As the BJP is set to form the government in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, celebrations broke out at the saffron party’s state headquarters here, with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan taking part in it.
Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani today won from Vadgam seat in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district, defeating BJP’s nominee Vijay Chakravarti by 19,696 votes.
BJP had targeted 150 seats and climbed down to 125, but even then it managed just over 100. So somewhere along the line, they lost a big chunk of 30-40 seats.
Gujarat Verdict: Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel today lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP saying the ruling party in Gujarat has won the election with the help of EVM-tampering and money power.
Hardik Patel, the firebrand leader, who mobilised thousands of people in his rallies has emerged as a saviour for the Congress party president Rahul Gandhi, or at least managed to save face rather than get humiliated totally. Proof? In the home district of Hardik, there is a close fight between the Congress and the BJP nominee.
For the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to have struggled to cross the 100-seat mark in Gujarat when it was boasting about bagging 150 is suggestive of an undeniable downward turn in its popularity ratings.
The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat shows the strength of the connect between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of his home state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Monday.
Gujarat elections results 2017: After BJP’s crucial win in the polls, party leader Ram Madhav took a jibe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and asked him to meditate on whether their alliance with Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakore had cost him the election or helped him.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday described the election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as an “undoubtedly” major victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to form their government in the state of Gujarat as it is leading in 98 seats, while the Congress+ stands on 81.
As the BJP is set to retain power in Gujarat for the record sixth time, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today that the mandate is for the party’s politics of “vishwas” and “vikas”.
With the Bharatiya Janata Party led by PM Narendra Modi has won major victories in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections today. It will be forming the government in both these states.
Former Chief Election Commissioner T S Krishnamurthy said today that electronic voting machines (EVMs) are the “real winner” in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections and their “bashing” should stop now.
After voters’mandate in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, both BJP and Congress need to strategise ahead of 8 state Assembly polls in 2018.
Gujarat Election Result 2017: The BJP is on its way to retain power in Gujarat for the record sixth time, as the party was leading in nearly 100+ seats, according to the latest counting figures.
The difference in vote share between BJP and Congress is 7.7 percent which lower than the one in 2012 Gujarat Elections indicating Congress gains.
The winner is king, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani said on Monday as the BJP was set for victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
The BJP’s performance in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls are a lesson for those who forget political courtesy and indulge in unparliamentary language, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today.
If the trends are anything to go by, then the impact of Patidar agitation and disaffection of farmers have left a tangible impact on BJP’s electoral prospects in its stronghold of Saurashtra and Kutch.
Even as the PM Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ride to a big victory in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections as trends got cemented by mid-day, newly anointed Congress party President Raul Gandhi and his mother Sonia have kept a stunning silence.
Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam today said the BJP’s victory in Gujarat was not because of the people in the state but because of EVMs.
Congress leaders today said the party’s improved electoral performance in Gujarat was the result of their new chief Rahul Gandhi’s effective leadership and the beginning of his political story.
Celebrations broke out at the Gujarat BJP headquarters ‘Kamalam’ in Gandhinagar today as soon as the trends suggested that the ruling party was poised for a victory in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state.
The Congress headquarters in Delhi wore a deserted look on Monday after initial celebrations as it became clear that the party was set to lose in both the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections to the BJP.
Nitinbhai Patel, deputy chief minister of Gujarat and cabinet minister for health, Medical Education, Family Welfare, Road and Building, Capital Project was elected as the MLA from Mehsana district in 2012.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday said that the trends emerging from vote counting in Gujarat are heartening as the party is showing a much improved performance compared to the last assembly elections.
Punjab’s ruling Congress party has emerged victorious in 20 out of 29 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats, state election commission (SEC) official said on Monday.