Voting in eight seats, including four in Rajkot city and four in the district, was sluggish as compared to the last election. In Saurashtra, most eyes fell on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first constituency Vajubhai Vala several times and finally, the Rajkot West seat where former chief minister Vijay Rupani was elected in the last two elections, as against 67 per cent polling in 2017, only 57.03 this time. Percent. Voting has been done. So on the other hand, 60.42 percent voting has been estimated in 8 seats of Rajkot district, this time with a big decrease of 7 percent, as against the average 66.78 percent voting in the last election.
The Prime Minister addressed two meetings on 19 October and the last on 28 November at the Race Course ground in Rajkot, which is close to the western seat. However, voter enthusiasm has waned. Notably, the Rajkot West seat has already attracted BJP heavyweights and voter turnout has been steadily rising in three elections from 2002 to 2017, but saw a major decline for the first time in 15 years. Has come , The main contest is between the current Deputy Mayor Dr. Darshita Shah, who is contesting from the BJP for the first time on this seat, and Mansukh Kalaria, who got the ticket amid internal opposition from the Congress.
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Apart from West Rajkot South, where Khodaldham trustee Ramesh Tilala is contesting from the BJP and foraying into electoral politics for the first time, the seat was created in 2012 and saw over 64 per cent polling in the last two elections, while only 56.60 per cent happened. This time.
However, the Rajkot East seat, where the two BJP-Congress factions are fighting, recorded the highest voter turnout of 62.22 per cent among the four seats in the city. However, the voter turnout in the last election was 67 per cent. While there is a triangular contest between the BJP, AAP and the Congress, the Rajkot rural reserved seat saw a decline of two and a half per cent i.e. 64.12 per cent in the last election. This time 61.25 percent voting has been done in the election.
The highest turnout in the district was 63.22 per cent in the Jetpur seat, from where former minister Jayesh Radia is contesting, but a drop of over 7 per cent from 70.69 per cent in the last election. While voting has been done on Dhoraji seat like Rajkot West. It is noteworthy that 4 cool meetings of the Prime Minister were held in Dhoraji, Jamkandorana and Rajkot. In the last election in Jasdan, when Bavaliya was contesting from Congress, this time the maximum turnout of 73.44 percent has decreased by 12 percent and only 61.25 percent voting has taken place. The Prime Minister’s meeting was held at this place before the elections.
While the Gondal seat, which was disputed by an open fight between Anirudh Singh and Jairaj Singh, registered a decrease of two and a half percent with 62.81 percent voting. It has been learned from the polling of the district that despair was seen not only in the Vidhansabha, but also in the voters. The calculation of how much this recession will affect the leader of which party has now started slowing down.