We must analyse setback in rural areas: Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel

"We have been doing several developmental works across Gujarat. We have also undertaken an exercise to strengthen the party organisation," said Patel.

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Published: December 2, 2015 8:47 pm
Gujarat election result 2015, Gujarat election results 2015, Gujarat civic polls, Gujarat civic elections, BJP Gujarat elections Gujarat Election result 2015: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel during a road show for Municipal Corporation Elections in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday said the BJP will have to analyse the reasons for its poor performance in the local body polls in the rural areas of the state. “Though we have done well in municipal corporations and municipalities, it is also a fact that the results in district and taluka panchayat bodies are not up to the expectations,” Patel admitted while addressing the party workers outside BJP office in Khanpur area here.

“We have been doing several developmental works across Gujarat. We have also undertaken an exercise to strengthen the party organisation. Still we have to now analyse what went wrong. We will find out and address these problems,” she said. The Chief Minister received a grand welcome at Khanpur office as the BJP has retained the six municipal corporations: Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Surat, Jamnagar, Vadodara and Rajkot.

The Chief Minister, though, expressed some disappointment for not surpassing the previous tally of 151 at the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. “We have won in all the six corporations with a thumping majority… Of the 56 municipalities, we have captured 40 while eight went to Congress. People used to say that BJP will get only 80 to 90 seats in AMC (of the total 192), but we have captured 142,” Patel said.

“In the last election we won 151 seats. I wished we would surpass that, but we could not. This is not a big issue. Some seats sway here and there. Overall we have done well in all the six corporations,” she said.

Though the counting is not yet over, Congress was leading in 18 of the 31 district panchayats. In 230 taluka panchayats with a total of 4,778 seats, it was leading in 2,204 while BJP was ahead in 1,798 seats.

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  1. Kanu Patel
    Dec 2, 2015 at 3:52 pm
    Rural GUJARAT has warned that if their GRIVANCES are not addressed and reservation policies are not reviewed ,they will show exit door to BJP in 2017 elections.
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      arc
      Dec 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm
      The Gujarat model is clearly not working for rural Gujarat. Gaumata is kicking the sanghi butt.
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        Krish
        Dec 2, 2015 at 4:26 pm
        There is nothing much to analyse as we know what it is. Modi has done a lot for his State and is trying to do his best for his motherland despite constant sniping, disruptions and non cooperation from the people who do not like him. Anyway he has to be there until 2019 and our people in their wisdom decide that somebody can do better for them, let that be so. It will not be his loss, but the loss of a sincere worker for the country and its people. After all as the saying goes, people will get only what they deserve. Krish.
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          Hindu
          Dec 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm
          Dear Patel bro.. Dont fall in Congi anti national trap of reservation...Congi r always against Indian Hindus...so whatever ur grivances plz resolve amicably with the gujarat govt and find a way out. having said that it is also true that maximum of the patel brothers and sisters have voted BJP so keep faith in nationalistic forces and help support Indian remain a Hindu majority nation. It was u guys who showed the w nation that being a proud hindu in India is a matter of no shame and results are the 2014 LS elections. An amese hindu brother of urs. Jai hind.
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            only human
            Dec 2, 2015 at 8:34 pm
            haha bjp is WIPED IN LESS THAN 2 YEARS WHEREAS CONGRESS RULED FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS. Cow is shi*tting on bjp thugs
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