Voting for the phase-1 in 19 districts of Gujarat has begun on Thursday and 4.92 per cent voting has been recorded till 9 am.
There are 788 candidates in the fray for these seats in 19 districts of the state. In the first phase, more than two crore voters will cast their vote. Out of 89 seats in the first phase, BJP has maximum 58, Congress has 26 and BTP has 2, NCP has one seat.
Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja was seen exercising his franchise at the polling station in Jamnagar. Jadeja’s wife, who is also a candidate for BJP from Jamnagar, voted in Rajkot earlier in the day.
Ravindra Jadeja has appealed to the citizens of Gujarat to vote in large numbers.
Notably, it is a matter worth mentioning that even though Ravindra Jadeja’s wife was running for elections from BJP, his father and sister campaigned for the Congress.
After casting his vote, Ravindra Jadeja’s father Anirudhsinh Jadeja had said that he was with Congress. He added that party matters were different from family matters and that they should stay with their party, which has been with them for years. My son knows that it is a party’s matter and not a family problem, he concluded.
On the other hand, Naina Jadeja, sister of Ravindra Jadeja, has said that this was not the first time that such an incident was happening that a family was divided in different parties. She added that many families in Jamnagar have members working for different parties.
Be satisfied with your ideology and give your 100 per cent and the better party will win, Naina Jadeja said, adding that her love for her brother will stay the same.
The counting and results for both the phases of elections are elated to be declared on 8 December 2022.