Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Filing of nomination begins today

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    The process of nomination for the Gujarat Assembly elections will begin on Tuesday and will conclude on 21st November.

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    The Election Commission (EC) will issue the gazette notification, which marks the formal commencement of the election process in 89 Assembly seats going to polls in the first phase.

    The last date for the filing nomination would be 21st November. The nomination can be withdrawn till November 24

    For the second phase of polling, which is slated for December 14, the notification will be issued on November 20.

    The BJP is likely to announce its list of candidates for the first phase on Wednesday, while Congress is likely to announce about 70-80 candidates a day later.

    The BJP is eyeing a sixth consecutive victory in Assembly elections in Gujarat, having won each one since 1995 by a big margin. However, the Congress party is hopeful of breaking the 22-year-old jinx by defeating the BJP.

    Voting will take place for the 182 assembly seats in 33 districts in 2 phases and counting of votes is slated to take place on 18th December.

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