Ahmedabad: As many as 1,666 candidates are in fray for 182 seats in upcoming state assembly elections. In Ahmedabad alone, 166 nominees will be contesting for 16 seats, polling for which is scheduled on December 17.
Highest 16 candidates are contesting from Dariapur, while lowest of five candidates are in fray for Sabarmati seat. There are 15 candidates in Vatva constituency while 14 each are contesting from Vejalpur, Bapunagar and Nikol.
In four constituencies – Naranpura, Thakkarbapanagar, Jamalpur and Maninagar – 10 candidates each are in the fray. There are eight contestants each on Naroda, Amraiwadi, Danilimda and Asarwa, while seven and nine candidates in Ellisbridge and Ghatlodia.