The Congress chief held zone-wise "introspection meetings" here to ascertain reasons for the party's defeat.
The achievements (of the government) were not meeting the aspirations of a great majority of the youth.
Rupani, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and other ministers visited Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar and handed over their resignation letters to the governor.
Elections in India have time and again surprised us at the very last moment. While the BJP bagged 99 seats, Congress settled its tally at 77 seats. In Himachal Pradesh it was clean sweep by the saffron party but its CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal suffered a shock defeat.
Of the 27 seats that the AAP contested, it lost 14 to the Congress and the rest 13 to the BJP.
Rahul also called the "Modi model" a public relation stunt and that he has learnt a lot from Gujaratis in the past 3-4 months.
Three BJP candidates won by a margin of less than 1,000 votes including CK Raulji from Godhra who won by just 258 votes
The BJP won the constituency, where one of independent India's worst riots took place, by just 258 votes.
Thakur said that the announcement of Prem Kumar Dhumal as the BJP's chief ministerial candidate ahead of the election also helped the voters turn in favour of the saffron party.
Elections in India have time and again surprised us at the very last moment. Counting in Himachal Pradesh has ended with BJP bagging 44 seats while Congress has won 27.
Elections in India have time and again surprised us at the very last moment. Counting in Gujarat has ended with BJP bagging 99 seats while Congress has won 77.
The party workers and supporters were seen dancing and smearing each other with 'gulaal' while celebarting the "historic day". Some were also carrying posters of party president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Here's a glimpse of the political pictures of the day
The Uttar Pradesh government recently approved a draft of a UPCOCA bill which was on the lines of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) to combat land mafia, mining mafia and organised crime.
BJP managed to retain Gujarat by a narrow margin and snagged Himachal Pradesh from Congress on Monday.
Rahul Gandhi didn't upset the BJP's applecart, but provided reason enough to believe that he could well do so in less than 18 months from now.
PM Modi lauds people's 'commitment' to reforms, while Hardik Patel pins the blame on 'hacked' EVMs.
The trends and results available for all the 182 seats of the Gujarat Assembly at 1700 hours showed the BJP won 75 and was leading in 24, while the Congress bagged 70 seats and its candidates were ahead of rivals in 7 constituencies.
The BJP, which has been in power in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state uninterruptedly since 1998, had won 155 seats in the last Assembly polls in 2012.
Such a percentage of the voters is still not a small number for either of the parties to ignore. With two majority parties in a state, a voter share of anywhere between these percentage can crucially swing the polls in the favor of either party.
"All sections of society have voted above caste politics. This is a win of development politics of the Prime Minister. In Gujarat, OBC, patidar, dalit all were used for caste politics by the Congress but caste politics could not get success," senior BJP leader said.
"It is a matter of satisfaction that the Congress has achieved a great success in improving its tally in the Gujarat election. I would congratulate Rahul Gandhi for his untiring efforts," Yadav said.
Rupani also thanked the people of Rajkot from where he won by over 54,000 votes.
Asked if there was a close fight with the Congress in Gujarat, he said having a eight percent victory margin over the rival cannot be taken as 'kante ki takkar' (close fight).
Raje said it was the victory of Modi's leadership and Shah's organisational skills.