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Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017 results: As it Happened

Meanwhile, accepting defeat Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that the party accepts verdict of people and congratulates new governments in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

Written by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 18, 2017 19:15 IST ]
Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrives at BJP headquarters in
Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrives at BJP headquarters in Delhi for parliamentary board meeting.

The Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to form government in Gujarat and hill state Himachal Pradesh while Rahul Gandhi's Congress has settled for the second place.

Out of 182 seats in Gujarat, the BJP is leading in 99 seats and will be forming the government in the state for sixth consecutive term. The Congress is leading in 80 seats. In Himachal Pradesh, the BJP is all set to wrest power from the Congress. The party is leading in 44 out of 68 seats in the state. The Congress is leading in 21 seats.

Election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh indicate a strong support for politics of good governance and development, PM Narendra Modi said as trends showed that the BJP was inching towards victory in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh states. "I bow to the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for their affection and trust in BJP. I assure them that we will leave no stone unturned in furthering the development journey of these states and serve the people tirelessly," he said in a series of tweets.

Meanwhile, accepting defeat Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that the party accepts verdict of people and congratulates new governments in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

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Soon after the early trends started coming, BJP supporters were seen celebrating in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

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Highlights:

06:56pm- PM Modi concludes his speech. 

06:55pm- PM Modi asks BJP workers to raise 'Jitega bhai jitega, vikas jitega' slogan.

06:50pm- There is no point in wasting time for those who can't accept the victory of the BJP, says PM Modi

06:45pm- Gujarat poll results are historical. I congratulate the party workers, they continued the good work after I left the state. It's a matter of double joy for me: PM Modi

06:40pm- The way the people of Himachal Pradesh have supported us shows that people are fed up of misgovernance and misdeeds by the incumbent Government in the state, says PM Modi

06:34 pm- Getting re-elected is seen a big event by political analysts, says PM Modi

06:33 pm - Ahead of UP elections, it was said that BJP will have to pay a price for implementing GST, says PM Modi

06:32 pm - I bow to the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for their affection and trust in BJP. I assure them that we will leave no stone unturned in furthering the development journey of these states and serve the people tirelessly.

06:31 pm- Election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh indicate a strong support for politics of good governance and development. I salute the hardworking BJP Karyakartas in these states for their hardwork which has led to these impressive victories: PM Modi

06:25 pm- BJP President Amit Shah and other leaders felicitate PM Narendra Modi at BJP HQ in Delhi as party celebrates Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh win 

06:21 pm: PM Narendra Modi reaches BJP headquarters in Delhi.

06:15 pm: BJP parliamentary meeting to begin shortly, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley reach party office.

05:59 pm: Himachal Pradesh election results (44 seats): BJP - 27, Congress - 15, Others - 2

5:40 pm: Gujarat Assembly election results (164 seats): BJP - 87, Congress - 72, Others - 5

05:27 pm: "Congratulations BJP on winning the elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Wishing them all the best for their forthcoming tenure in governance", tweets Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu

05:19 pm: Himachal Assembly election results: (38 seats): BJP - 23, Congress - 13, Others - 2

05:12 pm: Gujarat Assembly election results: (156 seats) BJP - 82, Congress - 70, Others - 4

05:05 pm: 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

5:00 pm: “I acknowledge with humility people’s verdict who have voted for BJP and reposed faith in the politics of good governance - a dominant theme flourished by Narendra Modi on the Indian political landscape,” Rupani tweeted.  

04:54 pm: “Abhar Gujarat (Thank you Gujarat)! It’s the victory of the people of Gujarat, their unshakable faith in the agenda of development, casteless & classless society. We are indeed blessed! And promise to live up to the expectations more than ever before,” he said.

04:50 pm: Vijay Rupani thanks the people of Gujarat's Rajkot from where he won by over 54,000 votes.

04:43 pm: My Congress brothers and sisters, you have made me very proud. You are different than those you fought because you fought anger with dignity. You have demonstrated to everyone that the Congress’s greatest strength is its decency and courage, tweets Congress president Rahul Gandhi

04:30 pm: Former Gujarat chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela congratulates BJP for poll win, says Congress president Rahul Gandhi has shown sportsmanship.

04:30 pm: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the BJP's victory in the Assembly elections showed people's "unshakable faith in the agenda of development, caste-less and classless society".

04:29 pm: BJP's win in Gujarat a moral defeat for the party, a temporary and face-saving win: Mamata Banerjee.

04:28 pm: As per poll outcome so far, voting percentage in favour of BJP in Gujarat has gone up to 49.10 from 47.85 per cent in 2012.

04:22 pm: We are confident that when we go into 2019 elections under the leadership of PM Modi we will once again get people's support and Modi ji's aim for the youth in 2022 will become a reality: Amit Shah READ FULL STORY HERE

04:21 pm: The 2/3rd lead in Himachal Pradesh shows that people there want to join PM Narendra Modi in the journey to development: Amit Shah

04:15 pm: This is a victory of development over dynasty and polarisation, says Amit Shah

04:10 pm: BJP chief Amit Shah said the party's victory in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls is the win of PM Narendra Modi's development agenda against the politics of casteism and appeasement.

04:06 pm: We have once again emerged triumphant. I offer heartfelt gratitude to the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh that they gave us another opportunity to serve them: Amit Shah

04:05 pm: BJP will be forming government in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, says Amit Shah.

04:00 pm: BJP president Amit Shah is addressing a press conference after poll win in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh.

03:57 pm: Gujarat Assembly elections: BJP: 99 seats, Congress gets 80, others 3

03:50 pm: BJP president Amit Shah will be addressing media persons shortly.

03:42 pm: Himachal Pradesh election results: BJP: 43, Congress 21, Others 4

03:35 pm: "I bow to the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for their affection and trust in BJP. I assure them that we will leave no stone unturned in furthering the development journey of these states and serve the people tirelessly", PM Modi tweeted.

03:32 pm: "Election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh indicate a strong support for politics of good governance and development. I salute the hardworking BJP Karyakartas in these states for their hardwork which has led to these impressive victories," tweets PM Modi

3:30 pm: BJP president Amit Shah arrives at party headquarters as workers celebrate party's lead in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

03:29 pm: BJP president Amit Shah gets rousing welcome after BJP wins Gujarat, Himachal.

03:10 pm: "There has been tampering in EVMs in Surat, Rajkot and Ahmedabad, hence the gap is very less wherever tampering happened. EVMs are hackable," says Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel

03:02 pm: "EVMs cannot be tampered with, even in the future. I am very clear about this. During my time, BJP had raised doubts on EVM so we had also held a demonstration like earlier this year for all to come and try rig it" says former CEC Naveen Chawla.

02:54 pm: Hardik Patel congratulates the BJP on its victory but says he would continue his agitation for reservation for the Patidars, on the issues of farmers, including waiving loans, and unemployment of youth, in a few days.

2:35 pm: BJP president Amit Shah to address media at 3.30 pm.

02:30 pm: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman described the election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as an "undoubtedly" major victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party. "'Sabka saath, sabka vikas' (Collective Efforts, Inclusive Growth), has ultimately won," she said.

02:24 pm: Gujarat Election trends: BJP at 99, Congress at 78, others at 5

2:01 pm: PM Modi to be given credit for BJP's victory, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

1:29 pm: Celebrations going on outside BJP headquarters with workers dancing to the beat of drums, bursting firecrackers and shouting slogans hailing PM Narendra Modi.

01:22 pm: "I firmly believe that our EVMs, VVPATs cannot be tampered with. This matter should be closed once and for all as it is tried and tested. EVM is a standalone machine, question of hacking doesn't arise", says former Chief Election Commissioner of India HS Brahma

1:15 pm: "It is a matter of happiness for us. This is the victory of development," Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani said as election trends and results showed the BJP poised to win both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

01:10 pm: Not disappointed with Gujarat poll results, satisfied with party's performance: Rahul Gandhi

01:01 pm: BJP workers celebrate outside party headquarters in Delhi as trends indicate party's victory in both Himachal and Gujarat.

12:50 pm: Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections: BJP's CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal loses Sujanpur seat.

12:37 pm: Gujarat Assembly election results: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that the trends emerging from vote counting in Gujarat are heartening as the party is showing a much improved performance compared to the last Assembly elections.

12:28 pm: Gujarat Assembly election results: Gujarat results would have been 'different' if Congress aligned with NCP, says Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel

12:20 pm: People have rejected divisive politics of Congress, this win is due to the dynamic leadership of BJP and the hard work of BJP workers, says Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

12:11 pm: Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections: BJP CM candidate PK Dhumal again trails by 2100 votes

11:50 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: BJP workers cut mushroom-shaped cake to celebrate win in crucial states. READ LIVE UPDATES ON GUJARAT ELECTIONS HERE

11:48 am: Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: Congress's Arjun Modhwadiya loses from Porbandar to BJP's Babubhai Bokhiriya by 1,855 votes.

11:36 am: Gujarat Assembly elections: Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel congratulates winning candidates and party workers.

11:22 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: As per the latest information, in this election, BJP's vote share is 49 per cent while vote share of Congress is 42 per cent. READ LIVE UPDATES ON HIMACHAL ELECTIONS HERE

11:20 am: Himachal Pradesh Assembly election results: Early trends BJP: 45, Congress 19, Others 4.

11:17 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: As per reports, Vijay Rupani will be chief minister of Gujarat, Nitin Patel will be deputy chief minister.

11:10 am: The final results for both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh are likely to be announced by noon.

11:09 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Vijay Rupani wins from Rajkot West with over 25,000 votes.

11:07 am: Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan said that it's early to make any assumption as the counting has just begun. "The counting has just begun. We should wait for some time before making any assumptions. We still hope that both in Gujarat and Himachal, the Congress party will sweep the polls," she said.

11:06 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: BJP is ahead on 107 seats, while Congress is on 70.

11:05 am: Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections: Early trends: BJP 43, Congress 21, Others 4.

WATCH VIDEO | Nitin Patel: We were confident of our victory, happy that party has done well

11:02 am: As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks comfortably placed to sweep the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls, PM Narendra Modi was seen greeting media with a 'namaste' and flashing a victory sign.

10:58 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: If we see the current tally, India TV's exit poll and the current share count is matching. India TV's exit poll had predicted 108-118 seats for BJP, and 61-71 seats for Congress in Gujarat.

10:53 am: BJP president Amit Shah to address media persons at 2 pm.

10:51 am: As per reports, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is on her way to visit Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

10:47 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Vijay Rupani leading by 21,000 votes.

10:46 am: Gujarat wants the leadership of PM Modi so we must wait for the final rounds of vote counting, says Nitinbhai Patel

10:41 am: We will form government with clear majority in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, says Rajnath Singh.

10:34 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: BJP's Rakesh Shah wins Elisbridge seat in Ahmedabad.

10:29 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Early trends: BJP:107, Congress 71, others 4

10:36 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: BJP candidate wins Kangra seat.

10:34 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: BJP is going to register victory, saffron party is leading almost everywhere now, says BJP's Nitinbhai Patel

10:18 am: Himachal Pradesh Election results: Trends from counting centers across Himachal Pradesh show BJP ahead in  38 constituencies.

10:17 am: "I am sure in the end Congress will be victorious and form Government in the state", says Vikramaditya Singh, who is contesting from Himachal Pradesh's Shimla Rural.

10:12 am: The Congress and the Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) contested in all the 68 constituencies.

10:08 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Congress' Shaktisinh Gohil trailing by 1,355 votes from Kutch's Mandvi

10:06 am: Himachal Pradesh Assembly election results: Congress' lead drops to 21 seats, BJP maintains edge in 40 seats, Others 7.

10:00 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: BJP: 104, Congress 74, Others 4

10:00 am: Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections: BJP's Anil Sharma, Satpal Singh Satti are trailing, while Prem Kumar Dhumal, Narinder Bragta and Narendra Thakur are leading.

ALSO WATCH: Congress takes a major lead in Gujarat and Himachal Assembly polls

09:59 am: Himachal Pradesh Assembly election results: Early trends: BJP: 38, Congress 23, Others 4

09:58 am: Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election results: Early trends | Prem Kumar Dhumal is leading on his seat.

09:50 am: Himachal Pradesh Election results: Congress' Champa Thakur, Vikramaditya Singh and Virbhadra Singh are leading and Kaul Singh Thakur, GS Bali are trailing at the moment.

09:40 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: "The mood of the people of Gujarat will lead Congress to victory, can't comment much on initial trends; let the final results come" says state party in-charge Ashok Gehlot as counting continues.

09:38 am: Himachal Assembly election results: Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya leading by 1316 votes in Shimla Rural.

09:37 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Early trends show BJP leading on 95 seats against Congress on 82.

09:36 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Early trends: Vijay Rupani leading by 1,800 votes from Rajkot West.

9:32 am: Himachal Pradesh Assembly election results: BJP's CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal trailing by 540 votes from Sujanpur.

09:33 am: After the early trends, Sensex has fallen by over 600 points.

09:32 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Early trends: BJP's Jitu Vaghani, contesting from Bhavnagar West seat, leading by 2,200 votes

9:20 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Early trends | BJP's Nitinbhai Patel trailing by over 3000 votes from Mahesana

09:10 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Deputy CM Nitin Patel trails from Mehsana.

9:08 am: Himachal Assembly election results: BJP retakes lead, edges ahead on 25 seats.

09:00 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: In a surprising development, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel were trailing as officials counted the votes polled in the Assembly elections.

09:01 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Early trends now show Congress leading with 89 seats.

09:02 am: Himachal Assembly election results: Early trends: BJP 21, Congress 22, Others 1

08:53 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Early trends | BJP: 87, Congress 65, Others  2

08:52 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: As per early trends, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani is lagging behind.

08:47 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Congress' Arjun Modhwadia trailing on Porbandar seat.

8:46 am: Himachal Pradesh election results: BJP maintains lead on 17 seats, Congress ahead on 7.

08:45 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: In 115 trends, BJP leading on 71 seats, Congress on 43 seats.

8:33 am: Himachal Pradesh election results: Congress leading on 6 seats, BJP on 15.

08:30 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Out of 101 trends, BJP leading on 63 seats, Congress on 37 seats.

08:28 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: First 82 trends show BJP leading on 52 seats, Congress on 29, Others on 1.

08:27 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: EVM counting begins. BJP leading in Surat - the hub of businessmen.

08:26 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Jignesh Mevani, Alpesh Thakore leading on their seats.

08:29 am: Gujarat Assembly elections early trends:  BJP leading on 52 seats, Congress on 29, Others on 1.

8:28 am: Himachal Assembly election results: BJP ahead on 13, Congress gets 6

08:27 am: Gujarat Assembly elections early trends: EVM counting begins. BJP leading in Surat - the hub of businessmen.

08:26 am: Gujarat Assembly elections early trends: Jignesh Mevani, Alpesh Thakore leading on their seats.

8:25 am: Himachal Assembly election results: Early 16 trends give BJP lead on 11 seats, Congress on 5

8:23 am: Himachal Assembly election results: BJP leading on 9 seats, Congress on 4 seat.

08:23 am: Gujarat Assembly elections early trends: Early 60 trends show BJP leading on 38, Congress on 21, Others - 1.

08:22 am: Gujarat Assembly elections early trends: Vijay Rupani leading on Rajkot West seat, Nitin Patel leading on Mehsana seat.

08:22 am: 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, says Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti

8:16 am: Himachal election results: BJP ahead on 7 seats, Congress gaining majority only on 2 seats.

8:13 am: Himachal election results: Early postal ballet trends put BJP ahead on 5 seats, Congress on 1

08:13 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: BJP leading on Veergam seat, bastion of Hardik Patel.

08:11 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: "Tight security arrangements have been made, police personnel adequately stationed across the region" says Surat police commissioner Satish Kumar Sharma.

8:10 am: Himachal Assembly Election results: Early trends in, BJP leading on 2 seats.

08:10 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Early trends in Gujarat is not bringing good news for Congress.

08:08 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Early trends | BJP leading on 7 seats, Congress on 3.

08:05 am: Gujarat Assembly election results: Early trends | BJP leading on 3 seats, Congress on 2.

08:00 am: Counting of votes in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh has begun.

07:55 am: Ahead of counting of votes, supporters perform 'Havan' outside Congress president Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi.

07:42 am: Counting of votes for all the 182 Assembly seats of Gujarat to begin at 8 am, the results are expected to be out by afternoon.

07:32 am: Ahead of the results, PAAS leader Hardik Patel says ATMs have been hacked, so it’s obvious that EVMs can be hacked as well. If fair elections have been conducted, BJP is going to lose, he added.

07:25 am: Counting of votes in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh to begin shortly.

7:10 am: Over 70 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the re-polling held on Sunday at six polling booths in four Assembly constituencies of Gujarat.

06:54 am: Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking a sixth straight term in office in Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi's Congress is aiming to return in power after being in the opposition for 22 years. GUJARAT ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS: FULL COVERAGE

06:52 am: In the run up to Gujarat Assembly polls, PM Modi addressed over 30 rallies, giving his all in the high-stake elections.

06:50 am: Himachal saw over 450 rallies by star campaigners of the BJP and the Congress including PM Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah who addressed seven and six rallies respectively.

06:35 am: Congress president Rahul Gandhi also addressed three rallies in the hill state. In Himachal, the ruling Congress was often seen attacking Modi's BJP over the issue of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation.

06:33 am: In Himachal, traditional rivals, the Congress and the BJP are locking horns in all 68 constituencies where 337 candidates including 62 MLAs are in the fray.

06:32 am: The Himachal Pradesh elections is being considered as a do-or-die battle for both Congress' Virbhadra Singh and his arch rival BJP's Prem Kumar Dhumal. HIMACHAL PRADESH ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS: FULL COVERAGE

06:30 am: The ruling Congress led by CM Virbhadra Singh and the BJP led with former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal are contesting all 68 seats while the BSP is contesting 42 seats, followed by the CPM-14, Swabhiman Party and Lok Gathbandhan Party six each and the CPI-3.

06:28 am: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which made its debut in the hill state in 2014 Lok Sabha elections decided to stay away this time.

06:20 am: The Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly election results are also expected to have a bearing on the 2019 parliamentary polls.

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06:15 am: The Election Commission has withdrawn notice to Rahul Gandhi which was issued to him over his interview a day before the second phase of Gujarat polling, ANI reported.

06:10 am: Ahead of counting of votes, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani said that the results are going to be in BJP's favour and the party will form government in Gujarat. The Gujarat Chief Minister added that the people of the state have chosen development.

06:09 am: As per the final figures released by the Election Commission, in the first phase of polls held on December 9 for 89 seats in Saurasthra, Kutch and South Gujarat, 66.75 per cent voting was recorded. The voter turnout in the second phase of balloting on December 14, for 93 seats of North and Central Gujarat, stood at 69.99 per cent.

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06:08 am: The total voter turnout this time has seen a dip of 2.91 per cent, as compared to the 2012 polls when 71.32 per cent polling was registered.

 

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