To fully capitalize on the popularity of Narendra Modi and the achievements of both its governments in the state, the BJP has set a target of winning 150 out of the total 182 seats in the assembly this time, though it has been winning elections in the state since 1995. The BJP has never won more than 127 seats so far. In the five consecutive assembly elections of 1995, 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2012, the BJP has been forming the government by winning between 115 and 127 seats out of the total 182 assembly seats in the state, but in 2017 after Modi became the prime minister in 2014. The BJP reached less than 100 in the Vidhan Sabha elections. In 2017, the BJP could win only 99 seats. So BJP is not ready to take any risk this time.
The BJP, which is preparing to contest the assembly elections with the goal of winning the maximum 150 seats so far, has made a special strategy to cater to its traditional urban voters as well as tribals, OBCs, Dalits and Patidars. The BJP’s attempt is to make a dent in the Congress’s traditional vote bank, so Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself visited Dahod, a tribal dominated area dominated by the Congress, and tried to reach out to the tribal voters.
Of the total 182 seats in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 27 seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes and tribal voters win in several districts like Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Aravalli, Mahisagar, Panchamkal Dahod, Chhotaudepur, Narmada, Bharuch, Tapi, Valsad, Navsari, Dang and Surat. play an important role in the defeat. 13 assembly seats in the state are reserved for the Scheduled Castes. Recently, his young face Hardik Patel has been included in the BJP to cater to the Patidar community, which is about 12 percent of the population in the state and it is being told that in the coming days many other popular leaders of different communities will also join the BJP. can be done.
JP Nadda recently held an important meeting with different fronts in Delhi to implement the strategy to reach out to a particular community, while Modi and Shah are visiting the state continuously to take stock of the political temperature of the state. . It is being told that as the election dates approach, the number of visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also increase.
In fact, in the last assembly elections of 2017, the BJP could win only 99 seats. Congress had won 77 seats in this election. Talking about the voting percentage, the BJP got the support of 49 percent voters, while the Congress also gave a tough fight to the BJP in the state with 41.5 percent votes. After getting this setback in its strongest stronghold, BJP changed the Chief Minister as well as the entire government in the state as soon as it got a chance and now the BJP has set a target of winning 150 seats in the assembly elections to be held at the end of 2022. .
In fact, Gujarat is considered as BJP’s strongest stronghold as well as BJP’s laboratory. Gujarat being the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah is also very important for the BJP. Therefore, this time the BJP high command itself has taken the responsibility of implementing the strategy of the state assembly elections and has also decided to enter the elections with full force.