BJP full list of candidates for Gujarat assembly elections 2017— Names of vidhan sabha contestants
Ahmadabad: Bhartiya Janta Party has been in power in Gujarat for the last two decades. This is a long period. Till now the saffron party called the state as its backyard and an impregnable fort. But therer are signs that the impregnable fort may be open to tough fight.
As Narendra Modi, the long serving chief minister of the state moved to the Center as the prime Minister of the country some three and half years ago, the BJP hasn’t remained the same party in the state as it was. There are obviously divisions within the party unit with multiple gravitational centers becoming visible.
The Current chief minister, Rupani, doesn’t seem to be as effective as Modi. Despite herculean efforts by Amit Shah, the party’s cohesion seems to have been affected.
Then there are other issues increasing people’s disenchantment with the ruling party of two decades. Goods and Services tax (GST) that has been named by Rahul Gandhi as Gabbar Singh Tax has hit hard people rather badly. After demonization and GST’s implementation, the business community has lost the confidence in the BJP. This was the section of the population that always rooted for the BJP. With its disenchantment from the saffron party, the BJP may feel the pressure.
While, the Congress party’s chances of winning the assembly elections are still not bright, it doesn’t seem outright impossible now. The fact that Rahul Gandhi is looking and feeling effective while campaigning is a plus point for the Congress. Patidars’ alliance with the party is a godsent for it.
|1||69||Rajkot West||Vijaybhai Rupani|
|3||105||Bhavnagar West||Jitubhai Vaghani|
|8||17||Chanasma||Dilipji Virji Thakor|
|10||27||Himatnagar||Rajendrabhai Ranjitsinh Chavda|
|11||29||Khedbrahma (ST)||Ramilaben Becharbhai Bara|
|13||31||Modasa||Bhikhusinh Chatursinh Parmar|
|17||62||Wadhwan||Dhanjibhai Patel (Makson)|
|20||77||Jamnagar Rural||Raghvjibhai Patel|
|21||78||Jamnagar North||Dharmendrasinh Merubha Jadeja (Hakubha)|
|24||82||Dwarka||Pabubha Virmbha Manek|
|27||90||Somnath||Jashabhai Bhanabhai Barad|
|32||99||Mahuva||Raghvjibhai Makvana ( R.C)|
|33||103||Bhavnagar Rural||Parshotambhai Odhavjibhai Solanki|
|34||104||Bhavnagar East||Vibharvriben Dave|
|35||106||Gadhada (SC)||Atmarambhai Parma|
|36||111||Umreth||Govindbhai Raijibhai Parmar|
|37||114||Sojitra||Vipulbhai Vinubhai Patel|
|46||138||Jetpur (ST)||Jayantibhai Rathva|
|47||141||Vadodara City (SC)||Manishaben Vakil|
|50||146||Padra||Dineshbhai Patel (Mama)|
|51||147||Karjan||Satisbhai Balubhai Patel|
|52||148||Nandod (ST)||Shabdsharnbhai Tadvi|
|53||149||Dediapada (ST)||Motibhai P.Vasava|
|55||152||Jhaghadiya (ST)||Ravjibhai Vasava|
|58||156||Mangrol (ST)||Ganpatbhai Vestabhai Vasava|
|59||161||Varachha Road||Kumarbhai Shivabhai Kanani|
|60||163||Limbayat||Sangitaben Rajendrabhai Patil|
|61||165||Majura||Harsh Rameshbhai Sanghvi|
|62||167||Surat West||Purneshbhai Ishwarlal Modi|
|63||169||Bardoli (SC)||Ishwarbhai Ramanbhai Parmar|
|64||172||Nizar (ST)||Kantibhai Reshmabhai Gamit|
|65||173||Dangs (ST)||Vijaybhai Patel|
|66||174||Jalalpore||Rameshbhai Chhotubhai Patel|
|67||177||Vansadaa (ST)||Ganapatbhai Ulukbhai Mahla|
|70||182||Umbergaon (ST)||Ramanbhai Nanubhai Paatakar|