At 8 am on Monday, the second and final phases of voting for the Gujarat Assembly elections began in 93 constituencies spread over 14 districts in the state’s central and northern regions. In these Assembly segments spanning over Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, and other regions, a total of 833 candidates from 61 political parties are running for office, including Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Up to 9 am, 4.75 percent of eligible voters had cast ballots.
Both Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast their ballots early on Monday morning. The Prime Minister exercised his right to vote at a polling place put up in a high school in Ahmedabad’s Ranip neighbourhood. Amit Shah, a member of the BJP and the union home minister, will exercise his right to vote at a municipal sub-zonal office in the Naranpura neighbourhood of the city.
Three young candidates who were instrumental in influencing the narrative of the 2017 state Assembly elections are among the numerous well-known candidates running in the second round of the Gujarat elections: Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor, and Jignesh Mevani. The three leaders have mostly restricted themselves to their separate areas for what is being called their “battles of prestige,” despite the fact that even this time they are regarded “star candidates” of their parties.
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Aryan Jakhar works as an Editor-in-Chief at The Shining Media. Also, he is an editor at YouthPolitician (digital media situated in Taiwan). He writes his opinions on social issues at YouthKiAwaaz and also on his blogger website.