BJP crosses half-way mark in Gujarat, HP

ANI | Updated: Dec 18, 2017 10:31 IST

New Delhi [India], December 18 (ANI): With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) crossing the half-way mark in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls, the party is now poised to form the government in both the states, even as the early trends showed the Congress party giving a tough fight to it.

The BJP was ahead on 35 seats in Himachal Pradesh, while the Congress party was on 22, at the time of reporting.

In Gujarat, the ruling party has taken a lead on 97 seats, while opposition Congress is ahead on 64.

A final announcement from the Election Commission is awaited, as the counting of votes is underway.

The counting of votes for 68 Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh and 182 constituencies in Gujarat began this morning.

Himachal Pradesh went to polls on November 9, while elections were held in two phases in Gujarat on December 9 and 14. (ANI)^