Gujarat elections 2017: Voting on for first phase, 10 facts you must know


Voting in favor of the main period of the much-discussed Gujarat races is in progress on Saturday. Being the home province of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the decisions are a distinction fight for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
It is additionally a litmus test for Congress VP Rahul Gandhi who has driven the decision crusade and will soon be assuming control over the rules of the gathering.
Here are 10 actualities you should think about the primary period of voting in Gujarat:
– Voting is being held in 89 seats of Saurashtra and South Gujarat areas.
– 977 hopefuls are in the shred in this stage with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who is challenging from Rajkot (West), Congress’ Shaktisinh Gohil (Mandvi) and Paresh Dhanani (Amreli) being the conspicuous competitors.
– 2.12 crore voters are required to practice their establishment today.
– For the first run through, the Election Commission is conveying the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in all the 50,128 surveying stations in the state to “infuse more prominent straightforwardness and believability” to the voting procedure. In this stage, VVPAT machines have been conveyed at more than 24,600 surveying stalls.
– The grouping of applicants’ names is in order arrange, first for the national and state perceived gatherings, trailed by other state enlisted gatherings, and after that by independents.
– Over 1,74,000 police staff have been sent with security contraption on most elevated caution to guarantee smooth direct of the voting procedure today. The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and State Armed Police (SAP) drawn from different states have additionally been conveyed to supplement the nearby police compel.
– Modi has tended to around 15 energizes, while Rahul Gandhi has spent over seven days in Saurashtra and south Gujarat, tending to various gatherings. BJP president Amit Shah, the central survey strategist of the gathering, additionally tended to various encourages.
– Amid Congress affirmations, the BJP discharged its survey statement on Friday, a day prior to the primary period of surveying in Gujarat. It turned out with a large number of guarantees for different segments of society, which incorporated a make plans to “twofold” agriculturists’ pay.
– Voting for the second stage including 93 situates in the north and focal Gujarat will happen on December 14 and checking of votes will be done December 18.
– The EC is utilizing 81,860 Ballot Units, 66,358 Control Units and 71,564 VVPATs, including the surplus units, in the Gujarat surveys.


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