Though he was initially trailing against Congress's Indranil Rajguru, he made an impressive comeback.
"I assure you that there can be no tampering with the EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines)", Joti told news agency ANI moments before the process of counting of votes began at 37 centres in Gujarat and 42 in Himachal Pradesh.
The BJP has governed Gujarat for two decades. "I also want to give the assurance that in the coming five years, the BJP will work towards what the people of the state want", he said. Current Gujarat CM Rupani had won this seat in the 2014 bypoll. Largest constituency in the Saurashtra region, this seat is totally dominated by urban voters.
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Both the ruling Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are confident of their victory. "We will take forward development".
He also said the results proved that there is a strong support for "politics of good governance and development".
Re-polling was held at six polling booths in four Assembly constituencies, following an Election Commission directive.
BJP workers burst crackers and distributed candies at the party's state headquarters in the national capital to celebrate its victory in Gujarat and Himachal.