Gujarat Assembly polls: Campaigning ends for phase I

RSTV Bureau

Campaigning for the first phase of Assembly Elections in Gujarat came to an end Thursday evening. Political heavyweights of both the Congress and the BJP made one last effort to woo voters in districts that will go to polls on December 9.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned in Surat, where he reiterated his party’s commitment to work towards an all-round development of the state. He also

BJP President Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also spent the day campaigning several places across Gujarat.

A number of Congress leaders also held press conferences in different cities in Gujarat. Speaking to mediapersons in Rajkot, former Prime minister Manmohan Singh once again attacked the BJP government over demonetisation and GST. He also accused the ruling party of not acting against corruption.

Voting in the first phase will be held on December 9. A total of 89 seats – out of 182 – are up for grabs in the first phase.

Spread over 19 districts, these 89 seats span over the Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions.

A total of 977 candidates are in the fray, including incumbent Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. Two crore 12 lakh voters will cast their votes on Saturday at 24 thousand 689 polling centres.