The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems set to form the governments in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh — for the sixth time in the former and unseating the Congress in the latter. As per trends, the BJP was leading in 103 seats in Gujarat, while the Congress was ahead in 76.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is now back in the lead against Congress leader Indranil Rajyaguru in Rajkot West and so is Deputy CM Nitin Patel in Mehsana where the Jignesh Mewani factor is at play. BJP state unit chief Jitu Vaghani, however, is behind in Anand. In Himachal Pradesh, the electorate has ‘swung’ again, bringing the BJP back to power and sending the Congress in opposition.
Counting is underway for the Gujarat election result 2017 and Himachal Pradesh election result 2017 at 37 centres in Gujarat and 42 booths in Himachal Pradesh. The result will decide the contest between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity and Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s leadership.
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