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Gujarat Assembly elections: Voting to be held on December 1 and 5; results on December 8

Gujarat Assembly elections: Voting to be held on December 1 and 5; results on December 8

Gujarat Assembly elections: Voting to be held on December 1 and 5; results on December 8
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By CNBCTV18.com Nov 3, 2022 1:13:02 PM IST (Updated)

In the 2017 Assembly polls, the BJP had won 99 seats, and Congress 77. The Congress is facing stiff competition from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is projecting itself as the main challenger of the BJP.

Gujarat Assembly elections will be held in two phases on December 1 and December 5, the Election Commission announced on Thursday at a press conference in New Delhi.

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The result will be declared on December 8 along with Himachal Pradesh.
Here is the schedule:
Date of issue of notification first phase - November 5
Date of issue of notification second phase - November 10
Last date of making nomination for the first phase - November 14
Last date of making nomination for the second phase - November 17
Date of scrutiny of nomination for the first phase - November 15
Date of scrutiny of nomination for the second phase - November 18
Last date for withdrawal of candidature for the first phase - November 17
Last date for withdrawal of candidature for the second phase - November 21
Voting for the first phase - December 1
Voting for the second phase - December 5
Result - December 8
The term of the 182-member Gujarat Assembly will end on February 18, 2023.
The model code of conduct will come into force in the state from today.
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said 1,274 polling stations will be completely managed by women and security staff. For the first time, 33 polling stations will be set up and managed by the youngest available polling staff. Over 4.9 crore total electors are eligible to vote in 182 seats in Gujarat polls.
The EC said that polling booths with the least voter percentage in each seat have been identified and special efforts will be made to improve turnout there.
In the 2017 Assembly polls, the BJP had won 99 seats, and Congress 77. In percentage terms, the BJP had polled 49.05 percent of the valid votes, while Congress had polled 42.97 percent. The Congress is facing stiff competition from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is projecting itself as the main challenger of the BJP.
The Congress witnessed a series of defections after the assembly elections and the BJP increased its tally in the House to 111. The Congress numbers were reduced to 62.
In October, the EC announced the poll and result dates for 68-member Himachal Pradesh. The hill state will go to elections on November 12 and the result will be announced on December 8.
The term of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly will end on January 8, 2023.
With inputs from PTI
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