It's BJP in Himachal, Gujarat

It's BJP in Himachal, Gujarat

Staving off a Congress challenge in its citadel, the BJP retained power in Gujarat with a record sixth straight win and trounced its rival in Himachal Pradesh to snatch the state Monday. In Gujarat, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi spearheaded a high-octane campaign in his home state, the BJP was leading on 99 seats, going past the halfway mark in the House of 182 where it had a strength of 115 in the last Assembly. The Congress was leading on 77 seats while Others accounted for the remaining six seats. In Himachal Pradesh, the BJP handed the ruling Congress a drubbing, and was coasting to a two-third majority, leading on 44 of 68 seats.