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Congress appoints observers for Gujarat polls

Last updated: November 14, 2022, 13:09 IST

Congress is seeking to remove the BJP from power in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, where the saffron party has been in power for more than two decades.  (File photo/AFP).

Congress is seeking to remove the BJP from power in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state, where the saffron party has been in power for more than two decades. (File photo/AFP).

While the party has appointed five zonal observers, it has appointed 32 observers in each of the 32 Lok Sabha constituencies and five other observers

Congress on Monday appointed a large number of observers to oversee the upcoming elections in Gujarat. The party has appointed five zonal observers but 32 observers in each of the 32 Lok Sabha constituencies and five other observers.

AICC General Secretary Mukul Wasnik will be the party observer for the South Zone, headquartered in Surat, while Mohan Prakash will oversee the polls in the Saurashtra Zone and headquartered in Rajkot.

Former chief minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan, will be posted to Baroda and oversee the polls for the central region and BK Hariprasad will look after the northern zone and be headquartered in Ahmedabad. Congress leader KH Muniappa will be the fifth zonal observer.

Congress is seeking to remove the BJP from power in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state, where the saffron party has been in power for more than two decades.

The elections for the 182-member Gujarat assembly will be held in two phases on December 1 and 5. The counting of votes will start on December 8.

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