PM Modi casts vote in Ahmedabad, thanks voters of Gujarat

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | Updated: 05 December, 2022 11:08 am IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote in the Gujarat Assembly elections at a polling station in Ahmedabad as hundreds of his supporters gathered outside to greet their favourite leader.

Voting is taking place at 93 assembly constituencies in the second phase of elections for the 182-member Gujarat Legislative Assembly.

In Ahmedabad, PM Modi exercised his franchise at the polling centre set up at Nishan Higher Secondary School in Nirnay Nagar area of the city.

PM Modi, who served as Gujarat CM for over 12 years, arrived in a black SUV. Before entering the polling booth, he took a stroll and greeted hundreds of BJP workers and supporters lining up the street.

Speaking to media persons after casting his vote, the prime minister said that the people of Gujarat are intelligent enough to choose what is right for them.

“This festival of democracy has been celebrated with great pomp and fervor in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Delhi. I thank them for their active participation,” he said.

PM Modi congratulated the Election Commission of India (ECI) for successfully and peacefully conducting these elections.

Later in a tweet, he urged: “Cast my vote in Ahmedabad. Urging all those voting today to turnout in record numbers and vote.”

Union home minister Amit Shah and Delhi lieutenant governor VK Saxena also cast their votes at their respective polling booths in Ahmedabad.

Voting is taking place in 14 districts of north and central Gujarat for the second and last phase of the assembly elections. Among the high-profile candidates in the fray in this phase are chief minister Bhupendra Patel and Patidar movement leader Hardik Patel.

According to the Election Commission, an average voter turnout of 5.75 per cent was recorded across all 93 constituencies while Gandhinagar recorded the highest turnout of more than 7 per cent till 9 am.

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