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Gujarat polls: BJP, Cong votes dip marginally
December 30, 2007 20:49 IST
Both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress saw a marginal dip in their vote share in the Gujarat assembly
Approximately one per cent decline in vote share for both the BJP and the Congress saw the saffron party losing ten seats but the opposition party had a different outcome, bagging eight more seats.
Also, the ruling BJP may have lost 10 seats yielding ground in Central Gujarat but the popular backing for the
The repeat win of the BJP, powered by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saw the party settle at 117 seats with the vote
The saffron party, which won the Gujarat elections for the fourth consecutive time, got 49.12 per cent of the vote
Unlike the BJP, the Congress did not lose seats by a vote dip but won eight more seats to get 59 in this elections.
Interestingly, the Congress got the extra seats despite fielding seven candidates less this time as against
The Nationalist Congress Party, which entered the fray as an ally of the Congress, scored maiden victories getting three of the nine seats it contested. Janata Dal(U) won one seat with a vote share of 0.66 per cent.
Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party not only played spoilsport for the Congress by putting up 166 candidates and denting its vote bank but also failed to win a single seat. It got 2.62 per cent of the votes.
Uma Bharti's Bharatiya Jan Shakti also drew a blank despite contesting 37 seats. It polled 0.64 per cent