50% vote share for BJP in 200 seats

The BJP secured over 50% vote share in more than 200 constituencies across the country, according to the tentative figures of the Election Commission.

The party’s share crossed the halfway mark in all the 26 constituencies of Gujarat and about 40 seats in Uttar Pradesh. The same trend was noticed in the 25 constituencies of Madhya Pradesh, 23 of Rajasthan, 20 of Karnataka, 14 in Bihar and in nine of the 10 constituencies of Haryana. In all the seven seats of Delhi, it bagged over 50% vote share.

In the eight constituencies of Mumbai North, Bhilwara, Navsari, Surat, Vadodara, Faridabad, Karnal and Kangra, the BJP got over 70% share of the votes polled.

The highest of 74.73% was in Navsari, as per the data available through the Commission’s website at 6 p.m. on Thursday. It did not secure 50% share in any of the constituencies in Odisha.

State-wise analysis revealed that the highest gain of 23.29% — from 34.70% to 57.99% — for the BJP was registered in Haryana, where it is in power.

In 2014 also, it had bettered its performance compared to 17.21% in 2009.

The second highest gain of about 21.5%, from the previous figure 18%, was recorded in West Bengal, where the party came close to the 43.54% vote share of the Trinamool Congress.

While in Himachal Pradesh, the party’s vote share went up by more than 15% to 68.93%, about 10% gain was reported from Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Delhi.

In Karnataka and Tripura also, the figure increased by about 8% compared to 2014.

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