Gujarat Election 2022: The Congress on Friday released its first list of 43 candidates for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections. Bharat V Solanki from Gandhidham, Amiben Yagnik from Ghatlodiya, and Arjun Modhwadia from Porbandar are some of the famous names in the list. Sanjaybhai Goabazhai Rabari from Deesa, Ramesh Bhai Dangar from Anjar and Himanshu V Patel from Gandhinagar South were all party candidates.
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Gujarat is a difficult state to win for the Congress as the BJP has controlled the state for 27 years. Aam Aadmi Party is also becoming a threat to Congress.
Two rounds of elections will be held in Gujarat on December 1 and 5. The results will be declared on December 8. The results of the elections in Himachal Pradesh will also be declared on the same day.
Elections for 182 seats in Gujarat:
There are total 182 assembly seats in the state. Of these, 40 seats are reserved. While 13 seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) and 27 seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST)/Adivasi society.
The main electoral battle between BJP and Congress has been going on in Gujarat for a long time, but this time the Aam Aadmi Party has also entered the assembly elections.
2017 election results
In the 2017 assembly elections, the BJP had won 99 seats, while the Congress had won 77 seats. While NCP got one seat and Indian Tribal Party (BTP) got two seats respectively. Independent candidates won three seats. Jignesh Mevani, who had the support of the Congress, was also implicated.
The Aam Aadmi Party has entered the race for the assembly elections in Gujarat, where the BJP and the Congress have been rivals for a long time. The Aam Aadmi Party has reached Gujarat after leaving Delhi and forming the government in Punjab.