Verdict Day: All eyes on Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh today

That the BJP is possibly retaining its bastion in Gujarat speaks of the formidable if questionable electoral charm of PM Modi

That the BJP is possibly retaining its bastion in Gujarat speaks of the formidable if questionable electoral charm of PM Modi

Not only for both the parties, or the state or the nation, the outcome of the Assembly elections, especially of Gujarat, has attracted worldwide interest.

Both Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress have campaigned hard in the high-stakes elections with both sides fielding their top leaders for campaigning. So the elections are also being seen as a test of popularity for PM Narendra Modi who extensively campaigned during the polls.

The Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election results will be declared on Monday. The Congress questioned the ruling party's development model as Mr Gandhi attacked Mr Modi and the BJP for "not talking about the future of Gujarat" and skipping key problems faced by people.

The veteran Congress leader has rubbished the predictions of almost half a dozen pollsters that gave BJP a big thumbs up on Thursday in the state elections.


The 182-member Gujarat Assembly went to polls in two phases on the 9th and 14th of this month, while polling for 68 seats of Himachal Pradesh was held on the 9th of last month. The counting will begin at 8 in the morning and results are expected by afternoon. The lowest for the BJP in Gujarat was predicted by the survey conducted by India Today-Axis My India, which said the saffron party would get 99-113 seats.

In Gujarat, counting of votes will be held at 37 centres across the state's 33 districts amid tight security.

The Congress on the other hand would win between 78 and 100 seats, the punters have said.

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