Gujarat election results 2017: Mevani, Thakor, Vasoya take lead

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* Jignesh Mevani who is contest as an Independent candidate with outside support of the Congress is leading in Banaskantha
* “The mood of the people of Gujarat will lead Congress to victory, can’t comment much on initial trends; let the final results come” says state party in-charge Ashok Gehlot as counting continues

* The EC’s Official Trends for Gujarat show the BJP leading in 56 seats, Congress ahead in 50. NCP & Bhartiya Tribal Party also enter the fray with lead on 1 seat each.

*PAAS leader Hardik Patel’s key aide, Lalit Vasoya, is contesting on a Congress ticket and is ahead in the Dhoraji seat

*Incumbent Gujarat chief minister, the BJP’s Vijay Rupani leading by 1800 votes from Rajkot West

* BJP’s Jitu Vaghani, contesting from Bhavnagar West seat, leading by 2200 votes

* The Sensex meanwhile opened down 700 points

* The EC’s official trends for Gujarat as of 9:30 am show the BJP leading in 48 seats, Congress ahead in 40.

* BJP’s Nitin Bhai Patel leading by 594 votes from Mahesana

* Congress’ Arjun Modhwadia trailing by 989 from Porbandar

* The race again appear neck-and-neck, with the BJP leading in 84 seats and the Congress in 82 as of 9:25 am

* The Congress’s Shweta Brahmbhatt is trailing in Maninagar, a traditional BJP bastion

* BJP’s Nitin Bhai Patel leading by 594 votes from Mahesana

*Incumbent Gujarat chief minister, the BJP’s Vijay Rupani trailing by 800 votes from Rajkot West

* Congress takes lead for 1st time at 9:08 am, ahead in 81 seats to BJP’s 78

* The race is again getting close. As of 9 am, the BJP is up in 78 seats while the Congress leads in 66

* The BJP is leading in Bhuj and Anjar

* Mahesh Patel of the BJP is leadng in Visnagar, currently held by the BJP

*Incumbent Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani is trailing in Rajkot West. He was expected to face stiff competition as the Congress fielded its star candidate, Indranil Rajyaguru, the sitting MLA from Rajkot East

* The BJP is leading in Porbandar and Bhavnagar East seats

* The Congress is leading in Mandvi and Nadiad

*Yesterday, the Congress and Hardik Patel alleged the electronic voting machines were tampered with. Today, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti said, “I assure you that there can be no tampering with the EVMs.”

* As of 8:45 am, 45 minutes after counting commenced, the BJP is leading in 72 constituencies

* At the same time, Congress candidates are ahead in 52 constituencies

* In a key fight, Congress’s Alpesh Thakor is leading in Radhanpur

* Congress’s Pradhyuman Singh Jadeja is leading in Abdasa, which is an incumbent Congress seat

* BJP’s incumbent Ashok Kumar Patel is leading in Gandhinagar North

*BJP’s incumbent Ahir Gokalbhai s leadng in in Anjar

* Congress’s Kiritkumar Patel is leading in Patan,a seat held by BJP

*In south Gujarat Congress candidates are leading in Visavadar, Porbandar, Kutiyana, Mangrol

*In Central Gujarat, the Congress is leading in Limbdi and Chotila

* Counting of votes is being held at 37 centres across the state’s 33 districts, amid tight security

* An average 68.41 per cent polling was recorded in the two-phase Assembly elections in Gujarat

* An average 68.41 per cent polling was recorded in the two-phase Assembly elections in Gujarat

* In the first phase of polls held on December 9 for 89 seats in Saurasthra, Kutch and South Gujarat, 66.75 per cent voting was recorded

* According to the final figures released by the Election Commission, the voter turnout in the second phase of balloting on December 14, for 93 seats of North and Central Gujarat, stood at 69.99 per cent.

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