No looking back: Narendra Modi
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, who is all set to rule the western state for the third consecutive term as counting of votes in the state of Thursday showed a clear lead in his favour, said there is now no looking back for his government.
"No need of looking behind, FORWARD! We want infinite energy, infinite courage, infinite patience," tweeted Modi as results started pouring in, in his favour.
Modi is eyeing to emerge as his party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate in 2014 general elections.
At around noon, the Bharatiya Janata Party was leading in 100 seats and have won 17 seats already of the total 182 assembly seats that went to polls on Dec 13 and 17.
Narendra Modi himself won from the Maninagar seat beating his Congress challenger Shwetha Bhatt, wife of the anti-Modi IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt.
Amit Shah, a Modi confidant and former state home minister who was under scrutiny in a fake encounter killing case and is under judicial bail, also won the polls from Naranpura.
Congress on the other hand is leading in 55 seats and won 8 till results were showing at 1130 am.
Modi had campaigned aggressively for the elections, seeking the approval of voters once again while Congress poster boy Rahul Gandhi and party chief Sonia Gandhi had also carried out extensive campaigning.