Elections in Gujarat (GJ) 2014

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Narendra Modi files nomination from Vadodara - April 09, 2014 12:22 PM

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Wednesday filed his nomination papers from Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency in Gujarat. Dressed in a crisp kurta-pyjama and saffron Nehru jacket, Modi arrived at the district collectorate around 11.20 a.m. Source:IANS

Modi has destroyed Gujarat's farmers, says Rahul - April 05, 2014 02:20 PM

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi attacked the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, accusing him of "ruining" the farmers of Gujarat. Addressing a large rally in Yavatmal, among the districts reporting the highest number of farmers' suicides in the country, Gandhi said that for the Nano car project, the Gujarat government had acquired the lands of 3,000 farmers. Source: IANS

Check Congress complaint on internet posts: EC to Gujarat - April 03, 2014 03:07 PM

A complaint to the Election Commission by the Congress alleging posting of "highly objectionable material" on the social media has been referred to a Gujarat poll official for appropriate action under the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act, party sources said. K.C. Mittal, secretary in the legal and human rights department of the Congress, complained to the poll panel last week about "highly objectionable material spreading communal hatred in India" on social media. Source:IANS

BJP poised to do well in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh: Survey - April 03, 2014 02:16 PM

The BJP could nearly sweep the Lok Sabha polls in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and make major gains in Maharashtra, an opinion poll said Wednesday. The CNN IBN-The Week March tracker said the Bharatiya Janata Party may get between 20 and 26 seats in Gujarat, while the Congress may get between zero and four seats. The opinion poll said "others" could win two seats in Gujarat, which has 26 seats. Source:IANS

AAP's Rituraj Mehta to take on Advani in Gandhinagar - April 01, 2014 03:10 PM

The candidates for three more Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat were announced by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday. The real estate developer Rituraj Mehta will take on BJP veteran L K Advani in Gandhinagar. Mehta has been an active participant in various social issues.

AAP to establish student wing in Gujarat - March 31, 2014 04:39 PM

Ahead of the 16th Lok Sabha elections the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to set up its students wing in Gujarat. The aim of the party is to create a strong support system in students and increase its vote bank. Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), AAP's student wing which is already involved in activities in Delhi, will soon start its functions in Gujarat.

Narendra Rawat accuses Modi for fake propaganda - March 29, 2014 06:56 PM

Madhusudan Mistry was recently replaced by Narendra Rawat as its contestant from Vadodara by the Congress. Subsequently, while addressing the meeting in Delhi Modi said that Rawat was replaced because he was a dalit. Annoyed by Modi’s remark Rawat said that he was bending the issue to suit his political interests. He accused Modi for  playing dalit card for the upcoming General elections 2014.

Former BJP members will contest on AAP ticket in Gujarat - March 29, 2014 02:41 PM

The names of two former BJP members were included in the list of eight candidates in Gujarat announced by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the upcoming General Elections. Former BJP MLA Kanu Kalsaria will contest from Bhavnagar constituency on AAP ticket. Vandana Patel who left BJP over denial of ticket from Mehsana constituency has joined AAP and will contest from the same constituency.
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 Dr. Kamla Beniwal and the Chief Minister is Narendra Modi, a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Lok Sabha Poll (General Election) 2014,for all its parliamentary constituencies, will be

Quick facts for Gujarat General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 182
Ruling PartyBJP Alliance
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress
Chief MinisterNarendra Modi
GovernerDr. Kamla Beniwal
Chief Electoral OfficerMs. Anita Karwal
AddressBlock No. 7, Second Floor, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar

conducted in the state in the 7th phase i.e. 30th April 2014.
No. of ElectorsMale electorsFemale electorsNo. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of IndiaNo. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)

Gujarat (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information

Dates and Schedule Gujarat 2014 Opinion Poll Parliamentary Constituencies of Gujarat
About Gujarat Elections Political Parties in Gujarat State Legislative Assembly
List of Chief Ministers of Gujarat List of Governors of Gujarat gujarat Elections
Parliamentary Elections Result candidate list of gujarat

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.

Phase 7
No of PCs going to poll 26 (PC no. 1 to 26) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification02 Apr 14 (Wed)
Last Date for filing Nominations09 Apr 14 (Wed)
Scrutiny of Nominations10 Apr 14 (Thu)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature12 Apr 14 (Sat)
Date of Poll 30 Apr 14 (Wed)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed28 May 14 (Wed)

Gujarat 2014 Lok Sabha 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.

Gujarat opinion poll Survey 2014  by CNN-IBN

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.

Gujarat opinion poll Survey 2014  by India TV

Headlines Today-CVoter opinion poll: The BJP is expected to win 21 seats. The Congress party may win 5 seats.

Gujarat CVoter opinion poll 2014  by Headlines Today

Parliamentary Constituencies of Gujarat

PC No.PC NamePC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name
3Patan12Jamnagar21Chhota Udaipur
7Ahmedabad East16Anand25Navsari
8Ahmedabad West17Kheda26Valsad

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.

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 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

Sl. NoName of Chief MinistersFromToParty Name
1Jivraj Narayan MehtaMay 1, 1960Mar 3, 1962INC
2Jivraj Narayan MehtaMar 3, 1962Sep 19, 1963INC
3Balwantrai MehtaSep 19, 1963Sep 20, 1965INC
4Hitendra K DesaiSep 20, 1965Apr 3, 1967INC
5Hitendra K DesaiApr 3, 1967Apr 6, 1971INC
6Hitendra K DesaiApr 7, 1971May 12, 1971INC
 President's ruleMay 12, 1971Mar 17, 1972 
7Ghanshyam OzaMar 17, 1972Jul 17, 1973INC
8Chimanbhai PatelJul 18, 1973Feb 9, 1974INC
 President's ruleFeb 9, 1974Jun 18, 1975 
9Babubhai J. PatelJun 18, 1975Mar 12, 1976Janata Front (INC(O) + BJS+ BLD + SP)
 President's ruleMar 12, 1976Dec 24, 1976 
10Madhav Singh SolankiDec 24, 1976Apr 10, 1977INC
11Babubhai J. PatelApr 11, 1977Feb 17, 1980JNP
 President's ruleFeb 17, 1980Jun 7, 1980JNP
12Madhav Singh SolankiJun 7, 1980Mar 10, 1985INC
13Madhav Singh SolankiMar 11, 1985Jul 6, 1985INC
14Amarsinh ChaudharyJul 6, 1985Dec 9, 1989INC
15Madhav Singh SolankiDec 10, 1989Mar 4, 1990INC
16Chimanbhai PatelMar 4, 1990Oct 25, 1990JD(G) + JD + BJP
17Chimanbhai PatelOct 25, 1990Feb 17, 1994JD(G) + JD + INC
18Chhabildas MehtaFeb 17, 1994Mar 14, 1995INC
19Keshubhai PatelMar 14, 1995Oct 21, 1995BJP
20Suresh MehtaOct 21, 1995Sep 19, 1996BJP
 President's ruleSep 19, 1996Oct 23, 1996 
21Shankersinh VaghelaOct 23, 1996Oct 27, 1997RJD
22Dilip ParikhOct 28, 1997Mar 4, 1998RJD
23Keshubhai PatelMar 4, 1998Oct 6, 2001BJP
24Narendra ModiOct 7, 2001Dec 22, 2002BJP
25Narendra ModiDec 22, 2002Dec 22, 2007BJP
26Narendra ModiDec 23, 2007Dec 20, 2012BJP
27Narendra ModiDec 20, 2012PresentBJP

List of Governors of Gujarat

Sl. NoName of GovernorFromTo
1Mehdi Nawaz JungMay 1, 1960Aug 1, 1965
2Nityanand KanungoAug 1, 1965Dec 7, 1967
3P.N. BhagwatiDec 7, 1967Dec 26, 1967
4Shriman NarayanDec 26, 1967Mar 17, 1973
5P.N. BhagwatiMar 17, 1973Apr 4, 1973
6Kambanthodath Kunhan VishwanathamApr 4, 1973Aug 14, 1978
7Sharda MukherjeeAug 14, 1978Aug 6, 1983
8Kizhekethil Mathew ChandyAug 6, 1983Apr 26, 1984
9Braj Kumar NehruApr 26, 1984Feb 26, 1986
10Ram Krishna TrivediFeb 26, 1986May 2, 1990
11Mahipal ShastriMay 2, 1990Dec 21, 1990
12Sarup SinghDec 21, 1990Jul 1, 1995
13Naresh ChandraJul 1, 1995Mar 1, 1996
14Krishna Pal SinghMar 1, 1996Apr 25, 1998
15Anshuman SinghApr 25, 1998Jan 16, 1999
16K.G. BalakrishnanJan 16, 1999Mar 18, 1999
17Sunder Singh BhandariMar 18, 1999May 7, 2003
18Kailashpati MishraMay 7, 2003Jul 2, 2004
19Balram JakharJul 2, 2004Jul 24, 2004
20Nawal Kishore SharmaJul 24, 2004Jul 24, 2009
21S.C. JamirJul 24, 2009Nov 26, 2009
22Kamla BeniwalNov 27, 2009Present

Last Updated on : March 29, 2014

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