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Narendra Modi vs Shweta Bhatt: suspended police officer's wife trails
Press Trust of India | Updated: December 20, 2012 10:41 IST
At the end of first round of counting, Mr Modi is way ahead of his Congress rival Shweta Bhatt. Mr Modi has got 8780 votes, while Mrs Bhatt has got 1015 votes, state election office sources said.
State Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia is trailing his BJP rival in Porbandar, while Gordhan Zadafia, general secretary of Gujarat Parivartan Party is also behind his BJP rival in Gondal.
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In his first election, the 45-year-old activist turned politician defeated incumbent chief minister Sheila Dikshit in her on constituency by some 22,000 votes.
The former actor, with roles in nearly 150 films, has inked a partnership of his Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) with the BJP.