BJP’s chief ministerial face for the Himachal Pradesh polls, Prem Kumar Dhumal, was defeated yesterday from the Sujanpur Assembly seat.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jairam Thakur, who is one of the chief ministerial candidates for Himachal Pradesh, said on Tuesday that he would do whatever the party decides and would work for the development of the state.
In the 99 seats which BJP has won, it got a total of 29.67 lakh votes over Congress. The major part, almost 72 percent (21.26 lakh votes) of this lead is concentrated in 48 urban areas won by BJP.
There was a “100 per cent match” in the random vote count on EVMs and paper trail slips carried out by the Election Commission in 182 Gujarat polling stations, a senior official said.
Now, these are positive takeaways for Congress but there is also a big message for the grand old party and other opposition parties after Gujarat Elections Result.
The BJP clinched the Gujarat Assembly polls sixth time in a row, winning 99 seats in the 182-member House.
Surmounting the incumbency factor, attempted caste-based social engineering by the Congress, and perceived anger over the GST, the BJP clinched the Gujarat Assembly polls sixth time in a row , winning 99 seats in the 182-member House.
The BJP which romped to power in Himachal Pradesh by trouncing the Congress saw a jump of about 10 per cent in its vote share as compared to the the last Assembly polls in the state in 2012.
The electorate in Himachal Pradesh gave a split verdict over the candidates from erstwhile Royal families with four of them winning the polls and three facing defeat.
As the BJP retained Gujarat, its bickering ally, the Shiv Sena, today said it was the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress which had emerged as the “real winner” in the election.
Though the BJP today won Gujarat for the sixth successive time, the saffron party was completely routed in two districts of Saurashtra region.
The BJP today managed to wrest from the Congress the Godhra seat, which the saffron party had last won in 2002, in a nail-biting contest.
Almost all the exit polls were spot on in predicting BJP’s victory in Gujarat but a majority of them were off the mark when it came to forecasting the victory margin for the saffron party.
The EC had said it would conduct random vote counts on EVMs and VVPAT slips in one polling station in each of the 182 Assembly constituencies.
Even as several top leaders of both the Congress and the BJP, including its chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal, today faced humiliating defeats in the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh managed to register a win, albeit with a slim margin.
Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani, who won the assembly polls from Vadgam in Gujarat, said on Monday that the country is ready for change in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress gave a morale-boosting performance in Gujarat and the battle will now be for five states in 2018, senior party leader P Chidambaram said on Monday.
The ruling BJP on Monday retained power in Gujarat for a record sixth time by securing 99 seats. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dropped hint of who next Gujarat CM will be.
Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav today said the outcome of the Gujarat Assembly election had exposed the hollowness of the “model of development” in that state.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which lost all 29 seats it contested in the Gujarat Assembly elections questioned why VVPAT slips were not being counted and said that the BJP will be “exposed soon”.
BJP on Monday posted a thumping victory over Congress in both the assembly elections held in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.
Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Monday said the party was not trying to portray a “soft Hindutva” face when Rahul Gandhi visited temples during the campaign for the Gujarat elections.
Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary Kailash Vijayvergiya today said the election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh would have a far reaching impact on the politics of West Bengal.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over BJP’s victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.
Sushil Kumar Modi today said party’s victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh vindicated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big policy decisions of demonetisation and GST.
Gujarat voters have emerged to be twice as likely to reject all candidates in the fray, compared to their counterparts in Himachal Pradesh.
With even the most optimistic exit poll not giving the Congress party anywhere near the 80 seats it finally won, it is clear the Gujarat elections have helped bolster new Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s credentials considerably.