbhai Karmur
- Congress: Bipendrasinh Jadeja 

Gujarat Polls: Katargam
Constituency

Katargam is another constituency that came into existence in 2008. BJP has won in both the elections held in 2012 and 2022. AAP's state president Gopal Italia is trying his luck from here

Katargam Candidates

- BJP: Vinu Moradiya
- AAP: Gopal Italia
- Congress: Kalpesh Variya

Gujarat Polls: Khambhalia
Constituency

Khambhalia assembly was another bastion where the saffron party ruled for close to two decades since 1995. However, in 2014, Congress wrested the seat from the BJP. This is the first time the seat is expected to witness a triangular contest

Khambhalia Candidates

- BJP: Mulubhai Bera
- AAP: Isudan Gadhvi
- Congress: Vikram Madam

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