Gujarat bypolls: BJP wins five, Congress two

      Coming out of its poor show in the recent Lok Sabha and local body elections in Gujarat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won five assembly seats out of seven constituencies in the byelections. The byelection to the seven assembly seats was held on September 10 and the counting was held on Monday. The BJP won Dehgam, Sami, Jasdan, Chotila and Danta, while congress won Dhoraji and Kodinar. The Congress clinched Kodinar from the BJP, while the later snatched the Jasdan seat form Congress, in which it never lost since independence. With this win, the ruling BJP's strength in the 182-member Assembly goes up to 122 while the Congress reached 54, others and independents account for six. The poll results have sent the Gujarat unit of the BJP into a state of euphoria.

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