BJP ministers lose in Gujarat elections

Gujarat minister of state for health & family welfare Shankar Chaudhary lost to Congress' Thakor Geniben Nagaji from Vav assembly constituency. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 18, 2017, 09.49 AM (IST)

The victory in Gujarat for the BJP came at the cost of their big guns as several cabinet ministers lost in the assembly polls.

Gujarat minister of state for health & family welfare Shankar Chaudhary,47, lost to Congress party's Thakor Geniben Nagaji from Vav assembly constituency.

A six-time winner from Jamjodhpur constituency, agriculture minister Chiman Shapriya also lost to Congress's Kalariya Chiragbhai Rameshbha.

In another embarrassment for the BJP, minister Keshaji Shivaji Chauhan lost to Bhuriya Shivabhai Amrabhai in Deodar assembly constituency in Banaskantha district.

Chauhan had won the election from Deodar last time in 2012.

Minister of state for water supply and civil aviation in the Vijay Rupani government, Jasha Barad lost to Mohansinh Rathava by 1,093 votes.