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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