Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022 Voting Highlights (December 5): Multiple exit poll results released on Monday evening predict that the BJP will return for a seventh straight term in Gujarat. The Exit Poll of TV9 on Monday predicted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning the Gujarat Assembly elections with 125-130 seats, while Congress is expected to get 30-40 seats. Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is predicted to win 3-5 seats and others are at 3-7 seats. Jan Ki Baat predicted BJP’s victory in the Gujarat Assembly elections with 117 to 140 seats, while Congress is expected to get 34 to 51 seats. Meanwhile, AAP is predicted to win 6 to 13 seats.
The Election Commission in Gujarat has received a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly holding a road show while going to cast his vote in Ahmedabad in the second phase of the Assembly elections on Monday. A complaint submitted by the Congress stated that Modi, carrying a BJP flag and wearing a saffron scarf, alighted 500-600 m away from the polling booth at Ranip and walked with people who gathered around him. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee too criticised the prime minister for holding a 50-km roadshow called ‘Pushpanjali Yatra’ on Thursday (December 1) in Gujarat, when the first phase of polls was held. Responding to Congress’ complaint, Additional chief electoral officer Kuldeep Arya said the crowd had gathered on its own. “Congress party complained about PM walking to booth, we asked for an immediate report from the election officer in Ahmedabad. As per the report, it doesn’t get established that it was a roadshow and the crowd was there on its own,” Arya said.
The second and final phase of voting for the Gujarat Assembly elections ended today. The polling began at 8 am on Monday in 93 constituencies across 14 districts in the central and north regions of the state. A voter turnout of 59.19 per cent was recorded till 5 pm, the Election Commission said. While Tharad recorded the highest polling at 78 per cent, the lowest polling was recorded at Vejalpur seat at 44.78 per cent.