AAP out for duck in Gujarat polls

AAP out for duck in Gujarat polls

The Aam Aadmi Party, which contested the Gujarat Assembly polls for the first time, came a cropper, with all the 27 candidates losing their deposits.

Of the 27 seats that the AAP contested, it lost 14 to the Congress and the rest 13 to the BJP.

In Botad constituency, where BJP's former minister Saurabh Patel won after a tight battle with Congress' Dhiraj Kalathiya, the AAP nominee, Jilu Bavaliya, came 16th among 25 candidates in the fray, securing only 361 votes.

In Jamnagar (rural), AAP candidate Paresh Bhanderi came 12th with 321 votes while Congress' Vallabh Dharaviya won the seat with 70,750 votes.

In Dhoraji seat also, where 25 candidates were in the fray, AAP nominee Hardik Vachhani stood a distant 12th.

Besides, AAP's Rasha Uppalaya came 10th in Limbayat constituency which was won by BJP's Sangita Patil.

The party candidates in Katargam and Bapunagar stood third.

In Katargam, AAP's Nagajibhai Ambaliya secured 4,135 votes. BJP's Vinodbhai Moradiya won the seat with 1,25,387 votes.

Significantly, AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal did not come to campaign for his candidates in the state.

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