15 June, 2021

438 Kms Of Mileage

As bus rides go, this one, through Gujarat, was monochromatic

438 Kms Of Mileage

Gujarat: A Two-Horse Race

The first assembly election in Gujarat after delimitation of constituencies will see more parties, more rebels and more candidates in the fray

Impact Of Delimitation

  • Forty constituencies have ceased to exist, 60 have been redrawn
  • The number of ST reserved seats has gone down by 1  
  • Urban and semi-urban constituencies have gone up from 47 to 69
  • The number of rural constituencies has gone down from 135 to 113
  • Urban voters expected to play a key role in 99 constituencies
  • In the 2009 Lok Sabha poll, the BJP led in 49 of the 69 urban segments
  • After delimitation, number of voters in each constituency: 1.4-3.02 lakh
  • Traditionally, urban voters have tended to back the BJP in Gujarat
  • A lower turnout in Gujarat could work to the advantage of the Congress

Minority Report

  • Muslim population in Gujarat: 10%
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