Of the 576 seats contested throughout Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar, BJP had bagged 485 seats whereas Congress secured 44, until the time of going to press.
AAP and the All India Majlish-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) opened their accounts with 27 and 11 seats in Surat and Ahmedabad respectively. Curiously, Jamnagar noticed three candidates from the Bahujan Samajvadi Get together (BSP) making it to the company together with the BJP and Congress.
Whereas low voter turnout had raised issues among the many political events on polling day, incumbent BJP Gujarat President CR Patil’s technique of activating web page presidents and tinkered candidate choice course of noticed the occasion by way of considered one of its most outstanding wins.
Whereas Congress didn’t win a single seat in Surat, the occasion managed to get 25 and 11 seats out of the 192 and 64 seats respectively in Ahmedabad and Jamnagar whereas in Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar, it needed to make do with 7, 4 and eight seats out of a complete 76, 72 and 52 seats.
The occasion is struggling to even retain its opposition standing in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Rajkot. “For the standing of opposition, the occasion must have no less than 10% of the seats and in cities together with Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot, they couldn’t even handle that,” mentioned Yagnesh Dave, Gujarat BJP media coordinator.
Whereas Congress staff vented their anger earlier than the Congress workplace in Surat, safety preparations had been tightened round Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan in Ahmedabad as a slew of resignations of metropolis presidents adopted the debacle.