Phase 2 of the Gujarat election: Heavyweight voters and similarly heavyweight candidates should be on the lookout as Gujarat prepares for the second round of the election. PM Modi, Amit Shah, and Anandiben Patel will vote, with players Irfan Pathan, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya also casting ballots.
In the second round of the Gujarat Assembly Election 2022, 833 candidates from 61 parties will be elected in 93 seats across 14 districts on Monday. Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Patan, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Aravali, Mahisagar, Panchmahal, Dahod, Vadodara, Anand, Kheda, and Chhota Udaipur are among the districts with seats.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is running for the Ghatlodia seat. Amee Yagnik is the Congress candidate in Ghatoldia, whereas Vijay Patel is the AAP candidate.
Hardik Patel of the BJP will run from Viramgam. Alpesh Thakor is running for the Gandhinagar South seat. From there, Dolat Patel was assigned to AAP.
Sukhram Rathava of the Congress will run from Chhota Udaipur, while Lakhabhai Bharwad and Jignesh Mevani will compete from Viramgam and Vadgam, respectively. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel of Ghatlodia, Patidar leader Hardik Patel of Viramgam, and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor of Gandhinagar South are among the prominent candidates in the second round. Hardik Patel and Thakor are both running on BJP tickets.
PM Modi asks blessings from mother Heeraben ahead of the second phase of Gujarat elections.
Voters who are heavyweights
Aside from heavyweight contenders, the second phase will include heavyweight voters including as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Anandiben Patel, Isudan Gadhvi, Gujarat Congress president Jagdish Thakor, and cricketers Irfan Pathan, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya are among the other famous votes.
The Vadodara Royal family, Congress leader and MP Shaktisinh Gohil, and former chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela will also vote on Monday.
Following the first phase of voting, the Election Commission expressed worry over voter indifference in urban areas. Surat, Rajkot, and Jamnagar had lower voter turnout than the state average of 63.3% in the first phase. The EC asked voters to get to their polling places early and vote before 5 p.m. on Monday. Gujarat’s Chief Electoral Officer P Bharathi expressed worry on Sunday about the ‘poor’ voter participation in urban areas during the first phase of the Assembly elections on December 1. “Every voter, particularly those in metropolitan areas, should cast an enthusiastic vote. The Top Election Commissioner is also working relentlessly to get urban young to vote “According to the chief electoral commissioner.