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Gujarat Polls: Over 68 per cent voting recorded in second phase

Gandhinagar: The second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections on Thursday saw over 68 per Cent Voting, the Election Commission of India said.

There were people still lined up outside polling booths, and the final figure will be available later, an official said.

Voting was held in 93 assembly constituencies across 14 districts in northern and central regions of the state.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi casted his vote at booth number 115 in Ranip locality in Sabarmati, in the second phase of state assembly polls.

PM’s mother also casted her vote in a polling booth in Gandhinagar early in the morning. BJP chief Amit Shah also exercised his power in the state. About 12 per cent voting was recorded in the first two hours of the polls.

Also Read: Exit Poll: ‘Modi magic’ prevails in Gujarat; BJP gets clear majority

Special deployment of police had been made to ensure law and order. A total of 25,575 polling booths had been set up in 14,523 places.

Former Deputy Prime Minister and senior BJP leader LK Advani and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley too casted their votes in Ahmedabad’ Khanpur area. The sitting MLA from Abdasa and Congress candidate from Mandvi, Shaktisinh Gohil will be casting his vote in Gandhinagar.

The Election Commission has deployed hundreds of companies of the Central Armed Police Forces, 12 companies of Rapid Action Force and 19 companies of the State Reserve Police Force for the election.

Also Read: Newstrack, Apna Bharat Exit Poll predicts BJP win in Gujarat polls

The first phase of the polls for 89 seats in the 182-seat state assembly were held on December 9 with over 60 per cent polling registered.

Apart from the 112 general observers deployed by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for the Gujarat elections, 70 counting observers have been appointed by the ECI for counting of votes registered in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) which will be carried out on December 18 in 37 selected regions of the state.

The post Gujarat Polls: Over 68 per Cent Voting Recorded in second phase appeared first on Newstrack English.



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