BJP wrests 5 Cong seats in Gujarat


In Gujarat, the BJP wrested Jasdan, Chotila, Dehgam, Danta and Sami-Hariz from the Congress while it lost Kodinar to the main opposition party which retained Dhoraji.

Out of the seven assembly seats in Gujarat where bypolls were held on September 10, six were held by the Congress while one was with the BJP. With Monday’s win, the BJP strength in the 182-member assembly goes up to 122 while that of the Congress 54. Others account for six. The results will come as a great relief to Chief Minister Narendra Modi, after the unimpressive performance in the LS polls and defeat to the Congress in the Junagadh Municipal Corporation body elections. In the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had won 15 of the 26 seats with the rest going to the Congress.

The BJP also secured a wafer-thin majority on its own in the Uttarakhand by winning the Vikasnagar seat.

In MP, the ruling BJP wrested Tendukheda from the Congress which retained the Gohad seat. In AP and Sikkim, Congress and the Sikkim Democratic Front respectively won the Tekkali and Namchi-Singhithang seats.

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