Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Gujarat Election 2017 - How Gujarat voted in Reserved Constituencies ?


Gujarat has 39 reserved constituencies for SC and ST, spread across Ahmedabad, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Dahod, Dang, Jamnagar, Junagarh, Kutch, Mehsana, Narmada, Navsari, Panchmahal, Rajkot, Sabarkantha, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara and Valsad districts (19 districts).
Among which INC and their allies increased their victory margins and wrestled constituencies from BJP in 13 constituencies, while in 9 constituencies, their victory margins dropped.
BJP increased its victory margin and wrestled constituencies from INC in 12 constituencies, while in 4 constituencies their victory margins dropped.
These constituencies as said earlier are spread across 19 districts across 5 regions namely, North, South and Central Gujarat, Kutch and Saurashtra.
Central Gujarat:
* In Ahmedabad District, BJP and INC increased their respective margins and won a constituency each.
* In Bharauch District, INC ally BTP won the constituency. (INC +).
* In Dahod District, out of 5 constituencies, INC wrestled a seat from BJP, saw their victory margins erode in other two seats while BJP saw their margin erode in a seat meanwhile substantially increasinging their victory margin in another. (INC +).
* In Narmada District, INC wrestled a seat from BJP and INC ally BTP wrestled a seat from BJP (INC +).
* In Panchmahal district, out of two seats, a seat was won by an independent and in another seat, BJP wrestled a seat from INC. (BJP +).
* In Vadodara district, out of three seats, 2 seats were wrestled by BJP and INC from one another, and in another one, BJP saw its victory margin elevated marginally. (BJP +)
North Gujarat:
* In Banaskantha District, INC saw its victory margin drop marginally in a seat, with another being the important Vadgam seat won by Independent candidate Jignesh Mewani, which was previously the seat held by INC. (INC +).
* In Mehsana District, BJP wrestled a seat from INC. (BJP +).
* In Sabarkantha District, INC saw its victory margin fall drastically in two seats, while BJP marginally increased their victory margin in a seat. (INC +).
South Gujarat Region:
* In Navsari District, INC saw its victory margin erode in a seat, while BJP increased their victory margin drastically in another.
* In Dang District, INC saw its victory margin drop to three digits in a seat, making the election a closely fought one. (INC +)
* In Surat District, out of 6 seats, BJP increased their victory margin in two seats while they saw it erode in one seat. INC wrestled a seat from BJP, saw their victory margin increase in one seat and decrease in another.
* In Valsad district, out of three seats, BJP wrestled a seat from INC in a seat and saw their victory margin increase in another. INC saw its victory margin drop in a seat. (BJP +)
Saurashtra Region:
* In Bhavnagar district, INC wrestled a seat from BJP (INC +)
* In Jamnagar district, INC wrestled a seat from BJP (INC +)
* In Junagarh district, INC wrestled a seat from BJP (INC +)
* In Rajkot district, BJP saw its victory margin reduce appreciably in a seat (BJP +)
* In Surendranagar, INC wrestled a seat from BJP (INC +)
INC swept the reserved constituencies in Saurashtra region, by having effectively wrestled 4 seats from BJP. BJP saw its victory margin reduce appreciably in a seat.
Kutch Region:
In Kutch district, BJP saw their victory margin marginally erode (BJP +) in a seat.
Out of 39 reserved constituencies, 13 seats are reserved for SC and 26 for ST. Among 13 seats reserved for SC, BJP won 7 seats while INC and their allies won 6 seats. The notable factor here is that, out of 6 seats won by INC and their allies, 4 seats were wrestled from BJP and incidentally, these seats are from Saurashtra region. Among 26 seats for ST, INC and its allies won 16 seats, while BJP won 9.

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