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BJP repeats 2014 sweep in Gujarat, pockets all 26 seats; Amit Shah's debut from Gandhinagar a hit

The home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah has once again rejected the Congress.

BJP repeats 2014 sweep in Gujarat, pockets all 26 seats; Amit Shah's debut from Gandhinagar a hit

Gujarat has remained saffron with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sweeping all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in the state in a repeat of its feat in 2014 General election. The home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah has once again rejected the Congress. It's the Modi wave across the country too as out of 542 Lok Sabha seats in India, BJP is all set to register a thumping victory in 300 plus seats.

The final results in Gujarat were announced by Friday morning. However, BJP's was already leading in the 26 seats. 

The 26 seats in Gujarat voted in the third phase of Lok Sabha election - April 23. The key constituencies are Ahmedabad East, Ahmedabad West, Amreli, Anand, Banaskantha, Bardoli, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Chhota Udaipur, Dahod, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kachchh, Kheda, Mahesana, Navsari, Panchmahal, Patan, Porbandar, Rajkot, Sabarkantha, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara and Valsad. 

As mentioned earlier, this BJP's second consecutive clean sweep victory in Gujarat. In 2009, BJP had won in 15 seats while the Congress won in 11. 

In the runner-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the BJP had named Narendra Modi, the three-time Chief Minister of Gujarat, as the prime ministerial candidate. 

Amit Shah made his debut in the national election in 2019 and won Gandhinagar seat by a margin of over 5 lakh votes, thus surpassing the record of veteran party leader LK Advani. Shah had replaced Advani, a six-time MP from Gandhinagar. 

Soon after BJP scored a triple century, a tweet by the man of the hour - PM Modi - followed, in which he said, "India wins again." 

Shah also in a series of tweets hailed the BJP's superb show in the Lok Sabha election as "victory of India" and said it is people's mandate against the Opposition's propaganda and personal attacks as well as their total rejection of politics of dynasty, appeasement and casteism. 

"Thank you, India. Phir ek baar Modi sarkar," read one of his tweets. 

He also said this victory is a "win of people's confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi".

Conveying his greetings to the party workers on behalf of Prime Minister Modi, Shah said it was the relentless efforts of the party workers which strengthened the BJP at every booth of the country. 

Meanwhile, Advani also conveyed his best wishes to PM Modi and Shah.

"Heartiest congratulations to Narendra Modi for steering the BJP towards this unprecedented victory in the elections," read a statement released by the senior party leader. 

"Amit Shah as the BJP president and all the dedicated workers of the party have put in enormous effort in making sure that the message of BJP reaches every voter of the country," he added. 

He also complimented the electoral process for "successfully completing the election."

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The 2019 Lok Sabha election was held between April to May 19 in seven phases.