2012 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election

The 2012 Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections were held in the Indian state of Gujarat in December 2012 for all 182 members of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly.[2] Incumbent Chief Minister Narendra Modi of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), in power since 2002, was running for his fourth term.[3] The leader of the opposition was Shaktisinh Gohil of the Indian National Congress (INC).

2012 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election

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All 182 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat
92 seats needed for a majority
Turnout72.02% (Increase12.25%)
  First party Second party
  PM Narendra Modi.jpg ShaktisinhGohil.jpeg
Leader Narendra Modi Shaktisinh Gohil
Party BJP INC
Leader since 2001 2007
Leader's seat Maninagar Bhavnagar Rural
Last election 117 59
Seats won 115 61
Seat change Decrease2[1] Increase2
Popular vote 13,119,579 10,674,767
Percentage 47.85% 38.93%

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Chief Minister before election

Narendra Modi
BJP

Elected Chief Minister

Narendra Modi
BJP

Elections were held in two phases, the first on 13 December and the second on 17 December 2012.[4] Total voting turnout of both phases was 71.32%, highest since 1980. Results were declared on 20 December 2012.

The BJP, led by Narendra Modi, won 116 seats out of total 182 seats and formed the government while INC won 60 seats. BJP has been in the power in Gujarat since 1995.[5]

PollsEdit

Elections were held in two phases, the first on 13 December and the second on 17 December 2012.[4]

Phase-IEdit

First phase of polling was held on 13 December 2012 witnessed 70.75% of record breaking voting. Within three hours, the voter turnout was 18 per cent and by 1 pm it was 38 per cent. The figure went up to 53 per cent by 3 pm, concluding with 70.75%.[6][7][8]

Legend Statistics
Voting turnout 70.75%
Constituencies 87
Break-up Saurashtra : 7 Districts : 48 Seats

South Gujarat : 7 Districts : 35 Seats
Ahmedabad Rural : Part of 1 District : 4 Seats

Total voters 1,81,86,045
Candidates 846 including 47 women
Polling Booths 21,268
ID Card Distribution 99.65% voters
Photo Electoral Roll coverage 99.53% voters
EVM Machines used 25,000
EVM Fault rate 0.01%
Remarks Peaceful polling.
Poll boycotted in two villages in Junagadh and Surendranagar district(Dhulkot village)

District wise polling data Phase-I testEdit

SaurashtraEdit

District Percentage
Porbandar 98.39%
Amreli 98.21%
Jamnagar 68.48%
Bhavnagar 48.11%
Junagadh 48.71%
Surendranagar 3.76%
Rajkot 99.97%

Ahmedabad RuralEdit

District Percentage
Ahmedabad Rural
Sanand
Viramgam
Dholka
Dhandhuka
70.41%

South GujaratEdit

District Percentage
Dangs 68.76%
Surat 69.58%
Valsad 73.79%
Bharuch 75.11%
Navsari 75.59%
Tapi 80.43%
Narmada 82.21%

Phase-IIEdit

Phase-II of polling was held on 17 December 2012 witnessed a voter turnout of 71.85%.

District wise polling data Phase-IIEdit

AhmedabadEdit

District Voting Turnout
Ahmedabad 90.10%

KutchEdit

District Voting Turnout
Kutch 67.77%

Central GujaratEdit

District Voting Turnout
Anand 74.89%
Kheda 72.17%
Vadodara 72.27%
Panchmahal 71.48%
Dahod 68.48%

North GujaratEdit

District Voting Turnout
Gandhinagar 74.45%
Banaskantha 74.89%
Sabarkantha 75.56%
Mehsana 73.64%
Patan 70.92%

With 71.85% of Phase-II voting turnout following the Phase-I turnout of 70.75%, the resultant final voting turnout stood at 72.02%[9]

1980 to 2012 Legislative Assembly Elections statistics in GujaratEdit

Electors 16,501,328 24,820,379 29,021,184 28,774,443 33,238,196 36,593,090 38,077,454
Voters 7,981,995 12,955,221 18,686,757 17,063,160 20,455,166 21,873,377 27,158,626
Turnout 48.37% 52.20% 64.39% 59.30% 61.54% 59.77% 71.32%

The average turnout percentage in Gujarat had decreased from 64.39% in 1995 to 59.77% during the last four state elections (1995, 1998, 2002, 2007)as per the Election Commission of India statistics.[10]

ResultsEdit

Counting of votes was held on 20 December 2012. Results were as following.

Party Votes Vote % Seats won
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) 1,31,19,579 47.85 115
Indian National Congress (INC) 1,06,74,767 38.93 61
Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) 9,95,297 3.63 2
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 2,59,957 0.67 2
Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) 1,83,114 5.83 1
Independent 15,97,589 0.45 1
Total 2,74,17,045 100.00 182
Valid votes 2,74,17,045 99.92
Invalid votes 22,718 0.08
Votes cast / turnout 2,74,39,763 72.02
Abstentions 1,06,59,347 27.98
Registered voters 3,80,99,110

BJP lost in 16 seats by the margin of less than 2%.[11] The Congress won 46% seats with a margin of less than 5%.[12][13]

List of winning candidatesEdit

Following candidates won election from their respective seats:[14][15]

Keys:   BJP   INC   GPP   NCP   JD(U)   Independent

No. Constituency Winner Candidate Party Votes Margin
1 Abdasa Chhabilbhai Naranbhai Patel INC 60704 7613
2 Mandvi (Kachchh) Tarachand Chheda BJP 61984 8506
3 Bhuj Nimaben Acharya BJP 69174 8973
4 Anjar Vasanbhai Ahir BJP 64789 4728
5 Gandhidham Ramesh Maheshwari BJP 72988 21313
6 Rapar Patel Vaghajibhai Dharamshibhai BJP 55280 9216
7 Vav Shankarbhai Lagdhirbhai Patel BJP 72640 11911
8 Tharad Parbat Patel BJP 68517 3473
9 Dhanera Patel Joitabhai Kasnabhai INC 87460 30291
10 Danta Kharadi Kantibhai Kalabhai INC 73751 26990
11 Vadgam Manilal Jethabhai Vaghela INC 90375 21839
12 Palanpur Patel Maheshkumar Amrutlal INC 75097 5284
13 Deesa Vaghela Liladharbhai Khodaji BJP 66294 17706
14 Deodar Chauhan Keshaji Shivaji BJP 76265 20809
15 Kankrej Khanpura Dharshibhai Lakhabhai INC 73900 600
16 Radhanpur Thakor Nagarji Harchandji BJP 69493 3834
17 Chanasma Dilipkumar Virajibhai Thakor BJP 83462 16824
18 Patan Desai Ranchhodbhai Mahijibhai BJP 67224 5871
19 Sidhpur Balvantsinh Chandansinh Rajput INC 87518 25824
20 Kheralu Bharatsinhji Dabhi BJP 68195 18386
21 Unjha Patel Narayanbhai Lalludas BJP 75708 24201
22 Visnagar Patel Rushikesh Ganeshbhai BJP 76185 29399
23 Bechraji Patel Rajanikant Somabhai BJP 68447 6456
24 Kadi Chavada Rameshbhai Maganbhai INC 84276 1217
25 Mehsana Nitinbhai Patel BJP 90134 24205
26 Vijapur Patel Prahladbhai Ishvarbhai INC 70729 8759
27 Himatnagar Chavda Rajendrasinh Ranjitsinh INC 85008 12356
28 Idar Ramanlal Vora BJP 90279 11380
29 Khedbrahma Ashvin Kotwal INC 88488 50137
30 Bhiloda Anil Joshiyara INC 95799 31543
31 Modasa Thakor Rajendrasinh Shivsinh INC 88879 22858
32 Bayad Vaghela Mahendrasinh Shankersinh INC 74646 35923
33 Prantij Baraiya Mahendrasinh Kacharsinh INC 76097 7014
34 Dahegam Kaminiba Rathod INC 61043 2297
35 Gandhinagar Dakshin Thakor Shambhuji Chelaji BJP 87999 8011
36 Gandhinagar Uttar Patel Ashokkumar Ranchhodbhai BJP 73551 4225
37 Mansa Chaudhari Amitbhai Harisingbhai INC 78068 8028
38 Kalol Thakor Baldevji Chanduji INC 64757 343
39 Viramgam Tejeshree Patel INC 84930 16983
40 Sanand Karamsibhai Virjibhai Patel INC 73453 4148
41 Ghatlodiya Anandiben Patel BJP 154599 110395
42 Vejalpur Chauhan Kishorsinh Babulal BJP 113507 40985
43 Vatva Pradipsinh Bhagwatsinh Jadeja BJP 95580 46932
44 Ellis Bridge Rakesh Shah BJP 106631 76672
45 Naranpura Amit Shah BJP 103988 63335
46 Nikol Panchal Jagdish Ishwarbhai BJP 88886 49302
47 Naroda Wadhwani Nirmalaben Sunilbhai BJP 96333 58352
48 Thakkarbapa Nagar Kakadiya Vallabhbhai Gobarbhai BJP 88731 49251
49 Bapunagar Rajput Jagrupsinh Girdansinh BJP 51058 2603
50 Amraiwadi Patel Hasmukhbhai Somabhai BJP 108683 65425
51 Dariapur Gyasuddin Habibuddin Shekh INC 60967 2621
52 Jamalpur-Khadiya Bhatt Bhushan Ashok BJP 48058 6331
53 Maninagar Narendra Modi BJP 120470 86373
54 Danilimda Shailesh Manubhai Parmar INC 73573 14301
55 Sabarmati Arvindkumar Gandalal Patel BJP 107036 67583
56 Asarwa Rajanikant Mohanlal Patel BJP 76829 35045
57 Daskroi Patel Babubhai Jamnadas BJP 95813 37633
58 Dholka Chudasama Bhupendrasinh Manubha BJP 75242 18845
59 Dhandhuka Kolipatel Laljibhai Chaturbhai BJP 77573 28277
60 Dasada Makwana Punambhai Kalabhai BJP 65404 10640
61 Limdi Kolipatel Somabhai Gandalal INC 72203 1561
62 Wadhwan Doshi Varshaben Narendrabhai BJP 83049 17558
63 Chotila Shamjibhai Bhimjibhai Chauhan BJP 72111 11972
64 Dhrangadhra Kavadiya Jayantibhai Ramjibhai BJP 87621 17403
65 Morbi Kantilal Amrutiya BJP 77386 2760
66 Tankara Kundariya Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai BJP 63630 15407
67 Wankaner Mohammed Javed Pirzada INC 59038 5311
68 Rajkot Purva Rajguru Indranil Sanjaybhai INC 60877 4272
69 Rajkot West Vajubhai Vala BJP 90405 24978
70 Rajkot Dakshin Govind Patel BJP 77308 28477
71 Rajkot Gramya Bhanuben Manoharbhai Babariya BJP 57753 11466
72 Jasdan Gohel Bholabhai Bhikhabhai INC 78055 10847
73 Gondal Jadeja Jayrajsinh Temubha BJP 79709 19766
74 Jetpur, Rajkot Jayesh Radadiya INC[16] 85827 18033
75 Dhoraji Vitthalbhai Hansrajbhai Radadiya INC[17] 76189 26258
76 Kalavad Chavda Meghjibhai Amarabhai BJP 49027 6119
77 Jamnagar Gramya Raghavji Hansraj Patel INC 60499 3304
78 Jamnagar Uttar Jadeja Dharmendrasinh Merubha INC 61642 9448
79 Jamnagar Dakshin Trivedi Vasuben Narendrabhai BJP 55894 2862
80 Jamjodhpur Shapriya Chimanbhai Dharamshibhai BJP 75395 28191
81 Khambhaliya Poonamben Hematbhai Maadam BJP 79087 38382
82 Dwarka Pabubha Virambha Manek BJP 70062 5616
83 Porbandar Babubhai Bhimabhai Bokhiria BJP 77604 17146
84 Kutiyana Kandhal Sarmanbhai Jadeja NCP 61416 18474
85 Manavadar Chavda Jawaharbhai Pethalajibhai INC 72879 4402
86 Junagadh Mashru Mahendrabhai Liladharbhai BJP 66669 13796
87 Visavadar Keshubhai Patel GPP 85967 42186
88 Keshod Arvindbhai Keshavbhai Ladani BJP 53772 7937
89 Mangrol (Junagadh) Chudasama Rajeshbhai Naranbhai BJP 68452 15714
90 Somnath Barad Jasabhai Bhanabhai INC 56701 2096
91 Talala Jashubhai Dhanabhai Barad INC 62722 1478
92 Kodinar Solanki Jethabhai Danabhai BJP 63319 8477
93 Una Vansh Punjabhai Bhimabhai INC 69824 7507
94 Dhari Kotadiya Nalinbhai Nanjibhai GPP 41516 1575
95 Amreli Paresh Dhanani INC 86583 29893
96 Lathi Bavkubhai Nathabhai Undhad INC 48793 2764
97 Savarkundla Vaghasiya Vallabhbhai Vasharambhai BJP 37246 2384
98 Rajula Solanki Hirabhai Odhavjibhai BJP 75447 18710
99 Mahuva (Bhavnagar) Makwana Bhavanaben Raghvbhai BJP 57498 28352
100 Talaja Shyal Bhartiben Dhirubhai BJP 66357 32844
101 Gariadhar Keshubhai Hirjibhai Nakran BJP 53377 16028
102 Palitana Rathod Pravinbhai Jinabhai INC 69396 14325
103 Bhavnagar Gramya Parshottam Solanki BJP 83980 18554
104 Bhavnagar Purva Vibhavari Dave BJP 85375 39508
105 Bhavnagar Pashchim Jitu Vaghani BJP 92584 53893
106 Gadhada Atmaram Makanbhai Parmar BJP 66415 10342
107 Botad Maniya Thakarshibhai Devjibhai BJP 86184 10005
108 Khambhat Patel Sanjaykumar Ramanbhai BJP 74761 15386
109 Borsad Parmar Rajendrasinh Dhirsinh INC 83621 21034
110 Anklav Amit Chavda INC 81575 30319
111 Umreth Jayantbhai Ramanbhai Patel NCP 67363 1394
112 Anand Dilipbhai Manibhai Patel BJP 82956 987
113 Petlad Niranjan Patel INC 77312 12192
114 Sojitra Parmar Punambhai Madhabhai INC 65210 162
115 Matar Chauhan Devusinh Jesingbhai BJP 71021 6487
116 Nadiad Desai Pankaj Vinubhai BJP 75335 6587
117 Mehmedabad Gautambhai Ravjibhai Chauhan INC 68767 4181
118 Mahudha Thakor Natvarsinh Fulsinh INC 58373 13230
119 Thasra Parmar Ramsinh Prabhatsinh INC 78226 5500
120 Kapadvanj Shankersinh Vaghela INC 88641 6597
121 Balasinor Chauhan Mansinh Kohyabhai INC 87088 17171
122 Lunawada Malivad Kalubhai Hirabhai BJP 72814 3701
123 Santrampur Damor Gendalbhai Motibhai INC 68026 25654
124 Shehra Ahir Jethabhai Ghelabhai BJP 76468 28725
125 Morva Hadaf Khant Savitaben Vechatbhai INC 56886 11289
126 Godhara C. K. Raul INC 73367 2868
127 Kaalol Rathod Arvindsinh Damsinh BJP 69275 30056
128 Halol Parmar Jaydrathsinh Chandrasinh BJP 93854 33206
129 Fatepura Katara Rameshbhai Bhurabhai BJP 57828 6264
130 Jhalod Garasiya Miteshbhai Kalabhai INC 78077 40073
131 Limkheda Bhabhor Jashvantsinh Sumanbhai BJP 67219 15331
132 Dahod Panada Vajesingbhai Parsingbhai INC 73956 39548
133 Garbada Bariya Chandrikaben Chhaganbhai INC 69295 35774
134 Devgadhbariya Bachu Khabad BJP 113582 83753
135 Savli Inamdar Ketanbhai Mahendrabhai Independent 62849 20319
136 Vaghodiya Shrivastav Madhubhai Babubhai BJP 65851 5788
137 Chhota Udaipur Rathwa Mohansinh Chhotubhai INC 65043 2305
138 Jetpur, Chhota Udaipur Jayantbhai Rathwa INC 61966 4273
139 Sankheda Bhil Dhirubhai Chunilal BJP 80579 1452
140 Dabhoi Balkrishna Patel BJP 70833 5122
141 Vadodara Shaher Vakil Manisha Rajivbhai BJP 103700 51889
142 Sayajigunj Sukhadiya Jitendra Ratilal BJP 107358 58237
143 Akota Saurabh Patel BJP 95554 49867
144 Raopura Rajendra Trivedi BJP 99263 41535
145 Manjalpur Yogesh Patel BJP 92642 51785
146 Padra Patel Dineshbhai Balubhai BJP 75227 4308
147 Karjan Satish Patel BJP 68225 3489
148 Nandod Tadvi Shabdasharan Bhailalbhai BJP 79580 15727
149 Dediapada Motilal Vasava BJP 56471 2555
150 Jambusar Chhatrasinhji Pujabhai Mori BJP 74864 18730
151 Vagra Arunsinh Ajitsinh Rana BJP 68512 14318
152 Jhagadiya Vasava Chhotubhai Amarsinh JD(U) 66622 13304
153 Bharuch Dushyantbhai Rajnikant Patel BJP 92219 37190
154 Ankleshwar Ishwarsinh Thakorbhai Patel BJP 82645 31443
155 Olpad Patel Mukeshbhai Zinabhai BJP 106805 37058
156 Mangrol (Surat) Ganpatsinh Vestabhai Vasava BJP 79255 31106
157 Mandvi (Surat) Vasava Parbhubhai Nagarbha INC 83298 24394
158 Kamrej Pansheriya Prafulbhai Chhaganbhai BJP 126032 61371
159 Surat Purva Gilitwala Ranjitbhai Mangubhai BJP 72649 15789
160 Surat Uttar Choksi Ajaykumar Jashvantlal BJP 59690 22034
161 Varachha Marg Kanani Kishorbhai Shivabhai BJP 68529 20359
162 Karanj Kachhadiya Janakbhai Manjibhai BJP 65696 49439
163 Limbayat Patil Sangitaben Rajendrabhai BJP 79744 30321
164 Udhana Narottambhai Patel BJP 74946 32754
165 Majura Sanghvi Harsh Rameshkumar BJP 103577 71556
166 Katargam Vanani Nanubhai Bhagavanbhai BJP 88604 43272
167 Surat Pashchim Kishorbhai Ratilal Vankawala BJP 99099 69731
168 Choryasi Patel Rajendrabhai Parabhubhai BJP 119917 67638
169 Bardoli Parmar Ishwarbhai Alias Anilbhai Ramanbhai BJP 81049 22272
170 Mahuva (Surat) Dhodiya Mohanbhai Dhanjibhai BJP 74161 11687
171 Vyara Punabhai Dhedabhai Gamit INC 73138 13556
172 Nizar Gamit Kantilalbhai Reshmabhai BJP 90191 9924
173 Dang Gavit Mangalbhai Gangajibhai INC 45637 2422
174 Jalalpore R C Patel BJP 76797 17867
175 Navsari Desai Piyushbhai Dinkarbhai BJP 81601 15981
176 Gandevi Mangubhai Chhaganbhai BJP 104417 26177
177 Vansda Chaudhari Chhanabhai Kolubhai INC 105829 25616
178 Dharampur Patel Ishwarbhai Dhedabhai INC 82319 15298
179 Valsad Bharatbhai Kikubhai Patel BJP 93658 35999
180 Pardi Kanubhai Mohanlal Desai BJP 84563 37311
181 Kaparada Chaudhari Jitubhai Harajibhai INC 85780 18685
182 Umargam Ramanlal Nanubhai Patkar BJP 69450 28299

BypollsEdit

2013Edit

Four seats became vacant in 2012-13. Bypolls for them was held by Election Commission in June 2013. All four seats were held by Indian National Congress members. Morva Hadaf MLA Savitaben Khant died in December 2012 while Limbdi MLA Soma Ganda resigned later as he chose to continue as a Member of Parliament. Jayesh Radadiya (Jetpur) and Vitthal Radadiya (Dhoraji) resigned as they left Indian National Congress and joined Bharatiya Janata Party in March 2013. In polls, INC lost all four seats and BJP won all of them.[18]

The by-poll to Surat West was held on December 4, 2013, due to the death of sitting BJP MLA Kishore Wankawala. BJP candidate Purnesh Modi won against INC candidate D I Patel in a result declared on December 8, 2013. It was the first time the NOTA (None of the above) button was introduced in the election in Gujarat. It was used by 2307 voters.[19]

No. Constituency Former winner Party Bypoll winner Party
61 Limdi Kolipatel Somabhai Gandalal INC Kiritsinh Rana BJP
74 Jetpur Radadiya Jayeshbhai Vitthalbhai INC Radadiya Jayeshbhai Vitthalbhai BJP
75 Dhoraji Vitthalbhai Hansrajbhai Radadiya INC Pravin Mankadiya BJP
125 Morva Hadaf Khant Savitaben Vechatbhai INC Nimisha Suthar BJP
167 Surat Pashchim Kishore Wankavala BJP Purnesh Modi BJP

2014Edit

Rapar BJP MLA Vaghjibhai Patel died on January 30, 2014 following heart attack. Lathi MLA Bavku Undhad resigned as he quit INC and joined BJP in January.[20] GPP MLA Keshubhai Patel resigned in February following his ill health.[21] GPP was merged with BJP on 24 February 2014. Nalin Kotadiya who was representing Dhari in assembly, joined BJP along with party.[22][23] Four more MLAs Rajendrasinh Chavda, Jasabhai Barad, Chhabilbhai Patel and Parbhubhai Vasava quit INC and resigned as they joined BJP in February.[24][25] Bypolls for all these seven seats were held on April 30 along with 2014 Indian general election.[26] Voting turnout was 74.84% in Somnath, 70.19% in Abdasa, 56.62% in Rapar, 71.87% in Himmatnagar, 56.06% in Visavadar, 64.86% in Lathi and 67% in Mandvi which stood to an average of 65.92% in all seven constituencies.[27] On May 16, 2014, the result of byepolls was declared along with 2014 Indian general election result. BJP won four while INC won three seats of seven vacant seats. Out of five constituencies which were held by INC before their representatives joined BJP, they retained only one, Abdasa. BJP candidate Bharat Patel, son of former representative Keshubhai Patel, lost to INC candidate Harshad Ribadiya in Visavadar. Shaktisinh Gohil, the former Leader of Opposition, defeated Chhabil Patel in Abdasa.[28]

No. Constituency Former winner Party Bypoll winner Party
01 Abdasa Chhabil Patel INC Shaktisinh Gohil INC
6 Rapar Vaghjibhai Patel BJP Pankaj Anopchand Mehta BJP
87 Visavadar Keshubhai Patel GPP Ribadiya Harshadkumar Madavjibhai INC
96 Lathi Bavku Nathabhai Undhad INC Bavku Nathabhai Undhad BJP
90 Somnath Jasabhai Barad INC Jasabhai Barad BJP
27 Himatnagar Chavda Rajendrasinh Ranjitsinh INC Chavda Rajendrasinh Ranjitsinh BJP
157 Mandvi (Surat) Vasava Parbhubhai Nagarbha INC Chaudhari Anandbhai Mohanbhai INC

Following 2014 Indian general election, nine assembly members resigned as they were elected to Loksabha, the lower house of the parliament of India. They all belonged to BJP. Incumbent Chief Minister Narendra Modi resigned as MLA from Maninagar as he won from Vadodara and Varanasi and sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of India. The eight others include Khambhalia MLA Poonam Madam (elected from Jamnagar), Anand MLA Dilip Patel (Anand), Limkheda MLA Jaswantsinh Bhabhor (Dahod), Deesa MLA Liladhar Vaghela (Patan), Matar MLA Devusinh Chauhan (Kheda), Talaja MLA Bharati Shiyal (Bhavnagar), Mangrol MLA Rajesh Chudasama (Junagadh) and Tankara MLA Mohan Kundariya (Rajkot).[29] Byepolls were held on 13 September 2014 which recorded following voters turnout: Limkheda (64%), Maninagar (33.5%), Deesa (59.76%), Tankara (57%), Khambhalia (55.5%), Mangrol (57%), Talja (49%), Anand (57%) and Matar (54.7%).[30] The results of September byepolls were declared on 16 September 2014. BJP retained six seats while lost three seats to INC.[31] Vajubhai Vala, the incumbent speaker of assembly, resigned as the MLA from Rajkot West and as the speaker on 30 August 2014 following his appointment as the Governor of Karnataka.[32] The byepoll for Rajkot West was held on 15 October 2014 and result was declared on 19 October 2014. BJP retained the seat with Vijay Rupani declared winner candidate.[33]

No. Constituency Former winner Party Bypoll winner Party
53 Maninagar Narendra Modi BJP Patel Sureshbhai Dhanjibhai BJP
81 Khambhaliya Poonam Madam BJP Ahir Meraman INC
13 Deesa Liladharbhai Khodaji Vaghela BJP Rabari Govabhai INC
66 Tankara Mohan Kundariya BJP Metaliya Bavanjibhai Hansrajbhai BJP
89 Mangrol (Junagadh) Rajeshbhai Naranbhai Chudasama BJP Vaja Babubhai INC
100 Talaja Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal BJP Gohil Shivabhai Jerambhai BJP
115 Matar Devusinh Jesingbhai Chauhan BJP Kesrisinh Jesangbhai Solanki BJP
112 Anand Dilip Patel BJP Patel Rohitbhai Jashubhai BJP
131 Limkheda Jasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor BJP Bhuriya Vichhiyabhai Jokhnabhai BJP
69 Rajkot Pashchim Vajubhai Vala BJP Vijay Rupani BJP

2016Edit

Rajendrabhai Parabhubhai Patel, the sitting MLA from Choryasi died following dengue in August 2015. His daughter won the bypoll in January 2016.[34][35] Following death of Jasubhai Barad of INC in January 2016, the bypoll was held for Talala constituency. The bypoll had 63.66 per cent turnout. Govind Parmar of BJP won the bypoll in May 2016 defeating Bhagwanji Barad of INC.[36][37][38]

No. Constituency Former winner Party Bypoll winner Party
168 Choryasi Rajendrabhai Parabhubhai Patel BJP Zankhna Hiteshkumar Patel BJP
91 Talala Jashubhai Dhanabhai Barad INC Govind Parmar BJP

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