BJP had won 115 seats in 2012 but fell short of the 100-seat mark in 2017 as the Patidar anger bit into its final tally though it was able to fight off the dreaded anti-incumbency factor across the state.
BJP's 99 seats is the lowest for a single winning party or pre-poll alliance in Gujarat since 1975.
PM Modi speaks at BJP HQ after BJP's win in assembly elections:
Recent elections results have proven that the country is ready for reform, is looking towards things that perform in a positive way and believes in transformation
Gujarat election results are historic. In this day and age, for a party to keep winning for so long
30 years back, poison of caste was spread so badly in Gujarat that it took workers like me 30 years to get rid of it. In last few months there were attempts again to sow seeds of casteism, but people rejected it. I congratulate them, but people must be alert
After 2014, there is hunger for development. Even if you do not like BJP, do not try to derail the progress being made towards development
So many conspiracies were hatched in Gujarat by Congress, misinformation was being spread. People cannot bear if anyone makes fun of 'vikas'
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani expresses his gratitude towards PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah
Gujarat is thankful to PM Shri @narendramodi Ji for always being there for the state & leaving no stone unturned to transform the state as well as the nation. I also express gratitude to BJP President @amitshah Ji for his constant guidance to our karyakartas.
"I would like to give credit for this victory to the people of Gujarat, also give assurance that in the coming 5 years BJP will work towards what the people of the state want" says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani pic.twitter.com/YpoQa4R9cH
BJP has won 77 seats so far as Congress trails with 70
BJP leading in 21 and Congress leading in 7
Dec 18, 2017, 11.26 AM
Patel Himmatsinh Prahladsinh of Congress wins from Bapunagar
Dec 18, 2017, 11.22 AM
Seemaben Akshaykumar Mohil of BJP wins from Akota
Dec 18, 2017, 11.18 AM
Rahul Gandhi thanks supporters from Gujarat And Himachal for their love. Urges that Congress fought with dignity
The Congress party accepts the verdict of the people and congratulates the new governments in both states. I thank the people of Gujarat and Himachal with all my heart for the love they showed me, tweets Rahul Gandhi pic.twitter.com/Odqc0yEdrs
My Congress brothers and sisters, you have made me very proud. You are different than those you fought because you fought anger with dignity. You have demonstrated to everyone that the Congress’s greatest strength is its decency and courage, tweets Congress President Rahul Gandhi
Arvind Raiyani of BJP wins from Rajkot East, Govindbhai Patel of BJP wins from Rajkot South and Lakhabhai Sagathiya of BJP wins from Rajkot Rural
Dec 18, 2017, 10.31 AM
Congress leaders win big - Parsotam Ukabhai Sabariya from Dhrangadhra, Brijesh Merja from Morbi, Kagathara Lalitbhai from Tankara and Pirzada Mahamadjavid Abdulmutalib from Wankaner
Dec 18, 2017, 10.26 AM
BJP leads in 99 seats, Congress in 80
Dec 18, 2017, 10.22 AM
Parmar Pradipbhai Khanabhai of BJP wins from Asarwa
Dec 18, 2017, 10.16 AM
Congress' Paresh Dhanani wins Amreli
Dec 18, 2017, 10.05 AM
Pradhyyumanshing Mahipatshingh Jadeja of Congress wins from Abdasa
Dec 18, 2017, 10.05 AM
Virendrasinh Bahadursinh Jadeja of BJP wins from Kachchh's Mandvi
Dec 18, 2017, 10.04 AM
PM Modi thanks supporters for their affection and trust, promises big developments in future
I bow to the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for their affection and trust in BJP. I assure them that we will leave no stone unturned in furthering the development journey of these states and serve the people tirelessly.
Election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh indicate a strong support for politics of good governance and development. I salute the hardworking BJP Karyakartas in these states for their hardwork which has led to these impressive victories.
"It is a matter of happiness for us, this is the victory of development," says Union Minister Smriti Irani.
"It is a matter of happiness for us, this is the victory of development," says Union Minister Smriti Irani, on a question about Congress giving a tough fight she said, "jo jeeta wohi sikandar. It is victory of every booth worker's hard work & the people who trusted development" pic.twitter.com/oJMQKK45NV
Majority of exits polls have predicted state elections results to swing in BJP's favours.
BJP's win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will establish party's reign over 19 Indian states.
Dec 18, 2017, 01.14 AM
Dalit rights activist and lawyer, Jignesh Mevani and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor are forces to reckon with against BJP candidates.
Dec 18, 2017, 01.13 AM
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani; BJP's Gujarat president, Jitu Vaghani and National Spokesperson, All India Congress Committee and Congress MLA from Abdasa constituency Shaktisinh Gohil are some of the key players in this year's Gujarat polls.
Dec 18, 2017, 01.12 AM
While 977 candidates fought it out in the first phase, 851 candidates contested in the second.
A total of 4.32 crore people were eligible to vote in this year's Gujarat assembly elections.
Reports confirmed an average 68.41% polling in the two-phase Gujarat assembly elections, a dip of 2.91% compared to the 2012 polls when 71.32% polling was recorded.
Dec 18, 2017, 01.09 AM
Results for the 14th Gujarat assembly elections 2017 are due today with the counting of votes scheduled to begin around 8 am today.
The polling was conducted in two phases on December 9 and 14 with 977 candidates contesting in phase 1 while 851 fought for seats in the second phase.
Gujarat assembly constitutes a total of 182 seats out of which the BJP secured 120 seats in a landslide victory during Gujarat assembly elections 2012.
The INC managed to secure 43 seats.
Vijay Rupani, BJP MLA from Rajkot West, was announced the Chief Minister of Gujarat after the erstwhile CM, Anandiben Patel (who succeeded PM Narendra Modi) decided to step down in 2016.