Narendra Modi defeats Shweta Bhatt by massive margin in Maninagar

Dec 20 2012, 16:10 IST
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SummaryNarendra Modi is set for a hat-trick in the Assembly polls.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today won from Maninagar Assembly constituency by over 86,373 votes trouncing Congress rival Shweta Bhatt, wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt.

Modi polled 1,20,470 votes, while Bhatt got 34,097 votes.

He had last time won the elections by over 87,000 votes.

In 2007, Modi had won the elections by more than 87,000 votes.

BJP appears all set to come to power in the state for the third consecutive term as it was leading in 114 constituencies out of 181, where trends were available.

Congress was leading on 62 seats, NCP on one, Gujarat Parivartan Party on three and JD(U) on one, according to state election office sources.

Gujarat Assembly Elections D-day

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