One of the important regions of Gujarat is Central Gujarat. It has 40 seats out of 182.
Central Gujarat is region which includes Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Anand, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod and Chhota Udaipur districts. To understand who have people voted, ABP News has conducted an Exit Poll predicting the crucial results.
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Here are LIVE UPDATES of ABP News-CSDS Exit Poll for the Central Gujarat region:
The survey has predicted BJP to get 24 out of 40 seats in the Central Gujarat region. Congress is projected to win 16 seats while Other parties in fray have not been able to open their account here. Clearly the BJP appears to be outscoring the Congress in this region.
Central Gujarat region (40 seats) (Data till 2pm)
- BJP- 21-27 seats (47% vote share)
- Cong- 13-19 seats (42% vote share)
- Others- 0 seats (13% vote share)
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Central Gujarat, once a Congress' fort, slipped from its hands gradually. However, Congress, has been trying to save its fort and pitching BJP's failure.
Post polarization in 2002, Central Gujarat had delivered one of the most stunning verdicts, 37 on 41 for the BJP.
In 2007, the BJP's sway over central Gujarat reduced substantially with the tempers cooling down.
North and central Gujarat put together gave the BJP 56 seats in 2007.
In 2012, BJP won 20 of the 38 seats up for grabs in central Gujarat and this time, it is banking on new inroads into tribal communities, which have more or less voted for Congress.
This time the fight for BJP, in Central Gujarat, is even more tough as OBC leader Alpesh Tahkor has joined hands with Congress against the saffron party. He comes from Ahmedabad. He may pull OBC votes in favour of the grand old party.
Gujarat – Second phase of elections
Elections – December 14, 2017
Timing of voting – 8 AM to 5 PM
Number of seats going for elections – 93 (Reserved for SC – 6, Reserved for STs - 13)
Seats in Rural region in the second phase – 45 seats
Seats in Urban region in the second phase – 48 seats
Number of districts going for elections – 14 districts
Number of regions in second phase – Two (Central Gujarat and North Gujarat)
Central Gujarat – 8 districts with 61 seats