Gujarat Assembly elections LIVE updates: The second phase polling concludes

15 per cent voting was recorded till 11 am, an official said, adding the process will pick up as the day progresses

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NH Web Desk

14 Dec 2017, 5:09 PM

Voting for Gujarat Assembly Election ends as the second phase polling concludes

14 Dec 2017, 5:08 PM

Polling closed. Sabarkantha records highest and Chhota Udepur lowest voting.

14 Dec 2017, 4:52 PM

BJP's Hari Chaudhary casts his vote in Banaskantha

14 Dec 2017, 4:28 PM

Voting temporarily stopped in Chhaniyana village as voters alleged EVM rigging

14 Dec 2017, 4:25 PM

Around 56% voting recorded till 4 PM

14 Dec 2017, 3:45 PM

47.40 per cent voter turnout till 2 pm

14 Dec 2017, 3:40 PM

Security outside office of the Election Commission of India

14 Dec 2017, 3:35 PM

Congress workers marching to Election Commission in protest over PM Modi's roadshow

14 Dec 2017, 3:32 PM

Memorandum to the Election Commission regarding the flagrant violation of Model Code of Conduct by the PM & complete abdication of its Constitutional authority

14 Dec 2017, 3:29 PM

Former Indian cricketer Anshuman Gaekwad casts his vote

14 Dec 2017, 3:24 PM

Gujarat polling: Average voting recorded 46 percent till 2 PM

14 Dec 2017, 3:14 PM

Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot, Randeep Surjewala to lead party protest outside Election Commission at 3:15pm over PM Narendra Modi 's roadshow

14 Dec 2017, 2:25 PM

Furious district BJP IT cell president Chandresh Patel ran with an open sword as people staged protest against BJP candidate Rajni Patel in Pachot village

14 Dec 2017, 2:10 PM

Violence between two groups in Savli, Vadodara and Vankaner, Saurashtra reported

14 Dec 2017, 2:09 PM

Senior BJP leader LK Advani casts his vote in Ahmedabad

14 Dec 2017, 2:04 PM

Congress complains to EC over Modi's roadshow

The Congress party on Thursday complained to the Election Commission about a road show undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he cast his vote here during the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls.

Registering a complaint on violation of the Model Code of Conduct, Congress spokesperson Nikunj Balar said: "This was a clear breach of the MCC by the Prime Minister.

"After coming out of the polling booth at Ranip, the Prime Minister stood on the steps of the vehicle in which he was travelling and was waving to the crowd on the road. He continued to do so for 10 to 15 minutes.

"Our Legal Cell Chairman Yogesh Ravani registered the complaint with Gujarat's Chief Electoral Officer B.B. Swain and to the Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti in Delhi."

Swain, however, said: "I don't have any such information till now about this, but I will check and tell."

Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram tweeted: "Allowing a roadshow of PM on voting day is a gross violation of code of conduct. It is an election campaign. What is the EC doing?

14 Dec 2017, 1:14 PM

We have received two complaints regarding presence of Bluetooth in polling booths in Ghatlodia and Mehsana. We sent observers to the spot: BB Swain, Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer

14 Dec 2017, 12:57 PM

Compared to phase 1, less than 50 per cent cases of EVM replacements in phase 2, said BB Swain, Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer

14 Dec 2017, 12:45 PM

PM Narendra Modi leaves after casting his vote at booth number 115 in Sabarmati's Ranip locality

14 Dec 2017, 12:43 PM

39 per cent voting till 12 pm

14 Dec 2017, 12:23 PM

Prime Minister Modi casts vote in Sabarmati's Ranip

14 Dec 2017, 12:15 PM

PM Modi stands in queue at booth number 115 in Sabarmati's Ranip locality to cast his vote

14 Dec 2017, 12:13 PM

PM Narendra Modi reaches Sabarmati to cast his vote

14 Dec 2017, 12:09 PM

Voting percentage (districts) till 12:00 noon

14 Dec 2017, 12:04 PM

PM Modi to reach Nishan High School in Ranip, Sabarmati constituency for voting any time soon

14 Dec 2017, 11:51 AM

PM mother Hiraba casts vote at school in Gandhinagar

14 Dec 2017, 11:49 AM

Voting suspended in Valkhed, Dholka following wifi failure

14 Dec 2017, 11:48 AM

8 persons arrested for suspected bogus voting

14 Dec 2017, 11:46 AM

PM Modi to reach Nishan High School in Ranip, Sabarmati constituency for voting any time soon

14 Dec 2017, 11:45 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will cast his vote at booth number 115

14 Dec 2017, 11:44 AM

Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer BB Swain casts his vote in Gandhinagar

14 Dec 2017, 11:43 AM

FM Arun Jaitley after casting his vote in Ahmedabad's Vejalpur

14 Dec 2017, 11:43 AM

PAAS leader Hardik Patel casts his vote in Viramgam

14 Dec 2017, 11:38 AM

2nd phase of Gujarat polls: 10 per cent voting in 2 hours

The first few hours of polling in the second and final phase of the Gujarat elections on Thursday saw very few voters following a dip in the temperature. 10 per cent voting was recorded in two hours, an official said, adding the process will pick up as the day progresses.

There were several complalints made to the Election Commission against the electronic voting machines in and around Vadodara city. At many places, the polling was halted due to such malfunctioning.

Over two crore voters will chose from 851 candidates who are in the fray in this last phase of polling that began in 93 assembly constituencies across 14 districts at 8 a.m. and will continue till 5 p.m.

There were reports of skirmish in Dhanera town in the Banaskantha, where a poll official was attacked by a group, police said.

Many bigwigs, including union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, state Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki and Patidar leader Hardik Patel have cast their vote.

Jaitley cast his vote in Ahmedabad; Nitin Patel cast his vote from the Kadi region; Solanki reached his native Mendarda village in Borsad to cast his vote and Hardik Patel cast his vote in Viramgam.

At many places in urban areas, people themselves were seen creating awareness and urging members of housing societies to come out and vote.

Though the weather has turned chillier than it was in the first phase on December 9, when Gujarat recorded over 60 per cent polling, it is believed that after the day warms up, more polling will take place.

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