The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday registered a historic victory in Gujarat, clinching 156 seats in the 182-member House. All ministers in Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel’s cabinet have won, except for Minister of State for Education Kirtisinh Vaghela who faced electoral defeat by a margin of nearly 5,000 votes over Congress. CM Patel won from his Ghatlodia constituency with a record margin of over 1.92 lakh votes, while state home minister Harsh Sanghvi won from the Majura Assembly seat in Surat by a margin of 1.16 votes.
Here is the list of winners of the Bhupendra Patel-led cabinet ministers in the 2022 Gujarat Assembly elections:
Bhupendra Patel – Ghatlodia
Incumbent Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel of the BJP defeated Amee Yagnik of the Congress by 1,92,263 votes.
Jitendra Vaghani – Bhavnagar West
Minister of Education Jitu Vaghani defeated Congress candidate Kishorsinh Gohil by 41,922 votes.
Rushikesh Patel – Visnagar
Health Minister Rishikesh Patel defeated Congress candidate Kirit Patel by 34,405 votes.
Purnesh Modi – Surat West
Roads and buildings minister Purnesh Modi defeated Congress candidate Sanjay Shah by 1,04,312 votes.
Raghvji Patel – Jamnagar Rural
Minister for agriculture Raghvji Patel defeated AAP candidate Prakash Donga by 47,500 votes.
Kanu Desai – Pardi
Finance minister Kanu Desai defeated Congress candidate Jayshreeben Patel by 97,164 votes.
Kiritsinh Rana – Limbdi
Forest and environment minister Kiritsinh Rana defeated AAP candidate Mayurbhai Sakariya by 23,146 votes.
Naresh Patel – Gandevi
Food and civil supplies minister Naresh Patel defeated Congress’ Ashokbhai Patel by 93,166 votes.
Arjunsinh Chauhan – Mehmedabad
Minister of rural affairs Arjunsinh Chauhan defeated Congress candidate Juvansinh Chauhan by 45,604 votes.
Harsh Sanghvi – Majura
State home minister Harsh Sanghvi defeated Aam Aadmi Party’s PVS Sarma by 1,16,675 votes.
Jagdish Vishwakarma – Nikol
Cottage industries minister Jagdish Vishwakarma defeated Congress’s Ranjit Rathod by 55,198 votes.
Manisha Vakil – Vadodara City
Minister of state in women and child development minister Manisha Vakil defeated Congress candidate Gunvantray Parmar by 98,597 votes.
Mukesh Patel – Olpad
Minister of state in agriculture Mukesh Patel defeated Congress candidate Darshankumar Amrutlal Nayak by 1,15,136 votes.
Nimisha Suthar – Morva Hadaf
Minister of state in health and family welfare Nimisha Suthar defeated Aam Aadmi Party candidate Bhanabhai Mansukhbhai Damor by 48877 votes.
Kubersinh Dindor – Santrampur
Minister of state in higher and technical education Kuberbhai Dindor defeated Congress’ Gendalbhai Motibhai Damor 15,577 votes.
Kirtisinh Vaghela – Kankrej
Minister of state in primary, secondary and adult education Kirtisinh Vaghela was defeated by Congress candidate Arutji Motiji Thakor by 5,295 votes.