-Patel led a long agitation of his community for reservation, while Thakor led a counter-protest against the inclusion of Patidars in the OBC reservation list.
With one day left for the counting of votes in Gujarat assembly election, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) office in Gandhinagar- Shree Kamalam is all decked up in anticipation of victory.
While pollsters have predicted an easy win for the BJP, the Congress has rejected surveys.
A turnout of 75.28 percent was recorded in the north Indian state when the state went to poll on November 9. Whether the incumbent BJP or the underdog Congress wins, the Gujrat elections will have a wider effect not just in Gujarat but also across the country.More news: Teen's Celebration After Being Accepted To Harvard
In Himachal Pradesh, 48 counting centers have been set up where 2,820 officers would be deployed.
-The voting was held following an acrimonious campaign, where both the main political parties indulged in no-holds-barred attacks on each other.
For now, all eyes are on Gujarat: Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi return with a huge haul or would the election be an upset for the BJP?
In Gujarat, counting of votes will be held at 37 centres across 37 districts of the state.