Voting has begun in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017. Over two crore voters are casting their ballots to seal the fate of 851 candidates contesting for 93 seats across 14 districts in Gujarat. The results of the polls in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state would be declared on December 18.8:39 am: Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer BB Swain is among the early voters to cast their ballots. Swain appealed the people to vote in large numbers.8:33 am: PM Modi’s mother Heeraben arrives to cast her vote at a polling booth in GandhinagarAlso readGujarat elections 2017: With 16 seats, Ahmedabad holds key to Gujarat’s throne8:27 am: Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel casts her vote in Ahmedabad’s GhatlodiaAlso readGujarat elections 2017: Crimes on the rise ahead of Phase 2 in Ahmedabad8:23 am: Voters show their inked fingers after casting their ballots in Patidaar leader Hardik Patel’s home town ViramgamAlso readGujarat elections 2017: ‘Dhandha manda hai’, cry campaign material makers ahead of second phase8:14 am: With hope and prayer on lips: Influential Patidaar leader Hardik Patel’s parents seen at their house offering prayers8:09 am: In early reports, a technical glitch has been reported in an EVM during mock poll at booth number 158 located in Patan’s Anand Prakash School.8:00 am: Voting for 93 seats begin.7:55 am: Poll Fact: Which are the smallest and largest constituencies by area and by electorate:7:45 am: Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi also appealed voters both in Hindi and Gujarati to vote in maximum numbers to strengthen the foundation of democracy:7:37 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to urge voters to ‘vote in record numbers and enrich this festival of democracy.’7:35 am: Early visuals of polling booth in Mehsana:

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Gujarat Elections 2017 LIVE UPDATES: Polling for second phase begins, fate of 93 seats to be decided today