Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 3 – Gujarat Highlights

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Author: Hriday Verma

Published: May 7, 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been actively campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat. During his visit to the state, he addressed several rallies to garner support for BJP candidates from various constituencies1.

Here are the key highlights:

Anand and Kheda Constituencies:

  • PM Modi started his day with a rally at Shastri Ground in Anand, extending support to BJP candidates contesting from the Anand and Kheda Lok Sabha constituencies.

Surendranagar, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar Constituencies:

  • Later, he addressed a rally near Trimandir Grounds on the Surendranagar-Rajkot Road, focusing on supporting candidates representing these constituencies.

Junagadh, Porbandar, and Amreli Constituencies:

  • Continuing the campaign, PM Modi spoke at Krushi Vishwavidyalaya in Junagadh, targeting the Junagadh, Porbandar, and Amreli Lok Sabha seats.

Jamnagar Constituency:

  • The day concluded with his final public engagement at Pradarshan Ground in Jamnagar.

Congress Candidates for Amethi and Raebareli

The suspense over the Congress’ candidates for the prestigious Amethi and Raebareli constituencies in Uttar Pradesh is likely to end soon. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge is expected to announce the candidates for these two seats1.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Candidates

Let’s take a closer look at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha Election 2024 from Gujarat. Here’s the list of BJP candidates for the 26 Lok Sabha seats in the state:

  • Kachchh: Vinod Chavda (Repeat candidate)
  • Banaskantha: Dr. Rekhaben Hiteshbhai Chaudhary 
  • Patan: Bharatsinh Dabhi (Repeat candidate)
  • Mahesana: Haribhai Patel 2
  • Sabarkantha: Shobhnaben Mahendrasinh Bariya 
  • Gandhinagar: Amitbhai Shah (Repeat candidate)
  • Ahmedabad East: Hasmukh Patel (Repeat candidate)
  • Ahmedabad West: Dineshbhai Makwana
  • Surendranagar: Chandubhai Chaganbhai Shihora
  • Rajkot: Parshottam Rupala (Rajya Sabha MP)
  • Porbandar: Mansukh Mandaviya (Rajya Sabha MP)
  • Jamnagar: Poonamben Madam (Repeat candidate)
  • Junagadh: Rajeshbhai Chudasama (Repeat candidate)
  • Amreli: Bharatbhai Manubhai Sutariya
  • Bhavnagar: Nimuben Bambhaniya
  • Anand: Miteshbhai Patel (Repeat candidate)
  • Kheda: Devusinh Chauhan (Repeat candidate)
  • Panchmahal: Rajpalsinh Mahendrasinh Jadav
  • Dahod: Jashwantsinh Bhabhor (Repeat candidate)
  • Vadodara: Dr. Hemang Yogeshchandra Joshi
  • Chhota Udaipur: Jashubhai Rathwa
  • Bharuch: Mansukh Vasava (Repeat candidate)
  • Bardoli: Prabhubhai Vasava (Repeat candidate)
  • Surat: Mukesh Dalal Navsari: CR Patil (Repeat candidate)
  • Valsad: Dhaval Patel

These candidates are vying for the people’s mandate in the upcoming elections. The BJP aims to retain its stronghold in Gujarat, which has been historically significant for the party.

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Amit Shah’s campaign.

Campaign of Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the Lok Sabha Election 2024 in Gujarat. Amit Shah, a prominent BJP Leader, has been actively participating in the election process. Here are some key highlights:

  1. Gandhinagar Seat:
    • Amit Shah is contesting from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, which the BJP has held since 1984. His victory here is almost certain, given the party’s stronghold in the region.
    • The BJP’s target for Amit Shah is to secure a victory margin of at least 10 lakh votes, which is double his 2019 margin1. This ambitious goal reflects the party’s determination to maintain its dominance in Gandhinagar.
    • Shah’s family members, including his wife Sonalben, son Jay, and daughter-in-law Rishita, actively supported his campaign in Gandhinagar.
    • Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, who represents the Ghatlodia Assembly segment within Gandhinagar, also campaigned for Shah.
  2. Assembly Segments:
    • To achieve the 10 lakh vote margin, the BJP must perform exceptionally well in all seven Assembly segments that fall within the Gandhinagar constituency.
    • In 2007, Amit Shah won the Sarkhej Assembly seat by an impressive margin of 2.35 lakh votes, the highest in the state that year.
    • Shah’s association with the Gandhinagar seat goes back years, as he served as the election manager for L.K. Advani when Advani was the MP from Gandhinagar. Advani held this seat six times between 1991 and 2014, except for 1996 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee contested and won from here1.
  3. Campaign Efforts:
    • Amit Shah’s family played a crucial role in his campaign due to his national poll duties. They actively engaged with voters and ensured a strong presence on the ground.
    • His son Jay addressed a voter awareness campaign, urging people to increase voter turnout in the Bopal area of Ahmedabad.
    • Gujarat BJP president C.R. Paatil set the ambitious 10 lakh vote margin target for Shah, surpassing the previous record for the highest margin in Maharashtra in 20141.

Amit Shah’s campaign reflects the BJP’s determination to secure a resounding victory in Gujarat. As the election unfolds, all eyes are on the Gandhinagar seat, where Shah’s leadership and electoral strategy are being put to the test.

As the election season unfolds, Gujarat remains a crucial battleground. Both the BJP and Congress are actively campaigning to secure their foothold in the Lok Sabha. Stay informed with live updates on Lok Sabha Election 2024 by following reliable news sources.

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