New Delhi: The state of Gujarat will got to polls on December 9.  The Jamnagar district will elect their representatives to the Gujarat Assembly in the first phase of the all-important elections. The district has five assembly seats– Kalavad, Jamnagar Rural, Jamnagar North, Jamnagar South, Jamjodhpur. It is the bastion of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but Congress also gave a tough fight in 2012. The results will be declared on December 18.

Kalavad Assembly Seat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Muljibhai Dayabhai Ghaida, while the Congress party has fielded Pravinbhai Narsibhai Musadiya. BSP’s Damjibhai Najabhai Sondarva is also in the fray. In 2012, Bharatiya Janata Party’s Chavda Meghjibhai Amarabhai had defeated Congress party’s Parmar Dineshbhai Rudabhai. The BJP candidate had got 49027, while the Congress candidate got 42908 votes.

Jamnagar Rural Assembly Seat

The competition this time is between the Aam Aadmi Party’s Pareshkumar Bhanubhai Bhanderi
BJP’s Patel Raghavjibhai Hansarajbhai and Indian National Congress’ Dharaviya Vallabhbhai Veljibhai. In 2012 Assembly elections,  Ahir Hardas Karshan Khava of the Indian National Congress was defeated by Shapariya Chimanbhai Dharamshibhar of the BJP.

Jamnagar North 

In 2012, Ayar Bera Mulubhai Hardasbhai of the Bhartiya Janata Party had got 52194 votes and was defeated by Jadeja Dharmendrasinh Merubha of the Indian National Congress who had got 61642. This time, BSP’s Gotam Alabhai Vaghela, BJP’s Jadeja Dharmendrasinh Merubha(Hakubha)
INC’s Ahir Jivanbhai Karubhai Kumbharvadiya are locking horns.

Jamnagar South

BSP’s Chavda Ashvinbhai Nathabhai, BJP’s Faldu Ranchhodbhai Chanabhai and INC’s Lal Ashokbhai Haridas are the main candidates from the constituency. In 2012, BJP’s Trivedi Vasuben Narendrabhai had defeated Lal Jitendra Haridas of the Congress party in a close fight.

Jamjodhpur

Ahir Hardas Karshan Khava of the Indian National Congress was comprehensively defeated by
Shapariya Chimanbhai Dharamshibhar of the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2012. This time, BSP’s Nariya Pravinbhai Vallabhbhai, BJP’s Sapariya Chimanbhai Dharamshibhai and INC Kalaria Chiragbhai Rameshbhai are locking horns.