BJP Retains its Throne in Gujarat, Snatches from Congress in Himachal

Story highlights

  • BJP managed to bag 99 seats in Gujarat, claiming to retain its power in the state while in Himachal, the party bagged 44 seats, dethroning the ruling party Congress
  • Congress surprised by winning 77 seats in Gujarat and disappointed by getting 21 seats in Himachal Pradesh
  • BJP chief Amit Shah accused the Congress of getting the casteism in its vote bank politics in the thirst for power

The Gujarat Assembly Elections and Himachal Assembly Elections are out and the results are in the favour of the saffron party. BJP managed to bag 99 seats in Gujarat, claiming to retain its power in the state while in Himachal, the party bagged 44 seats, dethroning the ruling party Congress. Though the BJP’s CM candidate P K Dhumal lost from Sujanpur, from where the leader was contesting.

On the other side, Congress surprised by winning 77seats in Gujarat and disappointed by getting 21 seats in Himachal Pradesh. Though, the BJP leader Amit Shah had set the target of winning 150 seats in Gujarat but the party somehow won 99 seats. In 2012, the party had won 115 seats, and it can be termed as the party’s loss but still, the party marked its sixth consecutive win which is rare for any political party to achieve other than in West Bengal.

BJP LEADER AMIT SHAH TARGETTED CONGRESS FOR ‘CHEAP POLITICS’

While the party members are celebrating the BJP’s freshly-acquired “historic victory” in Gujarat, PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah accused the Congress of getting the casteism in its vote bank politics in the thirst for power.

 Amit Shah also explained the reasons for the drop in the BJP’s seats. The party had managed to get 115 seats in 2012, and had set the target of winning 150 this time but ended up getting only 99 seats. Mr. Shah bashed on Congress for getting the lesser number of seats and termed “caste politics” and the “low level of political discourse” of the Congress and its allies as the major reasons.

The BJP president who had called to have a winning target of getting 150 seats in Gujarat claimed that he had not accounted for the Congress sinking the level of the discourse to “such a low” level.

BJP’s chief strategist Amit Shah said at a press conference, “Congress brought the level of the campaign down, because of which our number of seats went down”.

A parliamentary board meeting was held today after BJP claimed its twin win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. BJP Chief Amit Shah administered the meeting that was not only attended by PM Modi but also by the other cabinet members. The outcomes of the elections results were discussed at the meet and the board came to the conclusion that in the near future, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Saroj Pandey would be touring Gujarat and would set course towards leadership. On the other hand, the Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Narendra Tomar would conduct a similar tour in Himachal Pradesh for the same purpose.

                                      Also Read: Counting of votes begins for Gujarat-Himachal Polls, BJP Eyes on Majority

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