Opposition Congress’ humiliation in electoral battle has continued in Gujarat with the ruling BJP winning all the eight assembly seats.
Celebrations at the BJP’s state headquarters, Kamalam, broke out even before the final results were out. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani claimed that the results were trailer of the upcoming civic body elections.
The BJP’s tally in the 182-member assembly has now gone up to 111. The byelections were necessitated as eight Congress MLAs resigned ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections earlier this year. The BJP fielded five Congress turncoats.
Congress state president Amit Chavda and leader of the opposition Paresh Dhanani failed to deliver yet again. State Congress working president Hardik Patel too failed to fetch votes for party’s candidates.
Gujarat BJP president C.R. Patil’s controversial public meetings and rallies in Saurashtra region and North Gujarat, during the peak of corona, have yielded results.
Soon after taking over as the state party president in July, Patil had made it clear that efforts will be made to strengthen the ticket aspirants within the BJP, thus giving an indirect hint that turncoats should not expect posts. Eight Congress MLAs had resigned before Patil had taken over.