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Gujarat elections LIVE: 68% voter turnout in phase 1, says EC

Gujarat election LIVE updates: BJP is seeking a fifth term in Gujarat, while Congress is attempting an electoral revival

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Gujarat election LIVE: 21.09% voter turnout till noon in first phase
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By the time we get final figures voting percentage may go a little higher and touch last year's figure.: Election Commission of India #GujaratElection2017 pic.twitter.com/xng48jKNMx — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017 68% voter turnout recorded in the first phase of #GujaratElection2017: Election Commission of India pic.twitter.com/OOuIqCQdPU — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017 68% voter turnout recorded in the first phase: Election Commission of India   Gujarat: First phase of polling ends in the state, visuals from Bhavnagar #GujaratElection2017 pic.twitter.com/KzfWp6VTVJ — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017 #Visuals from Rajkot: EVMs & VVPATs being sealed after first phase of polling ends in #GujaratElection2017 pic.twitter.com/3MBIGuVL42 — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017 Read also: Gujarat polls: PM Modi changing agenda after getting exposed, says Rahul  

Around 50 per cent voting was recorded by late afternoon on Saturday for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls, while complaints about malfunctioning Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) continued to come in.

The voter turnout this time is unprecedented and there is even speculation that it might surpass the 90 per cent mark.

At 3 p.m., the voting percentage was around 50 per cent.

The poll percentage at 2 p.m. was: in Valsad-48, Kaprada-42, Tankara-54, Morbi-49, Botad-45, Gadhda-39, Umargaon-45, Vankaner-53, Jamnagar overall-40, Jam Jodhpur-40, Surat-44, Dang-25-30, Porbandar-38 to 44, Jamnagar- 36 to 40, Surendranagar- 50 to 55. Navsari too registered more than 50 per cent voting.

Surprisingly, Rajkot which is known for its 'siesta time' from 1 to 4 in the afternoon, registered around 40-45 per cent voting with people seen queuing up in the afternoon to vote. Rajkot's Visavadar saw their voter, former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, exercise his rights coming all the way from his residence in Gandhinagar.

Villagers of Limdi village in Surendranagar district have boycotted the elections over their various grievances.

In Surat, in many of the Patidar dominated areas, posters emerged with photographs of the dead Patidar youth, killed during and after the Patidar agitation on the GMDC ground on August 25, 2015, reading "Don't forget the sacrifice of these martyrs and uproot the BJP".

Malfunctioning of EVM machines was reported in Sattapar village in Anjar constituency and the polling process had to be halted.

Of the 2,12,31,652 voters, 1,11,05,933 are males and 1,01,25,472 females while 247 are from the third gender. The second phase polling is on December 14 and counting, along with that of Himachal Pradesh, will be held on December 18.

First Published: Sat, December 09 2017. 18:49 IST

Gujarat elections LIVE: 68% voter turnout in phase 1, says EC

Gujarat election LIVE updates: BJP is seeking a fifth term in Gujarat, while Congress is attempting an electoral revival

Gujarat election LIVE updates: BJP is seeking a fifth term in Gujarat, while Congress is attempting an electoral revival
Around 50 per cent voting was recorded by late afternoon on Saturday for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls, while complaints about malfunctioning Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) continued to come in.

The voter turnout this time is unprecedented and there is even speculation that it might surpass the 90 per cent mark.

At 3 p.m., the voting percentage was around 50 per cent.

The poll percentage at 2 p.m. was: in Valsad-48, Kaprada-42, Tankara-54, Morbi-49, Botad-45, Gadhda-39, Umargaon-45, Vankaner-53, Jamnagar overall-40, Jam Jodhpur-40, Surat-44, Dang-25-30, Porbandar-38 to 44, Jamnagar- 36 to 40, Surendranagar- 50 to 55. Navsari too registered more than 50 per cent voting.

Surprisingly, Rajkot which is known for its 'siesta time' from 1 to 4 in the afternoon, registered around 40-45 per cent voting with people seen queuing up in the afternoon to vote. Rajkot's Visavadar saw their voter, former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, exercise his rights coming all the way from his residence in Gandhinagar.

Villagers of Limdi village in Surendranagar district have boycotted the elections over their various grievances.

In Surat, in many of the Patidar dominated areas, posters emerged with photographs of the dead Patidar youth, killed during and after the Patidar agitation on the GMDC ground on August 25, 2015, reading "Don't forget the sacrifice of these martyrs and uproot the BJP".

Malfunctioning of EVM machines was reported in Sattapar village in Anjar constituency and the polling process had to be halted.

Of the 2,12,31,652 voters, 1,11,05,933 are males and 1,01,25,472 females while 247 are from the third gender. The second phase polling is on December 14 and counting, along with that of Himachal Pradesh, will be held on December 18.

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Gujarat elections LIVE: 68% voter turnout in phase 1, says EC

Gujarat election LIVE updates: BJP is seeking a fifth term in Gujarat, while Congress is attempting an electoral revival

Around 50 per cent voting was recorded by late afternoon on Saturday for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls, while complaints about malfunctioning Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) continued to come in.

The voter turnout this time is unprecedented and there is even speculation that it might surpass the 90 per cent mark.

At 3 p.m., the voting percentage was around 50 per cent.

The poll percentage at 2 p.m. was: in Valsad-48, Kaprada-42, Tankara-54, Morbi-49, Botad-45, Gadhda-39, Umargaon-45, Vankaner-53, Jamnagar overall-40, Jam Jodhpur-40, Surat-44, Dang-25-30, Porbandar-38 to 44, Jamnagar- 36 to 40, Surendranagar- 50 to 55. Navsari too registered more than 50 per cent voting.

Surprisingly, Rajkot which is known for its 'siesta time' from 1 to 4 in the afternoon, registered around 40-45 per cent voting with people seen queuing up in the afternoon to vote. Rajkot's Visavadar saw their voter, former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, exercise his rights coming all the way from his residence in Gandhinagar.

Villagers of Limdi village in Surendranagar district have boycotted the elections over their various grievances.

In Surat, in many of the Patidar dominated areas, posters emerged with photographs of the dead Patidar youth, killed during and after the Patidar agitation on the GMDC ground on August 25, 2015, reading "Don't forget the sacrifice of these martyrs and uproot the BJP".

Malfunctioning of EVM machines was reported in Sattapar village in Anjar constituency and the polling process had to be halted.

Of the 2,12,31,652 voters, 1,11,05,933 are males and 1,01,25,472 females while 247 are from the third gender. The second phase polling is on December 14 and counting, along with that of Himachal Pradesh, will be held on December 18.

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