Gujarat Elections 2022 Highlights, November 25: Parties that clocked less than one per cent of votes in the 2017 Gujarat Assembly elections, such as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) have put up more number of candidates for the 2022 elections. According to the figures sha-red by the Election Commission, the AAP will fight on 181 seats. In 2017, all AAP candidates who fought on 29 seats lost their deposits after the party clocked just 0.1 per cent of the total votes. The Samajwadi Party, which fought on four seats and got just 0.01 per cent of the votes in 2017 elections, will now fight on 17 seats.
Meanwhile, as Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, several of his Cabinet colleagues, chairpersons of various boards and corporations and the ruling party legislators continue to camp in Gujarat, ahead of Assembly elections that state, the Punjab Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh continues to wear a deserted look. A source close to Mann said the CM had reached Gujarat on Monday and would be camping there till the last date of campaign, on November 29, ahead of first phase of polling on December 1.
In other news, Gandhinagar and Dahegam and Gandhinagar and Kalol will be developed as twin cities in the near future and the trio will propel the economic activities of entire Gujarat, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Dahegam of Gandhinagar Thursday. Highlighting that the Congress neglected villages during its rule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Bavla village in poll-bound Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district, Thursday said that Congress forgot Mahatma Gandhi in every way and “crushed his very soul”. At another election rally in the Modasa town of Aravalli district in North Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday cited Rajasthan as an example of Congress’ failures and said the Opposition party believes in ‘dividing on caste and creating dangers’ for the country.