Guj: Cong to focus on strongholds to deny maximum seats to Modi

The focus areas for the Congress is Central Gujarat, the tribal belt apart from some seats in Saurashtra.

Ahmedabad | Published:March 24, 2014 10:22 am

The Congress has decided to focus on its strongholds in Gujarat–the central and the tribal belt– in the Lok Sabha polls, to deny BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi a clean sweep in the state.

The BJP has kept the target of winning all the 26 seats of the state to give a boost to the leadership of Modi from his home state. Though the BJP has performed well in the assembly elections, its performance in the 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha in Gujarat has been average.

“Although an atmosphere has been created that there is a Modi wave, but we have worked to ensure that the Lok Sabha election results in Gujarat will not be as it is being predicted,” Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said.

“We will win almost the same seats as that of last time, or even one or two seats more,” he said.

In 2009, Congress had won 11 out of the total 26 Lok Sabha seats, while in 2004 it had won 12 seats.

The focus areas for the Congress is Central Gujarat, the tribal belt apart from some seats in Saurashtra, which the party is hoping to surely win.

The Central Gujarat region comprising six seats in the tribal belt stretching from Banaskantha in north to Valsad in South Gujarat, and some seats of Saurashtra and Kutch have been classified as Grade ‘A’ seats by the Congress in Gujarat.

The Central Gujarat region and the tribal belt have strongly backed the Congress inspite of wave in favour of BJP after the 2002 riots.

“The Congress has completed its meticulous planning before selection of candidates by identifying its strong and weak seats,” party spokesperson Manish Doshi said.

“We have divided Lok Sabha seats in grade A, B, C and D. Accordingly, we declared names of candidates on our strong seats ahead of the BJP, which has put that party on the back foot,” Doshi said.

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  1. A
    Mar 25, 2014 at 9:52 am
    I think, this time Modi factor is not going to work for the BJP. This communal man is not going to work for the peace of the nation. Nation needs like Rahul hi, he is capable to do any think for the welfare of the nation and for the development of the Nation.
  2. A
    Mar 25, 2014 at 9:52 am
    I think,now people of the Gujarat is understand that Modi is not suitable for the development of the nation because they has not done any think for us in last 12 years.this time we are going to support the congress party.
  3. H
    Mar 25, 2014 at 9:51 am
    BJP will be not going to win the minimum seat in the Gujarat.because they has not done any think for the development of the Gujarat state. But congress Minister has done a lots in their state. People are happy to see them.
  4. K
    Mar 25, 2014 at 9:53 am
    I think, Every one knows that there is no improvement in infrastructure in Gujarat because of the only MODI. Modi is not good for the development of the Gujarat as well as for the nation. So People of the Gujarat will be going to vote for the congress party not for BJP.
  5. M
    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:34 am
    Congress has made special efforts in Gujarat, they know it is important for them to overcome BJP.Because Modi has not done any think for the Gujarat people. he has stolen the land of the poor farmers and sold to the big industries.
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