Polling underway in 89 seats in Gujarat elections Phase – I

The first phase of voting for the Gujarat elections began at 8 am today. Polling is underway in 89 seats of the 182-member assembly.

As many as 788 candidates are in the contest in this phase. The second phase will be held on December 5 and the results will be declared on December 8.

Gujarat will vote for a new government in two phases in this year’s big assembly election. The polls will see an intense fight between the ruling BJP, Congress and AAP.

BJP will aim to retain power in one of its strongholds while Congress is trying to make a comeback after decades. Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP is looking to expand its reach after its victory in Punjab. Read here.