23/05/2019 9:57 AM IST | Updated 24/05/2019 4:00 PM IST

Election Results 2019: Amit Shah Wins From Gandhinagar By Over 5 Lakh Votes

In his first Lok Sabha election, the Bharatiya Janata President was pitted against C J Chavda of Congress.

BJP President Amit Shah's picture on party posters in a file photo. 

NEW DELHI—Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah won from the Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat by a margin of 5.57 lakh votes .

Shah was pitted against C J Chavda of the Congress party.

Shah, who is contesting his first Lok Sabha election, took over the baton for Gandhinagar from BJP Veteran and former deputy Prime Minister L K Advani. He is known to be a confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and first entered parliament by being elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in August 2017. 

His candidature from Gandhinagar, a Lok Sabha constituency he helped manage for Advani, generated some controversy initially as the BJP Patriarch did not signal his approval of Shah’s candidature early on. 

Shah’s decision to contest from Gandhinagar led to the maximum number of withdrawals of candidates who  interesting