Gujarat results: Rupani confident of bagging more than two-third seats

File photo of Gujarat chief minister VIjay Rupani. The Gujarat elections were fought under his leadership. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 17, 2017, 05.02 PM (IST)

Incumbent Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani says that he is confident of an easy victory for ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"I am confident that the results will be in favour of BJP. BJP will form the government and will get more than two-thirds of the (182 Gujarat Assembly) seats," ANI reported Rupani as saying.

He also added, "Gujarat public has preferred politics of development, and development was brought in by Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi and the BJP," ANI reported.

Rupani also the called the allegations of Congress tampering with electronic voting machines (EVMs) "baseless  charges."

He said that the allegations were made "so that the responsibility of defeat does not fall on Rahul Gandhi" when the results would be declared on Monday.

Hardik Patel's allegations of hiring 140 engineers to tamper 5000 EVMs were also dismissed by Rupani.

The counting of the two-phase Gujarat Assembly election will be held tomorrow.

While the majority of exit polls have predicted BJP's win, Congress is hopeful of bagging Patidar votes and overthrowing BJP from 22 years of governance in the state.

(With inputs from ANI)