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Gujarat Elections 2018



Gujarat Elections Latest News And Updates 2018

February 19, 2018 05:36 PM
The BJP has emerged victorious in the Gujarat civic polls. The party has won in 47 municipalities, while Congress grabbed seats in the 16 of the total 75 municipalities.   The polls in the state took place last week on February 17 across 2..... Read More
February 19, 2018 01:51 PM
Currently, the BJP is leading in 44 municipalities and Congress in 27. ..... Read More
February 19, 2018 12:34 PM
The saffron party is leading in 25 municipalities and the Congress in 18. The votes are being counted for 17 taluka panchayats, 2 district panchayats and 75 municipalities. ..... Read More
February 19, 2018 12:15 PM
Out of the total 75 municipalities, Congress is leading in 27, BJP in 44 and other parties are trending in 4 Nagar Palikas. BJP has wrested the Jamnagar's Dhrol municipality from Congress. In the Amreli district, the saffron has won Lathi munic..... Read More
February 19, 2018 12:00 PM
BJP has won the seat in Anand district's Karamsad municipality. The saffron party is leading in 41 municipalities, while Congress in 27. The party has also become victorious in Vadnagar, Halvad and Vallabh Vidyanagar municipality. In the Sabark..... Read More
February 19, 2018 10:05 AM
The vote counting for the Gujarat civic polls has begun today at 8 AM. The results would be declared today only. The voting was conducted peacefully on Saturday for the 75 municipalities. Rajkot was reported to have the lowest turnout at 50.17% whi..... Read More
January 09, 2018 06:22 PM
The schedule for the village panchayat poll has finally been declared by the Election Commission. Polls for over 1420 villages will take place on February 4 and the counting will begin on February 6.   The announcement has come after a few..... Read More
December 26, 2017 05:26 PM
After facing defeats in several of the assembly elections, AAP is all set to make early preparations to fight the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. A number of meetings have been held at the party's Delhi headquarter and more will be conducted in co..... Read More
December 26, 2017 03:15 PM
BJP Government to Swear in on 26 December BJP, which won the Gujarat polls with 99 seats, will take oath on Tuesday, 26 December. The party leaders had a meeting with Governor OP Kohli regarding the same on Saturday. BJP chief Jitu Vaghani confirme..... Read More
December 21, 2017 02:27 PM
Gujarat polls might have ended, but the real work, even more, demanding than the campaigning itself, has started now for the Congress. Mere two days after the announcement of Gujarat results, the party has started analyzing the results from all dis..... Read More

Facts About Gujarat Polity
Parliamentary Constituencies26
Assembly Constituencies 182
Ruling PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress
Chief MinisterShri Vijaybhai R. Rupani
GovernorOm Prakash Kohli
Chief Electoral OfficerB. B. Swain (IAS)
CEO's AddressBlock No. 7, Second Floor, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar


Gujarat results 2017 are out, and Congress has lost Gujarat to BJP yet again. But did it have a chance in the first place? Does the final result of Gujarat come as a surprise? That depends on which side of the political line you stand and also on what you perceive as a victory and defeat. The Indian National Congress is yet to recover from the drubbing they received in the 2014 general elections, and ...Read More

The big day is here, and the much-awaited Gujarat election results are finally out. The BJP has won the Gujarat assembly elections for yet another term. No one is happier (and relieved) then the electoral duo of PM Narendra Modi and master strategist Amit Shah whose combined juggernaut continues to steamroll regional elections state by state. Just six months back, BJP's chances of winning were never in doubt. However, the last three months saw Congress ...Read More

The answer is yes. The Gujarat India sees today is a direct and clear outcome of rapid overall development that began from the time Narendra Modi first took over as Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001. The GSDP rose from $45.39 billion in 2004-05 to $158.19 billion in 2015-16. This massive growth has triggered Gujarat’s rapid urbanization and stands as the third most urbanized state in the country. It was he who decided if Gujarat ...Read More

As per 2011 Census, Gujarat has a population of over 6.03 crore, representing 4.99% share of the national total. As one of the better-developed states in India, Gujarat is expected to have a healthy population and a modern medical infrastructure to serve the state. However, Gujarat still does invest heavily in developing its health services infrastructure that is needed to support a growing population. Gujarat has witnessed massive investments in manufacturing that have transformed the ...Read More

Apart from seeking support from the Patel and minorities like Dalits, the Congress has not shied away from luring the Hindu votes as well. Congress, which has been labelled non-Hindu party on several occasions by the BJP, has made efforts to appease the majority for Gujarat polls. The soon to be Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, took out time to visit various temples in the poll-bound state, amidst fiercely campaigning and holding rallies. In the due ...Read More

According to Gujrat election survey 2017, the BJP is conjectured to continue to stay in power but might fail to achieve its 150 seat target mark. The Congress is expected to come second in the election race with 68 seats. But that does not seem to unnerve the party, which is fighting the elections in full swing. The Congress is out with its manifesto, promising big on some burning issues the poll-bound state is facing. ...Read More

Gujarat election 2017 - The stakes in the Gujarat polls are even higher after Congress released its manifesto for , which is high on big promises. On the other hand, BJP did not release the manifesto until quite late. This gave the opposition and masses a chance to mock the party. The word doing the round was that the party is trying to escape from the pressure of completion of promises, considering it had an ...Read More

A Congress win is not something that the business community anywhere in India is looking forward to, and Gujarat is no different. If the Congress wins in Gujarat, expect the stock market to go South in the next few days before recovering and reverting to existing levels. The business community does not want the Congress back but understands that India’s economic fundamentals are strong and so, the stock market should stabilize within a few days. ...Read More

Gujarat election 2017 is one of the most high stake elections in the state, with many believing the results will be a turning point. Besides the Gujarat origin PM and the waves created by Hardik Patel, these much anticipated assembly elections are reportedly  adopting a complete transparent approach to polling process. Here are 7 important facts about Gujarat Election 2017. 1.The When's and Where's of Elections The Gujarat election 2017  will be conducted in 2 ...Read More

As the Gujarat polling date comes closer, each day is met with more anxiousness than the last. Both the leading contesting parties, BJP and Congress are fighting in their top gear for the Gujarat polls. People in Gujarat too are waiting for the election dates: 9 & 14 December. But before deciding on your party, here are some issues you should not ignore... Poverty Woes The state was promised the famous 'Gujarat model' but has ...Read More
All work and no play makes politics a dull ploy
The reason why we politicians love elections so much is that it’s a time when holiday and carnival festivities come together. You see, people celebrate various festivals though out the year but has anybody ever asked how we politicians like to celebrate our festivals and holidays? You may want to ask since when have politicians ...Read More
Is Gujarat semifinal of Karnataka?
Sikander/Alexander, an invader, a foreigner, defeated Raja Poru, an ethic Indian and, our BJP politicians are happily anointing themselves as Sikander, so much of Bollywood with so little of history. Definitely, if Congress was as agile as BJP it would've by now taken the wind out of the sails of BJP's armada. But then Congress ...Read More
Winner of Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 is …
The big day is finally here, and I am so glad to see you all gather today, sitting together for once. It’s a lovely sight. Attention! Please be quiet! I will now be announcing the winner of the Gujarat Assembly elections 2017. Quiet, please. Hello, Hello, is the mike working? Yes, its fine now. Can ...Read More
The film isn’t over yet, my friend -Gujarat Results
Lot of Gujaratis fund Bollywood and are producers and they are familiar with the phrase "picture abhi baki hai, mere dost" (The film isn't over yet, my friend)". We can imagine even Modi Ji asking Amit Shah, abhi kitni picture baki hai? (How much of the film is still left?). This is promising to be ...Read More
Who is more divisive? Congress or BJP?
Battle was fought in Gujarat. Results are being declared in Gujarat and accusations are flying in all directions on all TV channels. Now with almost certain BJP government in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh done and dusted, debate has shifted over to who has been more mean and demeaning, Congress or BJP? Who was more evil, ...Read More
Is AAP the unseen hand in BJP’s victory?
What happened to AAP? They couldn't have got BJP votes? Did they actually eat into Congress votes in crucial seats?  Are they the unseen hand in BJP's victory? Did BJP win because AAP took few thousand votes away from Congress in closely contest seats? Yes, one can't rule out this possibility but chances are fairly ...Read More
From Pappu Pass Ho Gaya to BJP Pass Ho Gayi!
BJP pass ho gayi. Can you imagine, BJP itself saying it? Looks like they are not even bothered to look at their target of 150 and are happy as long as they can form the government. It is almost certain that Pappu is going to be taken more seriously by BJP and this shake up ...Read More
Gujarat Elections – Nobody is Very Happy
BJP is happy, Congress is happy, Hardik Patel is happy but none of them are very happy. BJP didn't get 150+. Congress didn't form the government and Hardik couldn't stop Patels with BJP from winning. At the end of the day, the battle quickly shifts to Karnataka. BJP would like to bank lesser on towering ...Read More
In Gujarat, Narendra Modi Won and BJP Lost, Right?
For Gujaratis, it was a tough call, but they did decide, they did vote for Son of Gujarat and decided to give BJP a wake-up call. And what a wake up call it has been. BJP may not be able to hold to 108 and may go beyond 110, or BJP may go below 100 ...Read More
Congress Leaders Have Their Job Cut For Karnataka
Congress won one region of Gujarat - Saurashtra. Now it has its job cut, what all it needs to do to win all of Karnataka. What all did they right in Saurashtra and can they replicate it? What is the demographic profile? What is SC/ST profiles? Region & Religion mashups need to be modelled out ...Read More

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Gujarat Civic Poll Election and Result 2018

The BJP has continued its winning streak in 2018 civic polls in Gujarat as well. The party earlier won Assembly polls in the state in 2017. Out of the total 75 municipalities in the state, the saffron party has won in 47, while Congress won in 16. Both BSP and NCP have won in 1 municipality. The Congress has increased its count from the last civic polls held in 2013, where it won in only 8 municipalities. However, the saffron party has maintained its victory count, as in 2013 as well, the party grabbed 47 seats. Out of the total 20160 seats in the polls, BJP has managed 1167, while Congress gathered 630 seats. NCP has won 28 seats, BSP gained 15 and Independent candidates won 202 seats. Other parties have won 18 seats.

The saffron party has also bagged the seat in Vadnagar municipality, which is PM Narendra Modi’s home. In as many as 4 municipalities, the Independent candidates are in lead. According to Varesh Sinha, the state Election Commissioner, 6 municipalities have no clear mandate.

S.NoPartyMunicipalities Won
1BJP47
2Congress16
3BSP1
4NCP1
5Independents4
6Undecided6


Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017

Gujarat Assembly Election 2017 for the 14th assembly was held in December 2017. The Election Commission had announced a two-phase Gujarat assembly (Vidhan Sabha) election for 2017. The first phase of Gujarat polls was held on Dec 9, 2017, and the second phase was held on Dec 14, 2017. As announced by the Election Commission of India, the counting of votes for the Gujarat Assembly Election 2017 was held on Dec 18, 2017, which was also the date for the counting of votes for Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017.

BJP emerged as a clear winner, winning 99 seats, while Congress came second with 77 seats. There was a fierce competition between the two major parties of the country. BJP could not attain its target of 150 seats, but Congress showed a great improvement from its last election's performance. The party in the state is now led by CM Vijay Rupani, who won from his constituency with major votes. Among the other highlights of the election, Hardik Patel emerged as an important political force to reckon with. He was also the face of the intense Patidar agitation. The Congress got his support too after coming to an agreement over the Patidar reservation. It is worth mentioning here that the Patel community held an important place in the state's electorate.

About Gujarat Elections

The legislature of Gujarat is unicameral and the parliamentary constituency is 26. The population of this state more than 60,000,000. The official language of this state is Gujarati and the other languages spoken by the people are English and Hindi. This is a diverse state which is home to people of different castes like Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism and Zoroastrianism. The major cities of this state include Ahmadabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnanagar.

This state in considered to be the most traditional state in India from the point of view of politics. Both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party are very traditional compared to any other state. Once our country got its Independence in the year 1947, the Congress Party ruled the state of Bombay, which included Maharashtra and also the present Gujarat. Even after the establishment of this state in the year 1960, the Congress Government continued to rule. The Congress Government continued to hold the Government till the year 1995. But during the election of the year 1995, the Congress Government lost against Bharatiya Janata Party and the person to rule was Keshubhai Patel, who led the Government for 2 years. During that time, there was a fall in the Government which was motivated by a split in the Bharatiya Janata Party which was led by Shankersinh Vagheland. In the year 2001 the power was yielded by Narendra Modi and he has been leading this state till date.

Since the formation of this state, there have been 14 Chief Ministers appointed. To conduct the electoral process successfully, the office of the chief Electoral officer of the state of Gujarat would appoint an additional chief electoral officer under him and in turn he would appoint an under-secretary, a Deputy Chief Electoral officer and a deputy collector. The Deputy Chief Electoral officer would appoint the section officer and the section officer would have Deputy Section officer under him.

Gujarat Legislative Assembly Administrative structure

Gujarat Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) consists of 182 members. Out of 182 constituencies 13 are reserved for scheduled castes and 27 for scheduled tribes. The Assembly has a speaker who presides over the meetings. The Chief Minister is the head of the Legislature. The Governor is appointed by the President of India.

Issues of the state

Tribals: The socio-economic condition of the tribals that constitute 15% of the state's population have worsened in last few years. This is due to the forest policies leading to deforestation and non-development. Tribals who ones were integral part of the forest are now looked upon as casual labourers. They are forced to work below minimum wage rates, live in unhygienic conditions and women are exploited sexually.

Social Discrimination: Socially marginalised communities are engaged in occupations like manual scavenging, leatherwork, skinning dead animals etc. Social discrimination may seem to have disappeared but it is still prominent in small towns. Those belonging to the Dalit communities are discriminated in districts like Anand and Banaskantha.

Child Labour: The issue is very prominent in the state of Gujarat. Child labourers are found in almost all the industries of the state. The government has not been able to implement CLPRA(Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act) effectively.


Political Parties in Gujarat

Main National political parties in Gujarat
The Indian National Congress (INC) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

The main regional parties in Gujarat
Bharatiya Rashtravadi Paksha Gujarat Adijati Vikash PakshGujarat State Janta Congress

Gujarat State Legislative Assembly

The Gujarat state is governed by a Legislative assembly (Vidhan Sabha) containing 182 members. These members hold 182 seats of Gujarat legislative assembly and are elected from 182 constituencies. Out of these 182 Gujarat Legislative Assembly seats, 13 seats are reserved for the scheduled castes and 26 seats for the scheduled tribes. The member of a legislative assembly will have to serve the office for a period of 5 years. It is the duty of the Legislative Assembly to elect a speaker who would preside over all the meetings conducted by the legislature. The President of India would have the right to appoint the Governor of the state. The Chief Minister is considered as the most supreme in the state and the Chief Minister of the state would lead its Gujarat state legislative assembly administration.

The Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has been serving this state since August 2016 and has been one of the successful Chief Ministers. The Government of Gujarat has proved to be very powerful over the years and is working very hard for the betterment of the people of the state. Check the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Gujarat...

Gujarat Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers of Gujarat

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Vijay RupaniDec 26, 2017IncumbentBJP
2Vijay RupaniAug 07, 2016Dec 26, 2017BJP
3Anandiben PatelMay 22, 2014Aug 07, 2016BJP
4Narendra ModiDec 20, 2012May 22, 2014BJP
5Narendra ModiDec 23, 2007Dec 20, 2012BJP
6Narendra ModiDec 22, 2002Dec 22, 2007BJP
7Narendra ModiOct 7, 2001Dec 22, 2002BJP
8Keshubhai PatelMar 4, 1998Oct 6, 2001BJP
9Dilip ParikhOct 28, 1997Mar 4, 1998RJD
10Shankersinh VaghelaOct 23, 1996Oct 27, 1997RJD
11President's ruleSep 19, 1996Oct 23, 1996 
12Suresh MehtaOct 21, 1995Sep 19, 1996BJP
13Keshubhai PatelMar 14, 1995Oct 21, 1995BJP
14Chhabildas MehtaFeb 17, 1994Mar 14, 1995INC
15Chimanbhai PatelOct 25, 1990Feb 17, 1994JD(G) + JD + INC
16Chimanbhai PatelMar 4, 1990Oct 25, 1990JD(G) + JD + BJP
17Madhav Singh SolankiDec 10, 1989Mar 4, 1990INC
18Amarsinh ChaudharyJul 6, 1985Dec 9, 1989INC
19Madhav Singh SolankiMar 11, 1985Jul 6, 1985INC
20Madhav Singh SolankiJun 7, 1980Mar 10, 1985INC
21President's ruleFeb 17, 1980Jun 7, 1980JNP
22Babubhai J. PatelApr 11, 1977Feb 17, 1980JNP
23Madhav Singh SolankiDec 24, 1976Apr 10, 1977INC
24President's ruleMar 12, 1976Dec 24, 1976 
25Babubhai J. PatelJun 18, 1975Mar 12, 1976Janata Front (INC(O) + BJS+ BLD + SP)
26President's ruleFeb 9, 1974Jun 18, 1975 
27Chimanbhai PatelJul 18, 1973Feb 9, 1974INC
28Ghanshyam OzaMar 17, 1972Jul 17, 1973INC
29President's ruleMay 12, 1971Mar 17, 1972 
30Hitendra K DesaiApr 7, 1971May 12, 1971INC
31Hitendra K DesaiApr 3, 1967Apr 6, 1971INC
32Hitendra K DesaiSep 20, 1965Apr 3, 1967INC
33Balwantrai MehtaSep 19, 1963Sep 20, 1965INC
34Jivraj Narayan MehtaMar 3, 1962Sep 19, 1963INC
35Jivraj Narayan MehtaMay 1, 1960Mar 3, 1962INC

List of Governors of Gujarat

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Om Prakash KohliJul 14, 2014Present
1Smt. Margaret AlvaJul 06, 2014Jul 14, 2014
2Kamla BeniwalNov 27, 2009Jul 06, 2014
3S.C. JamirJul 24, 2009Nov 26, 2009
4Nawal Kishore SharmaJul 24, 2004Jul 24, 2009
5Balram JakharJul 2, 2004Jul 24, 2004
6Kailashpati MishraMay 7, 2003Jul 2, 2004
7Sunder Singh BhandariMar 18, 1999May 7, 2003
8K.G. BalakrishnanJan 16, 1999Mar 18, 1999
9Anshuman SinghApr 25, 1998Jan 16, 1999
10Krishna Pal SinghMar 1, 1996Apr 25, 1998
11Naresh ChandraJul 1, 1995Mar 1, 1996
12Sarup SinghDec 21, 1990Jul 1, 1995
13Mahipal ShastriMay 2, 1990Dec 21, 1990
14Ram Krishna TrivediFeb 26, 1986May 2, 1990
15Braj Kumar NehruApr 26, 1984Feb 26, 1986
16Kizhekethil Mathew ChandyAug 6, 1983Apr 26, 1984
17Sharda MukherjeeAug 14, 1978Aug 6, 1983
18Kambanthodath Kunhan VishwanathamApr 4, 1973Aug 14, 1978
19P.N. BhagwatiMar 17, 1973Apr 4, 1973
20Shriman NarayanDec 26, 1967Mar 17, 1973
21P.N. BhagwatiDec 7, 1967Dec 26, 1967
22Nityanand KanungoAug 1, 1965Dec 7, 1967
23Mehdi Nawaz JungMay 1, 1960Aug 1, 1965

Cabinet Ministers of Gujarat

S.NoName of MinisterDesignation of MinisterPortfolios
1Vijay RupaniChief MinisterGeneral Administration, Industries, Home ,Urban Development, Ports, Mines Minerals ,Information & Broadcasting,, Science & Technology, Petroleum ,Climate Change, planning All policies and all matters not allotted to other Ministers.
2Nitinkumar Ratilal PatelDeputy Chief MinisterFinance, Road and Building, Health and Family Welfare, Medical Educations, Capital Project, Narmada,Kalpasar.
3Bhupendrasinh Manubha ChaudasamaCabinet MinisterEducation (Primary, Secondary and Adult), Higher and Technical Education, Law and Justice, Legislative and Parliamentary affairs. Salt Industries, Cow Breeding, and Civil aviation.
4Ranchhodbhai Chanabhai Faldu (R C Faldu)Cabinet MinisterAgriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Transport.
5Kaushikbhai Jamanadas Patel (Kaushik Patel)Cabinet MinisterRevenue
6Saurabh Patel (Dalal)Cabinet MinisterEnergy
7Vasava Ganpatsinh VestabhaiCabinet MinisterTribal Development, Tourism, Forest, Women and Child Welfare.
9Radadiya Jayeshbhai VitthalbhaiCabinet MinisterFood and Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs, Cottage Industry, Printing and Stationery.
8Dilipkumar Viraji ThakorCabinet MinisterLabour and Employment, Disaster Management, Pilgrimage Development.
9Ishwarbhai (Anil) Ramanbhai ParmarCabinet MinisterSocial Justice and Empowerment (including welfare of Scheduled Castes, Welfare of socially and educationally backward classes)

Ministers of State in Gujarat

S.NoName of MinisterPortfolios
1Pradipsinh Bhagvatsinh JadejaHome, Energy ,Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs, Law and Justice(State Ministers),Police Housing, Border Security, Civil Defence, Gram Rakshak Dal, Prison, Prohibition, Excise, Co-ordination of voluntary organizations, Non-resident Gujarati's Division, Protocol (All Independent Charge),.
2Patel Prabatbhai SavabhaiIrrigation, Water Supply(Independent Charge)
3Jaydrathsinhji ParmarAgriculture(State Minister),Panchayat, Environment(Independent Charge)
4Patkar Ramanlal NanubhaiForest, Tribal Development
5Parsottambhai Odhavijbhai SolankiFisheriesx
6Ishwarsinh Thakorbhai PatelCo-operation, Sports, Youth Cultural activities (Independent Charge), Transport (State Minister)
7Ahir Vasanbhai GopalbhaiWelfare of socially and educationally backward classes
8Kishor Kanani (Kumar)Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education
9Khabad Bachubhai MaganbhaiRural Housing, Rural Development, Animal Husbandry, Cow Breeding.
10Dave VibhavariWomen and Child Welfare, Education (Primary and Higher Education) and pilgrimage.

Rajya Sabha Members from Gujarat

S.NoNamePartyTermS.NoNamePartyTerm
1Shri Chunibhai Kanjibhai GohelBharatiya Janata Party10/04/2014 to 09/04/20207Smt. Smriti Zubin IraniBharatiya Janata Party19/08/2017 to 18/08/2023
2Shri Arun JaitleyBharatiya Janata Party03/04/2012 TO 02/04/20188Shri Mansukh L. MandaviyaBharatiya Janata Party03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
3Shri Madhusudan MistryIndian National Congress10/04/2014 to 09/04/20209Amit ShahBharatiya Janata Party19/08/2017 to 18/08/2023
4Shri Ahmed PatelIndian National Congress19/08/2017 to 18/08/202310Parsottambhai RupalaBharatiya Janata Party03/06/2016 to 02/04/2018
5Shri Shambhuprasad Baldevdasji TundiyaBharatiya Janata Party10/04/2014 to 09/04/202011Shri Lal Sinh VadodiaBharatiya Janata Party10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020
6Shri Shankarbhai N. VegadBharatiya Janata Party03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018   

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The westernmost state of India, Gujarat has rich cultural and traditional diversity. The state of Gujarat has 26 parliamentary constituencies and 182 Assembly constituencies. The Lok Sabha Elections of 2014 saw drastic outcome. With the Lok Sabha polls of 2014 the colorful state was painted saffron. The Indian General Elections were held in 2014 to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha. They were the longest election in the history of India. Bharatiya Janta Party won an upper hand over all other parties. In a historic win NDA won 336 seats and BJP alone won 31.0% of the total votes. The 2014 Indian General Elections were historic in many ways. This victory of BJP and its allies has been record maker as it became the largest majority government since 1984 general elections. NDA swept 336 seats of the total 543 Lok Sabha seats. Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) were the majority parties in the Gujarat Lok Sabha Elections 2014. In a historic groundbreaking victory BJP won all the 26 seats from Gujarat in the Lok Sabha elections. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate was Narendra Modi. Shri Modi contested elections from two constituencies i.e. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and Vadodra (Gujarat). BJP's veteran candidate L.K.Advani also contested the election from his old seat i.e. Gandhinagar, from where he has been elected MP five times.

For Gujarat, the exit polls foreshadowed the historic victory. Modi wave was sweeping away all the tides. According to the exit polls, it was estimated that the party would win twenty plus seats but the results astound everyone as it was a groundbreaking win since the party won all the twenty six seats for Lok Sabha in Gujarat leaving the opposition baffled. The twenty six seats which the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) won are as follows- Kachchh, Banaskantha, Patan, Mahesana, Sabarkantha, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad East, Ahmedabad West, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Porbander, Jamnagar, Junagarh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Anand, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod, Vadodara, Chhota Udaipur, Bharuch, Bardoli, Surat, Navsari and Valsad. With the historic win, Anandiben Patel was elected as the first women chief minister of Gujarat in May, 2014. Sh. Vijaybhai R. Rupani is the incumbent Chief Minister of Gujarat. He succeeded Anandiben Patel since August 7th, 2016.

Last Updated on Jan 06, 2018