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Gujarat Elections 2018 - Updates and Results
Gujarat Civic Poll Result Live Update
- 03:10 PM - Out of 72 Nagarpalikas BJP wins: 47, Congress: 16, NCP : 1, BSP : 1, independents : 4 and Undecided : 6
- 01:54 PM - While Congress marks victory in Zalod Nagar Palika in Zalod district, the BJP marks victory in Vadnagar, Kheralu and Vijapur Nagar Palika in Mehsana distric
- 01:48 PM - Congress marks victory in Zalod Nagar Palika in Zalod district.
- 01:44 PM - The BJP wins 1125 seats in various Nagar Palikas so far while the Congress has bagged 587.
- 12:57 PM - The BJP has won Kheralu Nagarpalika. The party bagged 16 out of 24 seats. NCP gets 02 and Others get 6 seats.
- 12:50 PM - The Indian National Congress wins Radhanpur municipality in Patan district.
- 12:32 PM - Another success for BJP as the party retains Kalavad and Jamjodhpur municipalities in Jamnagar district and Karamsad Municipality in Kheda district.
- 12:23 PM - Congress wins 13 out of 28 seats of Dhandhuka Nagar Palika of Ahmedabad district. BJP bags 9.
- 12:10 PM - The Congress has recorded a huge victory in Rajula municipality in Amreli district. The party has ousted BJP by winning 27 out of 28 seats. The BJP successfully retains seat in Gadhda municipality in Botad district & Dwarka municipality in Devbhumi Dwarka district.
- 12:02 PM - So far the BJP has won 806 seats in various Nagar Palikas and the Congress has bagged 453.
- 11:49 AM - The BJP is still ahead of the Congress. While the BJP is leading on 44 municipalities/Nagar Palikas, the Congress is ahead in 27.
- 11:13 AM - BJP secures lead in 40 Nagar Palikas. The Congress is leading in 27.
- 10:58 AM - The Gujarat State Election Commission has stated that the BJP has won 408 seats. The INC has bagged 223 seats. The Independent candidates, collectively, have got 35 seats.
- 10:51 AM - The BJP is ahead in 37 Nagar Palikas while the Congress party is leading in 26 municipalities.
- 10:46 AM - BJP has registered a victory on 11 Nagar Palikas/Municipalities. Congress party has collected 9 Municipalities. While the BJP has taken lead on 32 Nagar Palikas, the INC is leading in 25 municipalities. The BJP has got 330 seats across various municipalities and the INC has bagged 169. Independent candidates got 28 seats.
- 10:27 AM - As per recent updates the BJP has won 240 seats in various Nagar Palikas while INC has managed to bag 109. seats that went to IND are 17 & OTH is 1.
- 10:17 AM - The Congress is now leading on 16 seats and the BJP is on 22. While the BJP has won a total of 163 seats, the Congress has managed to take 81 in its bag.
- 10:07 AM - The BJP has taken lead in 18 Municipalities/Nagar Palikas. The Indian National Congress, on the other hand, has lead on 14 Municipalities.
- 09:54 AM - While the ward 1 and 2 of Vidyanagar Municipality have been taken by BJP candidates, in Ahmedabad district, the BJP has won in the ward -1 in Sanand Nagar Palika. Congress has won 2 seats unopposed in the district.
- 09:52 AM - The BJP is leading from 11 municipalities while the Congress is following so closely with 10. The compition is neck and neck.
- 09:43 AM - As many as 6033 candidates are in the fray in 75 municipalities. Congress has won in Nagar Palika Board no 6 in Surendranagar. While BJP leading in 9 local bodies, the Congress is ahead on 8.
- 09:36 AM - The counting of votes for Gujarat Civic Election 2018 begun at 8 AM.
Facts About Gujarat Polity
|Ruling Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Opposition Party||Indian National Congress|
|Chief Minister||Shri Vijaybhai R. Rupani|
|Governor||Om Prakash Kohli|
|Chief Electoral Officer||B. B. Swain (IAS)|
|CEO's Address||Block No. 7, Second Floor, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar|
Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017As the tenure of the current legislative assembly (Vidhan Sabha) in Gujarat expires in January 2018, Gujarat Assembly Election 2017 for the 14th assembly will be held in December 2017. The Election Commission has announced a two-phase Gujarat assembly (Vidhan Sabha) election 2017 date for the year 2017. The first phase of Gujarat polls will be held on Dec 09, 2017 and the second phase of Gujarat Polls will be held on Dec 14, 2017. As announced by the Election Commission of India, the counting of votes for the Gujarat Assembly Election 2017 will be held on Dec 18, 2017, which is also the date for the counting of votes for Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017.
In the last Gujarat assembly elections, the BJP won convincingly while the Congress emerged the runner-up. Narendra Modi returned to power to serve a third consecutive term as chief minister of the state. After his grand victory in the 2014 parliamentary elections and subsequent elevation as the Prime Minister of India, the Chief Minister's post went to Anandiben Patel. She became the first female Chief Minister of Gujarat. However, Anandiben resigned from the post within two years purportedly due to her failure in handling the situation in the state during the Patidars and Dalit agitation. Hardik Patel, the face of the intense Patidar agitation, has since become an increasingly important political force to reckon with. The opposition is trying to rope him in to give a boost to their campaign to dethrone the BJP in Gujarat. It is worth mentioning here that the Patel community holds an important place in the state's electorate. Needless to say, losing Gujarat to Congress in the 2017 Gujarat assembly elections would be a big setback for the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2019 which it will try to avoid at all costs. This is because Gujarat has become a BJP bastion over the years and the state also happens to be the home ground of the present prime minister of India, BJP leader Narendra Modi. Evidently, there is a lot in stake for the main contenders including the Congress, BJP and AAP, in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, 2017.
About Gujarat ElectionsThe legislature of Gujarat is unicameral and the parliamentary constituency is 26. The population of this state more than 60,000,000. The official language of this state is Gujarati and the other languages spoken by the people are English and Hindi. This is a diverse state which is home to people of different castes like Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism and Zoroastrianism. The major cities of this state include Ahmadabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnanagar.
This state in considered to be the most traditional state in India from the point of view of politics. Both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party are very traditional compared to any other state. Once our country got its Independence in the year 1947, the Congress Party ruled the state of Bombay, which included Maharashtra and also the present Gujarat. Even after the establishment of this state in the year 1960, the Congress Government continued to rule. The Congress Government continued to hold the Government till the year 1995. But during the election of the year 1995, the Congress Government lost against Bharatiya Janata Party and the person to rule was Keshubhai Patel, who led the Government for 2 years. During that time, there was a fall in the Government which was motivated by a split in the Bharatiya Janata Party which was led by Shankersinh Vagheland. In the year 2001 the power was yielded by Narendra Modi and he has been leading this state till date.
Since the formation of this state, there have been 14 Chief Ministers appointed. To conduct the electoral process successfully, the office of the chief Electoral officer of the state of Gujarat would appoint an additional chief electoral officer under him and in turn he would appoint an under-secretary, a Deputy Chief Electoral officer and a deputy collector. The Deputy Chief Electoral officer would appoint the section officer and the section officer would have Deputy Section officer under him.
Gujarat Legislative Assembly Administrative structureGujarat Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) consists of 182 members. Out of 182 constituencies 13 are reserved for scheduled castes and 27 for scheduled tribes. The Assembly has a speaker who presides over the meetings. The Chief Minister is the head of the Legislature. The Governor is appointed by the President of India.
Issues of the stateTribals: The socio-economic condition of the tribals that constitute 15% of the state's population have worsened in last few years. This is due to the forest policies leading to deforestation and non-development. Tribals who ones were integral part of the forest are now looked upon as casual labourers. They are forced to work below minimum wage rates, live in unhygienic conditions and women are exploited sexually.
Social Discrimination: Socially marginalised communities are engaged in occupations like manual scavenging, leatherwork, skinning dead animals etc. Social discrimination may seem to have disappeared but it is still prominent in small towns. Those belonging to the Dalit communities are discriminated in districts like Anand and Banaskantha.
Child Labour: The issue is very prominent in the state of Gujarat. Child labourers are found in almost all the industries of the state. The government has not been able to implement CLPRA(Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act) effectively.
Political Parties in Gujarat
|Main National political parties in Gujarat|
|The Indian National Congress (INC)||The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|The main regional parties in Gujarat|
|Bharatiya Rashtravadi Paksha||Gujarat Adijati Vikash Paksh||Gujarat State Janta Congress|
Gujarat State Legislative AssemblyThe Gujarat state is governed by a Legislative assembly (Vidhan Sabha) containing 182 members. These members hold 182 seats of Gujarat legislative assembly and are elected from 182 constituencies. Out of these 182 Gujarat Legislative Assembly seats, 13 seats are reserved for the scheduled castes and 26 seats for the scheduled tribes. The member of a legislative assembly will have to serve the office for a period of 5 years. It is the duty of the Legislative Assembly to elect a speaker who would preside over all the meetings conducted by the legislature. The President of India would have the right to appoint the Governor of the state. The Chief Minister is considered as the most supreme in the state and the Chief Minister of the state would lead its Gujarat state legislative assembly administration.
The Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has been serving this state since August 2016 and has been one of the successful Chief Ministers. The Government of Gujarat has proved to be very powerful over the years and is working very hard for the betterment of the people of the state. Check the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Gujarat...
List of Chief Ministers of Gujarat
|S. No.||Chief Minister||From||To||Party Name|
|1||Vijay Rupani||Aug 07, 2016||Incumbent||BJP|
|2||Anandiben Patel||May 22, 2014||Aug 07, 2016||BJP|
|3||Narendra Modi||Dec 20, 2012||May 22, 2014||BJP|
|4||Narendra Modi||Dec 23, 2007||Dec 20, 2012||BJP|
|5||Narendra Modi||Dec 22, 2002||Dec 22, 2007||BJP|
|6||Narendra Modi||Oct 7, 2001||Dec 22, 2002||BJP|
|7||Keshubhai Patel||Mar 4, 1998||Oct 6, 2001||BJP|
|8||Dilip Parikh||Oct 28, 1997||Mar 4, 1998||RJD|
|9||Shankersinh Vaghela||Oct 23, 1996||Oct 27, 1997||RJD|
|10||President's rule||Sep 19, 1996||Oct 23, 1996|
|11||Suresh Mehta||Oct 21, 1995||Sep 19, 1996||BJP|
|12||Keshubhai Patel||Mar 14, 1995||Oct 21, 1995||BJP|
|13||Chhabildas Mehta||Feb 17, 1994||Mar 14, 1995||INC|
|14||Chimanbhai Patel||Oct 25, 1990||Feb 17, 1994||JD(G) + JD + INC|
|15||Chimanbhai Patel||Mar 4, 1990||Oct 25, 1990||JD(G) + JD + BJP|
|16||Madhav Singh Solanki||Dec 10, 1989||Mar 4, 1990||INC|
|17||Amarsinh Chaudhary||Jul 6, 1985||Dec 9, 1989||INC|
|18||Madhav Singh Solanki||Mar 11, 1985||Jul 6, 1985||INC|
|19||Madhav Singh Solanki||Jun 7, 1980||Mar 10, 1985||INC|
|20||President's rule||Feb 17, 1980||Jun 7, 1980||JNP|
|21||Babubhai J. Patel||Apr 11, 1977||Feb 17, 1980||JNP|
|22||Madhav Singh Solanki||Dec 24, 1976||Apr 10, 1977||INC|
|23||President's rule||Mar 12, 1976||Dec 24, 1976|
|24||Babubhai J. Patel||Jun 18, 1975||Mar 12, 1976||Janata Front (INC(O) + BJS+ BLD + SP)|
|25||President's rule||Feb 9, 1974||Jun 18, 1975|
|26||Chimanbhai Patel||Jul 18, 1973||Feb 9, 1974||INC|
|27||Ghanshyam Oza||Mar 17, 1972||Jul 17, 1973||INC|
|28||President's rule||May 12, 1971||Mar 17, 1972|
|29||Hitendra K Desai||Apr 7, 1971||May 12, 1971||INC|
|30||Hitendra K Desai||Apr 3, 1967||Apr 6, 1971||INC|
|31||Hitendra K Desai||Sep 20, 1965||Apr 3, 1967||INC|
|32||Balwantrai Mehta||Sep 19, 1963||Sep 20, 1965||INC|
|33||Jivraj Narayan Mehta||Mar 3, 1962||Sep 19, 1963||INC|
|34||Jivraj Narayan Mehta||May 1, 1960||Mar 3, 1962||INC|
List of Governors of Gujarat
|S.No.||Name of Governor||From||To|
|1||Om Prakash Kohli||Jul 14, 2014||Present|
|1||Smt. Margaret Alva||Jul 06, 2014||Jul 14, 2014|
|2||Kamla Beniwal||Nov 27, 2009||Jul 06, 2014|
|3||S.C. Jamir||Jul 24, 2009||Nov 26, 2009|
|4||Nawal Kishore Sharma||Jul 24, 2004||Jul 24, 2009|
|5||Balram Jakhar||Jul 2, 2004||Jul 24, 2004|
|6||Kailashpati Mishra||May 7, 2003||Jul 2, 2004|
|7||Sunder Singh Bhandari||Mar 18, 1999||May 7, 2003|
|8||K.G. Balakrishnan||Jan 16, 1999||Mar 18, 1999|
|9||Anshuman Singh||Apr 25, 1998||Jan 16, 1999|
|10||Krishna Pal Singh||Mar 1, 1996||Apr 25, 1998|
|11||Naresh Chandra||Jul 1, 1995||Mar 1, 1996|
|12||Sarup Singh||Dec 21, 1990||Jul 1, 1995|
|13||Mahipal Shastri||May 2, 1990||Dec 21, 1990|
|14||Ram Krishna Trivedi||Feb 26, 1986||May 2, 1990|
|15||Braj Kumar Nehru||Apr 26, 1984||Feb 26, 1986|
|16||Kizhekethil Mathew Chandy||Aug 6, 1983||Apr 26, 1984|
|17||Sharda Mukherjee||Aug 14, 1978||Aug 6, 1983|
|18||Kambanthodath Kunhan Vishwanatham||Apr 4, 1973||Aug 14, 1978|
|19||P.N. Bhagwati||Mar 17, 1973||Apr 4, 1973|
|20||Shriman Narayan||Dec 26, 1967||Mar 17, 1973|
|21||P.N. Bhagwati||Dec 7, 1967||Dec 26, 1967|
|22||Nityanand Kanungo||Aug 1, 1965||Dec 7, 1967|
|23||Mehdi Nawaz Jung||May 1, 1960||Aug 1, 1965|
Cabinet Ministers of Gujarat
|Hon. Ministers Name||Ministries|
|Shri Vijaybhai R. Rupani (CM)||General Administration, Administrative reforms and training, Industries, Home, Mines and Minerals, Ports, Information and Broadcasting, Science and Technology,All policies, Climate Change, Planning, All matters not allotted to other Ministers Capital Project, Narmada, Kalpasar, Petrochemicals|
|Shri Nitinbhai Patel||Finance, Urban Development and Urban Housing, Road and Building,Capital Project, Narmada, Kalpasar, Petrochemicals|
|Bhupendrasinh Manubha Chudasama||Revenue, Education (Primary, Secondary and Adult), Higher and Technical Education, Legislative and Parliamentary affairs.|
|Ganpatbhai Vestabhai Vasava||Tribal Development, Tourism, Forest|
|Chimanbhai Dharamshibhai Shapariya||Agriculture, Energy|
|Babubhai Bhimabhai Bokhiriya||Water Supply, Animal Husbandry and Cow Breeding, Fisheries, Civil Aviation, Salt Industry|
|Atmaram Makanbhai Parmar||Social Justice and Empowerment (including welfare of Scheduled Castes, Welfare of socially and educationally backward classes), Women and Child Welfare|
|Dilipkumar Viraji Thakore||Labour and Employment, Disaster Management, Devsthan,Pilgrimage Development|
|Jayesh Radadiya||Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Cottage Industries,Printing and Stationery.|
Rajya Sabha Members from Gujarat
|1||Shri Chunibhai Kanjibhai Gohel||Bharatiya Janata Party||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020||7||Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani||Bharatiya Janata Party||19/08/2017 to 18/08/2023|
|2||Shri Arun Jaitley||Bharatiya Janata Party||03/04/2012 TO 02/04/2018||8||Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya||Bharatiya Janata Party||03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018|
|3||Shri Madhusudan Mistry||Indian National Congress||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020||9||Amit Shah||Bharatiya Janata Party||19/08/2017 to 18/08/2023|
|4||Shri Ahmed Patel||Indian National Congress||19/08/2017 to 18/08/2023||10||Parsottambhai Rupala||Bharatiya Janata Party||03/06/2016 to 02/04/2018|
|5||Shri Shambhuprasad Baldevdasji Tundiya||Bharatiya Janata Party||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020||11||Shri Lal Sinh Vadodia||Bharatiya Janata Party||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020|
|6||Shri Shankarbhai N. Vegad||Bharatiya Janata Party||03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018|
Gujarat Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014The westernmost state of India, Gujarat has rich cultural and traditional diversity. The state of Gujarat has 26 parliamentary constituencies and 182 Assembly constituencies. The Lok Sabha Elections of 2014 saw drastic outcome. With the Lok Sabha polls of 2014 the colorful state was painted saffron. The Indian General Elections were held in 2014 to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha. They were the longest election in the history of India. Bharatiya Janta Party won an upper hand over all other parties. In a historic win NDA won 336 seats and BJP alone won 31.0% of the total votes. The 2014 Indian General Elections were historic in many ways. This victory of BJP and its allies has been record maker as it became the largest majority government since 1984 general elections. NDA swept 336 seats of the total 543 Lok Sabha seats. Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) were the majority parties in the Gujarat Lok Sabha Elections 2014. In a historic groundbreaking victory BJP won all the 26 seats from Gujarat in the Lok Sabha elections. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate was Narendra Modi. Shri Modi contested elections from two constituencies i.e. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and Vadodra (Gujarat). BJP's veteran candidate L.K.Advani also contested the election from his old seat i.e. Gandhinagar, from where he has been elected MP five times.
For Gujarat, the exit polls foreshadowed the historic victory. Modi wave was sweeping away all the tides. According to the exit polls, it was estimated that the party would win twenty plus seats but the results astound everyone as it was a groundbreaking win since the party won all the twenty six seats for Lok Sabha in Gujarat leaving the opposition baffled. The twenty six seats which the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) won are as follows- Kachchh, Banaskantha, Patan, Mahesana, Sabarkantha, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad East, Ahmedabad West, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Porbander, Jamnagar, Junagarh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Anand, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod, Vadodara, Chhota Udaipur, Bharuch, Bardoli, Surat, Navsari and Valsad. With the historic win, Anandiben Patel was elected as the first women chief minister of Gujarat in May, 2014. Sh. Vijaybhai R. Rupani is the incumbent Chief Minister of Gujarat. He succeeded Anandiben Patel since August 7th, 2016.