Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022: Elections in this year’s assembly in Gujarat are likely to be one of the toughest for the opposition Congress. Congress faces a dual challenge of defending its grassroots party like the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), including the challenge of defeating the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ) to Prime Minister Narendra. Modi’s home state has been. Parties like the AAP and AIMIM have become very active in Gujarat and are trying to prepare their political ground.
The congressional spokesman made the statement
However, a spokesman for the Gujarat Congress unit has stated that people will vote for his party in the Gujarat elections at the end of the year, as the general public in the state is fed up with the BJP’s “bad government”. which has been maintained for longer. more than two decades, it’s over. But political observers believe Congress is struggling with internal struggles in Gujarat, aside from the lack of strong local leaders and active workers.
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What did political observer Suresh Samani say?
Mentioning that Congress has not been able to win assembly elections in Gujarat since 1995. Rajkot-based political observer Suresh Samani said, “It will be one of the toughest elections for Congress in Gujarat. “. He said in 2017 Congress had won 77 seats in the 182-member assembly and a large number of people voted in favor of Congress. People in rural Gujarat had expressed their faith in Congress. The BJP returned to power with 99 seats.
“BJP is in a strong position”
Suresh Samani said: “At the time of the 2017 elections, the farming community was not happy as it was not getting a good price for the product of its harvest. In the last five years, the state BJP government has bought all agricultural products, including commercial crops such as peanuts, at a reasonable price below the minimum support price (MSP) .The rural population now has nothing to complain in. He said urban middle class voters and the upper middle class have remained steadfast with the BJP for several reasons, including Hindutva, despite rising inflation.
He said that from Congress
“Therefore, Congress’ plan to strengthen its base in the urban areas of the state is not likely to be very successful, ”Samani said. The party’s position in the north and some tribal areas of Gujarat, considered a bastion of Congress, has also weakened, as many of its unconditional supporters have joined the BJP in the past five years. According to Samani, internal conflicts in Congress and the lack of active workers are also a cause for concern for the party.
The other challenge to Congress are parties like the AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal and the AIMIM led by Asaduddin Owaisi, which are trying to enter the traditional congressional voting bench by continuously consolidating their position in Gujarat. The Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) of Chhotu Vasava has also announced an alliance with the AAP to take over the Congress for tribal votes.
IMIM is strengthening the party
AIMIM chief Owaisi recently visited Ahmedabad, Vadgam in northern Gujarat and some Muslim-dominated constituencies in Kutch with the aim of seducing the minority community. Owaisi is trying to strengthen his party’s position in Gujarat. At the same time, another political observer Hari Desai believes that Congress can give a hard fight to the BJP if it focuses on the Kham polling station (Kshatriya, Harijana, Adivasi and Muslim) and also on the dissatisfied Patel community.
The congressional spokesman pointed to the BJP
However, Gujarat unity spokesman for the Congress, Manish Doshi, said the people of Gujarat are fed up with the “arrogance and misgovernment” of the BJP for more than two decades and this will be reflected in the elections. in the 2022 assembly as they vote against the ruling party. Doshi said: “Congress has drawn up a strategy and the central leadership of the party is watching everything closely and telling us what policy should be adopted in the elections.
We have decided to make this election a fight against the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, and the President of the BJP State Unit, CR Patil.
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