Gujarat recorded a voters’ turnout of 19.17 per cent till 11 am. Voting for the second phase in the Gujarat Assembly elections began at 8 am on Monday, 5 December. 93 of 182 seats are being contested.
The Election Commission stated that an average 19.17 percent turnout was recorded on Monday till 11 am.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote at Nishan Public School in Ahmedabad on Monday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel also cast their votes in Ahmedabad.
The state, which previously witnessed a contest between the BJP and Congress, has seen the introduction of AAP as the third big player.
Voter turnout in the first phase was 60.2%, lower than the 65% turnout in the same regions in the 2017 polls, with several Saurashtra districts recording low voting rates.
“The polling has concluded peacefully in the first phase of Assembly elections today,” said Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer P. Bharathi.
The neck to neck campaigning by all political parties concluded on Saturday.
2.51 crore electorates to decide the fate of 833 candidates from 61 political parties in the second phase of the Gujarat elections.
In 2017, BJP won 51 seats whereas Congress won 39 and three seats was won by independent candidates.
Till 9 am voting percentage reached 4.75 percent. The term of the 182-member Gujarat assembly ends on February 18 next year.
The poll panel this time announced the Gujarat election late after Himachal Pradesh. Elections in Himachal Pradesh held in single phase on November 12.
First phase Gujarat assembly poll took place on December 01. Results to be announced for both the states on December 08.