Former Chief Minister of Gujarat Shankersinh Vaghela on Monday said that most of the segments which are going to poll in the second phase of the Assembly elections are OBC-majority, adding that a change from the 27-year-long rule of the BJP is visible.
“In 2nd phase, OBC-majority assembly segments are going to poll. Congress played its cards of the chief ministerial candidate likely being an OBC. So I think central Gujarat, north Gujarat and this entire area will vote for Cong. I see a change in the 27-yr-long BJP rule,” Vaghela said.
Voting for the second phase of the Assembly elections is underway. The voter turnout in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls till 9 am was at 4.75 per cent, according to the Election Commission data on Monday.
During the one hour of voting which began at 8 am, Gandhinagar witnessed the highest percentage with 7.05 per cent till 9 am, followed by Mahesana (5.44 pc). Ahmedabad saw a voting percentage of 4.20 per cent. Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote here in Nishan Public School, Ranip.
The lowest turnout was witnessed so far in Mahisagar with 3.76 per cent polling. Polling for the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections for 93 Assembly constituencies across 14 districts of north and central Gujarat began at 8 am amid tight security arrangements on Monday.
As many as 833 candidates from 61 parties are in the fray in the second phase of the Gujarat elections whose fate will be decided by over 2.51 crore electorates.