1. BJP leads Gujarat polls results 2017, PM Narendra Modi grins, flashes victory sign; watch video

BJP leads Gujarat polls results 2017, PM Narendra Modi grins, flashes victory sign; watch video

Ahead of the declaration of results for the Gujarat polls 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flashed a victory sign as his magic seems to be working there even though the Congress has made inroads into some saffron bastions.

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 18, 2017 11:12 AM
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Ahead of the declaration of results for the Gujarat polls 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flashed a victory sign as his magic seems to be working there even though the Congress has made inroads into some saffron bastions. However, in some good news for the BJP, the party is also set to form the government in Himachal Pradesh Assembly. As PM Modi arrived at the Parliament today, he smiled hugely and flashed a victory sign at the media before going inside. Accordng to latest trends, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is leading by 21,000 votes from Rajkot West. The EC Official Trends for Gujarat Election 2017 stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in the state in 100 seats, while Congress is leading in 70. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing the media today said, “Will form Government in both Himachal and Gujarat with clear majority.” The BJP is now poised to form the government in both the states, even as the early trends showed Congress giving a tough fight to it.

As far as the Himachal Pradesh assembly Elections 2017 result is concerned, EC official trends stated that the BJP is leading on 41 seats, while Congress is on 24 and others on 5. A final announcement from the Election Commission is awaited, as the counting of votes is underway. The counting of votes for 68 Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh and 182 constituencies in Gujarat began this morning. The state of Himachal Pradesh went to polls on November 9, while elections were held in two phases in Gujarat on December 9 and 14.

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Amidst the counting going on in the state of Gujarat to determine the results of the state assembly election results, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy hit out at the Congress and also provided his view about what lies ahead for Indian polity that is, at the moment, split with BJP in lead and Congress trailing. The leader took to Twitter and shared a post saying, “I put on record that 95+_ was predicted throughout to me by Nalapat and my daughter Suhasini. Foreigners: 80+_. Ram Mandir is the difference.” In another post, Swamy took a jibe at the Congress Party and said, “2019 will be perhaps soft bogus Hindutva + failing economy versus genuine hindutva and anti corruption.” This statement by Swamy accusing Congress of using ‘soft bogus Hindutva’ comes after Rahul Gandhi’s visit to temples earlier in the year were being seen as a change in tactics by the Grand Old Party that has adopted a seemingly soft Hindutva strategy without exactly spelling out its stand on the issue.

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