Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on 18 December congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for winning Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, adding that the election results show Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a lot of respect in the nation.
"Today is a great day. Both the Gujarat and the Himachal Pradesh results show that our prime minister has a lot of respect in the nation," said Raje.
She added that it was because of him (Prime Minister Modi) that all the BJP leaders were working hard in their respective states.
At the time of reporting, the BJP is leading on 104 seats while Congress on 75 in Gujarat
In Himachal Pradesh, BJP is leading with 42 while Congress is on 22.
The BJP workers have started celebrating all over the nation as trends indicate party's victory in both the states.
The counting of votes for 68 Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh and 182 constituencies in Gujarat began at 8 am on 18 December.