Gujarat General Elections 2014 - Dates and Schedule
Gujarat General Elections 2014 Important Dates
The table below represents the important dates associated with the Gujarat General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Gujarat, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.
|No of PCs going to poll 26||(PC no. 1 to 26) Click to see Pcs|
|Issue of Notification||02 Apr 14 (Wed)|
|Last Date for filing Nominations||09 Apr 14 (Wed)|
|Scrutiny of Nominations||10 Apr 14 (Thu)|
|Last date for withdrawal of Candidature||12 Apr 14 (Sat)|
|Date of Poll||30 Apr 14 (Wed)|
|Counting of Votes||16 May 14 (Fri)|
|Date before which the election shall be completed||28 May 14 (Wed)|
|No. of Electors||Male electors||Female electors||No. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of India||No. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)|
Gujarat 2014 Opinion Poll
CNN-IBN Survey 2014: Out of total 26 seats, the BJP is expected to win 20-24 while the Congress party may win 2-6 seats.
India TV Survey 2014: 22 seats may be won by BJP while the Congress party will be able to win only 4 seats in the state.
Headlines Today-CVoter opinion poll: The BJP is expected to win 21 seats. The Congress party may win 5 seats.
Parliamentary Constituencies of Gujarat
|Sl No||Name of the constituency||Sl No||Name of the constituency|
About Gujarat Elections
Gujarat, one of the most beautiful states in India was established on May 1st 1960. Before that it was a part of Maharashtra. The capital city of this state is Gandhi Nagar. The largest city of this city is Ahmedabad and there are 26 districts in this state. The current governor of this state is Dr. Kamla Beniwal and the Chief Minister is Narendra Modi, a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The legislature of this state 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.
Political Parties in Gujarat
Main National political parties in Gujarat are:
- The Indian National Congress (INC)
- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
- Bahujan Samaj Party
The main regional parties in Gujarat are:
- Bharatiya Rashtravadi Paksha
- Gujarat Adijati Vikash Paksh
- Gujarat State Janta Congress
State Legislative Assembly
This state is governed by a Legislative assembly containing 182 members. The members of legislative assembly are elected from 182 areas, among which 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 a state and the Chief Minister of the state would lead its administration.
The Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been serving this state since 2001 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 its society.
List of Chief Ministers of Gujarat
|SI No.||Chief Minister||From - To||Political Party|
|1||Dr.Jivraj Narayan Mehta||1 May 1960 to 3 March 1962||Indian National Congress|
|2||Dr.Jivraj Narayan Mehta||3 March 1962 to 19 September 1963||Indian National Congress|
|3||Balwantrai Mehta||19 September 1963 to 20 September 1965||Indian National Congress|
|4||Hitendra K Desai||20 September 1965 to 3 April 1967||Indian National Congress|
|5||Hitendra K Desai||3 April 1967 to 6 April 1971||Indian National Congress|
|6||Hitendra K Desai||7 April 1971 - 12 May 1971||Indian National Congress|
|7||Ghanshyambhai C Oza||17 March 1972 to 17 July 1973||Indian National Congress|
|8||Chimanbhai Patel||18 July 1973 to 9 February 1974||Indian National Congress|
|9||Babubhai J Patel||18 July 1973 to 9 February 1974||Janata Front|
|10||Madhav Singh Solanki||24 December 1976 to 10 April 1977||Indian National Congress|
|11||Babubhai J Patel||11 April 1977 to 17 February 1980||Indian National Congress|
|12||Madhav Singh Solanki||7 June 1980 to 10 March 1985||Indian National Congress|
|13||Madhav Singh Solanki||11 March 1985 to 6 July 1985||Indian National Congress|
|14||Amarsingh Chaudhary||6 July 1985 to 9 December 1989||Indian National Congress|
|15||Madhav Singh Solanki||10 December 1989 to 4 March 1990||Indian National Congress|
|16||Chimanbhai Patel||4 March 1990 to 17 February 1994||JanataDal,Indian National Congress|
|17||Chhabildas Mehta||17 February 1994 to 14 March 1995||Indian National Congress|
|18||Keshubhai Patel||14 March 1995 to 21 October 1995||BharatiyaJanata Party|
|19||Suresh Mehta||21 October 1995 to 19 September 1996||BharatiyaJanata Party|
|20||ShankersinhVaghela||23 October 1996 to 27 October 1997||RashtriyaJanata Party|
|21||DilipbhaiRamanbhai Parikh||28 October 1997 to 4 March 1998||RashtriyaJanata Party|
|22||Keshubhai Patel||4 March 1998 to 6 October 2001||BharatiyaJanata Party|
|23||NarendraModi||7 October 2001 to 22 December 2002||BharatiyaJanata Party|
|24||NarendraModi||22 December 2002 to 22 December 2007||BharatiyaJanata Party|
|25||NarendraModi||23 December 2007 to till date||BharatiyaJanata Party|
Last Updated on : February 5, 2014