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Gujarat Elections 2017

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017
182 ConstituenciesDate of Issue of Gazette NotificationLast date of nominationsScrutiny of nominationsLast date for withdrawal of nominationsPolling DateCounting of votes
Phase I (89 Seats)Nov 14, 2017Nov 21, 2017Nov 22, 2017Nov 24, 2017Dec 09, 2017Dec 18, 2017
Phase II (93 Seats)Nov 20, 2017Nov 27, 2017Nov 28, 2017Nov 30, 2017Dec 14, 2017Dec 18, 2017

Gujarat Elections Latest News And Updates 2017
December 16, 2017 04:00 PM
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December 15, 2017 04:38 PM
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December 15, 2017 03:02 PM
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December 15, 2017 02:46 PM
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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)
CEO's AddressBlock No. 7, Second Floor, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar


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Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017

As the tenure of the current legislative assembly (Vidhan Sabha) in Gujarat expires in January 2018, Gujarat Assembly Election 2017 for the 14th assembly will be held in December 2017. The Election Commission has announced a two-phase Gujarat assembly (Vidhan Sabha) election 2017 date for the year 2017. The first phase of Gujarat polls will be held on Dec 09, 2017 and the second phase of Gujarat Polls will be held on Dec 14, 2017. As announced by the Election Commission of India, the counting of votes for the Gujarat Assembly Election 2017 will be held on Dec 18, 2017, which is also the date for the counting of votes for Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017.

In the last Gujarat 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 is 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 in the 2017 Gujarat assembly elections 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 Gujarat 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.

Gujarat Legislative Assembly Administrative structure

Gujarat Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) 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)

The main regional parties in Gujarat
Bharatiya Rashtravadi Paksha Gujarat Adijati Vikash PakshGujarat State Janta Congress

Gujarat State Legislative Assembly

The Gujarat state is governed by a Legislative assembly (Vidhan Sabha) containing 182 members. These members hold 182 seats of Gujarat legislative assembly and are elected from 182 constituencies. Out of these 182 Gujarat Legislative Assembly seats, 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 the state and the Chief Minister of the state would lead its Gujarat state legislative assembly administration.

The Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has been serving this state since August 2016 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 the state. Check the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Gujarat...

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

S.NoNamePartyTermS.NoNamePartyTerm
1Shri Chunibhai Kanjibhai GohelBharatiya Janata Party10/04/2014 to 09/04/20207Smt. Smriti Zubin IraniBharatiya Janata Party19/08/2017 to 18/08/2023
2Shri Arun JaitleyBharatiya Janata Party03/04/2012 TO 02/04/20188Shri Mansukh L. MandaviyaBharatiya Janata Party03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
3Shri Madhusudan MistryIndian National Congress10/04/2014 to 09/04/20209Amit ShahBharatiya Janata Party19/08/2017 to 18/08/2023
4Shri Ahmed PatelIndian National Congress19/08/2017 to 18/08/202310Parsottambhai RupalaBharatiya Janata Party03/06/2016 to 02/04/2018
5Shri Shambhuprasad Baldevdasji TundiyaBharatiya Janata Party10/04/2014 to 09/04/202011Shri Lal Sinh VadodiaBharatiya Janata Party10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020
6Shri Shankarbhai N. VegadBharatiya Janata Party03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018   

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The westernmost state of India, Gujarat has rich cultural and traditional diversity. The state of Gujarat has 26 parliamentary constituencies and 182 Assembly constituencies. The Lok Sabha Elections of 2014 saw drastic outcome. With the Lok Sabha polls of 2014 the colorful state was painted saffron. The Indian General Elections were held in 2014 to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha. They were the longest election in the history of India. Bharatiya Janta Party won an upper hand over all other parties. In a historic win NDA won 336 seats and BJP alone won 31.0% of the total votes. The 2014 Indian General Elections were historic in many ways. This victory of BJP and its allies has been record maker as it became the largest majority government since 1984 general elections. NDA swept 336 seats of the total 543 Lok Sabha seats. Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) were the majority parties in the Gujarat Lok Sabha Elections 2014. In a historic groundbreaking victory BJP won all the 26 seats from Gujarat in the Lok Sabha elections. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate was Narendra Modi. Shri Modi contested elections from two constituencies i.e. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and Vadodra (Gujarat). BJP's veteran candidate L.K.Advani also contested the election from his old seat i.e. Gandhinagar, from where he has been elected MP five times.

For Gujarat, the exit polls foreshadowed the historic victory. Modi wave was sweeping away all the tides. According to the exit polls, it was estimated that the party would win twenty plus seats but the results astound everyone as it was a groundbreaking win since the party won all the twenty six seats for Lok Sabha in Gujarat leaving the opposition baffled. The twenty six seats which the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) won are as follows- Kachchh, Banaskantha, Patan, Mahesana, Sabarkantha, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad East, Ahmedabad West, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Porbander, Jamnagar, Junagarh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Anand, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod, Vadodara, Chhota Udaipur, Bharuch, Bardoli, Surat, Navsari and Valsad. With the historic win, Anandiben Patel was elected as the first women chief minister of Gujarat in May, 2014. Sh. Vijaybhai R. Rupani is the incumbent Chief Minister of Gujarat. He succeeded Anandiben Patel since August 7th, 2016.

Last Updated on Oct 31, 2017