Guj Polls: Modi casts his vote in Maninagar, expects to win

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Ahmedabad, Dec 17: Voting for second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012 kick-started on Monday, Dec 17. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's fate will be sealed on Monday. His rival is Congress candidate Shweta Bhatt, wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt.

Media reports say Gujarat Chief Minister Modi arrived in his constituency of Maninagar at 9.40 am to cast his vote. Clad in orange, Modi was surrounded by a sea of cheering supporters as he made his way to the polling booth, flashing victory signs.

The ruling BJP is expecting a turnaround of 70 percent voting in the second phase. First phase of polling saw an overwhelming 68 percent voting. The first round of polling got over on Dec 13. The results will be declared on Dec 20.

L K Advani and Narendra Modi at the party headquarters

BJP senior leader L K Advani and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at the party headquarters in Ahmedabad on Monday.

LK Advani casts his vote at a polling station

Senior BJP leader LK Advani casts his vote at a polling station for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections in Ahmedabad on Monday.

Narendra Modi after casting his vote

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after casting his vote at a polling station in Ahmedabad on Monday.

Shweta Bhatt shows her marked after casting vote

Congress candidate Shweta Bhatt shows her marked after casting vote at a polling booth during the 2nd phase of Assembly polls in Ahmedabad on Monday.

Amit Shah and his wife flash the victory sign

Former minister of Gujarat and BJP candidate Amit Shah and his wife flash the victory sign after casting their votes during the 2nd phase of Assembly polls in Ahmedabad on Monday.

Narhari Amin and his wife show their marked fingers

Former minister of Gujarat and BJP leader Narhari Amin and his wife show their marked fingers after casting votes at a polling booth during the 2nd phase of Assembly polls in Ahmedabad on Monday.

Arun Jaitley gets his finger marked with indelible ink

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley gets his finger marked with indelible ink prior to casing his vote at a polling station for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections in Ahmedabad on Monday.

Keepers of democracy

Election officials with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at a distribution centre before moving to their respective polling stations in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Before the battle

BJP candidate Amit Shah flashes victory sign during a road show in Naranpura in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

Congress supporters at a rally

Congress supporters wave a party flag during a rally addressed by Rahul Gandhi at Palanpur in Gujarat on December 13, ahead of the second phase of polling on Monday.

Waiting for their turn

Women voters wait to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of the assembly polls in Dholka near Ahmedabad on December 13.

Age not a factor

An elderly voter shows her marked finger after casting vote at a polling station during the 1st phase of Gujarat assembly polls in Sanand on December 13.

A festival called democracy

A woman polling official marks on the index finger of a physically challenged voter with indelible ink before he casts his vote at a polling station on December 13, the first phase of the Gujarat assembly polls at Sanand.

Modi's supporters pray for his victory in Patna

Narendra Modi's supporters in Patna pray for his win in the ongoing assembly election.

Voting is key in a democracy

Muslim women voters show their marked fingers after casting their votes at a polling station during the first phase of Gujarat polls in Dholka near Ahmedabad on December 13.

Rahul Gandhi takes party's charge in Gujarat

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting ahead of the second phase of Gujarat state elections at Shamlaji on December 13.

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