Assembly Election Results 2017- BJP Keeps Gujarat, Snatches Himachal Pradesh From Congress: 10 Points

Results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections will have a huge impact on the run-up to the 2019 national polls for both the BJP and the Congress.

It is 2-0 to the BJP, which has swept Himachal Pradesh and is also set to win Gujarat again, though by a decidedly lower margin of victory than last time. The party has crossed the 92 seats it needs for a majority in the 182-member Gujarat assembly, but is still struggling to make the psychological 100 mark. BJP leaders said the lower numbers in Gujarat are not a setback, what matters is winning. Party chief Amit Shah said an “eight per cent gap between the BJP and Congress’ vote share cannot be scoffed at.” Congress president Rahul Gandhi has conceded defeat saying his party “accepts the verdict.”

Gujarat And Himachal Pradesh Election Results LIVE: BJP Retains Gujarat, Sweeps Himachal

The party continues outside the Delhi headquarters as BJP leads in 98 seats in Gujarat and 44 in Himachal

 

 

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Here is your cheatsheet to the results of 2017 Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections:
  1. Nine hours after counting of votes began, the BJP is leading in 98 seats, down 17 from last time, while the Congress is leading in 81, up 18. The BJP has 49.9 per cent vote share (47.85 per cent in 2012) and the Congress 43.3 per cent (38.93 per cent in 2012).
  2. In Himachal Pradesh the BJP is leading in 44 of the state’s 68 assembly seats, but its chief ministerial candidate PK Dhumal has lost his election. The BJP had deviated from its strategy in recent state elections by naming a presumptive chief minister. A party needs 35 seats or more to form government in Himachal.
  3. In Gujarat, almost 2 per cent of the voters chose the “none of the above” (NOTA) option, effectively rejecting candidates across the political spectrum. That’s higher than the shares of all other parties apart from the BJP or Congress.
  4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh “indicate a strong support for politics of good governance and development. I salute the hardworking BJP Karyakartas in these states for their hardwork which has led to these impressive victories.”
  5. “Dynasty, casteism and appeasement has lost to development,” said BJP chief Amit Shah, attacking Rahul Gandhi, who took over as Congress chief two days ago from his mother Sonia Gandhi. The BJP chief has accused the Congress of lowering the political discourse in Gujarat.
  6. Rahul Gandhi has tweeted, “My Congress brothers and sisters, you have made me very proud. You are different than those you fought because you fought anger with dignity. You have demonstrated to everyone that the Congress’s greatest strength is its decency and courage.”
  7. The Congress has said it views the Gujarat result as a gain for its better performance. “The Congress’ tally has gone up there, while the BJP’s numbers have fallen. This is the start of Rahul Gandhi’s political story,” senior Congress leader Kamal Nath told reporters outside Parliament.
  8. The BJP has lost ground in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region, but is also trailing in a few seats in north and central Gujarat that it had won in the 2012 election. The party has been in power in the state for the last two decades and is seen to have fought off a considerable build-up of an anti-incumbency sentiment.
  9. Analysts have called the Gujarat election a pivotal moment, a contest important not only for the state but also national politics. Today’s win gives the BJP added momentum in the run-up to the 2019 national election after its sweep of Uttar Pradesh earlier this year.
  10. Winning Gujarat, his home state, is also a matter of prestige for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a bitterly fought battle versus Rahul Gandhi, the Prime Minister made the election more about Gujarati pride and less about issues like development and economic policies raised by the new Congress president.

 

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other BJP leaders at the party’s headquarters in Gandhinagar. Mr Rupani thanked the people of Gujarat and credited his party’s the win to the voters.

 

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