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Gujarat Assembly Election: CM Bhupendra Patel To File Nomination Today

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will file his nomination for the Gujarat elections on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also be present.


Earlier on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed confidence in the forming BJP government in the upcoming Gujarat elections, saying the party will “break all records and win with a maximum number of seats”.

The Home Minister is in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, where he accompanied a candidate from the Sanand constituency to file his nomination for the upcoming assembly elections.

Speaking to the media here, Shah said, “BJP will break all records in this Assembly election and win with a maximum number of seats and form the government with a majority.”

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Hailing the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Shah said they are setting the pace for development work in the state.

The home minister also mentioned the law and order situation and said that it has improved in the state.

“The leadership of PM Modi and CM Patel is setting the pace for development work. The law and order situation in Gujarat has improved, and the economy of the state has grown. PM Modi’s model of development for the Dalits, tribals, and OBC community of Gujarat is being followed by CM Patel,” he said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Kana Patel to contest from the Sanand constituency in Ahmedabad for the elections to be held in two phases on December 1 and December 5.
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On Monday, the BJP released its fourth list of candidates where it announced 12 names including two women candidates.

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Earlier, the party released the names of 167 candidates for the Gujarat polls.

The BJP has fielded Lavingji Thakor from Radhanpur, while VJ Jhala has been given a ticket from Himatnagar. Alpesh Thakor was fielded from Gandhinagar South.

The party has also fielded Rajulben Desai and Ritaben Patel from Patan and Gandhinagar North respectively. Next, Babu Singh Jadhav will contest from Vatva.

The BJP has also given tickets to at least two women in its second list of six candidates released on Saturday.

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It was built by Mahendrabhai Padaliya of Dhoraji, Mulubhai Bera of Khambhalia, Dheliben Maldebhai Odedara of Kutiyan, Sejal Rajiv Kumar Pandya of Bhavnagar East, Hitesh Devji Vasava of Dediapada (ST) and Sandeep Desai of Choryasi.

The BJP on Thursday announced the first list of candidates for 160 candidates from 182 constituencies for the upcoming Gujarat elections.

The first list of 160 candidates includes 14 women, 13 from Scheduled Caste, 24 from Scheduled Tribe and there are 69 candidates who have been repeated.

The Gujarat assembly elections are scheduled in two phases on December 1 and 5.

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In the first round, 89 of the total 182 representative seats will be up for election, and major political parties have announced their candidates for almost all of these constituencies.

The BJP has compiled a list of star activists for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tops the list.

Other prominent names on the list include BJP National President JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, and central cabinet colleagues Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mansukh Mandaviya and Purushottam Rupala.

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, who is seeking a fresh seat from the Ghatlodia Assembly segment, also features in the list of star activists along with BJP state president CR Patil and state home minister Harsh Sanghvi.

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The ruling party is aiming for its seventh consecutive term in subsequent opinion polls. The state has long been a stronghold of the BJP and this time the party has set its sights on returning to power with a strong majority.

However, he faces a stiff electoral challenge from the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has named Isudan Gadhvi as its chief ministerial candidate.

The Congress is also hoping to do its best in the polls to unseat the BJP government.

The BJP has been in power in the state for the past 27 years and is considered a BJP stronghold.

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