The Election Fee is saying the schedule for the Gujarat Meeting polls at 12 midday on November 3. The ballot panel has convened a press convention to announce the schedule.
The time period of the 182-member Gujarat Meeting ends on February 18 subsequent yr.
51,792 polling stations for Gujarat elections: CEC Rajiv Kumar
All primary services will probably be supplied in any respect the polling stations, CEC Rajiv Kumar stated, including, “no polling station will probably be on the second ground”. In 1,274 polling stations, solely ladies representatives, ladies police will greet the voters, the CEC stated. PwDs to greet voters at 182 polling stations, he stated.
CEC Rajiv Kumar begins briefing the press by expressing grief for Morbi incident
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar says that greater than 4.9 crore electors will probably be served by the Election Fee of India within the State of Gujarat. There are 4.6 lakhs first time voters, he informs. 3,34,420 new voters will be capable of solid their votes, he says.
Why was the schedule not introduced earlier?
Citing the conference adopted in 2017, the ballot panel had not introduced the Gujarat election schedule when it got here out with Himachal Pradesh ballot dates final month.
Whereas elections in Himachal Pradesh will probably be held in a single section on November 12, the counting of votes will happen on December 8.
By holding the counting date for Himachal Pradesh practically a month after the polling, the fee had given a transparent trace that votes for Gujarat would even be counted on December 8.
In 2017, the polls within the two States have been introduced on totally different dates however the counting happened collectively on December 18.
Does ‘double engine authorities’ matter for Gujarat voters?
In Gujarat, the assist for the double-engine authorities has elevated from 16% in 2017 to 27% in 2022, and in distinction, opposition to it has plummeted considerably. Even those that are absolutely dissatisfied with the central authorities (17%) nonetheless select to assist the concept of a double-engine authorities.
The findings throughout States in earlier surveys indicated an attention-grabbing sample: wherever the BJP was the incumbent authorities, it discovered substantial assist for a double-engine authorities. Voters in Gujarat (27%), Assam (41%), Goa (34%), Uttar Pradesh (31%) and Uttarakhand (33%) present a considerable inclination in the direction of ‘double engine’, whereas in States comparable to Kerala (54%), Tamil Nadu (40%) and West Bengal (33%), the place the ruling dispensation is totally different, the residents principally disagree.
A State election with nationwide leaders because the face of their events
Within the latest previous, the management issue has been a key function in figuring out the success of events at each central and state stage. How important may the management issue be in Gujarat? Given the truth that the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) went in for a serious overhaul within the State of not merely changing the Chief Minister however a lot of the Council of Ministers was by itself indicative of how necessary the occasion noticed the function of its nationwide management and occasion organisation. The rise of the Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) in Gujarat can be seen to revolve round its nationwide management.
The Lokniti-CSDS ballot signifies some attention-grabbing tendencies on individuals’s desire for the Chief Minister of the State. In an open-ended query on who they would like because the Chief Minister of the State after the following election (there was no immediate for names), there was no clear winner with a sizeable lead or majority. The incumbent Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel had the assist of just a little over one-sixth of the respondents. One in each ten favoured his predecessor, Vijay Rupani.