Gujarat assembly election dates are announced by the EC, check out

Gujarat Assembly Election 2022: The Election Commission has made the Gujarat Assembly Election schedule public. View the schedule here.

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The date for the next Gujrat assembly elections was declared by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday. The state will vote in two rounds on December 1 and December 5 to choose its new government.

Along with Himachal Pradesh, the results will be announced on December 8.

There are 182 assembly districts in Gujrat, with 92 constituencies constituting the majority. For Gujarat’s next assembly elections, the BJP, which has been in power there for more than 20 years, will face off against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress.

The Gujarat Assembly’s current term ends on February 18 of the following year.

The ECI previously made the Himachal Pradesh election dates known to the public. The chief election commissioner for the state, Rajiv Kumar, declared that voting will occur on November 12 and that results will be tallied on December 8. In the 68-member Assembly elections with more than 55 lakh eligible voters, the BJP will try to stop the three-decade tradition of no ruling party regaining control by beating the main opposition Congress in the hill state.

The Gujarat Assembly election schedule, however, hadn’t yet been announced by the poll commission.

“The Election Commission goes by convention in announcing poll schedules. It has decided to go by the convention which was last followed,” Kumar had told reporters when asked why Gujarat polls were not announced.

As there is “a gap of 40 days” between the qualifying dates of the state assemblies of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, Kumar claimed that elections in one state would not have an impact on elections in the other. The Himachal Pradesh assembly’s current term expires on January 8, 2023.

There are rumours that the Gujarat elections will still take place in the months of November and December so that the results can be announced on the same day as in 2017. Elections for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh were announced by the commission for October 12 and 25, respectively, in 2017. Vote tallying took place on December 18.

Some opposition leaders, however, suggested that delaying the announcement of the Gujarat polls might enable the current administration to implement further social programmes before the model code of conduct takes effect.