BJP set for record win in Gujarat state election

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was not only headed for a seventh straight victory in the Gujarat Assembly elections, but record win with 156 seats.

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The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was not only headed for a seventh straight victory in the Gujarat Assembly elections, but record win with 156 seats.

While the contest in the state has traditionally been between the BJP and Congress, the fight had boiled down to three major players with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) entering the fray for the first time.

BJP won 156 of the 182 seats, Congress won 17. AAP had won 5.

AAP has now become a national party, having won over 6% of the votes and two seats, the cut-off mark. In Gujarat has got around 12% vote share.

Bharatiya Janata Party also seems to break another record that was long held with Congress, former Chief Minister Madhavsinh Solanki who won 149 seats in the 1985 Guajrat polls.

SOURCE: ECI