Aam Aadmi Party's state Head in Gujarat, Gopal Italia on Thursday claims that voting is being done deliberately slow in the Katargam Assembly Constituency. He took a jab at the Election Commission saying that, " In this way, if you have to work only under the pressure of BJP goons, then why do you get elections done?"
"On an average, 3.5% voting has been done in the entire state, but only 1.41% has been done in Katargam. Don't stoop so low as to beat a small child," he further added in a tweet posted on his Twitter handle.
Gopal Italia is the AAP candidate contesting for the Katargam seat in the Gujarat Assembly Polls. The Katargam AC is up for polls in the first phase of elections. According to the Election Commission of India, the voting will begin at 8 am and conclude at 5 pm.
A total of 39 political parties are contesting in the elections and have fielded 788 candidates including 718 male candidates and 70 women candidates.
As many as 2,39,76,670 voters, including 1,24,33,362 males, 1,1,5,42,811 females and 497 from the third gender are eligible to vote in the first phase of Gujarat polls. Over 4 lakh PWD voters are eligible to cast their votes.
Nearly 9.8 lakh senior citizen voters (80+) and nearly 10,000 voters who are 100 and above are eligible to vote.
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