AHMEDABAD (TIP): The hype around Gujarat elections 2012 had drawn an impressive voters turnout on December 13 in the first phase of elections—across Saurashtra and South Gujarat. Till 6 pm on December 13 the election commission was informed of an average 68 per cent polling across the state. However, voting was boycotted by two villages in Mota Gujariya in Bhesan taluka in Visavadar . In Dhulkot village in the same constituency only one voter turned up for voting. The reason for the apathy was the neglect of the state government on developmental projects in the two villages.
In south Gujarat polling in districts Bharuch witnessed 67.6% polling, Narmada (71.8%), Surat (64% ), Tapi witnessed the highest polling with 72.99%, while neighboring Navsari district saw 72% polling. The tribal district of Dangs saw 63% polling, nearby Valsad district saw 67%, In Saurashtra region where heavyweights from the BJP, Congress and the Gujarat Parivartan Party are fightinga pitched battle , voter turn out was alao impressive. In Junagadh district for instance there was 65% polling , Rajkot district saw 63% , Amreli 62:3%, Porbandar district witnessed 57% polling , Jamnagr and Surendragar witnessed 65% polling whereas Bhavnagr district saw 63% polling and Ahmedabad rural saw 62:5 % polling.