Polling day is here for the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls that saw a lot of dramatic ongoings. Contesting for three seats are BJP leaders Amit Shah, Smriti Irani and Balwantsinh Rajput, and Congress' Ahmed Patel.
Such a fierce contest is being seen after about two decades; generally, candidates of major parties get elected unopposed.
Here's all you need to know about the much-anticipated polls.
What will be the decisive number?
A candidate has to get one-fourth of total votes plus one to win. So in the 182-member assembly, the winner will get at least 45 votes.
Interestingly, Congress has 51 MLAs while the BJP has 121.
Voters have to list the candidates in terms of preferences, or they can go for NOTA, which is being used in an RS poll for the first time.
Ahmed Patel in a tight spot, but still confident
It's going to be a tough contest between Patel and Rajput, who shifted to the BJP just last month.
To add to Congress' troubles, NCP's two MLAs and JD(U)'s lone member would back BJP.