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Gujarat Election Phase 2 Updates: 60.94% Voter turnout recorded in final phase, down from 70% in 2017

By Anuj Cariappa
Google Oneindia News

Ahmedabad, Dec 05: A moderate voter turnout of 60.94 per cent was recorded in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections covering 93 seats across 14 districts of north and central regions on Monday, the Election Commission (EC) said, a sharp drop from 70 per cent polling registered in these constituencies in 2017.

: Voters show their identification cards as they wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling booth during the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, in Vadodara

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Aam Aadmi Party's chief ministerial candidate Isudan Gadhvi and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Sukhram Rathva were among those who cast votes. The counting of votes will be held on December 8.

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11:49 PM, 5 Dec
Provisional voter turnout stood at 60.94 per cent in the second phase of elections covering 93 seats, said the EC.
11:49 PM, 5 Dec
Around 5,000 voters abstained from voting at six polling booths in three villages of Mehsana district over local issues, she told reporters.
11:48 PM, 5 Dec
Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) P Bharathi said barring a few incidents of violence, polling for the final phase went off peacefully and electoral fate of 833 candidates were locked in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
11:48 PM, 5 Dec
A moderate voter turnout of 60.94 per cent was recorded in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections covering 93 seats across 14 districts of north and central regions on Monday.
6:46 PM, 5 Dec
Congress party complained about PM walking to booth, we asked for an immediate report from the election officer in Ahmedabad. As per the report it doesn't get established that it was a roadshow & the crowd was there on its own: Additional Chief electoral officer
6:45 PM, 5 Dec
Congress has the right to complain but PM Modi did not do any road show today. He did not violate any rules. He walked from the car to the voting centre. Those naming this as a road show are clearly showing their disappointment: Gujarat BJP chief CR Patil at Gandhinagar.
5:46 PM, 5 Dec
Approximately 58.68% polling recorded till 5 pm in the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls.
5:39 PM, 5 Dec
EVMs and VVPATs are being sealed and secured as voting ends in Gujarat Assembly elections; counting of votes on December 8.
5:23 PM, 5 Dec
Many citizens above the age of 100 went to their respective polling booths to cast vote in different parts of the state.
4:52 PM, 5 Dec
Bed-ridden people, patients on oxygen support, senior citizens including centenarians, and transgender persons were among those who came out to vote in the Gujarat Assembly elections on Monday, setting an example for others to exercise their democratic right.
4:29 PM, 5 Dec
Clad in a white kurta-pajama complemented with blue jacket, PM Modi waved to the people as he walked to reach his polling booth. This is the same booth where PM Modi cast his vote in 2017.
4:25 PM, 5 Dec
50.51% voter turnout recorded till 3pm in the second and the last phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections: Election Commission of India
3:49 PM, 5 Dec
Women wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling booth during the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, in Ahmedabad
3:48 PM, 5 Dec
Former Indian cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan along with their family members cast their votes
3:47 PM, 5 Dec
Y'day our tribal leader & MLA from Danta (Kanti Kharadi) wrote to EC seeking protection, but EC didn't respond & later he was attacked by 24 BJP goons, BJP also distributed liquor in Guj even though liquor is banned there, EC took no action on that either: Cong leader Pawan Khera
3:46 PM, 5 Dec
During the polling day, PM Modi did a roadshow of two & half hours while he went to cast his vote. Will appeal to EC against it, seems like Election Commission is willingly under pressure: Cong Spokesperson Pawan Khera on Gujarat Polls 2022
2:50 PM, 5 Dec
A differently-abled voter casts his vote in Nadiad, Kheda
2:50 PM, 5 Dec
An all women manged Polling Station (Sakhi Booth) in Gandhinagar district. In phase 2, 651 such Polling stations are being set up across 93ACs.
2:41 PM, 5 Dec
Elderly Voters being facilitated by volunteers at the Polling stations during ongoing bye elections in 21- Sardarshahr AC of Rajasthan.
2:35 PM, 5 Dec
Glimpse of some Model Polling Booths..
2:31 PM, 5 Dec
The pure joy of voting displayed by an elderly voter as she shows her Inked Finger
2:29 PM, 5 Dec
34.74% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm, in the second phase of Gujarat Elections 2022
2:21 PM, 5 Dec
By-polls voter tunout
37% voter turnout in Kurhani (Bihar), 46.96% in Padampur (Odisha), 36.68% in Sardashahar (Rajasthan), 19.01% in Rampur (UP), 33.20% in Khatauli and 50.83% in Bhanupratappur (Chhattisgarh) recorded till 1 pm.
2:16 PM, 5 Dec
Uttar Pradesh
31.64% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm, in the by-poll to the Mainpuri Parliamentary constituency.
2:12 PM, 5 Dec
Police bring the situation under control at Keshavpura polling station under Anklav assembly constituency in Anand where a scuffle between BJP and Congress workers reportedly took place during polling.
1:40 PM, 5 Dec
If there's still a wave, what's the need to camp here? In Ahmedabad, people missed trains & flights and couldn't reach hospitals as PM Modi had 35 km long road shows. Manmohan Singh used to go to Punjab, do 1-2 public rallies & Cong used to come to power. There's no wave: S Gohil
1:39 PM, 5 Dec
Sonia Gandhi had said nobody can replace Ahmed Patel&we'll always feel his absence. In these polls, we felt his absence. But people saw the tactics BJP had used to defeat Ahmed Patel & they haven't forgotten. They'll vote against BJP as tribute: Shaktisinh Gohil
1:04 PM, 5 Dec
Former Indian Cricketer Nayan Mongia casts his vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls at a polling booth in Vadodara.
1:03 PM, 5 Dec
Uttar Pradesh
I have complete faith that SP will win the Mainpuri bypolls, people have realised that BJP is fighting polls unfairly so they will get the reply once the poll results are out: Dimple Yadav, SP candidate
12:54 PM, 5 Dec
I appeal to people to step go to polling stations and vote. Choose whoever you want but you will be able to demand answers from political leaders only if you vote. I expect AAP to win 51 plus out of 89 seats in the first phase & 52 plus seats in the second phase: Isudan Gadhvi

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