All Eyes on December Polls in Gujarat

In the 2017 assembly elections, nearly 5.5 lakh people chose not to vote for any candidate and went for the NOTA (None of the above) option instead. This was the first time the Gujarat state assembly elections had the NOTA option. At 1.8 per cent of the total votes, NOTA’s share was higher than some parties such as NCP, BSP, and BTP. Source: Wikimedia Commons
At present, there are a total of 4.47 crore voters in the state. Out of which, women account for 2.14 crore votes.
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In the 2017 elections, BJP emerged as a clear winner, winning 99 seats, while Congress came second with 77 seats. At the time, there was a fierce competition between the two major parties of the country.
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Gujarat has been a BJP bastion since 1995, with the party winning all the elections till 2017 assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014.
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Fresh from the victory in Punjab, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann held a large roadshow in Ahmedabad on 2nd April. He was on a two-day visit to Gujarat, where elections are scheduled later this year.
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With nearly a third of the total electorate of 3.78 crore voters being youths, aged 18–29 years, the ruling BJP and the main Opposition Congress are leaving no stone unturned to woo these youngsters.
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