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Voting for second-phase of Gujarat polls begins

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Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India] | December 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The voting for the second-phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections has begun.

The voting will continue till 5 pm in more than 25,000 polling stations.

In the second and final phase of elections, 93 constituencies spread across 14 districts in north and central Gujarat will go to the polls.

A total of 851 candidates are in the fray and over 2.22 lakh people will take part in the election to decide their fate.

The security has been increased in various parts of the state in the wake of the polls.

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded 93 candidates for this phase, while Congress has fielded only 91.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah, and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will also visit their constituencies to cast their votes.

The voter turnout in the first phase of the polls was 68 per cent.

Meanwhile, repolling will be held tomorrow in two booths of Jamjodhpur constituency, two booths in Una, one in Nijjar, and one in Umargam.

The results will be declared on December 18.

In the 2012 assembly polls, the BJP won 115 seats, while the Congress bagged 61. (ANI)

 
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