The Aam Aadmi Party, which could not open its account in the 2017 assembly polls, is looking to make inroads in another state after Punjab, with party chief Arvind Kejriwal staking claim to form a government with over 90 seats.
The election campaign of political parties came to an end on Tuesday evening with allegations and counter-allegations.Votes are to be cast for the first phase of assembly elections in Gujarat on December 1. While the BJP is looking to retain its 27-year rule in the state, the Congress is hoping to ride out ‘anti-incumbency’ to come to power. The Aam Aadmi Party, which could not open its account in the 2017 assembly polls, is looking to make inroads in another state after Punjab, with party chief Arvind Kejriwal staking claim to form a government with over 90 seats.
Also read: Gujarat Election: Campaigning ends for the first phase of elections in Gujarat, votes will be cast on 89 seats on Thursday
The tough battle will be fought in two phases on December 1 and 5, as voters will cast their vote on the scheduled dates and respective polling stations. Speaking to ANI, Gujarat’s Chief Electoral Officer, P Bharathi said that all preparations have been made for the first phase of polling on Thursday. Voting will be held on December 1. All arrangements have been made. Voting will be held in 19 districts. Polling personnel have been trained. Webcasting will be done at 50 percent polling stations.
Read this also: This candidate has not lost on Dwarka assembly seat for 32 years, it is going to be difficult for other parties
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah held several election rallies to seek votes for the BJP, while Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra, also briefly campaigned. Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia repeatedly toured the poll-bound state to appeal for votes for the Aam Aadmi Party. Polling will be held on December 1 and 5 while the counting of votes will take place on December 8.