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Gujarat Elections 2017 Verdict BJP ends one short of century Modi hails it as victory for development | TiKAG

Gujarat Elections 2017 Verdict BJP ends one short of century Modi hails it as victory for development

Gujarat Elections 2017 Verdict BJP

BJP is all set to come back to power in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat for the sixth consecutive time, albeit with a smaller margin. The saffron party won 99 100 seats, much less than 115 it did in 2012. Winning 77 seats, the Congress has gained at the BJP's expense, primarily in the Saurashtra region. 

In 182-member Gujarat Assembly, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has won one seat, Congress ally Tribal Party (BTP) 2 and independents have won three seats.  

21:22 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

Election Commission declares results for all Assembly constituencies in Gujarat. Final tally: BJP-99, Congress-77, NCP-1, BTP-2, Independent-3

18:53 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

30 years back, the poison of caste was spread so badly in Gujarat that it took workers like me 30 years to get rid of it. In last few months there were attempts again to sow seeds of casteism, but people rejected it, I congratulate them, but people must be alert: PM Modi

18:51 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

After 2014, there is the hunger for development. Even if you do not like BJP, do not try to derail the progress being made towards development: PM Modi

18:50 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

So many conspiracies were hatched in Gujarat by Congress, misinformation was being spread. People cannot bear if anyone makes fun of 'vikas': PM Narendra Modi

18:48 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

For me, Gujarat polls are a matter of double happiness. I am so happy that after I left the state, my colleagues there continued the good work: PM Modi

18:44 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

In Gujarat, BJP won all the seats it contested in 1989 Lok Sabha polls. We won most of the seats we contested in 1990. In 1995, in 1998, in 2002, in 2007 and in 2012 we won. We won most seats in Lok Sabha polls too: PM Modi

18:42 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

Gujarat election results are historic. In this day and age, for a party to keep winning for so long: PM Modi

18:41 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

Recent elections results have proven that the country is ready for reform, is looking towards things that perform in a positive way and believes in transformation: PM Narendra Modi

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Recent elections results have proven that the country is ready for reform, is looking towards things that perform in a positive way and believes in transformation: PM Narendra Modi at BJP HQ in Delhi

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18:40 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

The results in Himachal Pradesh show that if you don't do development and are embroiled in all wrong acts then after 5 years people will not accept you: PM Modi

18:26 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

PM Narendra Modi arrives at BJP HQ in Delhi as party celebrates Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh win

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at BJP HQ in Delhi, received by BJP President Amit Shah 

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17:06 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

"I would like to give credit for this victory to the people of Gujarat, also give assurance that in the coming 5 years BJP will work towards what the people of the state want," says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

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16:14 IST Monday, 18 December 2017

BJP President Amit Shah is now speaking. He congratulates people of Himachal and Gujarat for the comprehensive win. He says this is a win for politics of development against politics of caste and dynasty. 

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Amit Shah says that party's vote percentage has increased in 2017 and Congress policy of caste baste religion has been defeated and consequently all major leaders have lost. Their politics of outsourcing has failed, says Amit Shah. BJP President says that Congress gave outlandish promises in their manifesto but failed to make much headway with the voters.  

15:40 IST Monday, 18 December 2017:

In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed BJP's victory in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

15:32 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: BJP President Amit Shah arrives at party HQ as workers celebrate party's lead in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. He will address the media shortly

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Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah arrives at party HQ as workers celebrate party's lead in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh 

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15:22 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: Influential Patidaar leader Hardik Patel puts blame on EVMs for the election losses. He said that the BJP has won the polls only due to its money power. 

 

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There has been tampering in EVMs in Surat,Rajkot and Ahmedabad, hence the gap is very less wherever tampering happened. EVMs are hackable: Hardik Patel

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15:12 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: Reacting on BJP's performance in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: 'Undoubtedly, a major victory. The kind of work which party workers have done right from booth workers level till PM's level, everybody put their best foot forward and both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have recognized the good work going on in the name of development.”

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Undoubtedly, a major victory. The kind of work which Party workers have done right from booth workers level till PM's level, everybody put their best foot forward and both  &  have recognised the good work going on in the name of development: N Sitharaman

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15:05 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi over the impending defeat in the Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the newly-elected Congress President  "scored zero in his opening innings." 

 

14:36 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: The Election Commission has declared results on 41 seats. The BJP has won 24 seats, while the Congress has got 19 seats.

 

13:30 IST Monday, 18 December 2017:  BJP's Arvind Patel wins from Sabarmati assembly seat.

 

12:41 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: The trends of all 182 seats of the Gujarat Assembly Elections are in and it looks like there's no stopping for the 'saffron surge' in Gujarat. After ruling the state for 22 years, the BJP is all set to come back to power. As counting of votes continues, BJP party workers have already started celebrating BJP's victory across the country.

11:29 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: The latest figures by the Election Commission shows BJP crossing the 100-mark, while the Congress leads on 73 seats. 

11:20 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: It's celebration time for BJP! These party workers in Madhya Pradesh are already distributing sweets as the trends show the BJP winning both in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

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: BJP celebrates at party office in  as trends indicate BJP's victory in both Gujarat & Himachal Pradesh  

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Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in the Parliament, flashes victory sign. 

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10:41 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: With BJP 3 seats away from 100-mark, the party leaders are in celebratory mood. BJP's Nitinbhai Patel who himself is trailing by over 2,000 votes from Mahesana, sounded jubilant for his party. 'Ultimately BJP is going to register the victory, contrary to early trends BJP is leading almost everywhere now,' Patel said. 

 

10:19 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: BJP crosses halfway mark, takes lead on 94 seats, Congress ahead on 64.

 

9:54 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: Some respite for BJP? The party gets ahead in the close fight with latest numbers suggesting BJP leading on 77 seats. The Congress loses its initial lead, now ahead on 59 seats.

9:48 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: As the initial trends show Congress putting up a close fight, party leader Ashok Gehlot says that he is confident about Congress winning in Gujarat. “The mood of the people of Gujarat will lead Congress to victory, can't comment much on initial trends; let the final results come,” Gehlot was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. The party in-charge in Gujarat, Gehlot was seen accompanying newly-elected party president Rahul Gandhi during his mega campaign drive.

9:27 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: Markets open in red with Sensex shedding over 600 points. The updated numbers by the Election Commission show BJP leading on 37 seats. The Congress is leading on 30 seats.

9:23 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: Official figures are in 

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EC Official Trends for : BJP leading on 24 seats, Congress on 21.

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9:09 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: With Congress leading on 74 seats, looks like Rahul Gandhi's 'temple run' has worked. If early trends convert into results than Congress has put a better show than 2012.

8:46 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: The trends of 132 out of 182 seats are in. The early leads show BJP heading for a comfortable majority.

8:35 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: The morning leads are showing strong position for BJP. Looks like the 'Modi magic' is working again. The ruling party is leading on 53 seats, whereas the Congress comes at distant second on 35. 

8:25 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: Visuals from Vadodara show the buzz. There are seven seats in Vadodara district. The BJP had won 6 out of 7 seats in 2012. 

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8:19 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: Early leads for BJP, the ruling party leads in 15 seats, whereas Congress is ahead on 4 seats. BJP had predicted 150 seats in the state. If initial trends are anything to go by, BJP may be heading for a fifth straight win in PM Modi's home state.      

8:00 IST Monday, 18 December 2017: Counting begins at the 37 centers that will decide the future course of Indian politics.

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