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Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections: Counting of votes begin, BJP takes early lead in both states

Experts feel the Himachal and Gujarat poll results will also be a ''litmus test'' for PM Narendra Modi's economic policy post-GST and demonisation. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 18, 2017, 02.48 AM (IST)

Counting of votes for the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections began today amid high security. 

According to early leads just in, BJP is leading in 52 seats with the Congress close behind leading in 35 seats, others(Independents, small parties) are leading in 2 seats.

Himachal Pradesh which is currently being led by a Congress government has 68 seats. Presently, the BJP is leading in 2 seats.