Gujarat Election 2022 Highlights: Voting Concludes, Voter Turnout Recorded At 58.68% Till 5 PM

Subhasish Dutta
Mon, 05 Dec 2022 07:24 PM IST
Gujarat Election 2022 Highlights: Voting Concludes, Voter Turnout Recorded At 58.68% Till 5 PM

Gujarat Assembly Election 2022 Phase 2 Live News Updates: The fate of 833 candidates will be sealed in EVMs on Monday as the polling for phase 2 of the Gujarat Elections 2022 begins. Gujarat witnesses 34.74 per cent voter turnout till 1 pm. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who is contesting the Gujarat Assembly polls as a BJP candidate from Viramgam cast their votes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel also cast their votes in Ahmedabad. Polling in the second and final phase is underway for 93 Assembly constituencies across 14 districts, where over 2.51 crore voters will cast their votes. 


The Election Commission has established 26,409 polling booths and nearly 36,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used for the purpose. Among the key constituencies in the final phase are Ghatlodia, which will determine the poll fate of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel; Viramgam where Patidar leader Hardik Patel will contest as a BJP candidate, and Gandhinagar South where the saffron party has fielded Alpesh Thakor.

05 December 2022
  • 06:03 PM

    Voting For Second Phase Concludes With Voter Turnout Recorded At 58.68 Per Cent Till 5 PM

    As the second phase of Gujarat assembly election 2022 concluded on Monday with a voter turnout of 58.68 per cent till 5PM. The results will be declared on December 8, 2022.

  • 04:59 PM

    PM Modi Held Roadshow: Congress

    Congress and TMC targets Prime Minister Narendra Modi over massive gathering outside his polling booth in Ahmedabad. Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera says, "During the polling day, PM Modi did a roadshow of two and half hours while he went to cast his vote. Will appeal to EC against it, seems like Election Commission is willingly under pressure."

  • 03:47 PM

    Gujarat Assembly Election 2022: Former Cricketers Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan Cast Vote

    Former Indian cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan along with their family members cast their votes at a polling booth in Vadodara for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections.

    Yusuf also urged everyone to "come out and vote".

  • 03:08 PM

    Congress' Pawan Khera Attacks BJP, Says Party Distributed Liquor In Gujarat Despite Of Ban

    Congress leader Pawan Khera on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of distributing liquor in Gujarat wrote despite of the ban.

    "Yesterday our tribal leader and MLA from Danta (Kanti Kharadi) wrote to EC seeking protection, but EC didn't respond and later he was attacked by 24 BJP goons, BJP also distributed liquor in Gujarat even though liquor is banned there, EC took no action on that either," he said.

  • 02:25 PM

    Gujarat Assembly elections phase 2: A differently-abled voter casts his vote in Kheda

    A differently-abled voter casts his vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Election in Nadiad, Kheda. A total of 34.74 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm. In the morning at 11 am, a total of 19.17 per cent voter turnout was recorded.

    "I lost both my hands 20 years ago in an accident but that did never stop me from casting my vote. I use my feet to vote now," Ankit Soni, as quoted by ANI says. 

  • 02:18 PM

    Gujarat Election: Scuffle between BJP, Congress workers at polling station in Anand, situation under control

    As the polling in the second phase of the Gujarat election is underway, a scuffle between BJP and Congress workers takes place at a polling station in Anand. Police bring the situation under control at Keshavpura polling station under Anklav assembly constituency in Anand where a scuffle between BJP and Congress workers reportedly took place during polling, ANI reported. 

  • 01:56 PM

    Gujarat Assembly elections phase 2: Gujarat witnesses 34.74 per cent voter turnout till 1 pm

    The polling in the second phase of the Gujarat election is underway, a total of 34.74 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm. In the morning at 11 am, a total of 19.17 per cent voter turnout was recorded. Over 2.51 crore voters will cast their ballots today, deciding the fate of  833 candidates.

  • 01:42 PM

    Gujarat Election 2022: Congress remembers late Ahmed Patel

    Remembering Congress’ late stalwart Ahmed Patel, party leader Shaktisinh Gohil, says, “Sonia Gandhi had said nobody can replace Ahmed Patel&we'll always feel his absence. In these polls, we felt his absence. But people saw the tactics BJP had used to defeat Ahmed Patel & they haven't forgotten. They'll vote against BJP as tribute.” 

    The polling in the second phase of the Gujarat election is underway, a total of 19.17 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 11 am. Over 2.51 crore voters will cast their ballots today. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

  • 01:14 PM

    Gujarat Election 2022: Ex-Indian Cricketer Nayan Mongia casts his vote in Vadodara

    The polling in 93 Assembly constituencies of Gujarat is underway. Over 2.51 crore voters will cast their ballots to decide the fate of 833 candidates. Former Indian Cricketer Nayan Mongia casts his vote for the second phase of Gujarat election at a polling booth in Vadodara.

  • 12:53 PM

    Gujarat Assembly Election 2022 Phase 2: AAP's CM candidate Isudan Gadhvi casts his vote in Ahmedabad

    Aam Aadmi Party's chief ministerial candidate, Isudan Gadhvi who is contesting from Khambhalia, where he faces Congress as the main opponent, casts his vote at a polling station in Ahmedabad. Gadhvi faces sitting Congress MLA Vikram Madam and BJP's Mulubhai Bera in Khambhalia.

    “I appeal to people to step go to polling stations and vote. Choose whoever you want but you will be able to demand answers from political leaders only if you vote. I expect AAP to win 51 plus out of 89 seats in the first phase & 52 plus seats in the second phase,” Gadhvi, as quoted by ANI says. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

  • 12:34 PM

    Gujarat Election 2022: PM Modi's mother Heeraben Modi casts her vote in Gandhinagar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi casts her vote for the second phase of the Gujarat election in Raysan Primary School, Gandhinagar. The polling in 93 constituencies of Gujarat is underway. Earlier today, PM Modi and his brother Somabhai Modi also cast their votes in Ahmedabad. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

  • 12:26 PM

    Gujarat Election 2022: Erstwhile royal Rajmata Shubhanginiraje Gaekwad, casts her vote in Vadodara

    Erstwhile royal Rajmata Shubhanginiraje Gaekwad, casts her vote at a polling booth in Vadodara. "Voting is our right. I appeal to everyone to exercise their franchise. There is no right without responsibility,” she says. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

  • 12:18 PM

    Gujarat Assembly Election 2022 Phase 2 Live News Updates: PM Modi’s brother Somabhai Modi casts his vote in Ahmedabad

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brother Somabhai Modi casts his vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections at Nishan Public school, Ranip in Ahmedabad. Earlier today, PM Modi also casts his vote at Nishan Public school, Ranip.

    While speaking about his brother (PM Modi), Somabhai Modi becomes emotional and says people cannot ignore the kind of work Centre has done after 2014. He also asks PM Modi to take some rest as he works a lot for the country. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

  • 11:52 AM

    Gujarat Assembly elections phase 2: Votar turnout at 19.17 per cent till 11 am

    As the polling in the second phase of the Gujarat election is underway, a total of 19.17 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 11 am. Over 2.51 crore voters will cast their ballots today, deciding the fate of 833 candidates.

  • 11:40 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: BJP hopes to extend 28-year-long winning streak in Maninagar

    The polling for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly Election began at 8 am on Monday with 93 constituencies including Maninagar.

    The Maninagar seat is considered to be the stronghold of the BJP where PM Modi won three consecutive elections when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. This time, the election in Maninagar will be a three-pronged contest between the BJP, AAP and Congress. 

  • 11:07 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: Amit Shah and and his family offer prayers at temple in Ahmedabad

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah casts his votes at AMC Sub-Zonal Office in Naranpura of Ahmedabad. After casting vote, he and his family offer prayers at a temple in Ahmedabad. His son and BCCI secretary Jay Shah was also present with them.

    "I appeal to everyone to vote, especially the first-time voters - the young girls and boys should vote," HM Amit Shah says after casting his vote. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

  • 10:59 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: Amit Shah, along with members of his family cast vote in Ahmedabad

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with members of his family including his son and BCCI secretary Jay Shah, casts his votes at AMC Sub-Zonal Office in Naranpura of Ahmedabad.

    The polling in 93 Assembly segments of Gujarat is underway. As many as 2.51 crore voters will cast their ballots to decide the fate of 833 candidates.

  • 10:32 AM

    Gujarat Assembly elections phase 2: UP Governor Anandiben Patel casts her vote

    Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel casts her vote for the second phase of the Gujarat election at Polling Booth 95, Shilaj Anupam School. 

  • 10:22 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: BJP candidate Hardik Patel casts his vote

    Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who is contesting the Gujarat Assembly polls as a BJP candidate from Viramgam, cast his vote for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly Election at Polling Booth 264 in Chandranagar Primary School. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

  • 10:19 AM

    Gujarat Election: PM Modi hails ‘festival of democracy’

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi casts his vote for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections at Nishan Public school, Ranip in Ahmedabad. “The festival of democracy has been celebrated with great pomp by the people of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi. I want to thank the people of the country. I also want to congratulate Election Commission for conducting elections peacefully,” PM Modi says. 

  • 10:09 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: Delhi LG Saxena and his wife cast their votes in Ahmedabad.

    Delhi Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena and his wife cast their votes in Ahmedabad as the voting for the second phase of the Gujarat election began today at 8 am. Over 2.51 crore voters will cast their ballots, deciding the fate of 833 candidates.

    "It's a festival of democracy. Everyone should exercise their franchise. I too voted today. I appeal to everyone to step out in large numbers, vote & strengthen democracy. The people of Gujarat are smart & they have always voted thoughtfully. They'll do the same this time too," Delhi LG, as quoted by the news agency said. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

  • 09:56 AM

    Gujarat Assembly elections phase 2: Votar turnout at 4.75 pc till 9 am

    As the polling in the second phase of the Gujarat election is underway, a total of 4.75 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 9 am.

  • 09:49 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: PM Modi casts his vote in Ahmedabad

    Today, approximately 2.51 crore voters will cast their ballots, deciding the fate of 833 candidates. Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections at Nishan Public school, Ranip. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel also cast his votes. 

     

     

  • 09:34 AM

    Gujarat Assembly elections phase 2: ‘BJP is losing’, says Gujarat Cong chief Jagdish Thakor

    The voting for the second phase is underway. Gujarat Cong chief Jagdish Thakor said BJP is losing that’s why with the help of Police and government machinery party is influencing the polling.

    "Congress is winning. Our candidate Kanti Kharadi was attacked last night & were untraceable for 3 hrs. We called up EC, reached Gandhinagar at 1.30 am & called them to come there. Complaints by our other candidates are also coming," Thakor said. 

  • 09:19 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: Important constituencies in second phase include Ghatlodia, Viramgam seats

    The 93 Assembly segments where polling is underway are spread across Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar and other districts.

    Some of the important constituencies in the second phase include Ahemdabad’s Ghatlodia, from where Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is contesting, Viramgam seat in Ahmedabad from where Patidar leader Hardik Patel is fighting on the BJP's ticket and Gandhinagar South from where Alpesh Thakor is fighting as the saffron party candidate.

  • 09:01 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: PM Modi leaves from Gandhinagar Raj Bhawan to cast his vote

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Gandhinagar Raj Bhawan to cast his vote for the Gujarat Assembly election at Nishan Public School, Ranip. 

  • 08:56 AM

    Gujarat Assembly elections phase 2: Congress leader Bharat Solanki votes in Botad

    The voting in Phase 2 of the Gujarat election began, and Congress leader Bharat Solanki casts his vote from Gujarat’s Botad. The fate of 833 candidates will be sealed in EVMs today.

    "Congress received massive support in Saurashtra & south Guj in phase 1. Today, north Guj & central Gujarat are going to polls & you can see long queues. Come Dec 8, Cong will come to power with a majority,” Solanki said. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

  • 08:46 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel to cast his vote from Ahemdabad

    Voting is underway for phase 2 of the Gujarat election. Shilaj Anupam School's polling booth 95 in Ahemdabad has reported a long line. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will cast his vote here.

  • 08:40 AM

    Gujarat Assembly elections phase 2: Voting underway, visuals from Vadodara’s Jetalpur

    The fate of 833 candidates will be sealed in EVMs as the polling for phase 2 of the Gujarat election is underway. Visuals from polling booth 10 in Jetalpur, Vadodara

  • 08:32 AM

    Gujarat Election: 'Want All Gujaratis To Vote For BJP,' Says Hardik Patel

    Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who is contesting the Gujarat Assembly polls as BJP candidate from Viramgam, appeals to people to cast their votes. "I appeal to everyone to vote. BJP has maintained law and order and has worked for the development of Gujarat. I want all Gujaratis to vote for BJP. We should exercise our power to vote as election is the beauty of democracy," he says. (Image: Twitter/ANI)

  • 08:17 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: PM Modi urges voters to vote in large number

    The voting for the second phase began at 8 am. Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all those who are voting in Phase 2 of the Gujarat elections and by-polls taking place in different parts of the country, to vote in large numbers. "I will be casting my vote in Ahmedabad at around 9 am," PM Modi said in a tweet. 

  • 08:11 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: Voting for the second phase begins

    More than 2.5 crore voters will decide the fate of the political parties in 93 constituencies spanning 14 districts in central and northern Gujarat today.

  • 08:03 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: What happened in 2017

    In the 2017 Assembly polls, the ruling BJP won 51 of these seats, and Congress 39, while three seats went to independent candidates. The BJP won 37 seats in central Gujarat, outpacing the Congress' 22 victories. However, in north Gujarat, the saffron party received 14, while the Congress won 17 seats. 

  • 07:59 AM

    Gujarat Assembly elections phase 2: Polling in 93 seats today

    In the second phase, voting will be held in the remaining 93 seats, for which 833 candidates are in the fray from 61 political parties, including the BJP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). As per the election body, the nominees also include 285 independents.

  • 07:55 AM

    Gujarat Election 2022: Campaign for second phase of polls ended on Saturday

    The campaigning by different parties for the second phase of polls ended on Saturday. The first phase of voting for 89 seats in Saurashtra, Kutch and south Gujarat regions was held on December 1, when an average voter turnout of 63.31 per cent was recorded.

  • 07:43 AM

    Gujarat Assembly elections phase 2: Polling to begin at 8 am today

    Voting will be held on Monday in 93 Assembly seats across 14 central and northern districts of Gujarat during the second phase of the state polls.

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