BJP is marching in Gujrat again and this is for the fifth time when this party is taking a lead Though Congress has given a spirited performance BJP again swaps over it.
The saffron party has taken over 100 seats while Congress is now under 80.
But, the results could go in any direction as the numbers are changing very rapidly. Considering the last one hour, BJP entered the zone again after falling behind Congress for a brief phase of time.However, if the BJP handles to uphold the current lead then it could be said that the saffron party may carry on ruling Gujarat. Whatever might be the end result, it actually looks Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing heat in his hometown Gujarat for the first time.
Polls Started in Advance this month
The Election Commission started the counting of votes polled in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in advance this month. The counting of votes is taking place at 37 centres across the state’s 33 districts, amidst tight security.Exit Polls lately displayed that the ruling party, BJP will succeed the Himalayan state with remarkable margin and keep hold of its power in Prime Minister Modi’s home state as well. Basically, the most awaited decision is for the Gujarat results as the saffron party has been ruling the state for over two decades and the prime minister belongs to that place and if anything goes against the BJP then it will be regarded as a setback further on 2019 general election. While BJP did not find any confrontation in Himachal, it was faced with a strong challenge from Hardik Patel, distraught farmers in Gujarat.
Alliance with Patidars Leaders
The BJP’s main rival party the Congress sewed a wide social alliance with prominent Patidar, OBC, and Dalit leaders – Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani – in its bid to eliminate the saffron party. Patel led an extended anxiety of his community for reservation, while Thakor led counter objection against the inclusion of Patidars in the OBC reservation list. Mevani spoke up against Dalit atrocities. In Himachal, the polls were carried out in single phase last month. In Gujarat, the elections were held in two phases that finished on December 14. An average 68.41 percent polling took place in Gujarat.
Particulars from Gujarat
The number of voters in the second phase of balloting on December 14, for 93 seats of North and Central Gujarat are put at 69.99 percent. In the first phase of polls, 66.75 percent voting was recorded which were held on December 9 for 89 seats in Saurashtra, Kutch and South Gujarat. The total number of voters this time has experienced a dip of 2.91 percent, as measured up to to the 2012 polls when 71.32 per cent polling was recorded.
Taking the consideration in the terms of numbers, of the total 4.35 crore registered voters, 2.97 crores practised their right to vote in the elections held on December 9 and 14. The Election Commission data explained that the tribal-dominated Narmada district observed the highest voter turnout of 79.15 percent, while Devbhumi-Dwarka of Saurashtra region traced the lowest at 59.39 percent.
District Wise result
The districts which experienced a high turnout are Tapi (78.56 percent), Banaskantha (75.15) and Sabarkantha (74.97). The districts which had a low turnout are Amreli (61.29), Bhavnagar (61.56) and Porbandar (61.86).
Out of the total 33 districts, 15 recorded over 70 per cent polling, while 17 others clocked between 60 percent and 70 percent. Only Devbhumi Dwarka district registered polling below 60 percent.