Enthusiasm increased by the victory of Punjab
The victory of Punjab has boosted the enthusiasm of the Aam Aadmi Party. Your account is open in Goa also. In such a situation, the party is now keeping an eye on Himachal along with Gujarat. After the victory in Punjab, Arvind Kejriwal along with Bhagwant Mann performed a road show in Gujarat. Along with this, new enthusiasm and energy was infused among the workers. Kejriwal sees hope in Gujarat, especially in Patidar areas. On Wednesday, he also made many big announcements.
Demonstration raised hopes in civic polls
The hope of the Aam Aadmi Party in Gujarat has been awakened after the results of the civic elections last year. In Surat Municipal Corporation of South Gujarat, the Aam Aadmi Party had won 27 seats, while the Congress account was not even opened here. The BJP had managed to make it its mayor by winning 93 seats here, but the victory of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Patidar-dominated area boosted its spirits. Apart from this, the Aam Aadmi Party was successful in opening accounts in many cities including Gandhinagar. After this election, especially in the Saurashtra region, the hopes of the Aam Aadmi Party have increased. The Patidar community of Saurashtra is said to be angry with the BJP.
Expectations from alliance with BTP
Aam Aadmi Party has tied up with Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) for Gujarat elections. Recently, BTP leader Chhotubhai Vasava and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also held a rally in Bharuch. A large number of tribal villagers had gathered here. In fact, tribal voters are considered very important in Gujarat. In Gujarat, 27 seats are reserved for the 15 per cent tribal community, though their impact is believed to be on far more seats. In this context, the Aam Aadmi Party is seeing hope in an alliance with the BTP.
AAP in the mood to capitalize on anti-incumbency
BJP is in power in Gujarat for the last 27 years. This time the BJP is hoping to form the government for the sixth consecutive time in the state. However, there is a challenge of anti-incumbency in front of him. In the last election, the Congress had given a tough challenge to the BJP and its seats went down to 100. To reduce anti-incumbency, BJP has made a gamble to change the entire cabinet including the Chief Minister, but how successful it is, it will be known in the elections. On the other hand, the Aam Aadmi Party is in an opportunity to capitalize on the anti-incumbency wave of 27 years. Kejriwal is constantly touring Gujarat and making big announcements.
The situation of the main opposition Congress in Gujarat is also not going well. The internal factionalism in the party can harm it at the last moment. Gujarat Congress seems to be divided into several factions – Shakti Singh faction, Bharat Solanki faction and Hardik Patel faction etc. State Congress President Hardik Patel has opened a front against the High Command. Recently, Rahul Gandhi was also seen angry with Hardik Patel due to his rhetoric during Dahod tour. He didn’t even hold a one-to-one meeting with Hardik. Apart from this, many former Congress MLAs have recently joined the Aam Aadmi Party. In such a situation, Kejriwal is also in the mood to capitalize on it.