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Gujarat poll results: Morbi bridge hero Kantilal Amrutiya leads by big margin

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 December 2022, 16:34 IST
Kantilal Amrutiya in Morbi

BJP candidate Kantilal Amrutiya, who reportedly jumped into the river and saved several lives during the Morbi Bridge collapse tragedy, is leading the vote count for the Gujarat Assembly elections from the seat.

As per the Election Commission’s latest trend till 1.20 pm, Amrutiya is leading the seat with 82,525 votes, while Congress’s Patel Jayantilal Jerajbhai is on second spot with 43,989 votes. Aam Aadmi Party candidate Pankaj Kantilal Ransariya is third with 14,108 votes.

According to the trends, the BJP is leading on 151 seats, while Congress is placed in the second spot with a lead on 19 seats. The Aam Adami Party is leading on 5 seats, as per the data shared on Election Commision’s offial website till 1.15 pm.

Of the 182 seats in Gujarat, the majority mark stands at 92.

The approximate voter turnout in Gujarat by the end of the second phase of the Gujarat elections was recorded at 59.11 per cent.

During the first phase of polling on December 1, Gujarat saw an overall turnout of 63.14 per cent. While polling for 68 assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh was held on November 12.

BJP has been in power in Gujarat for 27 years with Prime Minister Narendra Modi remaining in the Chief Minister's post for the longest time before becoming the Prime Minister. Congress gave a tough fight to the ruling BJP in the last assembly elections in 2017.

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However in 2022, AAP is spoiling the game for Congress by taking away a significant vote share in their favor.

The counting in Gujarat began at 37 centres in 33 districts.

Earlier on December 1 and 5, Assembly elections in Gujarat were held in two phases.

First published: 8 December 2022, 13:47 IST