Voting opens in GujaratApril 30th, 2009 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 30 (IANS) Polling began Thursday morning in Gujarat’s 26 Lok Sabha constituencies, including Gandhinagar from where the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani is seeking re-election.
About 36.4 million people are eligible to vote in what is seen as largely a direct contest between the state’s ruling BJP and the Congress.
There are 359 candidates in the fray including central ministers Shankarsinh Vaghela, Dinsha Patel and Naranbhai Rathwa.
In the high-profile constituency of Gandhinagar, Advani is pitted against Mallika Sarabhai, renowned dancer and social activist who is contesting as an independent, and Suresh Patel of the Congress.
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- Modi and Vaghela on fast track politics in Gujarat - Sep 16, 2011
- Mallika Sarabhai files nomination from Gandhinagar - Apr 02, 2009
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- 'Modi magic' fails to sweep Gujarat, again - May 16, 2009
- Advani to file nomination from Gandhinagar today - Apr 08, 2009
- I don't respect Advani as a leader: Mamata Banerjee - Apr 21, 2011
- Advani files nomination from Gandhinagar - Apr 08, 2009
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