Gujarat, having a total of 182 Assembly seats, had registered 68.41 per cent voting in the 2017 Assembly elections.
This is the third successive month that electoral bonds are going on sale, which also comes a day ahead of a Supreme Court hearing challenges to electoral bond scheme
Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar said, “Gujarat cities have shown a similar urban apathy trend during voting on December 1, thus pulling down the percentage of voting in first phase. In second phase, people must come out in large numbers to compensate the low voting in phase one.”
Before addressing the rally, Modi visited Augarnath temple in Kankrej and offered prayers.
People flocked on both sides of the streets through which the Prime Minister’s convoy was passing.The crowd carrying his posters were chanting “Modi…Modi…” The Prime Minister was also seen greeting people and waving his hands.
In one of the complaints, the Congress alleged a polling booth situated in Samla village falling under the Limbdi Assembly seat of Surendranagar district was captured by some anti-social elements.
The Azad Samaj Party leader polled 7,453 votes while contesting against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from the Gorakhpur assembly seat earlier this year.
BJP remains popular despite criticism of inflation and unemployment and is expected to emerge victorious. Most pre-election surveys and several political analysts have predicted that it will win a majority of the 182 seats in the state for a record seventh time in a row, defeating the main opposition Congress party and new entrant Aam Aadmi Party.
As many as 89 seats will go to the polls on December 1, with 788 candidates are in the fray across 19 districts of South Gujarat and the Kutch-Saurashtra region
The ADR also mentions that out of the 84 re-contesting councillors, cumulative assets of 75 councillors have skyrocketed between 3 percent and 4437 percent, while assets of only 9 councillors have dropped between 2 percent and 76 percent
BJP garnered 94% of the total contribution that came from Gujarat. Out of Rs 174.06 crore, the party got 163.54 crore from 1,519 donors, said the report.
The final electoral roll of Jammu and Kashmir was published on Friday with the highest-ever net addition of more than 7.72 lakh voters, officials said. It has a total of 83,59,771 electors — 42,91,687 males, 40,67,900 females and 184 third gender — Joint Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir Anil Salgotra had said.
The party in its manifesto has promised 12 commitments and sought support from people for another term in the unified civic-body.
Dutt accused AAP chief Kejriwal of using public money to fund his campaign, and added that none of the mayors that the BJP has had in its 15-year-rule in the city are visible in the campaign.
Despite home minister Amit Shah’s directions to Gujarat leaders to have a dialogue with the disgruntled colleagues, 19 rebels filed papers to contest the assembly elections as independents
The Congress is looking to improve its performance in South Gujarat, which has 35 assembly seats
According to an analyst, as the rallies are being held closer to the voting days, they have a larger impact
Manish Sisodia's response came after a video footage of former Delhi health minister getting 'massage' inside Tihar Jail went viral.
Funding of election campaigns come with the inevitable apprehension of blurred lines, which should glow bright red between private and public interest, especially once political parties form the government
Nepal, despite being the smaller neighbour to India, justifiably prides itself on its sovereignty. New Delhi should remember this, regardless of who comes to power in Kathmandu
The 250-ward Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) goes to polls on December 4 while the results will be declared on December 7.
In the last 70 years, J&K had seen investment of only Rs 12,000 crore. That amount has risen to Rs 56,000 crore in the last four years. Central education institutes, such as AIIMS, IIT and IIM, have opened their branches /campuses in J&K, Shah said.
The BJP-led government at the Centre repealed Article 370, providing special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcated the erstwhile state into Union territories on August 5, 2019.
AAP is recognised as a state party in Delhi, Punjab and Goa. The party is hopeful of getting enough votes to be recognised as a state party in a fourth state, Gujarat, which will automatically qualify it to become a national party
The BJP has not lost any election in the state since 1990 as the party has worked according to the aspirations of the people, says Union home minister. Gujarat goes to polls in two phases -- on December 1 and 5. The state has 182 seats.