In Key Gujarat Region, Congresss Seat Count Dropped From 28 To 3

BJP won 40 out of 48 seats in Saurashtra, regaining control of a state where the Congress held power in 2017 elections . The Aam Aadmi Party secured four seats, one seat more than the Congress tally in the area .

Ahmedabad, Gujarat: According to a region-wise analysis of the Gujarat assembly results, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dominated Saurashtra, winning 40 out of 48 seats, regaining control of a state where the Congress held power in 2017 elections, bagging up to 28 seats.In its first Gujarat assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) secured four seats, one seat more than the Congress tally in the area.Kandhal Jadeja, a Samajwadi Party candidate, won from Kutiyana, with 48.23 percent votes, Congress got 26 percent, and AAP collected 20 percent, the BJP's lowest percentage since 2002.Central GujaratThe BJP swept central Gujarat by defeating BJP in 2017 elections by capturing 48 out of the 61 seats, while Congress retaining just four seats.The AAP was largely a no-show and was positioned on the second position on eight of the eight seats.

Although MsShrivastav came a distant fourth, another independent candidate Dharmendra Vaghela defeated BJPs Ashvin Patel in the 2017 polls, giving the ruling party 37 seats in the state, while 22 went to the BJP, leaving the Congress with only five seats.North GujaratOut of the total 32 seats in the region, eight went to Congress, 22 to the BJP, and two went to independent candidates.Nine of Banaskantha's districts are covered by these seats, three of Sabarkantha, four of Arvalli, four of Patan, seven of Mehsana, and five Assembly seats in the district of Gandhinagar.In 2017, BJP won 14 seats and 17 seats in north Gujarat.Though the BJP increased its total number this year, the Congress figure has decreased from 17 to 8.South GujaratThe BJP increased its total number in south Gujarat by 33 out of the 35 seats in the state.

In its first fight, Congress won the Vansada reserved seat, while AAP won Dediapada, which was also a reserved seat, while BJP took five reserved seats in Surat.All six seats were won by BJP in Kutch district.The Congress, which waged a passive campaign in rural areas, failed to retain the two seats it gained in the 2017 elections, but did enough harm to the Congress, resulting in its dissolution in stronghold Rapar.

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