Prominent candidates in second phase polling of Gujarat Assembly elections 2017 include Nitin Patel and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor.
AHMEDABAD: The voting for the second and final phase of Assembly elections in Gujarat began at 8 am on Thursday. The last phase saw 93 assembly seats spread across 14 districts in North and central Gujarat going to polls.
The first phase of voting for the 182-member house, held on December 9, covered 89 seats.
A total of 851 candidates are in the fray for the second phase, where 2.22 crore people are eligible to vote.
The Gujarat contest is being seen as a prestige battle for Modi in his home state, where a reinvigorated Congress has sewed up a broad social coalition with prominent Patidar, OBC, and Dalit leaders in its bid to unseat the BJP in power for over two decades.
The voting for second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections 2017 began at 8am on Thursday, in which 851 candidates, spread across 14 districts in north and central Gujarat, will test their luck.
The voting would end at 5 pm, and in total 2 crore 22 lakh voters will exercise their constitutional right. BJP veterans like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah will also cast their votes in the second phase of polling.
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