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Gujarat Assembly Elections: Phase 1 of Voting Starts.

The first phase of voting begins in Gujarat today, the 2nd phase of voting on 5th December 2022.

The first phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections is underway. During the first phase voting, it will be done for 89 seats of the assembly. Although, BJP is looking forward to its seventh consecutive win. AAP is the big challenger who is a threat to BJP’s streak. AAP has managed to push aside Congress in terms of visibility.

18% of eligible voters cast provisional ballots as of 11 a.m. The southern portion of the state and 19 districts in the Kutch and Saurashtra area collectively make up the 89 seats.
The true problem for the BJP, which has controlled the state since 1995, is stopping the population decline. Since 2002, the party’s rating has decreased, falling from 137 to 99 in the 2018 election.

BJP vs AAP?

Amit Shah, the Union Minister for Home Affairs, has been in full charge of the activities, setting the party’s goal at 140 of the 182 seats in the state.
BJP ran an intense campaign, carpet-bombing the state with well-known figures and celebrities.

Kejriwal of the AAP is the figure who spent a significant portion of past month in the state. The Delhi Chief Minister has set Gujarat as the party’s next objective. After the party’s victory in Punjab at the beginning of this year.

According to Mr. Kejriwal, AAP, which did not register for the Gujarat elections in 2018, will win 92 seats. The AAP leader has written off the Congress, calling it “nowhere,” and is therefore relying on the party’s governing model in Delhi.

“AAP is nowhere in the minds of the people of Gujarat,” Amit Shah said in response to the AAP challenge. “Wait for election results; maybe AAP’s name will not show on the list of successful candidates.

However, Congress has declared it will seek the Election Commission to keep the vote boxes under the control of central forces. Therefore, not under state or local police or home guards. The Tripura Rifles, who were called in earlier to staff polling places, were allegedly told to remain 1.5 kilometres away.

Finally, it is clear that the competition in Gujarat is between two major parties. The already in power BJP and AAP. AAP promises to bring major changes in the state in terms of health and education sector.

Who do you think will win the elections?

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