In the Gujarat assembly elections, BJP destroyed all the old records till now. Not only did the Bharatiya Janata Party register a historic victory in the Gujarat assembly elections by being declared the winner of 156 seats, but also broke some other records by securing a significant number of seats with a huge margin. This is the seventh consecutive victory of BJP in Gujarat, which is a big record in itself. Earlier this feat was done only by CPI in West Bengal. Not only this, the record of 149 seats won by the Congress in 1985 has also been broken. Along with this, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel won by about two lakh votes.
If we look at the statistics of Gujarat election results, then the margin of victory in Gujarat’s Ghatlodia seat was close to two lakhs. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, who won for the second consecutive term from Ghatlodiya, defeated his nearest rival by over 1.92 lakh votes. According to the data, the biggest margin of victory was seen in Ghatlodiya seat itself, where Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Rajnikant Patel defeated his nearest candidate Dr. Ami Yagnik (Congress) from Ghatlodiya by a margin of 1,92,263 votes (74.69 per cent votes).
According to the Gujarat election result data, there were 11 seats where the victory margin was more than 1 lakh and all these seats were won by BJP candidates. The BJP’s vote share was more than 50% in 102 (65%) of the 156 seats it won in the Gujarat elections. At the same time, the BJP fielded candidates for 182 seats, but its deposit was not forfeited at a single place. Also, Ghatlodia, Ellisbridge and Majura, these three seats were won by BJP candidates and the vote share of the winning BJP MLAs here was more than 80 percent.
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has become the winning candidate with the highest vote percentage in the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022. Bhupendrabhai Rajnikant Patel got 82.95 percent votes. He also holds the record of winning with the highest margin. At the same time, the record of winning with the lowest margin has also gone to the BJP’s account. BJP’s Virender Singh Bahadur Singh Jadeda won from Rapar seat by a margin of just 577 votes (0.4) over Congress’s Bhachubhai Dharamshi Arethia. At the same time, there were two seats where victory and defeat were decided by less than one thousand votes.
In the Gujarat Assembly elections, the share of votes cast under NOTA decreased by more than nine per cent as compared to 2017. This time the maximum number of 7,331 NOTA votes were cast in Khedbrahma seat. According to Election Commission data, 5,01,202 or 1.5 per cent votes were cast for NOTA in this election in the state, down from 5,51,594 in the 2017 assembly polls. The maximum number of NOTA votes polled was 7,331 in Khedbrahma seat, followed by 5,213 in Danta and 5,093 in Chhota Udaipur.
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