Gandhinagar: It’s the second phase of the Gujarat elections, the citizens are voting for 93 Assembly constituencies across 14 districts of north and central Gujarat. 833 candidates from 61 parties are in the fray in the second phase of the Gujarat elections whose fate will be decided by over 2.51 crore electorates. Nearly 2,400 polling booths are set up for voting today. Webcasting will be done in 13,319 polling booths in the second phase.
6:52 PM December 5: Himachal Pradesh exit poll (TimesNow-ETG) – BJP: 38 | Congress: 28 | AAP: 0 | Others: 2
6:51 PM December 5: Gujarat exit poll (P-MARQ) – BJP: 128-148 | Congress: 30-42 | AAP: 2-10 | Others: 0-3
6:50 PM December 5: Gujarat exit poll (Jan Ki Baat) – BJP: 117-40 seats | Congress: 34-51 | AAP: 6-13 | Others: 1-2
6:40 PM December 5: Himachal Pradesh exit poll (P-MARQ) – BJP: 34-39 seats | Congress: 28-33 | AAP: 0-1 | Others: 1-4
5:35 PM December 5: 58.68% voter turnout was recorded till 5 PM.
5:25 PM December 5: Polling has ended in the second phase of the Gujarat elections.
5:16 PM December 5: Former Indian cricketers Yusuf Pathan, and Irfan Pathan cast votes in Vadodara.
4:55 PM December 5: Gujarat BJP chief CR Patil to hold a press conference after polling ends.
4:25 PM December 5: The Election Commission has directed that exit polls cannot be broadcast or published till 6.30 pm.
4:22 PM December 5: Exit polls will be announced for both Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat
3:54 PM December 5: Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera alleges that during the polling day, PM Modi did a roadshow of two & half hours while he went to cast his vote. Will appeal to EC against it, seems like Election Commission is willingly under pressure.
3:50 PM December 5: 50.51% voter turnout recorded till 3pm: EC.
3:36 PM December 5: AAP’s chief ministerial candidate is pitted against BJP candidate Mulu Ayar Bera in the Khambalia assembly seat. It is expected to be a three-horse race with the Senior Congress leader Vikram Madam also in the fray.
3:26 PM December 5: Stating “no development”, the voters in four villages of Gujarat’s Mehsana district said they were boycotting the elections. The Becharaji Taluka Bariyaf village and Kheralu Taluka’s three villages claimed that their issues have remained unresolved for decades, and they do not wish to vote this time.
3:20 PM December 5: Pawan Khera said, “Y’day our tribal leader & MLA from Danta (Kanti Kharadi) wrote to EC seeking protection, but EC didn’t respond & later he was attacked by 24 BJP goons, BJP also distributed liquor in Guj even though liquor is banned there, EC took no action on that either.”
1:57 PM December 5: Minister Rajendra Trivedi votes in Vadodara
PC: Indian Express
1:55 PM December 5: Shaktisinh Gohil says, “Sonia Gandhi said nobody can replace Ahmed Patel and we’ll always feel his absence. In these polls, we felt his absence. But people saw the tactics BJP had used to defeat Ahmed Patel & they haven’t forgotten. They’ll vote against BJP as tribute.”
1:52 PM December: 34.74% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm.
12:58 PM December 5: AAP’s CM candidate Isudan Gadhvi casts his vote at a polling station in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
AAP's CM candidate Isudan Gadhvi casts his vote at a polling station in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.#GujaratAssemblyPolls pic.twitter.com/I4RccqMZbF
— ANI (@ANI) December 5, 2022
12:32 PM December 5: Somabhai Modi gets emotional as he talks about PM who visited him earlier today.
#WATCH | PM Modi's brother Somabhai Modi gets emotional as he talks about PM who visited him earlier today
People cannot ignore the kind of work Centre has done after 2014. I asked him (PM Modi) that he works a lot for the country, he should take some rest as well: Somabhai Modi pic.twitter.com/3SrGMj6A6O
— ANI (@ANI) December 5, 2022
12:31 PM December 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi casts her vote.
12:30: PM December 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brother Somabhai Modi casts his vote for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections at Nishan Public school, Ranip.
12:15 PM December 5: 19.17% voter turnout recorded till 11 am, in the second phase.
11:06 AM December 5: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with members of his family including his son and BCCI secretary Jay Shah, cast his votes at the AMC sub-zonal office in Naranpura, Ahmedabad.
11:05 AM December 5: Gujarat CEO P Bharathi, and former CM Shankersinh Vaghela cast their votes
10:37 AM December 5: Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel casts her vote
10:32 AM December 5: BJP candidate from Viramgam, Hardik Patel cast his vote for the second phase of Gujarat assembly polls at Polling Booth 264 in Chandranagar Primary School
10:28 AM December 5: Gujarat polls second phase: Voter turnout at 4.75 pc till 9 am, Gandhinagar highest with over 7%
10:00 AM December 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi casts his vote in Ahmedabad’s Ranip in 2nd phase of Gujarat assembly elections.
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