After successful completion of the first two phases of general election 2019, all eyes are stuck on the third phase. The third phase is seeing 116 seats across 15 states and Union
Territories including 26 Lok Sabha seats of Gujrat going under the hammer. BJP had a full-fledged electoral campaign in their forte Gujrat. BJP President Amit Shah while addressing the audience in the rally said that they want to repeat the history by winning all the 26 seats again. Narendra Modi went a step ahead and says “Give us all the 26 seats and let the opposition candidate lose their deposits” during a rally in Sabarkantha.
What makes BJP rely upon ease?
Looking at the 2014 assembly election results, the fight is going to be a tough one. Congress gained 16 seats reaching 77 in assembly poll 2018 with vote percentage standing at 41.4% only about 8 % less than BJP which lost 16 seats missing the century mark by a whisker. BJP won 99 seats with a vote percentage of 49.1. BJP is relying heavily on the brand name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his bold decisions against terrorism and corruption. Be it the recent air strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir region Balakot or surgical strike against Pakistan, has boosted the image of the ruling government. However, water scarcity & farmer distress and lack of employment may become road blocker for the nationalism riding Bhartiya Janta Party.
On the other hand, Congress looks to score on the war cry for NYAY to poor and farmers in the state. Their latest stint of loan-waving of farmers in Rajasthan within 10 days after making the government may play a handy role in attracting the vote of farmers.
Gandhinagar will be a hot seat as BJP President is making the debut from there which has also been previously represented by stalwarts like Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani. CJ Chavda a two time MLA from Congress will be locking horns with Amit Shah.
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