On Thursday today, all speculations came to an end with the Election Commission (EC) announcing the dates for polls in the state. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said Gujarat will go to polls in two phases on December 1 and 5 with the counting of votes on December 8 along with that of Himachal Pradesh.
There are total 182 assembly seats in the state, voting for 89 seats will be held on December 1 and the balance 93 seats on December 5 respectively.
Close fight is between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Congress is yet to gather its strengths and jump into the hurdle. However, large number of locals in the state are saying they want to opt for a change in governance, which means either they would go for AAP or Congress. Congress till now is yet to organize themselves. AAP gets the votes by incumbency factor.
The Commission had announced elections to Himachal Pradesh on October 14 but skipped declaring polls for Gujarat. Whom does the people of Gujarat votes would be known only on December 8 but if we go by the trends then the there is a strong undercurrent for a change in the governance.