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Daily Newsletter | Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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Gujarat election results: Why BJP got more votes, but fewer seats
​Slice and dice the Gujarat results along rural-urban axes, reserved and unreserved seats or by regions, and the seat tallies would convey the impression that there are sharp differences in the way different parts or sections of the state voted.
Congress puts up its best show since 1985
The outcome marks Congress’s sixth consecutive defeat in Gujarat, but the wafer-thin margin just after the installation of Rahul Gandhi as party chief should revive the party’s spirits ahead of key state elections in 2018 and consolidate his claim as principal challenger.
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See-saw day ends with photofinish at Modasa
In the end, it was north Gujarat’s Modasa seat that denied BJP a century in the state. In the final rounds of counting, when just seven results were left to be declared and BJP was batting on 99 (wins and leads), Modasa was witnessing a tense, neck-and-neck battle.


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Still, the euphoria in the BJP camp was tempered by the lower-than-expected margin of victory in Gujarat — it took 99 seats in the 182-member assembly, down from 115 it won in 2012, and far lower than the 150-plus seats it had hoped for.
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