Ahmedabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has on Sunday won Jasdan Assembly bypolls in Gujarat. BJP's Kunvarji Bavalia swept the bypoll by 19985 votes.
The counting of votes for Jasdan Assembly bypoll had begun at 8 am. Early trends had suggested an edge to the BJP while Congress was on the second spot.
As per the trends at 9 am, BJP's Bavalia was ahead with 4755 votes while Congress candidate Nakiya was trailing with 3704 votes.
The outcome of Jasdan assembly bypoll is being keenly watched by the Congress and the ruling BJP against the backdrop of the saffron party's debacle in three core Hindi states in recent assembly elections.
The byelection, which was held on December 20, has become a battle of prestige for the ruling party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.