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By-polls result: Congress wins in Puducherry; BJP in MP

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New Delhi, Nov 22, 2016: In a major achievement, chief minister V. Narayanasamy was on Tuesday elected to the Puducherry assembly, winning the Nellithope seat by 11,144 seats.

Narayanasamy trounced his nearest AIADMK rival by 11,144 votes by securing 18,709 votes.

The by-election was held on Saturday following the resignation of Congress member John Kumar so that Narayanasamy could contest and continue as the Chief Minister.

Narayanasamy did not contest the assembly polls of May 2016. However, the Congress chose him as the Chief Minister.

In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP won the by-poll from the Nepanagar assembly constituency and was leading in the Shahdol Lok Sabha seat.

Bharatiya Janata Party’s Manju Dadu won from Nepanagar by 42,198 votes, defeating Antar Singh of the Congress.

The by-polls were held on Saturday. Shadol and Nepanagar registered 66 per cent and 73 per cent voting respectively.

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BJP loses Modi’s hometown in Gujarat

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Ahmedabad, Dec 18 : The BJP has retained its grip over Gujarat but lost Unjha constituency to the Congress that includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hometown of Vadnagar.

Congress’ Asha Patel defeated outgoing BJP MLA Patel Narayanbhai Lalludas by a margin of over 19,500 votes in the traditional stronghold of the Patidar community. While Patel polled 81,797 votes, her BJP rival got 62,268.

In 2012, Lalludas defeated Patel by nearly 25,000 votes.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the party’s star campaigner, had extensively campaigned in Unjha during his Navsarjan Yatra. On his visit to the region, Gandhi also prayed at the Umiya Mata temple, close to Vadnagar — where Modi was brought up.

Weeks before the election process began in Gujarat where the BJP has been in power for the last 22 years, Modi inaugurated Umiya Dham Ashram in Haridwar for the pilgrims from the region visiting the Hindu holy city on the bank of the Ganges.

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Gujarat Election 2017 Results: BJP retains power but just barely

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New Delhi, Dec 18: The BJP on Monday set to retain power in Gujarat, just edging past the half-way mark in the high stakes elections that witnessed the Congress improve its tally compared to five years ago.

Election Commission officials said Bharatiya Janata Party, on course for its sixth consecutive win, had bagged 58 seats and was leading in 41 while the Congress had won 50 and was forging ahead in 27 more, news agency IANS quoted.

The Counting of votes for high-level Gujarat assembly election results of all the 182 assembly seats is underway.

According to the election commission, the BJP won 84, while Congress  attained 70, NCP 1, Bharatiya tribal Party 2, Independent 1 by 5 pm.

The voting was held in two phases in the state on December 9 and 14. According to the EC, the voter turnout in the first phase was 66.75, while in second phase of voting on Dec 14 was 69.99 percent.

The Gujarat election results will decide who will be the winner BJP or Congress.

Updates:

  • The difference between BJP and Congress reduced to 18 at 2 pm, as Trend showed BJP was leading on 99 seats , Congress at 81 and Others at 2.
  • Congress leader Alpesh Thakore has won from Radhanpur, which is considered as one of the largest constituencies in Gujarat.
  • Dalit leader and independent candidate Jignesh Mevani attained victory from Vadgam constituency.
  • Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia lose by just 2000 votes.
  • Incumbent Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has won from Rajkot West by more than 25,000 votes.
  • In the first round of result, the BJP  has opened its account as Rakesh Shah from Ahmedabad has won by 70,000 votes.
  • After witnessing neck to neck fight, the BJP was leading at 103 seats in the high-level Gujarat assembly election, while the Congress 75 and others 1.
  • By 9.30, the Congress close to half-way mark by leading in 90 seats in the high-level Gujarat assembly election, while the BJP on 82 and others 2.
  • Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is trailing by 1,100 votes, according to TV9 Gujarati.
  • BJP’s Gujarat chief Jitu Vaghani is also trailing in Bhavnagar West.
  • BJP’s Nitinbhai Patel trailing by over 3000 votes from Mahesana.
  • At 9 am the Congress was leading in 90 seats while the BJP was at 88.
  • Out of 99/182 seats in Gujarat; BJP ahead in 62, Congress 36, others 1 by 8.30 am.
  • “All arrangements have been made in Gujarat by Chief Electoral officer of the state, at all places in counting halls for the state assembly elections” said Election Commissioner (CEC) AK Joti.
  • “I assure you that there can be no tampering with the EVMs”, he added.

“Questions being raised about EVMs have already been answered by us in the media. VVPATs were there in every polling stations in Gujarat, which enabled voters to see whom they voted for, so issues being raised aren’t right. I assure that EVMS cannot be tampered with”, Joti asserted.

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BJP didn’t win the way it wanted in Gujarat: Sena

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Mumbai, Dec 18 : Mocking the outcome of the Gujarat Assembly elections, the Shiv Sena on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) did not achieve the victory it expected.

“The BJP had to win in Gujarat… Its 22 years of rule in the state, the use of money power and deployment of 14 Chief Ministers for the campaign,” Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut told the media.

“Its victory was a foregone conclusion. But the BJP has not won the victory it expected,” he added.

The BJP ally said “the atmosphere in the country” was changing and the Sena viewed the Congress as “a major opposition party”.

“We congratulate both the BJP and the Congress. The Gujarat outcome will set the entire nation thinking,” Raut added.

The BJP, which has ruled Gujarat since 1995, was expected to finish with 98 seats, just six more than the half-way needed to control the 182-member Assembly.

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