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Gujarat poll begins today, voting in 89 constituencies underway

Gujarat poll begins today, voting in 89 constituencies underway

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Dec 2017, 04:14 pm

Surat, Dec 9 (IBNS): Voting in 89 constituencies are underway in the first phase of Gujarat election, began on Saturday, media reports said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the voters to turn up in large numbers and exercise their rights.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has already cast his vote, reports said.

The state election is viewed as a stern test for both  Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

While the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is fighting hard to retain their strong hold in the state, the Congress is trying to return to power after 22 years.

The Congress is fighting the election in an alliance with Hardik Patel-led Patidar Ananmat Andolan Samiti (PAAS).

Like the Prime Minister, Rahul too urged all Gujarat voters to turn out in large numbers along with a special reference to the young generation.

As per some latest news reports, around 70 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have malfunctioned in Surat.

The state has 182 consituencies. 

The second phase of the poll will take place on Dec. 14.

The counting of votes will be held on Dec. 18.

The saffron-brigade is ruling the state since 1995.

Gujarat poll begins today, voting in 89 constituencies underway

India Blooms News Service
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