New Delhi: Gujarat will go to poll in two phases on December 9 and December 14. The results to Gujarat Assembly Elections will be announced on December 18. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress party are the two main contenders in the state and Rajkot district, which has eight assembly constituencies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi have thrown their full weight behind their respective candidates.

Rajkot East

In 2012, there was a three-way contest in Rajkot East. Rajguru Indranil Sanjaybhai of the Congress had won after getting over 60,000 votes.  Shukla Kashyap Chimanbhai of the Bhartiya Janta Party had got 56605, whereas Amblia Pravinbhai Ghusabhai pf Gujarat Parivartan Party had got 20003 votes. This time, BSP’s Gohel Madhubhai Arjanbhai and AAP’s Ajit Ghushabhai Lokhil will lock horns with BJP’s Arvind Raiyani and INC’s  Mitul Donga. Here is the list of other candidates.

  • IND Parmar Rekhaben Bharatbhai
  • IND Bhaveshbhai Ramnikbhai Bhalara
  • IND Mukeshbhai Keshavjibhai Ramani
  • IND Rauma Mohsinbhai Aadambhai
  • IND Ranpariya Jerambhai Harjibhai
  • IND Vaghela Ramdevsinh Bhurubha
  • Bhartiya Tribal Party Karanabhai Maldhari
  • Vyavastha Parivartan Party Dholakiya Jiteshbhai Nanjibhai

Rajkot West 

Atul Msikbhai Rajani of the Indian National Congress was defeated comprehensively by Vajubfiai Rudabhai Vala of the Bharatiya Janata Party. It is a VIP seat as Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is contesting from this constituency. Here is the list of candidates this time.

BSP-Parmar Vijaybhai Somabhai
BJP-Vijay Rupani
INC-Indranil Rajguru
IND-Dharmeshbhai Hasmukhbhai Upaddhyay
IND-Chimanlal Kurjibhai Bhuva
IND-Jadeja Siddhrajsinh Sanjaysinh
IND-Dhanrajsinh H Chauhan
IND-Naran M. Vakatar
IND-Bina Dipakbhai Ladani
IND-Mashru Vallabhbhai Vijaykumar
IND-Rajendrakumar Shamjibhai Chauhan
IND-Haribhai Parmar
SHS-Ketan Mansukhbhai Chandarana
GJCP-Maheshbhai Keshubhai Bhut
Rashtra Mangal Mission Party-Virani Bharatbhai Nagajibhai

Rajkot South 

BJP’s Govind Patel had got 77308 votes and had defeated Congress party’s Donga Mitul Himatbhai of the Indian National Congress who had got 48831 votes in 2012 assembly elections. This time, BJP has again given ticket to Govind Patel. The Congress party has given ticket to Dr Dinesh Chovatiya. Here is the candidate list.

BSP Anju Padaliya
AAP Girishbhai Vallabhabhai Maraviya (Patel)
BJP Govindbhai Patel
INC Dr. Dinesh Chovatiya
IND Aziz Iqbalbhai Virani
IND Kubavat Atulbhai Kanubhai
IND Jaspalsinh Mahavirsinh Tomar
IND Vinodbhai Nanalal Makvana
NCP Desai Vinodbhai Nanjibhai
SHS Nishantbhai Patel

Rajkot Rural

BJP’s Lakhabhai Sagathiya and Congress party’s Vashrambhai Alabhai Sagathiya are the two main contestants here in 2017 Assembly elections. In 2012, Bhanuben Manoharbhai Babariya of the BJP had got 57753 votes and had won the polls.
Sagathiya Lakhabhai Jethabhai of the Congress party had got 46287 votes, whereas Girishbhai Haribhai Parmar of Gujarat Parivartan Party had got 36446 votes.

Here is the candidate list.

BSP Kiranbhai Dhanjibhai Makwana
BJP Lakhabhai Sagathiya
INC Vashrambhai Alabhai Sagathiya
IND Kishanbhai Khimjibhai Parmar
IND Dangar Rameshbhai Laljibhai
IND Dineshbhai Babubhai Parmar
IND Dr. Degda Jayeshbhai Somabhai
IND Dengada Pravinbhai Meghjibhai
IND Punjabhai Arjanbhai Solanki
IND Makwana Kaushikbhai Mulajibhai
IND Satishbhai Muljibhai Sagathiya
IND Sagathiya Jayesh Dineshbhai
NCP Harshad Raghubhai Makwana
SVPP Harshadbhai Nathabhai Dhammar

Jasdan

Here is the candidate of the Jasdan constituency. BJP’s Dr Bharat Khodabhai Boghara is locking horns with Congress party’s Bavaliya Kunvarjibhai Mohanbhai.

BSP Rathod Virdasbhai Nanjibhai
BJP Dr.Bharat Khodabhai Boghara
INC Bavaliya Kunvarjibhai Mohanbhai
IND Kanubhai Alabhai Rathod
IND Goradhanbhai Amarashibhai Taviya
IND Taviya Ranchhodbhai Dharamshibhai
IND Dineshbhai Khimjibhai Rathod
IND Pareshbhai Kurajibhai Rojasara
IND Mankoliya Bharatbhai Jesabhai
IND Motibhai Gokalbhai Rajpara
IND Rajpara Maganbhai Jadavbhai
SHS Shakoriya Hasmukhbhai Naranbhai
GJCP Parmar Vallabhbhai Mithabhai
All India Hindustan Congress Party Rajpara Manubhai Savsibhai
Vyavastha Parivartan Party Sariya Harjibhai Punabhai

In 2012, Congress party’s Gohel Bholabhai Bhikhabhai had defeated Dr Bharatbhai Khodabhai Boghra of the Bharatiya Janata party.