The results of the 17th Lok Sabha Elections of Gujarat will be out today which is the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gujarat has 26 seats in the lower house of the parliament and the Election Commission (EC) conducted the polls on all of them in the third phase of the General Election on April 23, 2019. As has been the case for several years, Gujarat sees a straight fight between arch rivals Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Congress (INC) throughout the state. As per the EC records, Gujarat had a polling percentage of 60.48 with Valsad leading the way with 73.66 percent voting. Catch live updates on the Lok Sabha Elections results and the new elected Member of Parliaments here. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Results LIVE News Updates.
The 26 Constituencies of Gujarat are - Kheda, Banaskantha, Patan, Sabarkantha, Mahesana, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad West (SC), Ahmedabad East, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Anand, Kachchh (SC), Panchmahal, Dahod (ST), Vadodara, Chhota Udaipur (ST), Bharuch, Bardoli (ST), Surat, Valsad (ST) and Navsari.
LIST OF CONSTITUENCIES – Gujarat
The BJP and Congress had a pretty close contest in the Gujarat legislative assembly election held in 2017with the former just scraping through to form the government. In the last elections, the Congress failed to open their account in Gujarat, which was a huge blow for them. The party roped in young leaders like Hardik Patel to cash in on the Patidar agitation issue though he could not contest elections. Farmer distress and reservation too dominated the campaign talk by the opposition while the BJP fiercely countered it with both Prime Minister and BJP Amit Shah campaigning extensively.
Some of the big names in the fray from Gujarat are Amit Shah contesting from Gandhinagar and Babubhai Kataria of Congress from Dahod. The candidature of Amit Shah was a clear indication that Narendra Modi sees him as a part of his new government. The Congress leaders prior to the polls denied any Modi wave in the elections while the BJP used the rhetoric of son of the soil as the prime minister. The other parties hoping for a breakthrough from Gujarat are Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Pravin Togadia’s Hindustan Nirmal Dal. Stay tuned for the all the latest update on the Gujarat Lok Sabha elections results and the list of winners.