Congress gets a majority in Himachal, but the BJP returns to power in Gujarat with a historic triumph.

BJP secured a massive 52.3% vote share in Gujarat, with Congress vote share declining to 27.28% . Congress held its nerve in Himalayan Pradesh and gained 40 seats in the 68-member assembly .

GandhinagarShimla (India), December 8: The BJP returned to power in Gujarat with a historic victory, while Congress made a comeback in Himachal Pradesh, the results announced on Thursday, marking the start of an election season that will see several assembly polls in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, next year.The Congress held its nerve in Himalayan Pradesh and gained 40 seats in the 68-member assembly.The results in Gujarat gave Aam Aadmi Party, which won the MCD elections on Wednesday, some comfort, though its figures were marginally less than expected of its leaders.AAP made its first appearance in the Gujarat assembly, garnering five seats, and its leaders saw a lot of hope in the state, in which the BJP has been in power for almost 27 years.

Congress in Gujarat showed its poorest showing and is projected to win only 17 seats, partly because of the AAP split the opposition vote.Bypolls to six seats held in five states also produced a mixed result, with Congress and BJP winning two seats each and BJD and RLD winning one.Dimple Yadav, a Samajwadi Party candidate, won the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat by a significant margin.Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is due to take oath on December 12.

The BJP achieved its highest number of seats in Gujarat history and won its seventh election in a row.He praised the efforts of BJP workers in the party's immense success.Thank you Gujarat for your contributions.Since seeing the uplifting election results, I am overcome with a lot of emotion.

In a tweet, PM Modi apologised to Gujarats Jan Shakti.I want to say that each of you is a champion for the hardworking @BJP4Gujarat Karyakartas team.This remarkable victory would not have been possible without the extraordinary hardwork of our Karyakartas, who are the true strength of our party, he said.BJP secured a massive 52.3 percent share in Gujarat, with Congress' vote share declining to 27.28 percent.

We will continue to pursue the state's aspirations and engage with the communities in the coming years, he said.Following the party's loss in the polls, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur resigned.While Congress won 40 seats in the state, the BJP secured 25.Independents won three seats and AAP refused to register in the state.In terms of vote share in Himachal, Congress is only marginally ahead of the BJP with 43.88 percent, compared to 42.99 percent.

Himachal Pradesh has a long tradition of alternating governments, and Congress is on the right side of anti-incumbency.The Congress, which had yet to find a Chief Ministerial candidate in the hill state, wants to hold a meeting of its MLAs in Chandigarh with some of its members in protest against BJP poaching attempts.Soon after it became apparent that the BJP was on track to win a massive victory in Ahmedabad, celebrations began at the BJP headquarters in Ahmedabad.The Congress also celebrated its accomplishments in Himalayan Pradesh, according to party officials.

In a tweet, BJP chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, state party president CR Paatil, and all the BJP employees who contributed to this historic victory won under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and the chairmanship of JP Nadda, according to Amit Shah.The BJP broke all record-breaking achievements in Gujarat in the last two decades, under Modi ji's leadership, and today the Gujaratis have praised the BJP and broken all record-breaking victories.This is a victory for the people in PM Modi's growth mindset, he said, adding that the people have rejected those who resort to appeasement tactics and give revdis to people, and that the government has given PM Modis BJP a mandate to ensure the growth and public welfare.According to the BJP, this historic victory has shown that every segment, whether women, youth, or farmers, is unitedly behind it.

He expressed appreciation for the state's affections and support.According to him, the BJP will continue to work with passion for the welfare of Devbhumi residents.Bhupendra Patel, the party's governor, Gujarat chief CR Paatil, and all the state BJP workers were praised for their landslide victory in the state, according to Bhupendra Patel, who said that the Gujarat people have made up their minds to continue on their journey of development.Every BJP worker is dedicated to the public service, he said.Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who resigned on Thursday after the results, said he respected the peoples mandate of Himachal Pradesh and the central leadership for the past five years.

Thakur told media persons in Shimla that we should take into account our weaknesses and strengthen during the next term.Rajiv Shukla, the state's congressman, said the organization would provide ten guarantees to the state.It would bring the state's people to the top.People voted for change and opposed unemployment and inflation.

We met with party chief Mallikarjun Kharge and had a discussion about our next step, according to Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh, who said the people of the state have given the party the mandate and there is no need to worry about poaching.She said that those who have won will be with us and we will form the coalition.For me, it is a turning point as I can see the same people's support as did late Virbhadra Singh.We are not worried about poaching in Chandigarh, she said.

Former state Congress chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and CLP leader Mukesh Agnihotri are the other candidates for the position.Sukhu praised the party's triumph, but expressed gratitude to the state's people.We express our gratitude to the people of Himachal Pradesh's people.Priyanka Gandhi Vadra organized demonstrations in the state and mobilized the staff.

According to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the AAP has been a national party in ten years.The Gujarat elections have come to an end, and the group has since become a national party.AAP was a small party ten years ago, but after ten years it has governments in two states and has become a national party, according to he.In Gujarat, independents won three seats, one going to the Samajwadi Party.