Gujarat Assembly Election: The tenure of Gujarat Legislative Assembly is scheduled to end on 18 February 2023. The previous assembly elections were held in December 2017. After the election, Bharatiya Janata Party formed the state government, with Vijay Rupani becoming Chief Minister.
Vijay Rupani resigned from Chief Minister post on 11 September 2021, and he was succeeded by Bhupendra Patel as the new Chief Minister.
Gujarat Assembly Election Even as top BJP leaders have been visiting Gujarat and the opposition Congress struggling to hold on its flock together, speculations are rife that the state might see early elections.
The frivolous and contrived complaints against Jignesh Mevani could not have prompted police action without the approval of the top brass in Assam Police and without a nudge from BJP leaders
Gujarat assembly polls are scheduled for end of the year.
The ruling BJP will attempt to hold on to power for the seventh time, on its own. After the party’s stupendous electoral performance in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah have been visiting the state frequently. Modi is scheduled to visit Gujarat again in May.
Gujarat BJP in-charge Bhupendra Yadav has been holding meetings with party leaders, and party chief J.P. Nadda too is expected to be in Gujarat in the next few days.
Elections are normally not held during monsoon, and in Gujarat monsoon sets in around June 15. Speculations of early elections are because of the fact that even if dissolution of the assembly is announced in the next couple of days, there will still be 45 days for issuing the notification and completing the election.
The BJP would certainly like to take advantage of the situation as it is better placed than both the opposition Congress and new entrant Aam Aadmi Party.
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Gujarat Assembly Election Avid Gujarat watchers are not surprised at the arrest of Jignesh Mevani by Assam Police and the plea by Gujarat Government to withdraw a case against Hardik Patel. While sceptics continue to wonder if AAP will damage BJP more in the election and if Hardik Patel can afford to quit the Congress, all out efforts are on to weaken and demoralize the Congress and sow doubts and confusion in its ranks ahead of the election due later this year.
Gujarat party chief C.R. Paatil has initiated an ‘each day, one district’ tour of 33 districts in the state. He has often reiterated that the BJP wants to break all electoral records in the state. The party wants to break the record of the Congress’ 149 seats achieved under the leadership of Madhavsinh Solanki in the mid-1980s.
The programmes of PM Modi in the state are arranged in such a manner that he is able to cover a cross section of the society.
The Congress, meanwhile, is unable to stop leaders from leaving the party. On Sunday, former MLA Manilal Vaghela joined the BJP, and another leader Kailash Ghadvi join the AAP.
Though the Congress also is organizing programmes in different parts of the state, there are clear signs that all is not well within the party. Congress working president Hardik Patel recently alleged that he is not allowed to function freely. He told THE WEEK that he had discussions with Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and K.C. Venugopal. Patel said he is hopeful that a solution would be brought about.
Responding to a question on rumours about him joining the BJP, Patel said, “I have never given a statement that I am joining the BJP.” He, however, added that it is important for one to appreciate the strength of their opponents.
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For all practical purposes, Kejriwal is aggressively moving in, to the areas which are showing any sign of disaffection towards the ruling dispensation in Gujarat to consolidate his support base in the state. Gujarat Assembly Election While the strategy makes political sense, Congress leaders here say AAP’s entry would only benefit the BJP and, in fact, they see it as a ploy by the state’s ruling party to split votes that could otherwise go to Congress.
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He did not rule out the possibility of BJP leaders coming to his home town Viramgam, near Ahmedabad, on April 28 on the occasion of his father’s first death anniversary. “My father had relations with all the parties. Such occasions are times when you call people and I have invited all,” he said.
Patel said he has visited hundreds of villages, but the party does not organise such programmes. “If I go on my own then I am told that you are not following the party line,” he said.
The Congress is also banking on the possibility of Leuva Patidar leader Naresh Patel joining the party. Naresh Patel said he met political leaders in New Delhi during a social function and that he would announce his decision soon. Naresh Patel, who heads Khodaldham Trust, has a considerable hold in Saurashtra region.
The AAP does not have the network like the BJP in the state. The Congress too struggles at the booth level and at times they do not have enough youth who can handle booths
AAP activist Yuvrajsinh Jadeja
AAP activist Yuvrajsinh Jadeja, who has been embarrassing the BJP government over examination paper leaks, was also arrested along with an aide for allegedly assaulting a policeman this month. Jadeja’s crusade against irregularities in government recruitment had led to cancellation of two government examinations besides ongoing investigation into irregularities in two other examinations and dozens of arrests.