Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will submit his nomination for the Gujarat Assembly elections on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also be present.
Earlier on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed confidence in the BJP-forming government in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, saying the party will “break all records and win with the most number of seats “.
The home minister is in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, where he accompanied the candidate from Sanand constituency in submitting his nomination for the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Speaking to the media here, Shah had said, “BJP will break all records in this parliamentary election and win with the largest number of seats and will form the government with a majority.”
Shah praised the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Bhupendra Patel and said they are accelerating development work in the state.
The interior minister also mentioned the situation of law and order and said that it has improved in the state.
“The leadership of PM Modi and CM Patel is speeding up the development work. Gujarat’s law and order situation has improved, the economy of the state has grown. PM Modi’s development model for Dalits, tribals and OBC community of Gujarat is followed by CM Patel, ” he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has sent Kanu Patel to contest from Sanand constituency in Ahmedabad for the polls to be conducted in two phases on December 1 and 5.
On Monday, the BJP released its fourth list of candidates, where it announced 12 names, including two female candidates.
Earlier, the party announced the names of 167 candidates for polls in Gujarat.
BJP handled Lavingji Thakor from Radhanpur while VJ Jhala got the ticket from Himatnagar. Alpesh Thakor has been handled from Gandhinagar South.
The party also drafted Rajulben Desai and Ritaben Patel from Patan and Gandhinagar North respectively. Furthermore, Babu Singh Jadhav will fight from Vatva.
In its second list of six candidates, released on Saturday, the BJP had also given the ticket to at least two women.
It has drafted Mahendrabhai Padaliya from Dhoraji, Mulubhai Bera from Khambhalia, Dheliben Maldebhai Odedara from Kutiyana, Sejal Rajiv Kumar Pandya from Bhavnagar East, Hitesh Devji Vasava from Dediapada (ST) and Sandeep Desai from Choryasi.
The BJP on Thursday released the first list of candidates for 160 candidates from the 182 constituencies for the upcoming Gujarat elections.
The first list of 160 candidates contains 14 women, 13 from the scheduled caste, 24 from the scheduled tribe, and there are 69 repeated candidates.
Gujarat parliamentary elections are scheduled for two phases on December 1 and December 5.
In the first round, 89 of a total of 182 parliamentary seats will go to the polls and prominent political parties have announced their candidates for almost all of these constituencies.
The BJP has prepared a list of star campaigners for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections. At the top of the list is Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The other prominent names on the list include BJP National President JP Nadda, Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, Defense Minister, Rajnath Singh, Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, and fellow Central Cabinet colleagues Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mansukh Mandaviya and Purushottam Rupala.
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, who is seeking a new mandate from the Ghatlodia Assembly segment, is also on the list of star campaigners along with BJP state president CR Patil and state home minister Harsh Sanghvi.
The ruling party is seeking its seventh straight term in subsequent state polls. The state has long been a BJP stronghold and the party has this time set its sights on a return to power with a handsome majority.
However, it faces a stiff electoral challenge from the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has named Isudan Gadhvi as its leading ministerial candidate.
The Congress also hopes to put its best electoral foot forward to dethrone the BJP government.
BJP has been in power in the state for 27 years and is considered a BJP bastion.
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