New Delhi [India]: To encourage and also inspire young citizens, for the first time, 33 ballot centres will be handled by young ballot parties throughout the initial stage of the Gujarat Assembly political elections, stated Principal Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Thursday.
Calling the voting day a festival of freedom, the CEC urged all individuals of Gujarat to vote.
” Gujarat is commemorating the celebration of democracy today. On behalf of EC, my honest appeal to all 4.9 crore voters of Gujarat to vote today and on December 5 throughout the second stage of political elections,” he said.
Kumar said that over 4 lakh Persons with Impairments (PwD) citizens as well as 9.8 lakh senior citizen voters are in Gujarat.
” We are providing all assistances. It is a celebration to offer equity and also equality and show respect to them. Participation of over 10,000 centenarians as well as PwD voters ought to be an inspiration for everybody, specifically our young voters. Over 182 ballot stations are being taken care of by PwD team,” stated the CEC.
He stated that females election team are present at 1274 cubicles.
” 4.77 lakh newbie voters would exercise their franchise business in these political elections as well as of these, over 3.3 lakh young citizens have been included because of the recent electoral reforms. To inspire and also influence young voters, for the very first time, 33 polling centres will be managed by young ballot events. These are ballot staff that have been appointed just recently,” included CEC Kumar.
Polling for the initial phase of the Gujarat Assembly political election started at 8 am today in the middle of limited security setups.
The destiny of the political celebrations will be decided by over 2 crore voters today, with 89 constituencies spread out throughout 19 districts of Kutch, Saurashtra and also South Gujarat going with polling.
A total of 2,39,76,670 voters, who will cast their ballots by 5 pm today will determine the destiny of 788 prospects who are in the battle royal for the very first stage.
Out of the total variety of bodies politic, 1,24,33,362 are males, 1,1,5,42,811 ladies as well as 497 are from the 3rd gender. Over 4 lakh PWD voters are eligible to cast their votes.
Virtually 9.8 lakh elderly person voters (80+) and also almost 10,000 citizens who are 100 and above are qualified to vote.
According to the EC, there are 5,74,560 citizens that are in between 18 to 19 years old while 4,945 citizens are above 99 years of age. There are 163 NRI voters, of which 125 are males as well as 38 are females.
There are 14,382 electing centres, out of which 3,311 are in the metropolitan locations and 11,071 in the rural areas.
In the very first stage, voting will be held at a total of 25,430 polling terminals. Out of these 13,065, polling terminals will be webcast live.
Amongst famous candidates, Gujarat Principal Minster Bhupendra Patel is objecting to from Ghatlodia, AAP Chief Ministerial prospect Isudan Gadhvi from Khambhaliya, former Congress leader and also BJP candidate Hardik Patel from Viramgam, former Congress leader and currently BJP candidate Alpesh Thakor from Gandhinagar South.
AAP state president Gopal Italia is disputing from Katargam constituency, Gujarat Home Priest (State) Harsh Sanghavi from Majura, Rivaba Jadeja from Jamnagar North, previous Gujarat priest Parshottam Solanki from Bhavnagar Rural, Kunwarji Bavaliya from Jasdan, Kantilal Amrutiya from Morbi as well as Jayesh Radadiya from Jetpur.
Former BJP MLA Madhu Shrivastav is disputing as an Independent from Vaghodia.
The counting of votes will certainly be done on December 8. Results of the Himachal Pradesh assembly political elections will also be proclaimed on the very same day.