Daily Archive: December 18, 2017

गुजरात में खिला कमल, लेकिन पीएम मोदी के गृहनगर में हारी बीजेपी

अहमदाबाद. गुजरात विधानसभा चुनाव में बहुमत के साथ जीत हासिल कर भारतीय जनता पार्टी (भाजपा) प्रदेश की सत्ता पर अपनी पकड़ बरकरार रखने में कामयाब जरूर रही, लेकिन प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी का गृहनगर वडनगर जिस विधानसभा क्षेत्र में आता है, वहीं भाजपा हार गई. वडनगर ऊंझा विधानसभा क्षेत्र में आता है, जहां से कांग्रेस प्रत्याशी आशा पटेल ने भाजपा विधायक पटेल नारायणभाई लल्लूदास को 19,500 मतों से शिकस्त दी है.

आशा पटेल को कुल 81,797 वोट मिले, जबकि उनके निकटतम प्रतिद्वंद्वी भाजपा प्रत्याशी को 62,268 मत प्राप्त हुए. लल्लूदास ने पिछले विधानसभा चुनाव में आशा पटेल को 25,000 मतों से पराजित किया था. ऊंझा विधानसभा क्षेत्र पाटीदार समुदाय का गढ़ है.
कांग्रेस के स्टार प्रचारक पार्टी प्रमुख राहुल गांधी ने अपने नवसर्जन यात्रा के दौरान ऊंझा में जोर-शोर के साथ प्रचार किया था.

#BJP Wins Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh; Congress Down But Not Out

Mumbai, Dec 18: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the Assembly Elections 2017 in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh even as Congress leaders, that lost both the states, flashed smiles on Television news channels. The BJP won 44 seats in Himachal Pradesh, as was expected. In Gujarat, however, the BJP was restricted below 100 to just 99 seats, failing exit polls that had predicted over 105 and some even 135 seats for the party.

However, like BJP leader and I&B Minister Smriti Irani put it, “Jo Jeeta Vahi Sikander” is what the party followed and said that the two states have chosen Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Vikas’ (development) model. BJP President Amit Shah rejected the “tough fight” claims, saying the victory margin in Gujarat was more and gave a clear mandate to the ruling party. Amit Shah called it the victory of development and the loss of ‘nepotism’.

Alpesh Thakor And Jignesh Mevani Win But What Has The Congress Gained?

Jignesh Mevani, the independent candidate from Vadgam, defeated his nearest rival, BJP’s Vijaybhai Harkabhai Chakravarti by 20000 thousand votes. The Congress did not field a candidate against the 35-year-old Dalit leader, who was also backed by Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

The Congress party’s other big hope, OBC leader Alpesh Thakor also defeated his nearest BJP rival Lavingji Thakor by over 15000 votes three hours into the counting from Radhanpur in Patan district. Lavinji was a Congressman who crossed over to the BJP upset at being denied a ticket.  Thakor’s father Khidaji had been a BJP worker who parted ways with the party in the mid-1990s when Shankarsinh Vaghela plot with the BJP. The 40-year-old junior Thakor is seen as an influential leader of the OBC community who rose to fame through statewide deaddiction campaigns.
Over half of Gujarat’s population are OBCs and Dalits.