In the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, when the BJP won 156 seats, a majority was achieved.
The BJP is on position to achieve its seventh consecutive term in power in Gujarat after winning more than 150 seats. The Gujarati administration that was just elected will take office on Monday. The previous record for seats gained by the Congress was 149 in 1985.
The BJP gained 156 of the 182 seats in the assembly, giving it a majority. Only winning 17 and 5 seats, respectively, the Congress and AAP were far behind. After winning the Gujarat elections, the AAP claimed that it had been recognised as a national party.
The voting took place on December 1 and December 5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a native of Gujarat.
The Congress, which performed admirably in 2017, fell to its lowest Gujarat score ever—less than 20. With a despondent and delayed campaign, the party “conceded” long before the election.
Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) praised its “national party” status due to the Gujarat vote share after weak showings in Gujarat (five votes) and Himachal Pradesh (zero).
The AAP tried to undermine the BJP in “Fort Modi” with a strong, all-out campaign, but failed. It raised the BJP’s total and decreased the number of votes cast for the Congress.
The BJP has not suffered a defeat in Gujarat since 1995. Unexpectedly, the party has not faced opposition throughout its 27 years in power.
Bhupendra Patel, the chief minister who was appointed a year ago, will be sworn in for a second term on December 12. (Monday). Mr. Patel would serve as Chief Minister once more if the BJP won again, according to Home Minister Amit Shah.
The BJP had been depending on PM Modi’s accomplishments for a smooth transition to a historic second term in office, despite the fact that Himachal Pradesh consistently switches between the BJP and the Congress every five years.
Even if AAP doesn’t garner more than 10 percent of the vote in Gujarat, its presence is expected to upend the state’s binary political system and give the BJP a more persistent and prepared opponent than the Congress. As previously stated by party officials, this election marks the beginning of the AAP’s journey to becoming a national party.
In Gujarat, where it won 77 seats in 2017, and in Himachal Pradesh, where the pattern of recent decades gives it an edge, Congress was seen to be running a minimal campaign while focusing on its wider Bharat Jodo Yatra. The Delhi municipal elections, which received more votes than the polls in Himachal Pradesh, saw the Congress win just nine seats.