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Nw : The agricultural-metropolis divide within the Gujarat verdict of 2022

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Voters wait in queues at a polling station during the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections at Aliabet in Bharuch district on December 1, 2022. Photo: Twitter/@ECISVEEP via PTI

Voters wait in queues at a polling station one day of the significant portion of Gujarat Assembly elections at Aliabet in Bharuch district on December 1, 2022. Divulge: Twitter/@ECISVEEP by job of PTI

In metropolis constituencies, the BJP polled 58.2% votes whereas the Congress polled merely 23.9% votes.

Even though the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress would possibly perchance well additionally no longer fabricate successfully against BJP’s tsunami in these elections, however the trend of rural and metropolis enhance for the Congress and the BJP was seen even in these elections.

Without reference to a dejected performance, the Congress managed to pollmore votes within the agricultural constituencies when when compared with the metropolis constituencies. It is crucial to brand that the AAP polled nearly equivalent share of votes each in rural and metropolis constituencies, breaking the delusion of it being a portion of metropolis voters (Table 1).

The AAP’s overall vote portion has been no longer up to 13% however its enhance cross is roughly evenly spread. It polled 13.2% votes in rural constituencies and 12.7% votes in metropolis constituencies. Similarly, the Congress trailed within the again of the BJP by 17% in rural constituencies, however in metropolis constituencies, the BJP’s vote portion is bigger than double of the Congress vote portion.

In metropolis constituencies, the BJP polled 58.2% votes whereas the Congress polled merely 23.9% votes. Clearly, no longer top BJP registered significant victory, it persisted its extensive domination amongst metropolis voters of Gujarat.

(Sanjay Kumar is Professor and co-director of Lokniti-CSDS. Mahashweta Jani is the Declare coordinator in Gujarat)

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