BJP wins 156 seats of 182 assembly seats in Gujarat, smashing all previous electoral records . Congress wins 40 seats in the 68-member assembly constituting the anti-incumbency party .
GandhinagarShimla, India, December 8: The BJP took power in Gujarat on December 8, while the Congress took power in Himachal Pradesh after five years, with the two national parties expressing gratitude to their workers and their followers.The BJP has occupied 156 seats of 182 assembly seats in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, smashing all previous electoral records.The Congress received 40 seats in the 68-member assembly constituting the anti-incumbency party, which won the MCD elections on Wednesday, but the results in Gujarat gave some relief, considering the party's numbers were much less than expected by its leaders.AAP made its first appearance in the Gujarat assembly, winning five seats, and its supporters saw a lot of hope in the group, which holds a 12.92 percent voter base in the state where the BJP has been in power for almost 27 years.Congress and the BJP took two seats in each of five states, while the BJD and RLD won one.Dimple Yadav, a candidate for the Samajwadi Party, secured the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat by a large margin.Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is due to take the oath on December 12.The BJP claimed the most seats in Gujarat's history and won its seventh straight victory, while the Congress won 40 seats in Himachal Pradesh, the BJP secured 25 seats. In the hill state, others accounted for 10.4 percent of the vote.The BJP not only improved its own record of 127 seats in Gujarat, which was set in 2002 by Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, but also surpassed the Congress' best tally of 149 seats in the 1985 election.Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was overcome with a lot of enthusiasm after the tremendous election results in Gujarat.He praised the contribution of BJP workers to the party's great success.Following the spectacular election results, I am overcome with a lot of excitement. PM Modi called Gujarats Jan Shakti the king of Gujarats in a tweet.I bow to each of you, @BJP4Gujarat Karyakartas, to all of you!This historic triumph would never be possible without the extraordinary hardwork of our Karyakartas, the true strength of our Party, said the Prime Minister.BJP got a massive 52.6 percent of voters in Gujarat, with Congress' vote share falling to 27.28 percent.I also want to express my gratitude and love for the BJP to the Himalayan Pradesh people.Following the election of Jai Ram Thakur, the state's chief minister and leaders resigned in Chandigarh, the party's MLAs are planning a meeting in Chandigarh, with some of them condemning the BJP's poaching attempts. In a tweet, BJP chief minister Bhupendra Patel, state party president CR Paatil, and all BJP employees who contributed to this remarkable triumph achieved under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and chairmanship of JP Nadda, he said.In the last two decades, the BJP has broken all the records of growth in Gujarat, and today the Gujaratians have praised the BJP and broken all the records of victory, according to Amit Shah.Shah said that this is a victory for the people in PM Modi's growth strategy and that the people have rejected those who resort to appeasement politics and give revdis to people.He said that the state has voted to leave the country with a BJP-led government, which has provided the state with the affections and support for five years.BJP President JP Nadda praised Bhupendra Patel, the party's Gujarat chief, CR Paatil, and all the staff of state BJP for their landslide victory in Gujarat, he said.The people of Gujarat have made up their minds to continue with the development journey in Gujarat. Regardless of ideology, you must promote the state's growth.Thakur told media persons in Shimla that the party will investigate our shortcomings and extend them in the next term.Rajiv Shukla, the governor of Himachal Pradesh, said the state will make ten promises.People voted for change and opposed unemployment and inflation. We met with party chief Mallikarjun Kharge and had a discussion about our next step, said Pratibha Singh, who said the people of Himachal Pradesh have given the party the mandate and there is no reason to be afraid of poaching.We can meet (our MLAs) anywhere, including in Chandigarh or in the state.Those who win will be with us and we will form the government, she said.It's a very emotional moment for me, because I can see the same level of support from people as for late Virbhadra Singh. The next big challenge for the Congress is to select its chief ministerial nominee among a range of candidates, including Pratibha Singh.Former state Congress chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and CLP chief Mukesh Agnihotri are the other contenders for the position.Sukhu also expressed appreciation to the state's residents.Priyanka Gandhi Vadra led rallies in the state and mobilized the staff.The BJP's method of separating people wont work; the Congress has a majority. The Gujarat elections have come to an end, and the group has become a national party.AAP was a small party ten years ago, but it has governments in two states and is now a national party, according to BJP chief and supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.The seat was a stronghold of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, and it was the first time the party managed to breach the Rampur Sadar assembly seat, which is now considered a stronghold of the Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, when its The ruling BJD won a bypoll to the Odishas Padmapur assembly seat.