WORLD India's ruling party BJP wins majority in Gujarat


India's ruling party BJP wins majority in Gujarat


20:21, December 08, 2022

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won a majority in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat to record a seventh straight term in the state, local media reported on Thursday.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, left and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state President C R Patil, celebrate the lead for the party in Gujarat state elections in Gandhinagar, India, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (Photo: AP)

The landslide win in Modi's home state is expected to provide a big boost to the party ahead of the national elections in 2024.

The BJP has not lost in the western industrial state since 1995, and Modi served as its chief minister for nearly 13 years before becoming prime minister in 2014 after trouncing the Congress party.

(With input from Reuters)

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