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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

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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, ...

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

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

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

68% voter turnout recorded in the first phase of #GujaratElection2017: Election Commission of India pic.twitter.com/OOuIqCQdPU — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017

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

68% voter turnout recorded in the first phase: Election Commission of India  

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

Gujarat: First phase of polling ends in the state, visuals from Bhavnagar #GujaratElection2017 pic.twitter.com/KzfWp6VTVJ — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017

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

#Visuals from Rajkot: EVMs & VVPATs being sealed after first phase of polling ends in #GujaratElection2017 pic.twitter.com/3MBIGuVL42 — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017

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

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

First phase of polling has ended, we are extremely grateful to EC, the officials & voters for peaceful & successful completion of voting. I'm sure, as per the reports that are coming, that BJP is going to register a landslide victory: Arun Jaitley #GujaratElection2017 pic.twitter.com/4LodFh06G2 — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017

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

The faulty Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were replaced in Bhavnagar on Saturday after reports of their malfunctioning in several polling stations made headlines in the very first hour of voting in the Gujarat elections.

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

90% samay unhone apne aap pe bhashan dia, Narendra Modi ne Narendra Modi ke baare mein bhashan dia, aur kuch bacha hi nahi! But this election is not about Modi Ji or me, it is about Gujarat's future: Rahul Gandhi in Mehsana's Vadnagar #GujaratElection2017 pic.twitter.com/s35e136Wvd — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017

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

Gujarat: Governor of Karnataka Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala cast his vote in Rajkot #GujaratElection2017 pic.twitter.com/m73EzQzIuh — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017

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

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, ...

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