Today is the last day of withdrawal of nomination papers for the second phase of Assembly elections in Gujarat. A total of 1664 candidates have filed their nomination papers for 93 constituencies spread over North and Central Gujarat. However, the picture of the final contest will emerge after the withdrawal of nomination papers.
Meanwhile, a total of 977 candidates are in the fray for 89 seats of Kutch, Saurashtra and South Gujarat for the first phase of polling to be held on 9th December. Out of this, 273 candidates are from national political parties. This was announced by Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat Mr B.B.Swain last evening.