Assembly Constituency Watch: Vadgam


Vadgam assembly constituency is located in Banaskantha district and consists of:  

Vadgam Taluka 

Palanpur Taluka (Part) Villages – Hathidra, Kumpar, Godh, Dhandha, Khasa, Hoda, Galwada, Sagrosana, Bhagal (Jagana),Manaka, Gola, Merwada (Ratanpur), Vagda, Jagana, Vasna (Jagana), Badarpura (Kalusana), Saripada, Patosan, Salla, Sasam, Takarwada, Tokariya, Sedrasana, Kamalpur, Fatepur, Semodra, Asmapura (Gola), Dhelana, Kharodiya, Jasleni, Badargadh, Kanodar (CT). 


Designated as a Scheduled Castes Constituency. 

Voter Turnout 

Voter Turnout |Vadgam| Machine Dalal
Vadgam Electoral Turnout Rates

During the 2012 elections, the total number of electors was 233827 and the constituency witnessed a voter turnout that stood at 72.27%, in real numbers- 168988 voters. 2017 witnessed a nominal increase in voter turnout; out of the 261136 electors, 72.84% of voters exercised their constitutional rights. In real numbers it was a reasonable jump-190210 voters.    

Representation and Results  

Voter Turnaout | Vadgam | Machine Dalal
Vadgam Electoral Turnout Rates

2017’s assembly election winner, an independent candidate Jigneshkumar Natvarlal Mevani gained a vote share of 50.21% and defeated BJP’s Chakravarti Vijaykumar Harkhabhai whose vote share stood at 39.85%. The remaining candidate in the fray was another independent candidate Makwana Narendrakumar Pujabhai with 1.95% vote share. 2.24% of votes were under NOTA.   

Voting History -2012 & 2017 

Voter’s Choice Over the Years | Vadgam |Meradesh
Vadgam Voter’s Choice Over the Years
Assembly Eleaction 2017 Winning Parties | Vadgam | Machine Dalal
District-Wise Electoral Results

In 2012, BJP earned 68536 votes but lost to INC whereas in 2017 it did increase its vote count to 75801 votes but lost the seat to an independent candidate this time. Overall, its INC which dominated the district of Banaskantha in 2017 by winning 5 seats.  BJP scored 3 seats and 1 seat went to an independent candidate. 

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