North Gujarat Elections Exit Poll Live Updates
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- BJP is likely to secure 49 per cent vote share in the region, Congress will get somewhere around 42 per cent. With this, BJP is winning 32-38 seats while Congress is getting 16-22 seats.
- Voting for Gujarat Assembly Election ends as the second phase polling concludes
- Congres Ave Che, Bhajpa Jave che, says Congress' Priyanka Chaturvedi
- Will be a big victory of the BJP: Party spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao
- First cut to be out at 5:30 pm. (WATCH LIVE COVERAGE HERE)
- The Gujarat poll results are keenly awaited as both the ruling BJP and the Congress have run a long and intensive campaign with their star campaigners, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi respectively, leading from the front.
- A respectable show by the Congress will energise opposition ranks and embolden it in its fight against the BJP, which may be left dispirited by a poor show in Modi's and its chief Amit Shah's home turf.
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Gandhinagar – 5 assembly seats (Congress – 3, BJP – 2 seats); 48 candidates
Banaskantha – 9 assembly seats (Congress – 5 seats, BJP – 4 seats); 70 candidates
Arvalli – 3 assembly seats (Congress – 3, BJP – 0); 21 candidates
Mahesana – 7 assembly seats (BJP – 5, Congress – 2); 100 candidates
Patan – 4 assembly seats (BJP – 3 seats, Congress – 1 seat); 54 candidates
Sabarkantha – 4 assembly seats (BJP – 1 seat, Congress – 3 seats); 37 candidates
The Congress has a stronger hold in the Northern Gujarat as compared to Bharatiya Janta Party. The same could be seen in 2012 assembly elections as well, where of the 32 seats of the region, Congress won 17 seats, two more than BJP.Patels stronghold:
Patels are a prominent community in North Gujarat and have given Hardik Patel and his Patidar agitation unprecedented support.
Considering the population of Thakors in North Gujarat, who comprise of about half the OBC population in the state, the rise of Alpesh Thakor and his joining hands with the Congress is again expected to influence polling in several North Gujarat districts like Sabarkantha, Banaskantha, Kheda, Mehsana, Anand, Patan, Gandhinagar and Aravalli.
Mehsana is Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani's home ground as his family originates from Meu village in the district. Also, Mevani,who has an outside support from Congress, is contesting as an independent candidate from Vadgam, which is a reserved seat for scheduled castes, in Banaskantha district.
Another factor will be tribal seats in North Gujarat. The Tribals almost entirely voted for the Congress in 2012 Assembly elections.