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Election Results 2022: Guj counting complete, BJP gets 156, AAP 5, INC 17, Others 4; Cong wrests power from BJP in HP, wins 40 of 68, BJP 25, Others 3

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, December 08, 2022, 11:05 PM IST
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Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2022 |
08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Gujarat counting concludes: BJP wins 156 seats, Congress 17, AAP 5, Independent 3 and SP 1

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Gujarat polls: BJP makes clean sweep in Kutch, wins all 6 seats; AAP dents Congress 

In a break from the past, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday made a clean sweep in Kutch district bordering Pakistan by winning all the six Assembly constituencies in the region.

The Congress, which carried out a silent campaign in rural areas, failed to retain even the two seats it had won last time.

The debutant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) failed to win seats, but caused enough damage to the Congress, even leading to its defeat in its stronghold Rapar.

Kutch district has six Assembly constituencies - Abdasa, Bhuj, Rapar - all bordering Pakistan - and Mandvi, Anjar and Gandhidham. The district has around 16 lakh voters.

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Gujarat poll victory comes at a time when country has entered Amrit Kaal: PM Modi

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Gujarat AAP chief Gopal Italia: It's historic day as Aam Adami Party made impressive entry into Gujarat, which is BJP stronghold

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Pratibha, Sukhu, Agnihotri lead race for Congress CM in Himachal

With the Congress emerging victorious in Himachal Pradesh, state party president Pratibha Singh is considered a key frontrunner for the chief minister's post, closely followed by former party chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and outgoing CLP leader Mukesh Agnihotri.

Deciding on the chief ministerial face who can bind the party going forward is the immediate challenge for the Congress.

The newly-elected MLAs would meet soon to decide on their leader.

Though Pratibha Singh did not contest the assembly election and is not an MLA, she had campaigned extensively across the state. Singh is presently the Mandi MP after she won in the bye-election from outgoing chief minister Jairam Thakur's home district.

She also carries the legacy of former chief minister Virbhadra Singh, who steered the Congress in the state for over four decades.

Singh, party sources claimed, has the support of a majority of MLAs who have owed their allegiance to Virbhadra Singh who remained the Congress' undisputed leader in the hill state for long.

Pratibha Singh's son Vikramaditya has been elected as an MLA from Shimla rural and is also among the hopefuls, even though many consider him too young for the top post.

The other CM aspirants are Sukhu, an MLA from Nadaun, and Agnihotri, who was elected from Haroli. Both are hopeful that the party high command would recognise their work as former PCC chief and as Congress Legislature Party leader.

Agnihotri claims that he put forth the party's position strongly in the state assembly as CLP leader in the state assembly and opposed its decisions and highlighted BJP's "misgovernance" during the last five years. Agnihotri is a Brahmin leader, while Sukhu hails from the dominant Thakur community in the state.

Former PCC chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore, who won from Theog in a multi-cornered contest, is also a CM hopeful and is claiming that he brought the faction-ridden party together in the last few years.

Rathore was replaced a few months ago with Pratibha Singh as the head of the Himachal unit.

Some other hopefuls like six-time MLA Asha Kumari and former PCC chief Kaul Singh Thakur lost the election this time.

Interestingly, several Congress leaders had contested the elections in the hope that they would be the party's chief ministerial face. This even helped them garner enough support in their respective constituencies.

During the election campaign, Home Minister Amit Shah and other BJP leaders had taken a swipe at the Congress over its chief minister-hopefuls. 

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Himachal elections loss: Know why BJP's Anurag Thakur was trending after crashing defeat of saffron party

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Anti-incumbency, OPS promise worked in favour of Congress in HP

Anti-incumbency against the ruling BJP government, the issue of price rise, coupled with the Congress' promises of restoring the old pension scheme and providing Rs 1500 to every woman perhaps drew voters to the grand old party in Himachal Pradesh.

The people of the hill state followed the tradition of changing the incumbent government by voting out the BJP from power as they rejected its much-hyped slogan of 'Raj nahin, riwaaj badlenge' (changing tradition, not the government).

The BJP launched an all-out and aggressive personalised campaign led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, but voters went by local rather than national issues.

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Himachal polls: Congress emerges victorious, wins 40 out of 68 seats, BJP gets 25, Independent 3: ECI

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

BJP candidate Jayantbhai Rathwa defeats Aam Aadmi Party’s Radhika Rathwa in tribal- dominated Pavi Jetpur Assembly seat of Gujarat; Congress at 3rd place

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

HP polls: CM Jai Ram Thakur wins from Seraj seat, defeats Cong rival Chet Ram by huge margin of 38,183 votes

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi arrives at BJP HQ in Delhi after BJP's victory in the Gujarat Assembly elections

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Gujarat: Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani overcomes early losses, wins Vadgam assembly seat for Congress

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Gujarat: BJP wins Jhagadia Assembly seat for 1st time; veteran tribal leader Chhotubhai Vasava loses Jhagadia

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

BJP candidate Yogesh Patel wrests Anand Assembly seat in Gujarat from Congress; wins with comfortable margin of 41,623 votes

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Cong wrests power from BJP in Himachal Pradesh, wins 35 seats out of 68, leads in 5

The Congress on Thursday gained majority in Himachal Pradesh Assembly election, winning 35 of the 68 seats and leading in five. 

According to the latest results made available by the Election Commission, the BJP had registered win on 18 seats and was leading in seven others. 

Three Independents also emerged victorious. Aam Aadmi Party, which had contested on 67 seats, failed to open account.

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Himachal poll results: CM Jai Ram Thakur submits resignation to governor (PTI)

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Cong's Himachal win to have ripple effect on states going to polls next year: Anand Sharma 

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Anand Sharma on Thursday said the Congress' victory in Himachal Pradesh will have resonance and a ripple effect on states where elections are scheduled for next year.

He said he was happy that the people of Himachal Pradesh demonstrated "wisdom and maturity" to give the Congress a decisive victory and a stable majority in the state.

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Himachal's CM face to be picked by Congress high command, says party leader

The chief minister of Himachal Pradesh will be picked by the Congress high command, a party leader said here on Thursday.

The party was leading in 40 seats of 68 till noon in the hill state with most of its top leaders having won their seats.

Sudhir Sharma, who has also won his seat defeating BJP's Rakesh Choudhary by 3,285 votes in the Dharamsala constituency, said, "I am grateful to the people of Dharmsala. This election has been fought by the people of Dharamshala." "I will try my best to live up to the expectations on which they have elected me," he added.

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Gujarat: BJP's Raulji, who was involved in the decision to release rapists & described them 'Sanskari Brahmins' wins Godhra seat

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

PM Modi to address citizens at 6 pm

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Gujarat Congress in charge Raghu Sharma resigns after party's debacle in assembly elections

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Himachal polls: Cong's Anirudh Singh retains Kasumpti seat 

Congress leader Anirudh Singh has retained Himachal Pradesh's Kasumpti assembly seat, defeating his nearest BJP rival and state minister Suresh Bhardwaj by a margin of 8,655 votes.

A member of the erstwhile Koti royal family, Singh had raised the issue of restoration of the Old Pension Scheme during election campaign.

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Gujarat final tally out: BJP 157, Congress 16, AAP 5, Others 4

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Gujarat polls: Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani have won

BJP won 154 (crosses Congress 1985 record of 149 seats) and is leading in 3; Congress won 14 (record of lowest seats after 33 in 1990) and leading in two, AAP won four, leading in 1, Others 4 won. Results of six seats remain. Out of total 182 seats required for simple majority 92.

08 December 2022 03:13 PM IST

"Accept the mandate of the people. Thank them for giving us an opportunity to serve them," says Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur.

08 December 2022 03:13 PM IST

BJP won 131 (leading 26); Congress won 14 (leading 2); AAP won 4 (leading one); Others won 4 in Gujarat.

08 December 2022 03:13 PM IST

Congress wins 10, and leads on 29 while BJP wins 9 and leads on 17 as counting continues in Himchal Pradesh. The EC's official trends show that Congress has crossed the majority mark of 35.

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST
08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Gujarat Election Results: BJP wins 32 seats, while Congress wins 2.

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Independent candidate Ashish Sharma, a BJP rebel, wins from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Union Home minister Amit Shah thanks the people of Gujarat after BJP's massive victory.

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST
08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Bhupendra Patel will be the chief minister again: Gujarat BJP Chief CR Patil

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

Gujarat CM to take oath in December 12, Monday. Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi to attend swearing ceremony

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Congress to form government in Himachal Pradesh: Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has won from Seraj seat of Mandi district.

08 December 2022 11:05 PM IST

'Gujarat was with BJP & will continue to be with them': BJP candidate Rivaba Jadeja

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST
08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST
08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Cong leaders Bhupesh Baghel, Bhupinder Hooda, Rajiv Shukla heading to Himachal Pradesh with party inching towards majority in polls

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST
08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Gandhidham Congress candidate attempts suicide

Gandhidham Congress candidate attempted suicide by hanging at the counting center alleging tempering with EVM as some of the machines were not sealed properly and signatures were missing in some EVMs.

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST
08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Congress leads on 38 seats in Himachal Pradesh; BJP wins 1 and leads on 27 as counting continues.

ECI

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST
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Congress leads on 35 seats - the majority mark - in Himachal Pradesh; counting continues.

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

BJP leader Alpesh Thakor is leading from Gandhinagar South seat with a margin of 3,270 votes. He is up against AAP's Dolat Patel and Dr. Himanshu V Patel of Congress.

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST
08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

BJP rebel Dharmendrasinh Vaghela leading over party's nominee Ashvin Patel in Vaghodia assembly seat

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

BJP candidate Kantilal Amrutiya, who was seen helping people in viral videos from the Morbi bridge collapse in October, is headed for a big win in the constituency.

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Celebrations at BJP party office, as the party is sweeps Gujarat elections

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

BJP candidate Alpesh Thakor trails in Gandhinagar (South).

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Congress candidate Jignesh Mevani leads in Vadgam

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

BJP's Hardik Patel leads in Viramgam, according to latest trends by ECI

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

With good margins, BJP likely to retain 12 out of 16 seats in Ahmedabad city, while close contest in four seats held by the Congress.

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

CM Bhupendra Patel leading by 1 lakh votes.

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

BJP 153, Congress 16, AAP 7 leads in Gujarat

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

Himachal assembly results: Congress, BJP in neck-to-neck competition; both leading 32 seats, as per latest ECI trends.

ECI

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST
08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST

'We are creating a new record', Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Gujarat Poll results.

08 December 2022 02:39 PM IST
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BJP is in the lead in Morbi, where 130 people died in a bridge accident, according to poll results in Gujarat.

BJP's Kantilal Amrutiya is in the lead for the Gujarati assembly seat of Morbi, which is part of the Kachchh Lok Sabha constituency. Morbi was recently in the news, after a bridge accident which caused 130 deaths.

08 December 2022 10:22 AM IST
08 December 2022 10:22 AM IST

AAP leader Manish Sisodia tweeted to thank the people of Gujarat. "AAP is becoming a national party today with the votes of the people of Gujarat. For the first time the politics of education and health is making a mark in national politics. Congratulations to the whole country for this," Sisodia tweeted.

08 December 2022 10:22 AM IST
08 December 2022 10:22 AM IST
08 December 2022 10:22 AM IST

"We are confident of forming the government in Gujarat, given the kind of response we got during our campaign": Jagdish Thakor, State Congress chief tells NDTV.

08 December 2022 10:22 AM IST
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08 December 2022 08:38 AM IST
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"100% we will form the government in Himachal, there will be no horse trading; we will get 40-45 seats,I'll be the CM if the party high command wants it," Pratibha Singh, Congress MP on India Today.

08 December 2022 08:38 AM IST
08 December 2022 08:38 AM IST
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08 December 2022 08:38 AM IST
08 December 2022 08:38 AM IST

135-145, we are definitely going to form the Govt. Do you have any doubts?: BJP candidate from Viramgam, Hardik Patel

The counting of votes for Himachal Pradesh Elections to begin at 8 am in Mandi.

Visuals outside counting centre in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

08 December 2022 08:38 AM IST

Most exit polls have predicted a BJP victory in Himachal Pradesh, except for the India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll that has given a slight edge to the Congress. While in its first stint in the 68-member assembly state, polls predicted that AAP would not make much impact. 

08 December 2022 08:38 AM IST

Exit polls have predicted a big majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat and if these projections are any indication the saffron party is all set to retain power in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the seventh consecutive term and equal Left Front's feat in West Bengal. The CPI(M)-led Front ruled the eastern state for 34 years from 1977 to 2011. The BJP, which won 99 seats in the 2017 polls, is projected to win in the range of 117-151 seats in a House of 182 and the Congress between 16 and 51 seats. It is also upbeat about the possibility of the AAP eating into Congress votes, which could be additionally beneficial for the saffron party.                                                                     

08 December 2022 07:49 AM IST

All eyes are set on Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as the counting of votes of state assembly polls in the two states will begin today 8am. While Himachal has had a history of changing governments, Gujarat has been Bharatiya Janata Party stronghold since 1998. 

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