The BJP has lost two of its strongholds, one to AAP and one to independence. Parliament managed to keep Khedbrahma, Anklav, danta and Danilimda. Congress also continued to control Vansda.
The 14 seats remained loyal to the National Assembly even in the 2002 election when the BJP bested 127 seats. Since 1967, Congress has never lost in its traditional fortresses such as Borsad in Anand district and Boss in Kheda districts. However, these two seats were won by the BJP . candidates Rama Solanki and Sanjaysinh Mahida this time.
In contrast, the BJP has not lost 31 seats in the past 24 years. However, this time, the AAP candidate Umeshbhai Makwana won from Botad’s seat while Dharmendrasinh Vaghela, a BJP-clad as an independent candidate, won Waghodia’s seat by a margin of 14,006 votes.