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Gujarat Assembly Elections Polling Live Updates: Voting ends, 58.68% voter turnout till 5 pm

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, were two of the political heavy hitters who cast their ballots early on Monday morning.

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Gujarat Assembly Elections Polling Live Updates: 19.17% voter turnout recorded till 11 am

Gujarat Assembly Elections Polling Live Updates: An average voter turnout of 58.58 percent was recorded until 3 o’clock in the afternoon today, covering 93 seats across 14 districts located in the north and central regions of Gujarat, according to the Election Commission. Voting in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections concluded today.

At eight in the morning on Monday, the second and final phase of voting for the Gujarat Assembly elections got underway in 93 of the state’s constituencies, spread out across 14 districts in the central and northern parts of the state. There are a total of 833 candidates running for election in these Assembly segments, which are spread across various districts such as Ahmedabad, Vadodara, and Gandhinagar. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is running under the banner of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is one of the 61 political parties represented. Up until 11 o’clock in the morning, the percentage of voters who showed up to cast their ballots was 19.17%.

Gujarat polls second phase: Voter turnout at 19.17 per cent, Ahmedabad lowest with 16.95 pc

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, were two of the political heavy hitters who cast their ballots early on Monday morning. The polling station in which the Prime Minister cast his ballot was located inside of a high school in the Ranip neighbourhood of Ahmedabad city. Amit Shah, who is both the Union Home Minister and an MP for the BJP, exercised his right to vote at the AMC sub-zonal office in the Naranpura neighbourhood of Ahmedabad.

Among the many prominent candidates running in the second phase of the elections in Gujarat are three young faces who were instrumental in shaping the narrative of the state Assembly elections in 2017. These candidates are Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor, and Jignesh Mevani. Other prominent candidates in the race include many familiar names. The three leaders have, for the most part, kept to their respective bases of support for what is being referred to as their “battles of prestige,” despite the fact that they are regarded as “star candidates” by their parties even at this point in the election.

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6:29PM 05 Dec, 22
Complaint filed against PM Modi for ‘holding road show’ near polling booth

In the second phase of the Assembly elections that took place on Monday, the Gujarat Election Commission received a complaint alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi staged a road show on his way to vote in Ahmedabad. The allegation was made against Modi by an individual.

Yogesh Ravani, chairman of the legal cell for the state Congress unit, filed a complaint stating that Narendra Modi, while carrying a BJP flag and wearing a saffron scarf, alighted between 500 and 600 metres away from the polling booth at Ranip and walked with people who had gathered around him. The complaint was submitted by Yogesh Ravani.

6:13PM 05 Dec, 22
Gujarat Assembly Elections: Voting ends, exit polls expected later in evening

Voting in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections concluded today at 3 p.m., with an average voter turnout of 58.58 percent across 93 seats and 14 districts in the north and central regions, according to the Election Commission.

3:24PM 05 Dec, 22
Former Indian cricketers Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan cast votes in Vadodara

At a polling station in Vadodara, former Indian cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan, along with members of their families, cast their ballots.

Yusuf Pathan has been quoted as saying, "I appeal to people to come out and vote."

1:52PM 05 Dec, 22
Cong, BJP supporters clash in Danta on election eve; cross FIRs filed

Police say Congress and BJP supporters clashed after their vehicles collided in Gujarat's Banaskantha district. No one was injured in the Sunday night incident, Banaskantha SP Akshayraj Makwana said.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed tribal leader and Danta Assembly seat candidate Kantibhai Kharadi was attacked by BJP goons and then disappeared.

SP Makwana said Danta MLA Kharadi and BJP nominee Latu Parghi claimed they were attacked with deadly weapons after a car crash.

1:50PM 05 Dec, 22
People will vote against BJP as tribute to late veteran leader Ahmed Patel: Congress' Shaktisinh Gohil

Sonia Gandhi had previously stated that nobody can take Ahmed Patel's place, and that his absence will always be felt. In these polls, we definitely missed having him around. However, the people witnessed the strategies that the BJP employed to defeat Ahmed Patel, and they have not forgotten them. As a mark of respect for Shaktisinh Gohil, they will cast their ballots against the BJP.

1:15PM 05 Dec, 22
Erstwhile royal Rajmata Shubhanginiraje Gaekwad casts her ballot in Vadodara

Rajmata Shubhanginiraje Gaekwad, a former member of the royal family, cast her ballot at a polling station in Vadodara. In her words: "Voting is a right we have. I am making a plea to each and every person to use their voting rights. There is no such thing as a right apart from responsibility."

1:13PM 05 Dec, 22
Vishal Tyagi, AAP candidate for Jamnagar South detained by Gujarat ATS in a cheating case

Vishal Tyagi, the AAP candidate for Gujarat's Jamnagar South Assembly seat, was picked up by the state Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS) from Rajasthan and handed over to the Jamnagar police late on Sunday. Vishal Tyagi was running for the seat currently held by a member of the AAP. This was in relation to a case of cheating worth Rs 3.25 lakh that had been filed against Tyagi by a businessman. At the same time, the AAP claimed that he was being "framed" in a case as part of a political vendetta.

Early on Sunday morning, Tyagi, 33, was arrested at the 'A' division police station in Jamnagar city for violating sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The arrest was made in response to a complaint that was submitted by one Bhavesh alias Tinabhai Nakum. Several hours later, the Anti-Terrorism Squad of Gujarat took Tyagi into custody in Rajasthan, where he was on a pilgrimage with his family, and turned him over to the Jamnagar police.

1:11PM 05 Dec, 22
PM Modi's mother votes in the Gujarat Assembly elections

On Monday, during the second phase of voting for the Gujarat Assembly elections, Hiraba Modi, the mother of current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cast her ballot at a polling booth in Raysan village, which is located close to Gandhinagar city.

In June, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother celebrated her 100th birthday. She currently resides in Raysan village, which is located close to Gandhinagar city, with her younger son Pankaj Modi. She utilised the assistance of Pankaj Modi and other members of her family to get to the polling booth in a wheelchair so that she could exercise her right to vote.

After arriving in the state in advance of voting in the state, the Prime Minister had a meeting with his mother on Sunday evening and asked for her blessings.

1:11PM 05 Dec, 22
AAP will win 51+ seats in Phase-I, 52+ in Phase-2, Claims Isudan Gadhvi

Isudan Gadhvi, the Chief Ministerial candidate for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), cast his vote Monday at a polling station in Ahmedabad, which is located in the state of Gujarat.

When he was asked about it by the press, he stated: "I urge everyone to exercise their right to vote by getting out of their houses and going to the polls. You are free to pick whoever you want. Voting is the only way to ensure that your questions are answered by those in political leadership positions. I anticipate that the AAP will win at least 51 out of 89 seats in the first phase of the election, and I anticipate that they will win at least 52 seats in the second phase."

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