The Prime Minister called upon the voters to vote in large numbers in the Gujarat elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon voters to exercise their franchise in large numbers ahead of polling for the second and final phase of the Gujarat assembly elections on Monday.

"I urge all those voting in the second phase of Gujarat elections, especially youth and women voters, to vote in large numbers," he tweeted.

The Prime Minister told that he would cast his vote in Ahmedabad.

It may be noted that voting started at 8 am in 93 seats in 14 districts of Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Gandhinagar.

Votes will be cast in these areas till 5 pm.

A total of 833 candidates including 69 women are in the fray in this phase.

The votes cast for both the phases will be counted on Thursday i.e. December 8.

The Election Commission has made all necessary arrangements to ensure smooth conduct of the elections.

More than 26 thousand centers have been set up for voting.

In this phase, the political fate of many prominent leaders including Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and seven ministers will be decided.

Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakur are also in the fray among other BJP leaders.

Congress leaders Sukhram Rathwa and Jignesh Mavani, Aam Aadmi Party's Bharat Singh Wakhla and Bhima Bhai Chowdhary are also candidates in this phase.

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