Jittery Over Congress Seizing Its Territories, BJP Tries to Impede Rival’s Rising Clout in Rural Gujarat

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    Jittery Over Congress Seizing Its Territories, BJP Tries to Impede Rival’s Rising Clout in Rural Gujarat


    Ahmedabad:

    Gujarat, the home teach of PM Modi and BJP national chief Amit Shah, witnessed contemporary fault traces in the teach’s political panorama after the 2017 assembly elections. Whereas BJP remained sturdy in cities, rural areas aligned with the Congress, giving the gigantic standard celebration a predominant enhance in the bustle-up to Lok Sabha polls.

    Truly, top minister’s native Vadnagar, which falls into Unja assembly seat, went to Congress in the assembly polls. BJP also lost Mansa assembly seat, the hometurf of BJP national president Amit Shah, to Congress.

    Amid the ‘Modi wave’ in 2014 standard elections, BJP gained your total 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, which then started to be regarded as saffron celebration’s “laboratory”. On the opposite hand, the disaster has modified in the final 5 years.

    In line with political analysts, BJP has consolidated its teach in urban constituencies but the saffron celebration stays ‘inclined’ in rural aspects of the teach.

    The Modi-led celebration has since then left no stone unturned to change the trends. This became even more evident from the sizzling political traits wherein four Congress MLAs, from rural constituencies, in particular Saurashtra space, joined BJP in the final one month.

    Since February 3, Congress MLAs Jawahar Chavda (Manavadar), Parshottam Sabariya (Dhrangdhra), Vallabh Dharaviya (Jamnagar Rural) and Ashaben Patel (Unjha) bear switched to BJP.

    The celebration has launched ‘Mission 26’ and plans to withhold all 26 Lok Sabha seats, which it had gained in 2014 Polls. Nonetheless political arithmetic has modified and the rural fault line continues to hold-out it ahead of the 2019 polls.

    To launch with, Manavadar Congress MLA Jawahar Chavda, an Ahir leader, used to be inducted into the Vijay Rupani govt hours after he joined the BJP. The leader has been a four-time MLA from Manavadar constituency. Administratively, Manavadar falls underneath Junagadh district while electorally, it falls into Porbandar Lok Sabha seat.

    BJP had lost your total seven assembly seats in 2017 Assembly polls that falls into Junagadh Lok Sabha seat. Out of the seven assembly seats in Porbandar Lok Sabha seat, BJP had gained four seats while Congress had gained two and NCP one.

    Given this video show scenario in rural areas of Junagadh and Porbandar Lok Sabha seats, Congress MLA and OBC leader Jawhar Chavda’s entry into BJP is foremost.

    In Amreli Lok Sabha seat, out of the seven assembly seats, BJP had gained honest two in 2017 teach assembly polls while Congress had gained final 5 assembly constituencies. Furthermore, Ahir leader Kanubhai Kalsaria, a primitive three-time BJP MLA from Mahuva, has now not too prolonged in the past joined the Congress.

    BJP had inducted broken-down Congress leader and Jasdan legislator Kunvarji Bavaliya into the celebration in July final year. He had gained Jasdan by-election on a BJP label and is now Cupboard minister in Rupani govt. Jasdan seat falls into Rajkot Lok Sabha constituency.

    In 2017 assembly polls, out of the seven assembly seats, Congress had gained three seats (all rural seats), while BJP had gained four seats-mostly all urban constituencies.

    Bavaliya belongs to numerically grand Koli (OBC) neighborhood in Saurashtra space and his entry will strength BJP’s rural outreach in 2019 Polls. Out of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Saurashtra space, three Lok Sabha seats are represented by Koli leaders.

    Congress MLA Parshottam Sabariya, who joined BJP on Monday, also belongs to the an analogous neighborhood. He is a legislator from Dhranghra seat, which falls underneath Surendranagar Lok Sabha seat.

    His entry into BJP is foremost given the truth that out of the seven assembly seats which falls underneath Surendranagar, Congress had gained six assembly seats while BJP had gained fully one seat, that too in an urban home. Congress had gained all six rural assembly seats in 2017 polls.

    Truly, in the predominant week of February, Congress MLA Asha Patel from Unjha in Mehsana district also resigned from the gigantic standard celebration and joined BJP. Her constituency falls underneath the an analogous Unjha home, which also contains PM Modi’s Vadnagar. Truly, Amit Shah’s Mansa assembly seat used to be also gained by Congress.

    Each the seats are in Mehsana district, which is believed of a BJP bastion. Nonetheless in 2017 assembly polls, out of the seven seats, Congress had gained three seats, while BJP had gained four. The seat is even more necessary wrathful by that it used to be once an epicenter of Hardik Patel’s Patidar quota hump.

    Since 2012, as many as 34 Congress leaders, mostly MLAs and MPs, bear switched sides from Congress to BJP and most of them had been from rural assembly constituencies.

    Political observers assert that BJP is finding it now not easy to remain afloat in rural Gujarat and the fully means it has is to injury Congress by poaching its leaders.

    “With Samajvadi Occasion (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Occasion (BSP) joining fingers in Uttar Pradesh and Congress forming govt in Chattishgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, BJP would now not must take any probabilities in its veteran stronghold of Gujarat. It has chalked out plans to withhold all 26 Lok Sabha seats and, subsequently, the celebration has deployed its ‘easiest of the high-tail doctors’ to checkmate Congress,” stated a provide in BJP.

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