Battleground Gujarat explained

The BJP has won the Gujarat Assembly Elections, but with a reduced vote share

Modi vs Gandhi

Congress lost in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

Although Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakore gave a major set back to the BJP.

Many predicted that the GST will be a crucial factor in the Gujarat election. With the inconvenience it created among the trading community, the BJP was predicted to suffer a loss. But the election data proves otherwise. BJP won a thumping victory in Surat and other industrial hubs of northern Gujarat.

Narendra Modi

CM Vijay Rupani wins from Rajkot West.

Amit Shah and other BJP leaders celebrate for Gujarat and Himachal results.

Rahul Gandhi

Congress gave a neck-to-neck fight.

Congress is ahead in Godhra, Bapunagar and Thakkarbapanagar constituencies riding on Patidar power.

Gyassuddin Sheikh, Congress wins from Dariyapur.

Gir Somnath constituency - Congress wins.

Bhartiya Tribal Party

Former JD(U) MLA Chhotubhai Vasava will contest from five places in the Gujarat Assembly polls.

These seats are Jhagadia, Dediapada, Mangrol, Morva Hadaf and Vaghodia, all reserved for the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category.

Jignesh Mevani

Independent candidate Jignesh Mevani wins from Vadgam.

He called exit polls 'nonsense' on Sunday, a day before the result counting.

Hardik Patel

PAAS leader Hardik Patel seems to be benefitting Congress. Considered to be one of the dominant castes in Gujarat, and notably the most prosperous one as well, the Patidars have been demanding reservation for their community in educational institutions and in public and private sector jobs.

Alpesh Thakore

OBC leader Alpesh Thakor wins in Radhanpur constituency.

He defeated BJP's Lavangji Thakor.