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BJP wins in Gujarat, trounces Congress in Himachal: Highlights

By Deepika

The BJP will rule Gujarat for the sixth successive time as the party today secured a simple majority in the high-stakes state elections by winning 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly.

PM Modi

However, the tally of the saffron party dipped from 115 in 2012 as the Congress made significant gains by bagging 77 seats against its previous score of 61.

According to the Election Commission tally, the BJP won 99 seats, the Congress bagged 77 and the others accounted for the remaining six.

In Himachal, the saffron party swept the 2017 Assembly elections, comfortably cantering home with 40-odd seats in the 68-member legislative assembly.

Here are the highlights of the election results

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