Gujarat Assembly Election Date 2018 is to be confirmed by the Election Commission of India (ECI) today, 25th October. As per the latest updates, the ECI is going to host a press meet in the afternoon to announce the Gujarat Vidhan Sabha election date 2018. Gujarat is the 182-member state assembly. The Election Commission has recently announced the Himachal Pradesh Assembly election schedule while it has delayed the announcement for Gujarat election date.
The earlier anticipations assumed that both the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh election dates to be announced at the same time. But, the Gujarat election date announcement was delayed a bit. Probably the Gujrat Vidhan Sabha Elections 2018 will be held on 23rd January 2018.
Gujarat Assembly Elections Date to be Announced Today by Election Commission of India
The opposition party is claiming that the ECI is wontedly postponing the Gujrat election date to give more time to the Gujarat ruling party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) to prepare to curtail for the elections. The opposition party also claimed that giving more time for elections will show the influence on the public opinion to the party’s favor.
Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti has mentioned on Monday that the ECI is going to decide the Gujarat assembly election date will be announced shortly while the host of factors was caused to announce the Himachal Pradesh election dates before the Gujarat polls date.
“When we went to Himachal Pradesh, the state election commission, political parties and the administration told us that three districts – Kinnaur, Lahaul Spiti and Chamba – are likely to experience snowfall. Therefore, a request was made to conduct the elections earlier so that voters can cast their ballots,” said Joti.
“The EC has always made sure that the voting pattern of one state does not affect the voting pattern of another, and that is why the counting period in Himachal Pradesh has been kept on December 18. We had stated that we would plan the election schedule in Gujarat in such a way that polling in the state is over prior to Himachal result, so that the outcome of the result should not affect the voting in Gujarat,” he added.
Latest Update: Gujarat Election Date and Result Dates 2017
EC has announced the Gujarat Assembly Election Dates 2017. The EC has declared the Gujrat Vidhan Sabha Election Dates 2017 in the press conference. As per the Announcement, the Gujrat Polls will be held on 9th and 14th December and the Vote counting will be done on 18th December. The Gujarat Election Results 2017 will be announced on the same date.