Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a two-day visit to Gujarat from April 19. This will be his second visit to Gujarat in the past two months. Elections are due in the state in December and the BJP is preparing to run for another term in the state it has ruled since 1995.
Although there are no details on his program yet, the state BJP said earlier that the prime minister would visit the tribal-dominated Dahod region and was likely to speak. at a gathering.
Prime Minister Modi – who served as the state’s chief minister before becoming prime minister in 2014 – had visited Gujarat on March 11, a day after assembly election results were announced in five states. . During his two-day visit, he held three roadshows – a move seen as the unofficial start of the BJP’s election campaign in the state.
In the last round of elections, the BJP retained the four states it ruled – Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa.
Punjab went to Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi party, which is also trying to gain a foothold in Gujarat.
The AAP said an internal survey found it could win about 58 of the state’s 118 seats. AAP Gujarat Officer Dr Sandeep Pathak had said that people in rural Gujarat “are of the view that Congress cannot defeat the BJP here”.
“Rural Gujarat Congress voters are voting for us. It is like today. And I expect as time goes on (and as the polls approach) our tally will go up,” Mr. Pathak said. , a Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab. quoted by the Press Trust of India news agency.
In 2017, the BJP won 99 seats to 77 in Congress after a day of topsy-turvy vote counting. This time the Congress is organizing an Azadi Gaurav Yatra’ of the Gandhi Ashram of Sabarmati. While the yatra is meant to commemorate 75 years of independence, it is also seen as the launch of the party’s election campaign in the state.