Campaigning for the first phase of Gujarat assembly elections, in 89 out of the total 182 seats, ended o n November 29. Election for the first phase will be held tomorrow (December 1). Voting for the remaining 93 seats will be held on December 5.Counting on December 8 (along with Himachal votes).
Bharatiya Janata Party president J P Nadda and Union minister Smriti Irani campaigned in Bhavnagar and Gandhidham (Kutch district), respectively, yesterday (November 29) for the BJP candidates contesting in the first phase.
Among notable candidates in the first phase is Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) chief ministerial face Isudan Gadhvi, who is contesting from Khambhalia seat in Devbhumi Dwarka district.
Former Gujarat minister Parshottam Solanki, six-time MLA Kunwarji Bavaliya, Morbi ‘hero’ Kantilal Amrutiya, Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife Rivaba and Gujarat AAP president Gopal Italia are also among the prominent candidates in the fray for the first phase of the state assembly elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Nadda and other BJP leaders have already held rallies to garner support for their party nominees contesting in the first phase.