Gujarat: The Gujarat assembly elections are scheduled to be held in two phases on December 1 and 5 and counting will be conducted on December 8, the Election Commission of India announced on Thursday.
As per the commission, 51,782 polling places will be established across Gujarat’s 182 assembly seats.
The polling agency also stated that 1,274 of the total polling places will be run by female poll workers and security guards.
The 182-member Gujarat assembly’s current term expires on February 18 of the following year, while AAP is trying to establish itself in the state, Congress, which fought hard against the BJP in the previous assembly elections, is working to topple the ruling party in Gujarat.
The polling body, which had faced criticism from opposition parties for not announcing the polls concurrently with Himachal Pradesh, had justified its choice by arguing that the states were not geographically adjacent and that it was consistent with earlier decisions.