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Gujarat Gram Panchayat Elections On December 27 2016

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November 29, 2016 06:06 PM
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September 20, 2016 10:55 AM
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August 17, 2016 11:19 AM
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Facts About Gujarat Polity

Parliamentary Constituencies26
Assembly Constituencies 182
Ruling PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress
Chief MinisterShri Vijaybhai R. Rupani
GovernorOm Prakash Kohli
Chief Electoral OfficerB. B. Swain (IAS)
AddressBlock No. 7, Second Floor, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar


Gujarat Civic Polls Results 2016

Vapi Nagarpalika Polls Results
PartySeats Won
BJP41
Congress3
Total Seats44

Kanakpur-Kansad Nagarpalika Polls Results
PartySeats Won
BJP27
Congress1
Total Seats28

Gondal Taluka Panchayat Results
Out of 22 seats BJP won 18 and congress won 4 Seat.

Taluka panchayat by-elections Results
Out of 15 taluka panchayat by-elections, BJP won five while the congress won 4 Seat.

Gujarat Gram Panchayat Elections, 2016

The Gujarat State Election Commission (SEC) has announced that elections to the state's 10,318 gram panchayats will be held on December 27, 2016. It said that results of these elections will be announced two days later on December 29. State Election Commissioner Varesh Sinha informed that notification for commencement of the election process will be issued on December 5 and the last date for filing nominations would be December 10. According to data with the Panchayats Department, the total number of gram panchayats in Gujarat is 14,017 and the total number of villages is 18,584. The tenure of 10,318 panchayats end in December this year. Unlike the Vidhan Sabha and Parliamentary elections, Gram panchayat elections are not fought on party symbols. Each voter casts two votes, one for the Sarpanch's post and another for the panchayat member from the voter's ward.

Gujarat Assembly Elections, 2017

As the tenure of the current legislative assembly in Gujarat expires in December 2017, assembly elections will be held in the state again towards the end of 2017 or January, 2018. The dates will be announced officially by the Election Commission of India few months prior to it.
In the last 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 Congress as well as Aam Aadmi Party are 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 would be a big setback for the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections 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 Elections

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.

Administrative structure

Gujarat Legislative Assembly 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 state

Tribals: 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)Bahujan Samaj Party

The main regional parties in Gujarat
Bharatiya Rashtravadi Paksha Gujarat Adijati Vikash PakshGujarat 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.

Gujarat Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers of Gujarat

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Vijay RupaniAug 07, 2016IncumbentBJP
2Anandiben PatelMay 22, 2014Aug 07, 2016BJP
3Narendra ModiDec 20, 2012May 22, 2014BJP
4Narendra ModiDec 23, 2007Dec 20, 2012BJP
5Narendra ModiDec 22, 2002Dec 22, 2007BJP
6Narendra ModiOct 7, 2001Dec 22, 2002BJP
7Keshubhai PatelMar 4, 1998Oct 6, 2001BJP
8Dilip ParikhOct 28, 1997Mar 4, 1998RJD
9Shankersinh VaghelaOct 23, 1996Oct 27, 1997RJD
10President's ruleSep 19, 1996Oct 23, 1996 
11Suresh MehtaOct 21, 1995Sep 19, 1996BJP
12Keshubhai PatelMar 14, 1995Oct 21, 1995BJP
13Chhabildas MehtaFeb 17, 1994Mar 14, 1995INC
14Chimanbhai PatelOct 25, 1990Feb 17, 1994JD(G) + JD + INC
15Chimanbhai PatelMar 4, 1990Oct 25, 1990JD(G) + JD + BJP
16Madhav Singh SolankiDec 10, 1989Mar 4, 1990INC
17Amarsinh ChaudharyJul 6, 1985Dec 9, 1989INC
18Madhav Singh SolankiMar 11, 1985Jul 6, 1985INC
19Madhav Singh SolankiJun 7, 1980Mar 10, 1985INC
20President's ruleFeb 17, 1980Jun 7, 1980JNP
21Babubhai J. PatelApr 11, 1977Feb 17, 1980JNP
22Madhav Singh SolankiDec 24, 1976Apr 10, 1977INC
23President's ruleMar 12, 1976Dec 24, 1976 
24Babubhai J. PatelJun 18, 1975Mar 12, 1976Janata Front (INC(O) + BJS+ BLD + SP)
25President's ruleFeb 9, 1974Jun 18, 1975 
26Chimanbhai PatelJul 18, 1973Feb 9, 1974INC
27Ghanshyam OzaMar 17, 1972Jul 17, 1973INC
28President's ruleMay 12, 1971Mar 17, 1972 
29Hitendra K DesaiApr 7, 1971May 12, 1971INC
30Hitendra K DesaiApr 3, 1967Apr 6, 1971INC
31Hitendra K DesaiSep 20, 1965Apr 3, 1967INC
32Balwantrai MehtaSep 19, 1963Sep 20, 1965INC
33Jivraj Narayan MehtaMar 3, 1962Sep 19, 1963INC
34Jivraj Narayan MehtaMay 1, 1960Mar 3, 1962INC

List of Governors of Gujarat

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Om Prakash KohliJul 14, 2014Present
1Smt. Margaret AlvaJul 06, 2014Jul 14, 2014
2Kamla BeniwalNov 27, 2009Jul 06, 2014
3S.C. JamirJul 24, 2009Nov 26, 2009
4Nawal Kishore SharmaJul 24, 2004Jul 24, 2009
5Balram JakharJul 2, 2004Jul 24, 2004
6Kailashpati MishraMay 7, 2003Jul 2, 2004
7Sunder Singh BhandariMar 18, 1999May 7, 2003
8K.G. BalakrishnanJan 16, 1999Mar 18, 1999
9Anshuman SinghApr 25, 1998Jan 16, 1999
10Krishna Pal SinghMar 1, 1996Apr 25, 1998
11Naresh ChandraJul 1, 1995Mar 1, 1996
12Sarup SinghDec 21, 1990Jul 1, 1995
13Mahipal ShastriMay 2, 1990Dec 21, 1990
14Ram Krishna TrivediFeb 26, 1986May 2, 1990
15Braj Kumar NehruApr 26, 1984Feb 26, 1986
16Kizhekethil Mathew ChandyAug 6, 1983Apr 26, 1984
17Sharda MukherjeeAug 14, 1978Aug 6, 1983
18Kambanthodath Kunhan VishwanathamApr 4, 1973Aug 14, 1978
19P.N. BhagwatiMar 17, 1973Apr 4, 1973
20Shriman NarayanDec 26, 1967Mar 17, 1973
21P.N. BhagwatiDec 7, 1967Dec 26, 1967
22Nityanand KanungoAug 1, 1965Dec 7, 1967
23Mehdi Nawaz JungMay 1, 1960Aug 1, 1965

Cabinet Ministers of Gujarat

Hon. Ministers NameMinistries
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 PatelFinance, Urban Development and Urban Housing, Road and Building,Capital Project, Narmada, Kalpasar, Petrochemicals
Bhupendrasinh Manubha ChudasamaRevenue, Education (Primary, Secondary and Adult), Higher and Technical Education, Legislative and Parliamentary affairs.
Ganpatbhai Vestabhai VasavaTribal Development, Tourism, Forest
Chimanbhai Dharamshibhai ShapariyaAgriculture, Energy
Babubhai Bhimabhai BokhiriyaWater Supply, Animal Husbandry and Cow Breeding, Fisheries, Civil Aviation, Salt Industry
Atmaram Makanbhai ParmarSocial Justice and Empowerment (including welfare of Scheduled Castes, Welfare of socially and educationally backward classes), Women and Child Welfare
Dilipkumar Viraji ThakoreLabour and Employment, Disaster Management, Devsthan,Pilgrimage Development
Jayesh RadadiyaFood, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Cottage Industries,Printing and Stationery.

Rajya Sabha Members from Gujarat

NamePartyTermNamePartyTerm
Shri Chunibhai Kanjibhai Gohel Bharatiya Janata Party 10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani Bharatiya Janata Party 19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017
Shri Arun Jaitley Bharatiya Janata Party 03/04/2012 TO 02/04/2018Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya Bharatiya Janata Party 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
Shri Madhusudan Mistry Indian National Congress 10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020Shri Dilipbhai Pandya Bharatiya Janata Party 19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017
Shri Ahmed Patel Indian National Congress 19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017Shri Praveen Rashtrapal Indian National Congress 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
Shri Shambhuprasad Baldevdasji TundiyaBharatiya Janata Party10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020Shri Lal Sinh VadodiaBharatiya Janata Party10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020
Shri Shankarbhai N. VegadBharatiya Janata Party03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018  

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The BJP continued to rule Gujarat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the party has won all the 28 seats. It was a clear victory for the party in the state. Gujarat was formed in 1960 after a separation from Maharashtra.

There are 26 parliamentary seats in the state which give leaders to the Lok Sabha. Gujarat is headed by a Chief Minister who is elected by the people. Presently, the Bharatiya Janta Party's (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi is the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Indian National Congress (INC) and BJP are the national parties which are actively involved in the Gujarat politics. BJP had been winning in Gujarat since last five elections. Narendra Modi is heading the state since the year 2001. Modi has been credited for his efforts and governance for the growth and development in Gujarat in recent years. The present stronghold of Modi was expected to continue in the 16th Lok Sabha elections in the exit polls. There are many bigwigs who were involved in the general elections which included Narendra Modi, Madhusudan Mistry, Lal Krishna Advani and actor Paresh Rawal.

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 Gandhinagar. The largest city of this state is Ahmedabad and there are 26 districts in this state. The current governor of this state is Om Prakash Kohli and the Chief Minister is Anandiben, a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Last Updated on Dec 01, 2016


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