Gujarat elections are far from over, BJP is eyeing a 2nd round

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly to Delhi after voting in Gandhinagar.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a strategy session with BJP office-bearers and senior leaders after the second phase of elections. Assembly Elections in Gujarat Ends Monday. Sources said the session will be for the next round of assembly elections in 2023 and the general election — a crucial home stretch ahead of 2024.

The BJP-ruled states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are also expected to wrest control from the Congress in the states that will go to polls next year.

The Prime Minister will soon leave for Delhi after voting in Gandhinagar to inaugurate the two-day office staff meeting. Sources said that party in-charge, joint in-charge, in-charges of fronts and organizations and all state ministers will attend the meeting.

Polling for the second phase of Assembly elections in Gujarat tomorrow – Voting will be held tomorrow for 93 constituencies covering the central and northern parts of the state, including the largest city Ahmedabad and the capital Gandhinagar.

Ahead of the 2024 elections, a seventh straight win in Gujarat is crucial for the BJP, which has ruled the state since 1995. The party ran a high-pressure campaign in the state led by Prime Minister Modi. Mr Shah, the party’s chief strategist, has set a target of 140 seats — a steep rise from the 99 it currently rules.

Congress, which won 77 seats in the last election, campaigned less this time. Rahul Gandhi, who led from the front in the 2018 elections, is busy with Bharat Jodo Yatra and can spare only one day to campaign in Gujarat.

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party has positioned itself as the main opposition party to the BJP, with a high-decibel campaign based on its model of governance in Delhi and Punjab.

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