Gujarat Assembly Election Dates To Be Announced on Wednesday


Gandhinagar: The election dates for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat will be announced by the Election Commission today, the term of the 182-member Gujarat Assembly gets over on 23 January next year.

The opposition has been alleging that by “delaying” the announcement of the Gujarat polls, the EC was giving time to the BJP government in the state and at the Centre to sidestep the provisions of the model code and offer sops to the electorate to swing votes in favour of the saffron party.

After the EC did not announce the election schedule for Gujarat, the Congress had alleged it was done to enable Prime Minister Narendra Modi to play a “false Santa Claus” and announce freebies for voters before the model code of conduct kicked in.