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There is pro-incumbency in Gujarat: Rajnath Singh on BJP leading in state assembly polls

Post by ANI on Thursday, December 8, 2022

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With emerging trends pointing at a massive lead for the BJP in the Gujarat Assembly elections, despite the party being in power in the state for nearly three decades, Defence Minister and former party president Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that there is pro-incumbency in the coastal state.

"There is pro-incumbency in Gujarat. We are creating a new record in Gujarat as the people of the state have immense faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Rajnath Singh told reporters here as BJP showed a clear lead in the western state. Trends emerging from the counting of votes that started at 8 am, showed the Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 149 of the total 182 seats, while the Congress is placed a distant second on 18 seats. The majority mark is 92.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is leading on eight seats and is in the third spot on the list. The Independents are also leading on three seats.

According to the Election Commission data shared till 10.45 am, the BJP retained its first spot right from the beginning(ANI)

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