Record turnout in Gujarat first phase polls
Over 45 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 2 pm today in the 89 seats Gujarat Assembly seats that went to polls today. The Election Commission said that 45.61 per cent voters exercised their franchise between 8 am and 2 pm. The voting will end at 5 pm. After the polling process began at 8 am, people could be seen queueing up to cast votes at polling stations. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, his opponent on the Rajkot-West seat Indranil Rajyaguru, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani and Congress MLA of Amreli seat Paresh Dhanani were among key leaders who cast their votes.