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Gujarat Assembly election results: BJP heads for historic win

Leading: BJP 158; Congress 16; AAP 5; Others 3

Gujarat Assembly election results: BJP heads for historic win

BJP workers celebrate the party's victory in the Gujarat Assembly elections, in Kolkata. PTI



Tribune News Service

Aditi Tandon

New Delhi, December 8

The ruling BJP headed towards a historic win in Gujarat with leads indicating the party would win more than 150 seats, the record the Congress had set in 1985.

The BJP is set not just to surpass its own record of 127 seats which it won under then CM Narendra Modi in 2002, it may also set a new record in the state.

The Congress on the other hand stands restricted to 16 seats, an all-time low for the grand old party that dominated the politics of the state for early decades peaking in 1985 under then CM Madhav Sinh Solanki whose KHAM (Kshatriya, Harijan, Adivasi and Muslim) combine worked wonders for the party.

AAP is ahead on just four seats.

The BJP may also look to bag over 55.5 per cent votes, the highest any party ever won in the state, the Congress in 1985.

The BJP appears to have won back the entire Patidar voter base it lost to the Congress in 2017 when the Congress won its best seats 77 since 1985.

The BJP has also won majority of the state’s rural, tribal and OBC seats, and is doing reasonably well even in Muslim-dominated seats in early trends in the state.

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15:55 08 Dec
Congress in-charge Raghu Sharma resigns following party's debacle in Assembly election

Congress in-charge Raghu Sharma has resigned after party's debacle in Assembly election. PTI

15:53 08 Dec
Congress wins Danilimda Assembly seat despite splitting votes with AAP

The Congress won the Danilimda Assembly seat despite splitting votes with the AAP. PTI 

15:51 08 Dec
AAP's CM face Isudan Gadhvi loses in Khambhalia as BJP candidate bounces back

Aam Aadmi Party's CM face Isudan Gadhvi loses in Khambhalia as BJP candidate bounces back from early losses. PTI

15:49 08 Dec
Rivaba Jadeja takes big lead in Jamnagar North

Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba Jadeja was set to win on her debut into electoral politics as she took a massive lead over her nearest rival in the Jamnagar North constituency.

After 15 rounds of voting, Rivaba Jadeja had won 77,630 votes, while her nearest rival Karshan Karmur of Aam Aadmi Party had polled 31,671 votes, the Election Commission said.

15:41 08 Dec
People voted for PM Modi's leadership, rejected anti-national elements: CM Bhupendra Patel

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Thursday credited Prime Minister Modi for BJP's landslide victory in Gujarat and said the people of the state have rejected the anti-national elements in the Assembly election. 

14:23 08 Dec
Bhupendra Patel to be sworn in as Gujarat CM on Dec 12

The new chief minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel will be sworn in on December 12 at 2 pm, state BJP chief CR Paatil said.

14:14 08 Dec
Sitting BJP MLA Kisorebhai Kanai dashes AAP's Surat hopes, leads in Varachha Road constituency   

Sitting BJP MLA Kisorebhai Kanani took a comfortable lead over rival Alpesh Kathiria of the Aam Admi Party in Varachha Road constituency.

13:46 08 Dec
AAP state chief Italia losing in Katargam, BJP's Vinod Moradiya headed for a second term   

The state president of AAP, Gopal Italia, is losing to sitting BJP MLA Vinod Moradiya in Katargam seat in Surat, the diamond and textile hub that the party had sought to make its launch pad for entering Gujarat's poll arena.

12:55 08 Dec
BJP's Parshottam Solanki leads in Bhavnagar Rural seat 

Sitting BJP MLA from Gujarat's Bhavnagar Rural constituency and prominent Koli leader Parshottam Solanki is leading over his Congress rival Revatsinh Gohil by more than 34,000 votes.

12:18 08 Dec
BJP's Bachubhai Kishori wins Dahod assembly seat

BJP's Bachubhai Kishori wins Dahod assembly seat in Gujarat, defeating Congress rival Harshad Ninama by 29,350 votes.

11:58 08 Dec
BJP's Kantilal Amrutiya heading towards victory from Morbi assembly seat 

BJP's Kantilal Amrutiya heading towards victory from Morbi assembly seat. 

11:49 08 Dec
Congress leader Paresh Dhanani appears headed for shock defeat in Amreli   

Congress leader Paresh Dhanani, who has won the Patidar-dominated Amreli assembly constituency in three elections, on Thursday appeared headed for a shock defeat as early trends showed he was trailing his rival from the BJP by more than 5,600 votes.

11:36 08 Dec
BJP nominee Raulji leading in Godhra

BJP candidate CK Raulji is leading over his Congress rival Rashmitaben Chauhan after eight rounds of counting of votes in Morbi assembly seat of Gujarat

11:09 08 Dec
BJP rebel Dharmendrasinh Vaghela leads

BJP rebel Dharmendrasinh Vaghela leading over party's nominee Ashvin Patel in Vaghodia assembly seat.

11:04 08 Dec
Jignesh Mevani of Congress trails

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani of Congress trails BJP's Manibhai Vaghela in Vadgam.

10:48 08 Dec
BJP's Ritesh Vasava ahead

BJP's Ritesh Vasava ahead of tribal leader Chhotu Vasava in Jhagadia. 

10:20 08 Dec
BJP ahead on 147 seats, Congress on 19, AAP on 6 and others on 4 seats, says Election Commission

Gujarat Assembly polls: BJP ahead on 147 seats, Congress on 19, AAP on 6 and others on 4 seats, says Election Commission. 

10:03 08 Dec
Election Commission figures at 10

Gujarat Assembly polls: BJP ahead in 123 seats, Congress in 22, AAP in 10 and others in 2 seats, says Election Commission.

09:25 08 Dec
Saffron party surges ahead

The BJP was leading on 42 seats, while the Congress was ahead on six and the AAP was winning four seats, according to early trends reported by the Election Commission. Television channels, however, reported that the BJP was ahead in more than 100 seats, the Congress in about 50 and the AAP was struggling to take its tally into double digits.

08:49 08 Dec
Hardik Patel predicts BJP will get over 130 seats

As counting of votes for Gujarat Assembly polls began, BJP candidate Hardik Patel predicted that his party would win over 130 seats, the most by party till date in the Gujarat Assembly elections.

08:37 08 Dec
Counting of EVM begins after counting of postal ballots

Counting of ballots cast in the Gujarat Assembly elections started on Thursday across 37 centres amid tight security. For the first half an hour, ballot paper votes were counted.

Counting of EVM votes began at 8.30 am.

08:13 08 Dec
Exit polls favour BJP

Gujarat has 182 Assembly seats and the majority mark is 92. Exit polls have predicted that the BJP will comfortably win a seventh straight term. 

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