The process of Nominations for the Gujarat Assembly elections 2022 will be accepted beginning today and will continue until November 14 in the first phase.
The Gujarat Election Commission announced two-phase assembly elections, with the first leg taking place on December 1 and the second on December 5. The counting of votes will begin on December 8 in Himachal Pradesh.
A total of 3,24,422 new voters will be able to exercise their voting rights for the first in the Gujarat Assembly elections.
The term of the 182-member state assembly ends on February 18, 2023. With the announcement of the election schedule, the Model Code of Conduct has (MCC) come into effect in the state.
The much awaited, high-stake polls are seeing a three-cornered contest among the BJP, the Congress and the AAP. The BJP has been in power in the state – PM Narendra Modi’s home turf for over two decades.
Gujarat has a 182-member assembly, and the BJP won 99 seats in the last elections, its sixth consecutive victory, while the Congress put up a valiant fight, taking 77 seats. In percentage terms, the BJP received 49.05 percent of valid votes, while the Congress received 42.97 percent.