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‘Congress Aave Chhe, Navsarjan Laave Chhe,’ tweets Rahul Gandhi after 1st phase of Gujarat polls ends

Sixty-eight Per Cent Voter Turnout Was Recorded In The First Phase Of Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 Held On 89 Seats Of Saurashtra And South Gujarat, The Election Commission Of India Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 09 Dec 2017, 11:52:29 PM
‘Congress Aave Chhe, Navsarjan Laave Chhe,’ tweets Rahul Gandhi after 1st phase of Gujarat polls ends

New Delhi:

Soon after the end of voting for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday claimed that Congress will return to the power in PM Modi's home state.

Rahul Gandhi in a tweet congratulated to all the party workers and candidates. He said, “Today, Gujarat has started the transformation. Thank you very much for giving your valuable vote to the Congress party.”

“Congress Aave Chhe, Navsarjan Laave Chhe (Congress is coming, bringing transformation),” Rahul’s tweet read further.

Voting for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections on 89 seats of Saurashtra and South Gujarat concluded on Saturday. 

According to Election Commission, sixty-eight per cent voter turnout was recorded in the first phase polls.

The elections concluded in a smooth manner across the state without any incident of violence or any major issues, Gujarat's Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said.

Eighty-nine seats out of the total of 182 Assembly constituencies went to polls in the first phase with prominent candidates like Chief Minister Vijay Rupani (Rajkot West), Congress’ Shaktisinh Gohil (Mandvi) and Paresh Dhanani (Amreli) in the fray.

The election is being viewed as a prestige battle for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a litmus test for the leadership of soon-to-be Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

The second phase of polling in 93 seats will be held on December 14 while the counting of votes is scheduled on December 18.

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First Published : 09 Dec 2017, 11:50:48 PM