Prime Minister Narendra Modi
In picture: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes the "V for victory" sign outside Parliament in New Delhi on Monday, December 18, after it became clear that the BJP was winning Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.Twitter

The battle for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh is turning to be an arena of celebration for the saffron party as counting progresses.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is so far leading in both states. It has won 95 seats and is leading in 4 in Gujarat giving it a tally of 99 which is above the majority mark in the 182-member house. In Himachal the BJP has won 31 seats and is leading in 13 seats in the 68-member assembly.

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Here are few political reactions after the results began trickling in indicating that the BJP was going to win both states.

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu coveys his wishes to BJP.

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani flashes victory sign as BJP leads in Gujarat.

Virbhadra Singh's son: "I'll always stand with govt, whichever party it might be of, & serve people. As a son I am sad we couldn't make it possible for him."

Former CM, PK Dhumal loses in Himachal, says "I was not expecting to lose, I will do an analysis."

Congress President publicly admits defeat to BJP.

Amit Shah accuses opposition of induging in caste politics.

Amit Shah assures of BJP victory in upcoming assembly elections in four states including Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Karnataka. Further says, "It was not a close contest at all."

Congress' Randeep Surjewala is confident that his party has the support of the Independent party.

BJP President Amit Shah repeats his statement of victory of development over dynasty.

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot claims "It was a moral win for Rahul ji's issue based campaign."

Karnataka state President for BJP says, "People voted for development and against the corrupt Congress."

The current Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh admits defeat in hands of BJP in the hill state, says, "Being the CM, take full responsibility of our performance here."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the numbers as he said, "I bow to the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for their affection and trust in the BJP."

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh hailed the BJP's numbers even as he took a dig at the Congress President.

Hailing the voters, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman grabbed the oppurtunity to express her gratitude to BJP voters and activists.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar also took a jibe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Independent candidate Jignesh Mawani contesting in Gujarat election thanked the voters.

PAAS agitation leader Hardik Patel yet again alleges of EVM tampering in Surat and Rajkot.