Gujarat Gram Panchayat Elections, 2016The Gujarat State Election Commission said in a press release that the voter turnout registered in the state panchayat polls held yesterday was 80.12 per cent. Polling was held to elect members and sarpanchs in 8,624 Gram panchayats across the state. Voting was largely peaceful barring a few small incidents. Counting votes will be held tomorrow.
According to the datat shared by the SEC, the tribal district of Narmada recorded the highest turnout of 87.45 per cent while Bhavnagar recorded the lowest with 70.47 per cent. Around 1.20 lakh candidates were in the fray for 53,116 wards across the state, whereas 26,800 candidates contested on 8,527 seats of Sarpanch. Total number of registered voters for the polls stood at over 1.65 crore including 79.6 lakh women.
A re-election is being held today on six different seats because of some procedural irregularities and misprints of some ballot papers during the polling yesterday.
Gujarat Civic Polls Results 2016Vapi Nagarpalika Polls Results
Kanakpur-Kansad Nagarpalika Polls Results
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 Assembly Elections, 2017As 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.
About Gujarat ElectionsThe 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 structureGujarat 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 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)||Bahujan Samaj Party|
|The main regional parties in Gujarat|
|Bharatiya Rashtravadi Paksha||Gujarat Adijati Vikash Paksh||Gujarat State Janta Congress|
State Legislative AssemblyThis 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 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
|Shri Chunibhai Kanjibhai Gohel||Bharatiya Janata Party||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020||Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani||Bharatiya Janata Party||19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017|
|Shri Arun Jaitley||Bharatiya Janata Party||03/04/2012 TO 02/04/2018||Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya||Bharatiya Janata Party||03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018|
|Shri Madhusudan Mistry||Indian National Congress||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020||Shri Dilipbhai Pandya||Bharatiya Janata Party||19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017|
|Shri Ahmed Patel||Indian National Congress||19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017||Shri Praveen Rashtrapal||Indian National Congress||03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018|
|Shri Shambhuprasad Baldevdasji Tundiya||Bharatiya Janata Party||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020||Shri Lal Sinh Vadodia||Bharatiya Janata Party||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020|
|Shri Shankarbhai N. Vegad||Bharatiya Janata Party||03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018|
Gujarat Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014The 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 29, 2016