Ahmedabad: BJP has announced that Bhupendra Patel will take office as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on the 12th.
The BJP is on course to win more than 150 out of the total 182 seats in the Gujarat Assembly elections. The party has won 17 seats as of 2 pm, needing 92 seats for a majority; leading in 140 constituencies. With this, the party is in a position to win 157 constituencies. The party workers are celebrating this great victory of BJP with great enthusiasm.
Interview with Bhupendra Patel: After the election victory, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said to the media, “The people have decided that the development politics of Gujarat should continue. The decision is very clear. I humbly accept the decision given by the people. All the BJP workers have worked with dedication for this victory. I thank everyone.”
Gujarat State BJP President C.R. Patil: BJP State President CR Patil congratulated Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel after his election victory. Speaking to the media later, he said, “Bhupendra Patel will take office as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on the 12th. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 2 o’clock on that day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah will participate in the swearing-in ceremony of Bhupendra Patel, who will be sworn in as the Chief Minister for the second time.” .
2 O’Clock Status: BJP wins 17 seats; A lead in 140 seats. Congress wins 2 constituencies. A lead in 14 constituencies. Aam Aadmi Party leads in 5 constituencies. Samajwadi Party leads in one constituency. Independents lead in 2 constituencies.
27 years of BJP rule: BJP has been in power in Gujarat since 1995. In 1995, Kesubhai Patel was elected as the Chief Minister of the party. After him, Narendra Modi has been the chief minister of the state for a maximum of 12 years and 227 days. After him, Anandi Ben Patel was the Chief Minister for 2 years and 77 days and Vijay Rupani for 5 years and 37 days. Bhupendra Patel has been the Chief Minister for about 15 months.
Which party won the most seats? – Elections for the 15th Legislative Assembly are currently held in Gujarat. In the elections held so far, the Congress party has won a maximum of 149 constituencies, which is a record. The Congress won this victory in the 7th Legislative Assembly elections held in 1985. As for the BJP, it won 127 seats in the 11th Legislative Assembly elections held in 2002. This is BJP’s highest ever victory. In the 2017 elections to the 14th Legislative Assembly, the BJP won only 99 seats.