Counting of votes in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh tomorrow: 10 points

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Mr Gandhi, who assumed charge as Congress president on Saturday, campaigned for nearly two months in Gujarat and gave the BJP its toughest fight in Mr Modi's home state.

Both Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress have campaigned hard in the high-stakes elections with both sides fielding their top leaders for campaigning.

Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who is contesting against Congress' Jivabhai Patel from Mehsana constituency, expressed confidence of winning after casting his vote for the second-phase of Gujarat Assembly elections.

If the Congress wins, it will be a sort of people's endorsement of Mr Gandhi's leadership of the party, and it will be great set back for the BJP and for the prime Minister individually ahead of the 2109 Lok Sabha elections.

In the first phase of elections, the polling was conducted on 89 seats in the areas falling under Saurashtra and South Gujarat.

Bharatiya Janata Party supporters burn firecrackers to celebrate their party's win in two state assembly elections in New Delhi India Monday Dec. 2017. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to maintain
A moral victory for us in Gujarat, says Congress

All eyes are set on Monday for the crucial Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh election verdict as counting of votes begins in the morning amid tight security.

A turnout of 75.28 percent was recorded in the north Indian state when the state went to poll on November 9.

Counting will be held at 37 places in Gujarat and 42 places in Himachal.

The battle is nearly done with as the second phase of voting ended on Thursday, all eyes will be on the results now. The Times Now-VMR poll gave 16 seats to the Congress and a seat to other contenders.

"We detected that a wi-fi network was available near the strongroom (in the college), after which we asked the collector to take action", Mr Jariwala said.

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