Battle for the states: Modi scores hat-trick in Gujarat, Cong sweeps HP

Sagarika Ghose, CNN-IBN | Dec 21, 2012 at 08:27am

It was a dramatic day for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as the voters' verdict in the assembly elections 2012 came out. While Narendra Modi scored a hat-trick in Gujarat with a convincing victory, Congress's top leadership was routed in the state though the party performed well in rural Gujarat. In Himachal Pradesh, the Congress pulled off a victory as the BJP campaign fell victim to infighting. Virbhadra Singh appeared set to return as the chief minister for a fifth term.