It is home ground battle for BJP in the coming Gujarat Assembly polls that are held between Dec 1 and Dec 5, in two phases. The Bharatiya Janata Party has remained a dominant party in the political scenario of Gujarat since a considerable period. The picture has been politically good for BJP since 2001; when Narendra Modi was elected as the Chief Minister of the state.
Modi has remained the longest serving Chief Minister of the state, whose tenure extended from 2001 to 2014. These statistics are the reason why BJP is very confident about its position in the Gujarat Assembly polls 2022. In the recent speeches of Narendra Modi during his election campaigns and rallies across Gujarat, this confidence and trust in the voters of Gujarat has been remarkably visible;
1. BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi said without naming Rahul Gandhi, "You would have seen a picture published in the newspaper yesterday of a Congress leader standing with those who oppose the Narmada Project. You should ask them with what face are they coming to seek votes from you. They did everything to stall the Narmada project for decades together and ensured that no money including that from World Bank was able to come over to Gujarat. They were constantly maligning the reputation of Gujarat."
He further mentioned, "Those people who try to destroy the only water lifeline of the Kutch region are seen with Congress leaders. This shows that they are only working towards destroying Gujarat. Voters and Gujarat need to ask Congress leadership, why are they aligning with such forces."
2. Narendra Modi said addressing a rally in Amreli, "Whenever I come to Amreli, I feel like home. The sheer turnout of people here shows which way the election is going this time. The levers of election are not with politicians or candidates, but in the hands of the people who have turned out in such huge numbers today."
He added that the Amreli district will emerge as a bustling centre for maritime trade, adding a new chapter to its history.
3. Exhorting people to vote the BJP back to power in the western state, the PM, during his 30-minute-long speech in native tongue, Gujarati, said, "This election is not only for the next five years, it will determine what Gujarat looks like in the next 25 years."
The results are expected to be announced on Dec 10, 2022.