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Gujarat is India's westernmost state.

The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea and the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west.

Its capital city is Gandhinagar, while its largest city is Ahmedabad.

The modern-day name 'Gujarat' is derived from Sanskrit term 'Gurjaradesa', which means the Gurjar nation.
  • Total population: 60,439,692
  • Total Rural Population - 34,694,609
  • Total Urban Population - 25,745,083
  • Male Population - 31,491,260
  • Female Population – 28,948,432
  • Population Density(Persons per sq km) - 308
*As per Census of India 2011

Economy

Gujarat GSDP ranks 5th in the country.
The Estimated nominal GSDP of the State for year 2017-18 is ₹12.75 lakh crore ($199 Billion).
The state accounts for 7.6 per cent of the country's GDP.
Human Developement Index as per UNDP report 2011 – 0.514
Gujarat HDIP Ranking in the country as per UNDP report 2011 - 8th

Administration

The state came into existence on May 1, 1960, after a post-independence agitation leading to the formation of Gujarat and Maharashtra states.
The state is divided into 33 districts and 250 talukas.

Parliament

  • Lok Sabha Sitting Members – 26
  • Rajya Sabha Sitting Members – 11

Legislature

  • Gujarat has a unicameral legislature. It has a Legislative Assembly constituting of 182 MLA seats.
  • First Legislative Assembly was formed in the year 1960.
  • Current Assembly is the thirteenth assembly of the state.
  • Ruling Party – BJP, Opposition Party - INC
  • Current Party Composition in the House: BJP – 120, INC – 43, NCP – 2, JD(U) – 1, Independent – 1, Vacant Seats – 15

Government

Congress has succeeded in forming government seven times in the state, BJP has formed five times and Janta Dal has formed once. BJP has been in power in the state for last 22 years (Past Four Assembly Elections)
Current Governor - Om Prakash Kohli

Chief Ministers

Current Chief Minister

- Vijay Rupani
- Aged 61
- 13th Chief Minister of Gujarat for 475 days
- Representing Bhartiya Janta Party

Previous Chief Minister

- Anandiben Patel
- Aged 75
- 13th Chief Minister of Gujarat for 808 days
- Representing Bhartiya Janta Party

Last Opposition(Congress) party's Chief Minister

- Late Chhabildas Mehta
- 8th Chief Minister of Gujarat
- Representing Indian National Congress

Current Strenght of Council of Ministers - 9

Gujarat Assembly Election 2017

Election to form 14th Legislative Assembly

Few issues

  • Demonetization
  • GST
  • Castism
  • Development of Farmer Community
  • Tribal Population Grapping
  • Electricy in Rural areas
  • Unemployment

Total Number of ACs – 182
Reserved ACs for STs – 13
Reserved ACs for SCs – 27

Total Number of Voters as on Sept 25, 2017 – 43,337,491 (4.33 Crore)
Total Number of Voters as on Jan 01, 2012 – 42,718,198 (4.27 Crore)
Increase in Voters – 1.44 %

Last Assembly Election – Dec 2012
Next Assembly Election – Dec 2017

Polling - To be held in two phases
Phase I - Saturday, Dec 09, 2017
Phase II – Thursday, Dec 14, 2017
No of Polling Stations – 50,128
Women Managed Polling Station – 182 (One per Constituency)

Declaration of Poll Result – Dec 18, 2017
Last Updated on November 28, 2017


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