The ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is currently at the height of its campaigning ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections, and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, one of the party’s star campaigners, has spoken at three rallies in the state so far, including Surat, a city known for its diamond industry.
While urging party workers to ensure the party’s massive victory, he also proposed three very simple but achievable goals.
In response, the Assam chief minister stated, “We need to ensure that the BJP wins in Gujarat, and that it wins big, because Gujarat has always led the way for the country.”
Essentially, how and why is a Gujarat victory in the 2022 assembly elections critical for the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections?
“The Gujarat elections will have a significant impact on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.” This election outcome will create an ecosystem that will be critical for the general election and, as a result, critical for us to ensure Narendra Modi returns as the nation’s prime minister for the third time in a row. “It is critical for the Gujarat electorate to vote in large numbers for the BJP,” Assam CM said.
The fiery Assam chief minister has been in high demand for campaigning by candidates during the Gujarat elections. Rahul Gandhi missed the opportunity to campaign in states that were going to the polls, Sarma said, dismissing opposition candidates like the Aam Aadmi Party.
“There is a strange pattern that I have noticed recently in which Rahul Gandhi does not campaign for his party. If there is a cricket match in Guwahati, Rahul Gandhi will be in Gujarat. He will be padded and sitting with a bat but will not come on the ground and play”, Himanta said referring to Rahul Gandhi scion
According to Sarma, the other parties will only be competing for the second and third spots, with the BJP topping the winning list.
“The BJP will be the state’s leading party; the second and third positions will be contested by the Congress and the Aam Aadami Party.” They are no match for us.” Following a day of three rallies in the state, the Assam chief minister is expected to return to Gujarat on November 22 for another leg of his campaign.
In the 2017 Gujarat elections, the BJP was defeated in 99 of 182 seats. The party has been in power for the past 27 years, with Narendra Modi serving as the state’s longest-serving chief minister.
This time, the party is aiming for a seat tally of more than 140 under the leadership of PM Modi, Amit Shah, and CR Paatil. The state has long been a BJP stronghold, and the party has set its sights on returning to power for the seventh time.
Gujarat, which has 182 assembly constituencies, will hold elections in two phases on December 1 and 5. Votes will be counted on December 8, which coincides with the Himachal Pradesh result date.