Counting of votes for the Gujarat Assembly elections and the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls began today at 8 am. While today's counting day will seal the fate of 1621 candidates contesting for 182 constituencies in Gujarat, results will be out today for the 68-member Assembly state of Himachal Pradesh.
Strengthening its position in the Gujarat Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 142 seats. They are still leading in 14 other seats. The Congress party has won 16 seats and is leading on 1 seat while the Aam aadmi Party (AAP) has won 5 seats as the counting continues.
With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) set to script a record victory in the Gujarat Assembly elections and return to power for the seventh staright term, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel joined the party on Thursday by routing his nearest Congress candiadte by nearly 2 lakh votes at the Ghatlodia Assembly constituency in Ahmedabad district.
In Jamnagar North, BJP candidate Rivaba Jadeja, who's the wife of India cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, made an impressive electoral debut by defeating AAP's Karshanbhai Karmur by close to 60,000 votes.
As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is struggling to hold its fort in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur is all set to tender his resignation to the Governor in a short while from now. However, Thakur continues to lead from his constituency Seraj, with a margin of 38,183 votes.
The Himachal Pradesh fight seems to be tilting slightly towards the Congress, as the party has secured 10 wins and leading in another 29 seats. BJP on the other hand has won nine seats and leading in 17 other seats. Two seats have been won by independent candidates.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will take oath at 2 pm on December 12. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will take part in the oath ceremony, said State BJP Chief CR Patil.
As per the ECI trends, BJP is leading on 152 out of the total 182 seats in Gujarat while Congress is leading on 18 seats, AAP 7 and others on five seats. In Himachal Pradesh, Congress is leading on 37 seats while BJP is leading on 27 seats.
As per Election Commission of India, BJP is leading in 149 seats in Gujarat (182) and 33 seats in Himachal Pradesh (68).
As per the latest ECI trends, BJP is leading on 144 seats, Congress 20 seats, AAP 6 seats and others on 5 seats.
As per Election Commission of India, BJP is leading on 123 seats, Congress on 22 seats and AAP on 10 seats in Gujarat, In Himachal Pradesh, BJP is leading on 20 seats, Congress on 13 and Independent candidates on 2 seats.
When votes get counted on Thursday for Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will be hoping to set a few new records.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers started celebrations as the party crossed the majority mark of 95 in early trends as per ECI. The saffron party is leading in 99 seats in the State.
The BJP has established strong leads in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as the counting of votes for assembly elections is underway. As per the latest trends, BJP leads on 8 seats in Gujarat, Congress on 3 and AAP on 1 seat. Similarly, the saffron party is leading on 7 seats and Congress on 3 in Himachal Pradesh.
The counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections began on Thursday at 8am.
In Himachal Pradesh, the Congress put up a spirited challenge while it was a lacklustre show in Gujarat for the Grand Old Party. Read More..
According to the findings, the incumbent BJP, which has already ruled Gujarat continuously for 27 years barring a brief revolt by Shankar Singh Vaghela, is projected win between 128 and 140 seats in the 182-member Assembly.