Gujarat Legislative Assembly Election Result 2022 Live Updates: This election, which saw Gujarat elect the BJP for the seventh consecutive time, made history for the state by giving the party more than 50% of the popular vote and the most seats in the House—150—while also creating room for a new political party to enter the Opposition.
The most significant lessons from the 2022 election are the powerful influence Prime Minister Narendra Modi, continues to have in his home state, the willingness of some voters to support an “outsider,” and the rejection of the weary Congress. On December 12 Bhupendra Patel will be sworn in to serve a second term as Gujarat’s chief minister, the party announced on Thursday. According to state BJP president C R Patil, the swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. in the presence of the PM and the Union Home Minister.
The AAP struggled in the state, but there was some hope for the party thanks to its 12.9% vote share, five House seats, and emergence as a national force (six percent vote share in at least four states: Delhi, Punjab, Goa and now Gujarat). It received more than 20% of the vote in several of the 34 seats where it finished second. While only managing to win 17 seats, the Congress
Large banners appeared outside the Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi headquarters on Thursday morning, minutes after the Election Commission of India began releasing the Gujarat trends, proclaiming that the party, founded in 2012 as a result of a potent anti-corruption movement, has “turned national.” The AAP ran an aggressive campaign in Gujarat, where electoral contests have been bipolar in nature ever since the state was formed in 1960, but achieving national status was the least they hoped to accomplish.