Gujarat is famed as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. The western state is also renowned for the Gir forest which is the only abode of the Asiatic lion. For the last few decades Gujarat is known as an impregnable fort of the Bharatiya Janata Party. It is from Gujarat that the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi rose to their present pre-eminent status. The Congress, which has been trying to vanquish the BJP for the past 28 years, seems to have become somewhat exhausted. Meanwhile, the Aam Admi Party (AAP) has entered the electoral field in a big way with a pledge to trounce the BJP. As sparks fly in the three-cornered poll battle to elect the 15th Legislative Assembly, here is an overview of the electoral arithmetic.
Total Seats: 182