Saurashtra, December 09: The first phase of polling for the Gujarat assembly election began on Saturday morning, an important test for the ruling BJP that has been in power for 22 years in the state. Kutch, Saurashtra and South Gujarat voting for 89 seats of the 182 seats. The polling began at 8 am and will continue till 5 in the evening. Gujarat records 60.16 percent voting till 4pm in first phase of Gujarat assembly polls.
During the first phase of voting 1.90% of VVPATs replaced out of 24,689 units deployed. 0.37% out of the 26,865 Ballot Units and 0.38% out of the 24,689 Control Unites replaced too.