Gujarat, Himachal Election Results 2022: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to record a historic 7th consecutive win in Gujarat. The saffron party is leading on 158 seats while Congress, which won 77 seats in 2017, is currently leading on only 17. In Himachal, however, Congress has crossed the majority mark and is likely to wrest the state from BJP. Currently, the grand old party is leading on 38 seats, 18 up from its last tally. Arvind Kejriwal's AAP has not been able to open its account in Himachal. It is leading on five seats in Himachal. The results are in line with exit poll numbers which had predicted a majority for the BJP in Gujarat and a close fight in Himachal. In Gujarat, CM Bhupendra Patel, Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor, and Rivaba Jadeja are leading from their respective seats. Congress' Jignesh Mevani is trailing from Vadgam. Exit polls had predicted a landslide win for the ruling BJP in Gujarat and a tough fight in Himachal. Axis My India has given an edge to Congress in the hilly state, which changes government every other election. The BJP has been in power in the state for the last five years. So as per trends, Congress might return to power this time. In Gujarat, the Congress may remain in the second position with fewer seats while the AAP is expected to eat into the grand old party's share. A party needs 92 seats to form government in Gujarat and 35 seats to rule Himachal. In both states, the main contenders are BJP, Congress, and Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The saffron party, which has been ruling Gujarat for the last 27 years, is seeking to return to power for the record 7th consecutive term.
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Himachal Pradesh election results: The counting concluded in Himachal Pradesh. The final seat count was Congress wins 40 seats, BJP 25 seats, and Independents 3.
We don't make announcements for the sake of it, we make announcements that are in favour of the country, said PM Narendra Modi during the victory speech in Delhi.“BJP is capable of taking big and tough decisions for the welfare of people. This time Gujarat has shown a tremendous response to our spirits for development. I had urged the people of Gujarat to break the record of Narendra for Bhupendra and the people of Gujarat have broken all records to give the mandate to BJP and created history,” said PM Modi
Himachal Pradesh elections: Outgoing chief minister Jairam Tahukur who submitted his resignation after the BJP lost the state assembly elections, said, "BJP lost the Himachal Pradesh polls by less than 1% per cent vote share, and Congress won with least vote share in the state's history. But I respect the poll results. Hope Congress elects their CM soon & starts working for the state."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed BJP workers in its Delhi headquarters after the Assembly elections results declared earlier today. In his speech, PM Modi said, "Though we have lost because of 1 percent in Himachal, i want to assure people of the state that we are committed to development."
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is in Rajasthan for his Bharat Jodo Yatra, said he is thankful to the people of Himachal Pradesh, and added "all promises made will be fulfilled'. In a tweet on the microblogging site, he said: "Heartfelt thanks to the people of Himachal Pradesh for this decisive victory. Hearty congratulations to all Congress workers and leaders. Your hard work and dedication really deserves the best wishes for this victory. I assure again, every promise made to the public will be fulfilled at the earliest."
As BJP recorded its best-ever result in Gujarat, PM Narendra Modi in a tweet said that the people of Gujarat blessed politics of development and at the same time expressed a desire that they want this momentum to continue at a greater pace. He said he bows to ‘Gujarat’s Jan Shakti’. PM Modi held more than 30 rallies in the final few weeks of his party's campaign.
AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said that his party has successfully gained national party status in just 10 years. Thanking the people of Gujarat, where the party has won 2 seats and is leading 2 seats, Singh said his party’s leaders worked hard and “we are thankful to the people of Gujarat because of whom we got this recognition”.
“The AAP managed to bag the status of national party in just 10 years. That’s the pace of growth of this party. We got around 35 lakh votes in Gujarat. All leaders worked hard and visited rural areas in Gujarat,” he said during a press conference.
“Gujarat is considered the home turf of the BJP, yet the AAP managed to get 35 lakh votes,” he added.
BJP has won 76 seats and leading in 82 in Gujarat, the Election Commission of India's latest data said. Congress has got 7 seats so far and leading in 9. AAP won 2 and leading in 2. Gujarat Congress in-charge Raghu Sharma has resigned and has said that he takes responsibility for the party’s disastrous performance in teh state. This election, it was Congress party's worst performance so far.
As Congress emerges victorious in Himachal Pradesh, the party high command has reportedly directed all elected MLAs to arrive in Chandigarh as soon as possible. As per news reports, AICC observer for Himachal, Bhupesh Baghel, and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will meet with the MLAs in Chandigarh and devise the next strategy. Newly elected Congress chief Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said he wanted to thank Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra, which helped in winning the elections.
"We have won #HimachalElections. I want to thank the people, our workers & leaders as due to their efforts this result has come. I want to thank Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra also helped us in this," he said.
Gujarat Election 2022: BJP has won the Morbi assembly seat, where a bridge collapse in October killed 130-plus people. Here, Amrutiya Kantilala Shivlal won the election for BJP with over 59 per cent votes. He defeated Congress' Jayantilal Patel, who could secure only 27 per cent votes.
Gujarat Election Result 2022: AAP state chief Gopal Italia has lost from Katargam. He was up against BJP's Vinodbhai Moradiya and Variya Kalpesh of Congress. This is a big blow to AAP, which was hoping to replace Congress in Gujarat and emerge as the second-largest party in the state.
Gujarat Election Result 2022: AAP has suffered a massive setback in Gujarat as its chief ministerial face Isudan Gadhvi lost the assembly election. He was contesting from the Khambhalia assembly seat.
Gujarat Election Results: After returning to power for a record 7th term, BJP's Alpesh Thakor says the saffron party has developed Gujarat. He says it is a bumper win and the party will win over 150 seats. Alpesh Thakor is contesting from Gandhinagar South
Himachal Election results 2022: After losing ground to Congress, Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur says he respects people's mandate and wants to thank PM and other central leadership during the last 5 years. "We will stand for the development of the state irrespective of politics. We will analyse our shortcomings and improve during the next term," he adds.
Himachal Election Result 2022: CM Jairam Thakur has conceded defeat and said he will tender his resignation shortly. "I will tender my resignation to the Governor in a short while from now," he said. In Himachal, Congress is leading on 38 seats - three more than the number required to form the government.
Odisha: Here BJD candidate Barsha Singh Bariha is leading in Padampur with a margin of 33,596 votes.
In Chhattisgarh, Congress' Savitri Manoj Mandavi is ahead in Bhanupratappur with a margin of 21,171 votes.
BJP candidate Kedar Prasad Gupta is leading in Bihar's Kurhani with a margin of 3649 votes.
In Rajasthan, Congress leader Anil Kumar Sharma is leading in Sardarshahar with a margin of 26,852 votes.
RLD candidate Madan Bhaiya leading in Uttar Pradesh's Khatauli with a margin of 11,327 votes while BJP's Akash Saxena is leading in Rampur with a margin of 6,746 votes.
In the Mainpuri Lok Sabha bypoll, Samajwadi Party candidate Dimple Yadav is leading with a margin of 2,40,322 votes.
Himachal Election Result 2022: AS Congress looks set to form government in Himachal, party MP Anand Sharma says Devbhoomi has sent a message - scrap Agniveer Scheme. He says in all those areas from where a large number of young people go to the Army, the BJP has been hammered. "It's very clear. 2nd, they must restore the Old Pension Scheme."
Gujarat Election Result: BJP candidate from Jamnagar North, Rivaba Jadeja holding a roadshow in Jamnagar. She is being accompanied by her husband and cricketer Ravindra Jadeja. She is leading with a margin of 50,456 votes over AAP candidate Karshanbhai Karmur.
Himachal Election Results 2022: Congress has won 10 seats and is currently leading on another 29 while BJP has bagged 9 and leads on 17 others. Congress, which had lost the state to BJP in the last election, has crossed the majority mark of 35 and is set to form the next government.
Congress workers in Shimla celebrated after the grand-old party crossed the majority mark in the Himachal Pradesh elections.
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