Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped out of his vehicle, greeted the media with a "namastey" and flashed a victory sign, while entering the Parliament, as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks comfortably placed to sweep the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls.
While, the electoral fight between the BJP and Congress in Gujarat is likely to go down the wire, the BJP seems to have an edge in Himachal with the party leading in 41 of the 68 seats and the Congress ahead on 25 seats. It dipped 800 points with news of several seats in which the BJP was trailing in different seats in Gujarat and in Himachal Pradesh, but then not only recovered ground, but shot up beyond the floor base of Friday's close a good 216 points as the index was swelling at 10.50am.
Media reports suggest that BJP's early leads came from seats that the party already held such as Gandhinagar (South).
With the loss in Himachal, Congress loses yet another state to the BJP.
The counting of votes for Gujarat election results 2017 is underway.
Pradipsinh Jadeja of the BJP from Vatva constituency, won with 40,272 votes over Congress' Bipinchandra Rugnathbhai Patel (Bipinkaka) who got 15,218 votes.
"There is no other leader close", said Shyam Jaju, patty president.
The BJP has won every election since 1995 in the home state of Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
92 seats - has now been crossed by the BJP.
The state has alternately elected Congress and BJP since 1985. The Congress was trailing in most Patidar constituencies.
A total of 37,83,580 people voted - a record 75.28 per cent polling. Most exit polls had predicted the BJP's return to power with a majority.
The Congress and the BJP had 36 and 26 seats respectively in the outgoing House.
"I am confident that "mission repeat" would be achieved and tall claims made by the BJP would be proved wrong", he told reporters.