In Gujarat, Congress Pins Hope on Political Dynasties to Recapture Rural Heartland


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The Congress appears to have rested its confidence in the ‘political administrations’ of Gujarat to the extent rustic heartland and its customary bastions are concerned. The fabulous old gathering, which had given a firm challenge to the BJP in 2017 get together races, intends to make a comparative impact in the home territory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah in the 2019 parliamentary surveys.

Only five days before the Congress Working Committee (CWC’s) meeting in Ahmedabad, Congress pronounced a rundown of possibility for the Lok Sabha surveys, which additionally had four names from Gujarat — Bharatsinh Solanki, Raju Parmar, Prashant Patel and Ranjit Rathwa.

A state bureau pastor and OBC pioneer, Bharatsinh Solanki, is the child of previous Chief Minister Madhavsinh Solanki. He had won Lok Sabha decisions from Anand in 2004 and 2009, and is set to challenge from a similar spot once more.

Solanki has additionally been a  former minister of state for drinking water and sanitation in Manmohan Singh government. He had lost 2014 surveys to BJP’s Dilip Patel with an edge of 63,426 votes. In any case, after 2014 Lok Sabha races, situation changed in Gujarat and Congress recovered base in provincial heartlands.

Anand Lok Sabha situate comprises of seven get together voting demographics. In 2017 Gujarat gathering surveys, Congress won five get together seats, while BJP won two. This may have incited Congress to renominate Solanki on this seat.

The priest is attributed with improving Congress count to 77 of every 2017 Gujarat decisions from 60 in the 2012 races when he was the state party boss.

In Chhota Udepur, Congress has handled Ranjit Rathwa, child of MLA Mohansinh Rathwa. Ranjit’s dad and Chhota Udepur MLA has challenged 11 gathering decisions since 1972 and won 10 of them, notwithstanding the 2002 race.

Ranjit Rathwa has filled in as Vadodara locale Panchayat president, and has additionally been a chief in Vadodara dairy. Be that as it may, BJP’s Ramsinh Rathwa had vanquished him in 2009 and 2014. Congress has by and by tossed its weight behind the might of dad child.

In the mean time, senior Congress pioneer Raju Parmar has been handled for Ahmedabad West, a seat held for Scheduled Caste class. Parmar was a RS part and served three terms in upper house.

This seat is a BJP bastion. Saffron gathering’s Kirit Solanki has held this seat for the two back to back terms. Out of the seven Assembly bodies electorate which falls under this LS situate, just a single seat was won by Congress in 2017 get together surveys.

For Vadodara, Congress has handled new face and Patidar pioneer Prashant Patel. He has filled in as Vadodara city Congress president too. Last time, PM Narendra Modi had won this seat with an edge of 5.70 lakh cast a ballot and is considered as a BJP bastion. The saffron party had won all the seven get together seats which falls under Vadodara Lok Sabha situate.

Of the four seats in Gujarat for which Congress has announced hopefuls, Anand and, to some degree, Chhota Udepur seats are considered as stupendous old gathering’s fortifications, while an extreme battle is likely in the staying two.


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