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Gujarat Election 2022 Phase 1 Updates: 60.23% turnout recorded as polling ends

By Oneindia Staff
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Ahmedabad, Dec 01: A moderate voter turnout of 60.23 per cent was recorded in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections covering 89 seats across 19 districts of Saurashtra-Kutch and southern regions of the state on Thursday with the polling ending on by and large peaceful note. The electoral fate of 788 candidates who were in the fray in the first phase was locked in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal

Barring a few minor incidents and some reports of problems in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the voting process, which commenced at 8 am, remained largely peaceful. The second phase of elections will be held on December 5 and results will be announced on December 8.

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7:08 PM, 1 Dec
Apart from Narmada, four other districts recorded over 60 per cent voting turnout: Navsari (65.91 per cent), Dang (64.84 per cent), Valsad (62.46 per cent) and Gir Somnath (60.46 per cent).
7:08 PM, 1 Dec
A moderate voter turnout of 60.23 per cent was recorded in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections covering 89 seats across 19 districts of Saurashtra-Kutch and southern regions of the state on Thursday.
7:08 PM, 1 Dec
Tapi district recorded the highest provisional voting turnout of 72.32 per cent.
7:07 PM, 1 Dec
Voting was halted in a few places due to malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines as well as control units and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) but the faulty units were replaced and the process resumed, it added.
7:07 PM, 1 Dec
The voter turn-out figure was provisional as data from some polling stations had not been received and it also did not include postal ballots, the Election Commission said.
7:07 PM, 1 Dec
Barring a few incidents, polling was largely peaceful across all 89 seats in south Gujarat and Saurashtra-Kutch regions which went to polls in the first phase.
7:07 PM, 1 Dec
An average 59.24 per cent voter turn-out was recorded as of 5 pm on Thursday across 89 Assembly seats in the first phase of Gujarat elections, election officials said.
5:43 PM, 1 Dec
Gujarat records 56.88% voter turnout till 5 pm in the first phase of the ongoing Assembly elections.
5:17 PM, 1 Dec
Voting ended for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections in 89 seats across 19 districts of Saurashtra-Kutch and southern regions at 5 pm on Thursday.
4:39 PM, 1 Dec
Voters casting their vote at Polling Station made from Shipping container in Aliabet, an isolated place in 151- Vagra AC in Bharuch.
4:35 PM, 1 Dec
Jamjodhpur: Within 2 days of cesarean section, mother's vote, 'I wrote my child's future with my vote'
4:32 PM, 1 Dec
Prime Minister Narendra Modi warmly greeted by locals in Kalol, Gujarat after his rally, earlier today.
4:31 PM, 1 Dec
Gujarat records 48.48% voter turnout till 3 pm in the first phase of the ongoing Assembly elections; 63.98% voting in Tapi
2:17 PM, 1 Dec
Cricketer-turned-politician Harbhajan Singh, AAP MP, was seen campaigning for his party in poll-bound Gujarat today. He said, "I am appealing all to vote for AAP and take right decision."
2:04 PM, 1 Dec
An average 34.48 per cent voter turnout was recorded on Thursday for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections in 89 seats, the EC said.
1:28 PM, 1 Dec
District-wise voter turnout till 11am
Amreli 19%, Bharuch 17.57, Bhavnagar 18.84 ,Botad 18.50, Dangs 24.99, Devbhoomi Dwarka 15.86, Gir-Somnath 20.75, Jamnagar 17.85, Junagadh 18.85, Kutch 17.62, Morbi 22.27, Narmada 23.73, Navsari 21.79, Porbandar 16.49, Rajkot 18.98, Surat 17.92, Surendranagar 20.67, Tapi 26.47 and Valsad 19.57
1:25 PM, 1 Dec
"People have taken a resolve to remove the BJP. The party knows about it that is why they changed the cabinet, including the chief minister, a year ago. There were allegations of corruption against them and now the new government is also functioning similarly. Hence, people are in a mood for change which they have created themselves," Modhwadia said.
1:25 PM, 1 Dec
Congress candidate from Gujarat's Porbandar constituency Arjun Modhwadia on Thursday cast his vote for the first phase of polling in the assembly election. Before casting his vote, Modhwadia told media persons that even the Bharatiya Janata Party is aware of the 'people's resolution to remove BJP'.
1:25 PM, 1 Dec
Union Home minister Amit Shah held a roadshow in Sanand in Ahmedabad as the voting for the first phase of Gujarat polls is underway.
1:24 PM, 1 Dec
Whenever the Congress has used inappropriate words against PM Modi, the people of Gujarat have given a reply through the ballot box. This time also the people of the state will give a reply: Union home minister Amit Shah to ANI
1:24 PM, 1 Dec
"Those who never believed in the existence of Lord Ram have now brought in (demon king) 'Ravan' from Ramayana. And, I am surprised they never expressed repentance, forget about tendering an apology, after using such cuss words for me," the PM said.
1:24 PM, 1 Dec
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said there is a competition among Congress leaders as to who will use the most abusive words against him, referring to party president Mallikarjun Kharge's 'Ravan' jibe at him. Before Kharge, another Congress leader had said the party will show Modi his 'aukat' (place), the PM said, apparently referring to Madhusudan Mistry's remark.
1:23 PM, 1 Dec
Kharge on Monday night addressed a rally in Behrampura area of Ahmedabad city where he said the prime minister asks people to vote "looking at his face" in all elections. "Are you 100-headed like Ravan," he had said.
1:23 PM, 1 Dec
Addressing a poll rally in Kalol town of Panchmahal district in Gujarat on Thursday, Modi said, "There is a competition among Congress leaders as to who will use the most abusive words for Modi."
12:55 PM, 1 Dec
Prafulbhai More, a man whose wedding is scheduled for today casts his vote in Tapi
12:30 PM, 1 Dec
AAP candidate Alpesh Kathiriya casts his vote in the first phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls, at a polling station in Surat.
12:29 PM, 1 Dec
Whenever the Congress has used inappropriate words, then the people of Gujarat have given a reply through the ballot box. This time also the people of the state will give a reply: Union Home minister Amit Shah to ANI
11:54 AM, 1 Dec
18.95% voter turnout recorded till 11 am
11:39 AM, 1 Dec
''Moochein ho to inki jaisi, warna na ho,'' says a voter quoting a dialogue from the famous Bollywood film 'Sharaabi' while pointing out at a man curling up his 2.5-feet-long moustache and seeking votes from traders at a market in Himmatnagar. Voting will be held in the seat on December 5 during the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections.
11:03 AM, 1 Dec
BJP leader & Union minister Parshottam Rupala votes in Amreli.
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