Ahmedabad: The BJP is back to rule Gujarat. The elections which were initially being seen as a tough battle for the party with rise of Congress scion Rahul Gandhi have been won by the saffron party.
Counting is being held for 182 seats in the state, voting for which was held in two phases on December 9 and 14.
While BJP is leading at 108 seats, Congress leads at 69 seats in the state, however, rest 5 seats are going to bags of other parties.
Counting of votes began for the Gujarat Assembly elections at 8 am on Monday. The state had its polls on December 9 and 14 and had recorded a voter turnout of 68.41% for its 182 seats.
This time’s elections are particularly important for the ruling BJP which is has been ruling the state for the last 22 years now.
The election battle was being fought over how successful demonetisation and the rollout of the Goods and Service Tax have been.