Amid Rumpus of Freebies, BJP leads with 155, AAP struggling at Single digits

8 December, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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The Bharatiya Janata Party is leading on 123 seats, according to trends from the 144-seat Gujarat Assembly elections, while Congress is ranked second with a lead on 22 seats.

The majority threshold in Gujarat is 92 out of the 182 seats. On the list, the Aam Aadmi Party is third with a lead of 9 seats. On two seats, the independents are also in the lead. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party is continually gaining ground and has led in nine Assembly districts.

According to information released by the Election Commission up to 9:45 am, the BJP maintained its lead with 112 seats out of the Assembly’s 182 members.

As of 9:30 am, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, who is running from Ghatlodiya against AAP candidate Vijay Patel and Congress candidate Amee Yajnik, is in the lead with 15,032 votes.

With a total of 8,772 votes cast so far, CK Raulji of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Godhra is in the lead for the seat. Rivaba Jadeja, a candidate for the BJP who is running in her first election, is lagging on the Jamnagar North seat. Bipendrasinh Jadeja of the Congress is in the lead after receiving 2,976 votes so far.

Isudan Gadhvi, an AAP candidate for the chief minister from Khambhalia, is now in the lead with 4,088 votes overall over BJP candidate Ayar Mulubhai Hardasbhai Bera and Congress candidate Ahir Vikrambhai Arjanbhai Maadam.

With a total of 8,772 votes cast so far, CK Raulji of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Godhra is in the lead for the seat.

Rivaba Jadeja, a candidate for the BJP who is running in her first election, is lagging on the Jamnagar North seat. Bipendrasinh Jadeja of the Congress is in the lead after receiving 2,976 votes so far.

Beginning on Thursday at 8 am, the counting of ballots for the Gujarat Assembly elections has begun.

In Gujarat, the counting started at 37 centres in 33 districts.

182 counting observers, 182 election officials, and 494 assistant election officers would be on duty for the counting process, according to Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer P Bharathi. For the purpose of counting the votes, 78 additional assistant election officers will be present. The last elections’ electronically transmitted postal ballot method has also been given over to 71 more assistant election officers.

Gujarat held two rounds of assembly elections earlier on December 1 and 5.

By the end of the second phase of the Gujarat elections, the approximate voter turnout in Gujarat was 59.11%.

A total turnout of 63.14 per cent was recorded in Gujarat during the first round of voting on December 1. On November 12, voting for 68 assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh took place.

The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been clearly winning, according to exit polls, in Gujarat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi served as Gujarat’s Chief Minister for the longest period of time before becoming the country’s leader. The BJP has ruled Gujarat for 27 years. In the most recent assembly elections in 2017, Congress fought hard against the BJP, which was in power. AAP might ruin the game for Congress, though, by significantly reducing their percentage of the vote.