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Gujarat Elections- Updates and Results

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October 26, 2015 05:02 PM
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March 31, 2015 05:12 PM
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Quick facts for Gujarat Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies26
Assembly Constituencies 182
Ruling PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress
Chief MinisterAnandiben
GovernorOm Prakash Kohli
Chief Electoral OfficerMs. Anita Karwal
AddressBlock No. 7, Second Floor, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar

Gujarat Bye Elections 2014

Constituencystatuscandidate namepartyVotes
Anand WinnerRohit Patel (Milcent) BJP 75850
Deesa WinnerGovabhai Hamirabhai Rabari INC 73962
Khambhalia WinnerAhir Meraman Markhibhai INC 66410
Limkheda WinnerBhuriya Vichhiyabhai Jokhnabhai BJP 66057
Mangrol WinnerVaja Babubhai Kalabhai INC 66498
Maninagar WinnerPatel Sureshbhai Dhanjibhai (Suresh Patel) BJP 67689
Matar WinnerKesrisinh Jesangbhai Solanki BJP 59576
Rajkot West WinnerVijaykumar Ramniklal Rupani BJP 81092
Talaja WinnerGohil Shivabhai Jerambhai BJP 50290
Tankara WinnerMetaliya Bavanjibhai Hansrajbhai BJP 65833

Gujarat (GJ) Bye Elections 2014

The assembly by-polls to fill casual vacancies in Gujarat legislative assemblies are scheduled to be held on September 13. The nine constituencies where polling will take place are Anand, Limkhed, Deesa, Matar, Maninagar, Talaja, Tankara, Khambhalia and Mangrol. The by-elections are being held due to the election of sitting MLAs of these constituencies to the Lok Sabha (Lower House).

The by-elections will also be conducted for the Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency. The seat was left vacant after Modi who won from both Varanasi and Vadodara, retained the Varanasi seat and resigned from Vadodara. These will be the first elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Anandi Patel.

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).

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
1Narendra ModiDec 20, 2012PresentBJP
2Narendra ModiDec 23, 2007Dec 20, 2012BJP
3Narendra ModiDec 22, 2002Dec 22, 2007BJP
4Narendra ModiOct 7, 2001Dec 22, 2002BJP
5Keshubhai PatelMar 4, 1998Oct 6, 2001BJP
6Dilip ParikhOct 28, 1997Mar 4, 1998RJD
7Shankersinh VaghelaOct 23, 1996Oct 27, 1997RJD
8President's ruleSep 19, 1996Oct 23, 1996 
9Suresh MehtaOct 21, 1995Sep 19, 1996BJP
10Keshubhai PatelMar 14, 1995Oct 21, 1995BJP
11Chhabildas MehtaFeb 17, 1994Mar 14, 1995INC
12Chimanbhai PatelOct 25, 1990Feb 17, 1994JD(G) + JD + INC
13Chimanbhai PatelMar 4, 1990Oct 25, 1990JD(G) + JD + BJP
14Madhav Singh SolankiDec 10, 1989Mar 4, 1990INC
15Amarsinh ChaudharyJul 6, 1985Dec 9, 1989INC
16Madhav Singh SolankiMar 11, 1985Jul 6, 1985INC
17Madhav Singh SolankiJun 7, 1980Mar 10, 1985INC
18President's ruleFeb 17, 1980Jun 7, 1980JNP
19Babubhai J. PatelApr 11, 1977Feb 17, 1980JNP
20Madhav Singh SolankiDec 24, 1976Apr 10, 1977INC
21President's ruleMar 12, 1976Dec 24, 1976 
22Babubhai J. PatelJun 18, 1975Mar 12, 1976Janata Front (INC(O) + BJS+ BLD + SP)
23President's ruleFeb 9, 1974Jun 18, 1975 
24Chimanbhai PatelJul 18, 1973Feb 9, 1974INC
25Ghanshyam OzaMar 17, 1972Jul 17, 1973INC
26President's ruleMay 12, 1971Mar 17, 1972 
27Hitendra K DesaiApr 7, 1971May 12, 1971INC
28Hitendra K DesaiApr 3, 1967Apr 6, 1971INC
29Hitendra K DesaiSep 20, 1965Apr 3, 1967INC
30Balwantrai MehtaSep 19, 1963Sep 20, 1965INC
31Jivraj Narayan MehtaMar 3, 1962Sep 19, 1963INC
32Jivraj 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

MinistriesName of Minsiter
Chief MinisterAnandiben Patel
Medical Education, Family Welfare, Roads and Buildings, Capital Project and TransportNitinbhai Patel
Social Justice and Empowerment (including Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC))Ramanlal Vora
Energy and Petrochemicals, Mines and Minerals, Salt industries, Printing, Planning, Tourism, Civil aviation, Labour and employmentSaurabh Patel
Forest and Environment, Tribal Welfare, Law and Parliamentary AffairsGanpat Vasava
independent charge of Women and Child Welfare along with Higher and Technical EducationVasuben Trivedi
Law, Judiciary, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs, Tourism, Religious and Pilgrimage Places, Coordination of NGOs, Non-Resident Gujaratis, and ProtocolPradipsinh Jadeja
Home, Police Housing, Border Security, Civil Defence, Home Guards, Gram Rakshak Dal, Jail, Prohibition and ExciseRajnikant Patel
Health, Family Welfare, Transport and Urban Housing ConstructionShankar Chaudhary

Rajya Sabha Members from Gujarat

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 Results 2014 - Party wise

Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Gujarat Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Gujarat 2014 Party Wise Results

Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofGujarat with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.

Kachchh WinnerChavda Vinod Lakhamashi
Runner upDr. Dinesh Parmar
Anand WinnerDilip Patel
Runner upSolanki Bharatbhai Madhavsinh
Amreli WinnerKachhadiya Naranbhai Bhikhabhai
Runner upThummar Virjibhai Keshavbhai (Virjibhai Thummar)
Jamnagar WinnerPoonamben Hematbhai Maadam
Runner upAhir Vikrambhai Arjanbhai Madam
Rajkot WinnerKundariya Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai
Runner upKunvarjibhai Mohanbhai Bavaliya
Navsari WinnerC. R. Patil
Runner upMaksud Mirza
Ahmedabad West WinnerDr. Kirit P Solanki
Runner upIshwarbahi Dhanabhai Makwana
Bardoli WinnerVasava Parbhubhai Nagarbhai
Runner upChaudhari Tusharbhai Amarsinhbhai
Gandhinagar WinnerL.K. Advani
Runner upKiritbhai Ishvarbhai Patel
Chhota Udaipur WinnerRamsinh Rathwa
Runner upNaranbhai Jemalabhai Rathva
Mehsana WinnerPatel Jayshreeben Kanubhai
Runner upPatel Jivabhai Ambalal
Dahod WinnerJasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor
Runner upTaviyad Dr. Prabhaben Kishorsinh
Banaskantha WinnerChaudhary Haribhai Parthibhai
Runner upPatel Joitabhai Kasnabhai
Kheda WinnerChauhan Devusinh Jesingbhai (Chauhan Devusinh)
Runner upDinsha Patel
Bhavnagar WinnerDr. Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal
Runner upRathod Pravinbhai Jinabhai
Junagadh WinnerChudasama Rajeshbhai Naranbhai
Runner upPunjabhai Bhimabhai Vansh
Porbandar WinnerRadadiya Vithalbhai Hansrajbhai
Runner upJadeja Kandhalbhai Sarmanbhai
Valsad WinnerDr. K.C.Patel
Runner upKishanbhai Vestabhai Patel
Surendranagar WinnerFatepara Devajibhai Govindbhai
Runner upKoli Patel Somabhai Gandalal
Surat WinnerDarshana Vikram Jardosh
Runner upDesai Naishadhbhai Bhupatbhai
Ahmedabad East WinnerParesh Rawal
Runner upPatel Himmat Singh Prahlad Singh
Bharuch WinnerVasava Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai
Runner upPatel Jayeshbhai Ambalalbhai (Jayesh Kaka)
Sabarkantha WinnerRathod Dipsinh Shankarsinh
Runner upShankersinh Vaghela Bapu
Vadodara WinnerNarendra Modi
Runner Up-----------
Patan WinnerLiladharbhai Khodaji Vaghela
Runner upRathod Bhavsinhbhai Dahyabhai
Panchmahal WinnerChauhan Prabhatsinh Pratapsinh
Runner upRamsinh Parmar

Last Updated on July 14, 2015

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