2012 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election
The 2012 Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections were held in the Indian state of Gujarat in December 2012 for all 182 members of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly. Incumbent Chief Minister Narendra Modi of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), in power since 2002, was running for his fourth term. The leader of the opposition was Shaktisinh Gohil of the Indian National Congress (INC).
All 182 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat
92 seats needed for a majority
Elections were held in two phases, the first on 13 December and the second on 17 December 2012. Total voting turnout of both phases was 71.32%, highest since 1980. Results were declared on 20 December 2012.
Elections were held in two phases, the first on 13 December and the second on 17 December 2012.
First phase of polling was held on 13 December 2012 witnessed 70.75% of record breaking voting. Within three hours, the voter turnout was 18 per cent and by 1 pm it was 38 per cent. The figure went up to 53 per cent by 3 pm, concluding with 70.75%.
|Break-up||Saurashtra : 7 Districts : 48 Seats|
South Gujarat : 7 Districts : 35 Seats
|Candidates||846 including 47 women|
|ID Card Distribution||99.65% voters|
|Photo Electoral Roll coverage||99.53% voters|
|EVM Machines used||25,000|
|EVM Fault rate||0.01%|
Poll boycotted in two villages in Junagadh and Surendranagar district(Dhulkot village)
District wise polling data Phase-I testEdit
Phase-II of polling was held on 17 December 2012 witnessed a voter turnout of 71.85%.
District wise polling data Phase-IIEdit
With 71.85% of Phase-II voting turnout following the Phase-I turnout of 70.75%, the resultant final voting turnout stood at 72.02%
1980 to 2012 Legislative Assembly Elections statistics in GujaratEdit
The average turnout percentage in Gujarat had decreased from 64.39% in 1995 to 59.77% during the last four state elections (1995, 1998, 2002, 2007)as per the Election Commission of India statistics.
Counting of votes was held on 20 December 2012. Results were as following.
|Party||Votes||Vote %||Seats won|
|Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)||1,31,19,579||47.85||115|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||1,06,74,767||38.93||61|
|Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP)||9,95,297||3.63||2|
|Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)||2,59,957||0.67||2|
|Janata Dal (United) (JD(U))||1,83,114||5.83||1|
|Votes cast / turnout||2,74,39,763||72.02|
List of winning candidatesEdit
|1||Abdasa||Chhabilbhai Naranbhai Patel||INC||60704||7613|
|2||Mandvi (Kachchh)||Tarachand Chheda||BJP||61984||8506|
|6||Rapar||Patel Vaghajibhai Dharamshibhai||BJP||55280||9216|
|7||Vav||Shankarbhai Lagdhirbhai Patel||BJP||72640||11911|
|9||Dhanera||Patel Joitabhai Kasnabhai||INC||87460||30291|
|10||Danta||Kharadi Kantibhai Kalabhai||INC||73751||26990|
|11||Vadgam||Manilal Jethabhai Vaghela||INC||90375||21839|
|12||Palanpur||Patel Maheshkumar Amrutlal||INC||75097||5284|
|13||Deesa||Vaghela Liladharbhai Khodaji||BJP||66294||17706|
|14||Deodar||Chauhan Keshaji Shivaji||BJP||76265||20809|
|15||Kankrej||Khanpura Dharshibhai Lakhabhai||INC||73900||600|
|16||Radhanpur||Thakor Nagarji Harchandji||BJP||69493||3834|
|17||Chanasma||Dilipkumar Virajibhai Thakor||BJP||83462||16824|
|18||Patan||Desai Ranchhodbhai Mahijibhai||BJP||67224||5871|
|19||Sidhpur||Balvantsinh Chandansinh Rajput||INC||87518||25824|
|21||Unjha||Patel Narayanbhai Lalludas||BJP||75708||24201|
|22||Visnagar||Patel Rushikesh Ganeshbhai||BJP||76185||29399|
|23||Bechraji||Patel Rajanikant Somabhai||BJP||68447||6456|
|24||Kadi||Chavada Rameshbhai Maganbhai||INC||84276||1217|
|26||Vijapur||Patel Prahladbhai Ishvarbhai||INC||70729||8759|
|27||Himatnagar||Chavda Rajendrasinh Ranjitsinh||INC||85008||12356|
|31||Modasa||Thakor Rajendrasinh Shivsinh||INC||88879||22858|
|32||Bayad||Vaghela Mahendrasinh Shankersinh||INC||74646||35923|
|33||Prantij||Baraiya Mahendrasinh Kacharsinh||INC||76097||7014|
|35||Gandhinagar Dakshin||Thakor Shambhuji Chelaji||BJP||87999||8011|
|36||Gandhinagar Uttar||Patel Ashokkumar Ranchhodbhai||BJP||73551||4225|
|37||Mansa||Chaudhari Amitbhai Harisingbhai||INC||78068||8028|
|38||Kalol||Thakor Baldevji Chanduji||INC||64757||343|
|40||Sanand||Karamsibhai Virjibhai Patel||INC||73453||4148|
|42||Vejalpur||Chauhan Kishorsinh Babulal||BJP||113507||40985|
|43||Vatva||Pradipsinh Bhagwatsinh Jadeja||BJP||95580||46932|
|44||Ellis Bridge||Rakesh Shah||BJP||106631||76672|
|46||Nikol||Panchal Jagdish Ishwarbhai||BJP||88886||49302|
|47||Naroda||Wadhwani Nirmalaben Sunilbhai||BJP||96333||58352|
|48||Thakkarbapa Nagar||Kakadiya Vallabhbhai Gobarbhai||BJP||88731||49251|
|49||Bapunagar||Rajput Jagrupsinh Girdansinh||BJP||51058||2603|
|50||Amraiwadi||Patel Hasmukhbhai Somabhai||BJP||108683||65425|
|51||Dariapur||Gyasuddin Habibuddin Shekh||INC||60967||2621|
|52||Jamalpur-Khadiya||Bhatt Bhushan Ashok||BJP||48058||6331|
|54||Danilimda||Shailesh Manubhai Parmar||INC||73573||14301|
|55||Sabarmati||Arvindkumar Gandalal Patel||BJP||107036||67583|
|56||Asarwa||Rajanikant Mohanlal Patel||BJP||76829||35045|
|57||Daskroi||Patel Babubhai Jamnadas||BJP||95813||37633|
|58||Dholka||Chudasama Bhupendrasinh Manubha||BJP||75242||18845|
|59||Dhandhuka||Kolipatel Laljibhai Chaturbhai||BJP||77573||28277|
|60||Dasada||Makwana Punambhai Kalabhai||BJP||65404||10640|
|61||Limdi||Kolipatel Somabhai Gandalal||INC||72203||1561|
|62||Wadhwan||Doshi Varshaben Narendrabhai||BJP||83049||17558|
|63||Chotila||Shamjibhai Bhimjibhai Chauhan||BJP||72111||11972|
|64||Dhrangadhra||Kavadiya Jayantibhai Ramjibhai||BJP||87621||17403|
|66||Tankara||Kundariya Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai||BJP||63630||15407|
|67||Wankaner||Mohammed Javed Pirzada||INC||59038||5311|
|68||Rajkot Purva||Rajguru Indranil Sanjaybhai||INC||60877||4272|
|69||Rajkot West||Vajubhai Vala||BJP||90405||24978|
|70||Rajkot Dakshin||Govind Patel||BJP||77308||28477|
|71||Rajkot Gramya||Bhanuben Manoharbhai Babariya||BJP||57753||11466|
|72||Jasdan||Gohel Bholabhai Bhikhabhai||INC||78055||10847|
|73||Gondal||Jadeja Jayrajsinh Temubha||BJP||79709||19766|
|74||Jetpur, Rajkot||Jayesh Radadiya||INC||85827||18033|
|75||Dhoraji||Vitthalbhai Hansrajbhai Radadiya||INC||76189||26258|
|76||Kalavad||Chavda Meghjibhai Amarabhai||BJP||49027||6119|
|77||Jamnagar Gramya||Raghavji Hansraj Patel||INC||60499||3304|
|78||Jamnagar Uttar||Jadeja Dharmendrasinh Merubha||INC||61642||9448|
|79||Jamnagar Dakshin||Trivedi Vasuben Narendrabhai||BJP||55894||2862|
|80||Jamjodhpur||Shapriya Chimanbhai Dharamshibhai||BJP||75395||28191|
|81||Khambhaliya||Poonamben Hematbhai Maadam||BJP||79087||38382|
|82||Dwarka||Pabubha Virambha Manek||BJP||70062||5616|
|83||Porbandar||Babubhai Bhimabhai Bokhiria||BJP||77604||17146|
|84||Kutiyana||Kandhal Sarmanbhai Jadeja||NCP||61416||18474|
|85||Manavadar||Chavda Jawaharbhai Pethalajibhai||INC||72879||4402|
|86||Junagadh||Mashru Mahendrabhai Liladharbhai||BJP||66669||13796|
|88||Keshod||Arvindbhai Keshavbhai Ladani||BJP||53772||7937|
|89||Mangrol (Junagadh)||Chudasama Rajeshbhai Naranbhai||BJP||68452||15714|
|90||Somnath||Barad Jasabhai Bhanabhai||INC||56701||2096|
|91||Talala||Jashubhai Dhanabhai Barad||INC||62722||1478|
|92||Kodinar||Solanki Jethabhai Danabhai||BJP||63319||8477|
|93||Una||Vansh Punjabhai Bhimabhai||INC||69824||7507|
|94||Dhari||Kotadiya Nalinbhai Nanjibhai||GPP||41516||1575|
|96||Lathi||Bavkubhai Nathabhai Undhad||INC||48793||2764|
|97||Savarkundla||Vaghasiya Vallabhbhai Vasharambhai||BJP||37246||2384|
|98||Rajula||Solanki Hirabhai Odhavjibhai||BJP||75447||18710|
|99||Mahuva (Bhavnagar)||Makwana Bhavanaben Raghvbhai||BJP||57498||28352|
|100||Talaja||Shyal Bhartiben Dhirubhai||BJP||66357||32844|
|101||Gariadhar||Keshubhai Hirjibhai Nakran||BJP||53377||16028|
|102||Palitana||Rathod Pravinbhai Jinabhai||INC||69396||14325|
|103||Bhavnagar Gramya||Parshottam Solanki||BJP||83980||18554|
|104||Bhavnagar Purva||Vibhavari Dave||BJP||85375||39508|
|105||Bhavnagar Pashchim||Jitu Vaghani||BJP||92584||53893|
|106||Gadhada||Atmaram Makanbhai Parmar||BJP||66415||10342|
|107||Botad||Maniya Thakarshibhai Devjibhai||BJP||86184||10005|
|108||Khambhat||Patel Sanjaykumar Ramanbhai||BJP||74761||15386|
|109||Borsad||Parmar Rajendrasinh Dhirsinh||INC||83621||21034|
|111||Umreth||Jayantbhai Ramanbhai Patel||NCP||67363||1394|
|112||Anand||Dilipbhai Manibhai Patel||BJP||82956||987|
|114||Sojitra||Parmar Punambhai Madhabhai||INC||65210||162|
|115||Matar||Chauhan Devusinh Jesingbhai||BJP||71021||6487|
|116||Nadiad||Desai Pankaj Vinubhai||BJP||75335||6587|
|117||Mehmedabad||Gautambhai Ravjibhai Chauhan||INC||68767||4181|
|118||Mahudha||Thakor Natvarsinh Fulsinh||INC||58373||13230|
|119||Thasra||Parmar Ramsinh Prabhatsinh||INC||78226||5500|
|121||Balasinor||Chauhan Mansinh Kohyabhai||INC||87088||17171|
|122||Lunawada||Malivad Kalubhai Hirabhai||BJP||72814||3701|
|123||Santrampur||Damor Gendalbhai Motibhai||INC||68026||25654|
|124||Shehra||Ahir Jethabhai Ghelabhai||BJP||76468||28725|
|125||Morva Hadaf||Khant Savitaben Vechatbhai||INC||56886||11289|
|126||Godhara||C. K. Raul||INC||73367||2868|
|127||Kaalol||Rathod Arvindsinh Damsinh||BJP||69275||30056|
|128||Halol||Parmar Jaydrathsinh Chandrasinh||BJP||93854||33206|
|129||Fatepura||Katara Rameshbhai Bhurabhai||BJP||57828||6264|
|130||Jhalod||Garasiya Miteshbhai Kalabhai||INC||78077||40073|
|131||Limkheda||Bhabhor Jashvantsinh Sumanbhai||BJP||67219||15331|
|132||Dahod||Panada Vajesingbhai Parsingbhai||INC||73956||39548|
|133||Garbada||Bariya Chandrikaben Chhaganbhai||INC||69295||35774|
|135||Savli||Inamdar Ketanbhai Mahendrabhai||Independent||62849||20319|
|136||Vaghodiya||Shrivastav Madhubhai Babubhai||BJP||65851||5788|
|137||Chhota Udaipur||Rathwa Mohansinh Chhotubhai||INC||65043||2305|
|138||Jetpur, Chhota Udaipur||Jayantbhai Rathwa||INC||61966||4273|
|139||Sankheda||Bhil Dhirubhai Chunilal||BJP||80579||1452|
|141||Vadodara Shaher||Vakil Manisha Rajivbhai||BJP||103700||51889|
|142||Sayajigunj||Sukhadiya Jitendra Ratilal||BJP||107358||58237|
|146||Padra||Patel Dineshbhai Balubhai||BJP||75227||4308|
|148||Nandod||Tadvi Shabdasharan Bhailalbhai||BJP||79580||15727|
|150||Jambusar||Chhatrasinhji Pujabhai Mori||BJP||74864||18730|
|151||Vagra||Arunsinh Ajitsinh Rana||BJP||68512||14318|
|152||Jhagadiya||Vasava Chhotubhai Amarsinh||JD(U)||66622||13304|
|153||Bharuch||Dushyantbhai Rajnikant Patel||BJP||92219||37190|
|154||Ankleshwar||Ishwarsinh Thakorbhai Patel||BJP||82645||31443|
|155||Olpad||Patel Mukeshbhai Zinabhai||BJP||106805||37058|
|156||Mangrol (Surat)||Ganpatsinh Vestabhai Vasava||BJP||79255||31106|
|157||Mandvi (Surat)||Vasava Parbhubhai Nagarbha||INC||83298||24394|
|158||Kamrej||Pansheriya Prafulbhai Chhaganbhai||BJP||126032||61371|
|159||Surat Purva||Gilitwala Ranjitbhai Mangubhai||BJP||72649||15789|
|160||Surat Uttar||Choksi Ajaykumar Jashvantlal||BJP||59690||22034|
|161||Varachha Marg||Kanani Kishorbhai Shivabhai||BJP||68529||20359|
|162||Karanj||Kachhadiya Janakbhai Manjibhai||BJP||65696||49439|
|163||Limbayat||Patil Sangitaben Rajendrabhai||BJP||79744||30321|
|165||Majura||Sanghvi Harsh Rameshkumar||BJP||103577||71556|
|166||Katargam||Vanani Nanubhai Bhagavanbhai||BJP||88604||43272|
|167||Surat Pashchim||Kishorbhai Ratilal Vankawala||BJP||99099||69731|
|168||Choryasi||Patel Rajendrabhai Parabhubhai||BJP||119917||67638|
|169||Bardoli||Parmar Ishwarbhai Alias Anilbhai Ramanbhai||BJP||81049||22272|
|170||Mahuva (Surat)||Dhodiya Mohanbhai Dhanjibhai||BJP||74161||11687|
|171||Vyara||Punabhai Dhedabhai Gamit||INC||73138||13556|
|172||Nizar||Gamit Kantilalbhai Reshmabhai||BJP||90191||9924|
|173||Dang||Gavit Mangalbhai Gangajibhai||INC||45637||2422|
|174||Jalalpore||R C Patel||BJP||76797||17867|
|175||Navsari||Desai Piyushbhai Dinkarbhai||BJP||81601||15981|
|177||Vansda||Chaudhari Chhanabhai Kolubhai||INC||105829||25616|
|178||Dharampur||Patel Ishwarbhai Dhedabhai||INC||82319||15298|
|179||Valsad||Bharatbhai Kikubhai Patel||BJP||93658||35999|
|180||Pardi||Kanubhai Mohanlal Desai||BJP||84563||37311|
|181||Kaparada||Chaudhari Jitubhai Harajibhai||INC||85780||18685|
|182||Umargam||Ramanlal Nanubhai Patkar||BJP||69450||28299|
Four seats became vacant in 2012-13. Bypolls for them was held by Election Commission in June 2013. All four seats were held by Indian National Congress members. Morva Hadaf MLA Savitaben Khant died in December 2012 while Limbdi MLA Soma Ganda resigned later as he chose to continue as a Member of Parliament. Jayesh Radadiya (Jetpur) and Vitthal Radadiya (Dhoraji) resigned as they left Indian National Congress and joined Bharatiya Janata Party in March 2013. In polls, INC lost all four seats and BJP won all of them.
The by-poll to Surat West was held on December 4, 2013, due to the death of sitting BJP MLA Kishore Wankawala. BJP candidate Purnesh Modi won against INC candidate D I Patel in a result declared on December 8, 2013. It was the first time the NOTA (None of the above) button was introduced in the election in Gujarat. It was used by 2307 voters.
|No.||Constituency||Former winner||Party||Bypoll winner||Party|
|61||Limdi||Kolipatel Somabhai Gandalal||INC||Kiritsinh Rana||BJP|
|74||Jetpur||Radadiya Jayeshbhai Vitthalbhai||INC||Radadiya Jayeshbhai Vitthalbhai||BJP|
|75||Dhoraji||Vitthalbhai Hansrajbhai Radadiya||INC||Pravin Mankadiya||BJP|
|125||Morva Hadaf||Khant Savitaben Vechatbhai||INC||Nimisha Suthar||BJP|
|167||Surat Pashchim||Kishore Wankavala||BJP||Purnesh Modi||BJP|
Rapar BJP MLA Vaghjibhai Patel died on January 30, 2014 following heart attack. Lathi MLA Bavku Undhad resigned as he quit INC and joined BJP in January. GPP MLA Keshubhai Patel resigned in February following his ill health. GPP was merged with BJP on 24 February 2014. Nalin Kotadiya who was representing Dhari in assembly, joined BJP along with party. Four more MLAs Rajendrasinh Chavda, Jasabhai Barad, Chhabilbhai Patel and Parbhubhai Vasava quit INC and resigned as they joined BJP in February. Bypolls for all these seven seats were held on April 30 along with 2014 Indian general election. Voting turnout was 74.84% in Somnath, 70.19% in Abdasa, 56.62% in Rapar, 71.87% in Himmatnagar, 56.06% in Visavadar, 64.86% in Lathi and 67% in Mandvi which stood to an average of 65.92% in all seven constituencies. On May 16, 2014, the result of byepolls was declared along with 2014 Indian general election result. BJP won four while INC won three seats of seven vacant seats. Out of five constituencies which were held by INC before their representatives joined BJP, they retained only one, Abdasa. BJP candidate Bharat Patel, son of former representative Keshubhai Patel, lost to INC candidate Harshad Ribadiya in Visavadar. Shaktisinh Gohil, the former Leader of Opposition, defeated Chhabil Patel in Abdasa.
|No.||Constituency||Former winner||Party||Bypoll winner||Party|
|01||Abdasa||Chhabil Patel||INC||Shaktisinh Gohil||INC|
|6||Rapar||Vaghjibhai Patel||BJP||Pankaj Anopchand Mehta||BJP|
|87||Visavadar||Keshubhai Patel||GPP||Ribadiya Harshadkumar Madavjibhai||INC|
|96||Lathi||Bavku Nathabhai Undhad||INC||Bavku Nathabhai Undhad||BJP|
|90||Somnath||Jasabhai Barad||INC||Jasabhai Barad||BJP|
|27||Himatnagar||Chavda Rajendrasinh Ranjitsinh||INC||Chavda Rajendrasinh Ranjitsinh||BJP|
|157||Mandvi (Surat)||Vasava Parbhubhai Nagarbha||INC||Chaudhari Anandbhai Mohanbhai||INC|
Following 2014 Indian general election, nine assembly members resigned as they were elected to Loksabha, the lower house of the parliament of India. They all belonged to BJP. Incumbent Chief Minister Narendra Modi resigned as MLA from Maninagar as he won from Vadodara and Varanasi and sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of India. The eight others include Khambhalia MLA Poonam Madam (elected from Jamnagar), Anand MLA Dilip Patel (Anand), Limkheda MLA Jaswantsinh Bhabhor (Dahod), Deesa MLA Liladhar Vaghela (Patan), Matar MLA Devusinh Chauhan (Kheda), Talaja MLA Bharati Shiyal (Bhavnagar), Mangrol MLA Rajesh Chudasama (Junagadh) and Tankara MLA Mohan Kundariya (Rajkot). Byepolls were held on 13 September 2014 which recorded following voters turnout: Limkheda (64%), Maninagar (33.5%), Deesa (59.76%), Tankara (57%), Khambhalia (55.5%), Mangrol (57%), Talja (49%), Anand (57%) and Matar (54.7%). The results of September byepolls were declared on 16 September 2014. BJP retained six seats while lost three seats to INC. Vajubhai Vala, the incumbent speaker of assembly, resigned as the MLA from Rajkot West and as the speaker on 30 August 2014 following his appointment as the Governor of Karnataka. The byepoll for Rajkot West was held on 15 October 2014 and result was declared on 19 October 2014. BJP retained the seat with Vijay Rupani declared winner candidate.
|No.||Constituency||Former winner||Party||Bypoll winner||Party|
|53||Maninagar||Narendra Modi||BJP||Patel Sureshbhai Dhanjibhai||BJP|
|81||Khambhaliya||Poonam Madam||BJP||Ahir Meraman||INC|
|13||Deesa||Liladharbhai Khodaji Vaghela||BJP||Rabari Govabhai||INC|
|66||Tankara||Mohan Kundariya||BJP||Metaliya Bavanjibhai Hansrajbhai||BJP|
|89||Mangrol (Junagadh)||Rajeshbhai Naranbhai Chudasama||BJP||Vaja Babubhai||INC|
|100||Talaja||Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal||BJP||Gohil Shivabhai Jerambhai||BJP|
|115||Matar||Devusinh Jesingbhai Chauhan||BJP||Kesrisinh Jesangbhai Solanki||BJP|
|112||Anand||Dilip Patel||BJP||Patel Rohitbhai Jashubhai||BJP|
|131||Limkheda||Jasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor||BJP||Bhuriya Vichhiyabhai Jokhnabhai||BJP|
|69||Rajkot Pashchim||Vajubhai Vala||BJP||Vijay Rupani||BJP|
Rajendrabhai Parabhubhai Patel, the sitting MLA from Choryasi died following dengue in August 2015. His daughter won the bypoll in January 2016. Following death of Jasubhai Barad of INC in January 2016, the bypoll was held for Talala constituency. The bypoll had 63.66 per cent turnout. Govind Parmar of BJP won the bypoll in May 2016 defeating Bhagwanji Barad of INC.
|No.||Constituency||Former winner||Party||Bypoll winner||Party|
|168||Choryasi||Rajendrabhai Parabhubhai Patel||BJP||Zankhna Hiteshkumar Patel||BJP|
|91||Talala||Jashubhai Dhanabhai Barad||INC||Govind Parmar||BJP|
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