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About 65 pc voting in Gujarat 2nd phase

December 16, 2007

An estimated 63 to 65 per cent of nearly 1.87 crore electorate on Sunday exercised their franchise in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly election spread over 95 constituencies, which was by and large peaceful.

Sunday's polling sealed the fate of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking re-election from the Maninagar constituency and is pitted against Congress' Dinsha Patel, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas.

"The polling was by and large peaceful and orderly with no major incident reported from anywhere in the state," Deputy Election Commissioner Jaiprakash told media persons on New Delhi.

Voting was brisk throughout the day and people were seen queuing up even after 1700 hours, he said.

Reportage: PTI | Photographs: Reuben N V
Image: Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign after casting his vote in Ahmedabad.

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