Gujarat Lok Sabha Election 2024: Dates, Candidates, and Key Seats | Political Analysis

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election 2024: Dates, Candidates, and Key Seats | Political Analysis

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election 2024

The Election Commission of India has finally announced the dates for the general elections after much preparation and deliberation. The Lok Sabha elections 2024 will start from 19 April  2024 and will be conducted in seven different phases throughout the country. Before announcing the schedule ECI was regularly conducting poll preparedness surveys throughout the nation to assess whether they are ready to conduct elections or not. Now finally we have got the dates. The polling for Lok sabha will be conducted in Gujarat in 1 Single Phase on May 7 2024. Gujarat has always been a stronghold for the Bharatiya Janata party. Gujarat Currently has 26 Lok sabha Seats and BJP is expected to win it in majority.  The INDIA Alliance will try to get some sit but it’ll depend on the candidates that they select  in the constituencies. Moreover, BJP has announced their Lok sabha candidates in Gujarat on almost all seats and the remaining will be announced soon. The INDIA Alliance will also announce it soon. Today in this article we’ll discuss the polling dates for lok sabha elections in Gujarat alongside the list of candidates that would be contesting elections on those seats from both parties.

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election 2024 Dates: City-wise List:-

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Kachchh, Banaskantha, Patan, Mahesana, Sabarkantha, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad East, Ahmedabad West, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Anand, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod, Vadodara, Chhota Udaipur, Bharuch, Bardoli, Surat, Navsari, Valsad III May 7

Elections 2024: Key Gujarat Seats To Look Out For

Key Gujarat seats to look out for

Total Seats: 26 seats

  • Gandhinagar: A BJP bastion for long, represented by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani, it is now represented by Amit Shah.
  • Porbandar: The BJP is the dominant party here due to the large presence of Leuva Patidars. The party has fielded Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya from the seat.
  • Rajkot: It is a BJP stronghold that has given the party consistent wins since 1989.
  • Surat: The world’s diamond polishing hub has embraced the BJP since 1989. Union Minister of State for Railways and Textiles Darshana Jardosh is the current MP from Surat.
  • Bharuch: Will see the combined might of the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party taking on the BJP.  The Bharuch seat was once held by Congress leader late Ahmed Patel.



In Gujarat, the political landscape is gearing up as the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have formed a seat-sharing pact. Under this agreement, AAP will contest from Bharuch and Bhavnagar Lok Sabha seats, while Congress will field candidates in the remaining 24 constituencies.

Gujarat has traditionally been a stronghold for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which secured all 26 seats in the 2019 and 2014 general elections. In the 2022 state Assembly elections, BJP retained power with a significant mandate, winning 156 out of 182 seats.

The Congress recently announced its candidates for Gujarat, including two sitting MLAs and a former legislator. Notably, two-term Congress legislator Geniben Thakor will contest from the Banaskantha Lok Sabha seat, challenging BJP’s Rekhaben Chaudhary. Thakor, known for defeating BJP heavyweight Shankar Chaudhary in the past, brings significant experience to the electoral fray.

Furthermore, the Congress nominated MLA Anant Patel for the Valsad seat, reserved for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) community, and Lalit Vasoya for the Porbandar Lok Sabha seat. Vasoya, a former MLA, aims for a comeback after his defeat in the 2019 parliamentary elections and the 2022 assembly polls.

Rohan Gupta, the national spokesperson of the Congress, will contest from the Ahmedabad (East) Parliamentary seat, bringing his vocal presence from national news channels to the electoral arena.

The Congress has also introduced new faces for the Kutch (Scheduled Caste-reserved seat), Ahmedabad (West) (SC), and Bardoli (ST) seats, showcasing a mix of experience and fresh talent. As the election fervor intensifies, both parties await the BJP’s candidate announcements for the Ahmedabad (East) and Valsad seats, adding to the anticipation of a competitive electoral battle in Gujarat.



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