55.22 pc voting till 5 p.m. in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, May 7 (UNI) An average 55.22 percent voting was recorded till 5 p.m across 25 Lok Sabha constituencies of Gujarat on Tuesday.

The voting took place from 7 a.m. in a single phase for the parliamentary constituencies in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state.

According to the Election Commission, the highest 68.12 percent of votes were polled in Valsad and the lowest 45.59 percent in Amreli.

Prime Minister Modi reached Ambika Char Rasta Nishan Vidyalaya in Ranip, Ahmedabad, in the morning and cast his vote at the booth set up in the school. Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also present with him.

Shah also voted with his family in Naranpura.

Those who voted early in the morning include BJP state president C.R. Patil at North Gujarat School near Uma Bhawan in Surat’s Bhatar under Navsari Lok Sabha constituency and state Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel at Sheelaj Primary School booth under Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency.

Union Ministers Parshottambhai Rupala, Mansukhbhai Mandaviya, and former Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani also exercised their democratic rights.

It is noteworthy that of the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, voting was not held in Surat, as the BJP candidate was declared elected unopposed after the nomination paper of the Congress contestant was rejected and eight other nominees also withdrew their papers.

The counting of votes for the 25 constituencies and will take place on June 4, and the election process will be completed by June 6.

The BJP had won all the 26 seats in the previous polls held in 2019.

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