Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017

Updated On: 2018-05-22 04:16:54

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EC announced Gujarat assembly election 2017 dates a day after BJP government announced sops for different sections of society, including farmers, protesting accredited health workers and backward castes.

EC announced Gujarat assembly election 2017 dates a day after BJP government announced sops for different sections of society, including farmers, protesting accredited health workers and backward castes.

NEW DELHI:  
Assembly elections held in Gujarat on December 9 will decide 89 seats. Those on December 14 will decide 93 seats. Results for all 182 seats are likely on December 18. Himachal Pradesh votes on November 9 but results will come on December 18. As soon as EC announces dates, a code of conduct comes into force prohibiting all concerned to influence voters in any way. Gujarat government benefits from a delay of 13 days in which it announced its sops and plans.

Here’s how Congress alleges BJP of cheating with the way dates were announced.

Gujarat polling dates were announced separately following chief secretary writing to EC on September 27 and October 2 seeking more time to complete rehabilitation work on flood damage.

EC ‘disturbed level-playing field’ by announcing dates after government finished a ‘gift distribution scheme.’

BJP is making tall claims of winning more than 150 seats

On Tuesday, a day before dates were announced, Gujarat government set out sops for farmers, health workers and backward castes.

Gujarat state government announced development worth 18,000 crores including a 600 crore ferry service and farm loans.

BJP is making Gujarat Assembly elections a prestige issue because it is home to party’s topmost leaders.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi campaigning aggressively in Gujarat reports Patels, Dalits and backward castes are upset with ruling party.

Winning party must have majority at 92 seats. BJP won 116 and Congress had won 60 seats in last election.

Voter strength of Gujarat is 4.33 crores. EC will use EVMs and VVPAT machines at all 50,128 polling booths.

Last date for first phase nominations – November 21, withdrawal November 24.

Last date for second phase nominations – November 27, withdrawal November 30.


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