NEW DELHI: The BJP is set to win a fifth consecutive term in Gujarat, but by a lower margin of victory than last time, with the Congress giving it a scare earlier today.
The BJP is now leading in 104 seats in Gujarat, crossing the 100-mark but 11 short of the 115 it had won in the last election
Analysts have called the Gujarat election a pivotal moment, a contest important not only for the state but also national politics. The BJP will also form the government in Himachal Pradesh with a big win, snatching another state from the Congress.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel says the Gujarat results could have “been different” if the Congress had aligned with his party