BJP has no challenges in Gujarat: Vijay Rupani

Updated: 09 Dec 2017 09:20 AM

Rajkot (Gujarat) [India], Dec 9 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visited temple, as first phase of Gujarat polls commenced today and dismissed any questions of challenge saying that BJP will stand victorious.

"People should come out in large numbers to vote. We are very confident, no question of any challenge," Vijay Rupani told the media here.

The first phase of polling will be held in 89 assembly constituencies of Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions with 977 candidates in the fray.

About 2.12 crore voters, comprising 1, 11,05,933 men and 1,01,25,472 women, are expected to exercise their franchise.

Abdasa assembly seat in Kachchh district is the largest constituency, which is spread over 6,278 sq km while Karanj assembly seat in Surat district is smallest constituency, which is spread over only 4 sq km.

The second phase will be held on December 14 for 93 assembly constituencies while counting of the votes will be done on December 18.

The crucial elections are being seen as prestige battle for BJP, which has been ruling the state for last 22 years, and litmus test for the Congress. (ANI)

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