Voting For Presidential Election Starts In Gujarat State Secretariat Complex, Gandhinagar
As most awaited presidential election’s voting has begun, former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel currently MLA from Ghatlodia in Ahmedabad , was among the first to cast vote at the state secretariat here today.
As the Assembly complex is undergoing renovation, the voting is taking place at Swarnim Sankul-2 complex inside the secretariat.
Bothe the presidential Nominees from UPA and NDA had visited ahmedabad to seek support from member, UPA candidate Meira Kumar visited Gujarat last month to launch her campaign from the iconic Sabarmati Ashram and Ram Nath Kovind was in ahamedabad on Saturday to seek support of BJP MLAs and MPs..
Congress chief whip Balwantsinh Rajput said MLAs and MPs can also cast vote in Delhi.
Meanwhile, rebel BJP MLA Nalin Kotadia said he will vote against the NDA candidate to protest "atrocities" against members of the Patel community during the 2015 quota agitation.
Kotadia was suspended from the party recently.
The ruling BJP has 122 MLAs in Gujarat, while the Congress has 57, the NCP two and the JD(U) one in the 182-member Assembly. In the Lok Sabha, all 26 MPs from the state belong to the BJP.