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Gujarat is gearing up for the May 7 LS polls

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Gujarat is gearing up for the May 7 LS polls

As the 2024 Lok Sabha polls enter the third phase on May 7, Gujarat is preparing special arrangements to ensure an efficient voting process.

IANS

May 05, 2024 6:54 PM | UPDATE: May 5, 2024 6:55 PM | 7 minutes reading

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced several measures to facilitate fair and transparent elections in the state.

With 26 parliamentary constituencies, Gujarat registered a maximum of 658 nomination forms, indicating significant participation of candidates and political parties in the electoral process. Notably, in Surat, BJP candidate Mukesh Dalal emerged victorious unopposed after eight candidates withdrew their nominations.

A major initiative taken by the authorities is the establishment of 68 new check posts in Ahmedabad. These checkpoints monitor and maintain security during the voting process. In addition, voting will take place at a total of 4,132 polling booths in the city, ensuring adequate accessibility for voters from different areas.

Of these stands, 931 are categorized as critical, indicating increased attention and safety measures at these locations. This categorization is intended to prevent untoward incidents and ensure a peaceful voting environment.

Sunday marks the culmination of the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat with political fervor reaching its peak. In the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, the BJP led a cycle rally, symbolizing the party’s strong push for voter engagement. This is Home Minister Amit Shah’s constituency.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel led a BJP rally in Nadiad.

In Ahmedabad West Lok Sabha, the Vijay Sankalp cycle rally was organized by candidate Dinesh Makwana.
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A Congress candidate also led a cycle rally. Himmatsingh Patel, the candidate from Ahmedabad East, organized a cycle rally that passed through four Assembly constituencies.