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Ghatlodia (Gujarat) Election Results 2022: CM Bhupendra Patel wins with over 1.89 lakh votes; AAP, Congress candidates face crushing defeat

Ghatlodia (Gujarat) Election Results 2022: CM Bhupendra Patel wins with over 1.89 lakh votes; AAP, Congress candidates face crushing defeat

Ghatlodia Assembly Seat Election Result: CM Patel is leading with 1,73,586 votes whereas Amee Yajnik is trailing with 18,308 votes. Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Vijay Patel has secured 13,518 votes so far. 

Gujarat’s Ghatlodia assembly Election Result 2022: Bhupendra Patel, who became chief minister in September last year, currently holds the Ghatlodia seat. Gujarat’s Ghatlodia assembly Election Result 2022: Bhupendra Patel, who became chief minister in September last year, currently holds the Ghatlodia seat.

Ghatlodia Election Results 2022: Bharatiya Janata Party has won with a thumping majority in Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel's turf Ghatlodia whereas Congress spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Amee Yajnik has faced a crushing defeat. CM Patel has won with 1,89, 765 votes whereas Amee Yajnik lost but managed to secure 19,489 votes. Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Vijay Patel has secured 14,578 votes so far. 

In Ghatlodia, BJP's sitting chief minister Bhupendra Patel fought it out against Amee Yajnik of the Congress and Vijay Patel of the AAP. Amee Yajnik is Congress Rajya Sabha MP. With this, Patel is now set to take oath as the Gujarat chief minister for the second time on December 12.

"The results of Gujarat Elections are quite clear. People have made up their minds to further continue with the journey of development in Gujarat. We humbly accept the mandate of the people. Every worker of BJP is committed to public service," Patel said while addressing BJP workers. 

Bhupendra Patel, who became chief minister in September last year, currently holds the Ghatlodia seat. He had won from here in the last election by bagging 72.65 per cent votes against Congress leader Shashikant Patel who could manage nearly 24 per cent votes. Before Patel, the seat was held by former chief minister Anandiben defeated. She had defeated Congress' Ramesh Patel by over 1.10 lakh votes.

Anandiben Patel, currently serving as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, got 74.51 per cent vote share while her challenger Shashikant Patel could manage only 21.31 per cent votes.      

Ghatlodia is dominated by Patidar (Patel) and Rabari communities. In 2015, the BJP faced massive protests by Patels for reservations for the community. The protest was led by Hardik Patel, who is now with the BJP. Even after the widespread anger against the then chief minister and sitting MLA, the BJP managed to pull off the seat.

Ghatlodia is part of the Ahmedabad district and falls under the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, which has been with the saffron party since 1989. Ghatlodia was carved out in 2008 after delimitation. The BJP has won both elections held since then. This time too, the party is expected to win the seat for the third consecutive term.

Exit polls have predicted a landslide win for the BJP in Gujarat. India Today-Axis My India poll has predicted 129-151 seats for the BJP, 16-30 for the Congress, and 9-21 seats for the AAP.  

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Published on: Dec 08, 2022, 8:17 AM IST
Posted by: Mehak Agarwal, Dec 08, 2022, 8:11 AM IST