Thu, 08 Dec 2022 05:00 PM IST
The recently concluded Gujarat Assembly Election 2022's counting of votes started at 8 AM today. The elections were conducted in two phases and concluded on December 5. Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi, who contested the Majura constituency seat in Surat district, is already leading in early trends. As of 3:15 PM, Harsh Sanghavi has secured 132978 votes, followed by AAP's P V S Sarma with 16399 votes and Congress' Balwant Shantilal Jain with 9410 votes.
The results of the election are expected to be officially announced by today evening. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has been in power in Gujarat for more than 27 years now, eyes a bigger win this time. Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi is contesting on Majura assembly seat against Indian National Congress’ Balwant Shantilal Jain and Aam Aadmi Party’s P. V. S. Sarma.
All You Need To Know About Harsh Sanghavi
Harsh Sanghvi was born on January 8, 1985 in Surat. He is the son of diamond merchant Ramesh Bhuralal Sanghavi. Sanghavi was among the youth who hosted the national flag at Kashmir’s Lal Chowk. After working at a civic hospital, the BJP leader joined the youth cell of the party.
In 2012, Harsh Sanghavi was appointed as the youngest member of the Legislative Assembly after being elected for the first time at the age of 27 from Surat‘s Majura. The BJP leader won the constituency seat by a record-breaking margin.
Harsh Sanghavi was reappointed as the youth BJP state Vice President in 2013. In 2017, he was appointed National Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
On September 18, 2021, Harsh Sanghavi took over as the Home Minister of Gujarat and assumed office as Home (MOS), disaster management and police housing; MoS in sports, youth and cultural activities, NRI, excise and prohibition, border security and prisons.
While filing is nomination papers for the Gujarat Assembly Election 2022, Harsh Sanghavi addressed a public meeting, where he talked about how people used to call him as a ‘boy’ when he first contested the elections at the age of 27.
“I was the youngest and won the elections. Now after a decade, I am again contesting the elections from the same seat… people now call me their child, showing their love for me… and their bonding with me,” the BJP leader was quoted as saying.
According to the exit polls, BJP is expected to retain its power in the results to be announced on December 8, 2022.