Shri Modi welcomes declaration of dates for Gujarat Vidhan Sabha Elections 2012
Elections are the biggest festival of democracy. We will take part with true spirit. I welcome announcement of the poll dates: Shri Modi on Twitter
2 phase poll in Gujarat on 13th and 17th December. Counting of votes on 20th December
On the evening of Wednesday 3rd October 2012 Shri Narendra Modi welcomed the declaration of election dates by the Election Commission.
On Wednesday (3rd October) the Chief Election Commission announced the election schedule for Gujarat. Polls in the state will be held in 2 phases – first phase covering 87 seats will be held on 13th December 2012 and the second phase covering 95 seats on 17th December 2012. The counting of votes will be held on 20th December 2012. Voting would take place through Electronic Voting Machines (EVM).
More details of the elections:
|Phase 1||Phase 2|
|Date of issuing notification||17th November 2012||23rd November 2012|
|Last Date of filing nominations||24th November 2012||30th November 2012|
|Scrutiny of nomination||26th November 2012||1st December 2012|
|Last date of withdrawal of nomination||28th November 2012||3rd December 2012|
|POLLING DATE||13th December 2012||17th December 2012|
|Counting of votes||20th December 2012||20th December 2012|
Phase 1 predominantly covers South Gujarat, Saurashtra and parts of Ahmedabad district while Phase 2 covers Central Gujarat, North Gujarat, Kutch and large parts of Ahmedabad district.
The term of the incumbent Assembly ends on 17th January 2013. Even in 2007 the state witnessed 2 phase polls.