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Gujarat Cong chief Arjun Modhwadia defeated, Ahmed Patel confidante loses

Ahmedabad, Dec 20: Gujarat Congress president Arjun Modhwadia, seeking third consecutive term from Porbandar constituency, was defeated by his BJP rival Babu Bokhiria by a margin of 17,146 votes.Modhwadia, who had spearheaded a sustained and
India TV News Desk December 20, 2012 13:56 IST
India TV News Desk
Ahmedabad, Dec 20: Gujarat Congress president Arjun Modhwadia, seeking third consecutive term from Porbandar constituency, was defeated by his BJP rival Babu Bokhiria by a margin of 17,146 votes.



Modhwadia, who had spearheaded a sustained and aggressive campaign against BJP, polled 60,458 votes while Bokhiria secured 77,604 votes.

Modhwadia had won 2002 and 2007 polls from this constituency. He had defeated Bokhiria in the last elections.

In Surat East, Qadir Peerzada, said to be close to Ahmed Patel,  political secretary to Sonia Gandhi, lost to the BJP candidate ranjitbhai  Gilitwala. BJP  has so far won 11 out of 12 seats in Surat.

In Udhana, four-time cabinet minister Narottam Patel won.