What seems to be an easy win for Congress (kin of the Congress MP who had died contested the by-poll) which had never lost this seat at all became a nightmare when BJP candidate Kanubhai Dabhi won the seat by a comfortable margin of over 20,000 votes. He BJP bagged 62,120 votes against 40,573 votes of Ghelabhai Jhala (Congress)
The by-election followed the death of Congress legislator Gautam Zala, who represented the seat.
After the results were out there were murmurs in the Congress that Muslim appeasment policy will become their nemesis in future. Rahul are you hearing?