Gujarat

Missing model

Print edition : May 10, 2019

The parched bed of Chandola Lake in Ahmedabad on March 22. Several areas of Gujarat are reeling under water scarcity, which will be a key issue in the Lok Sabha election. Photo: SAM PANTHAKY/AFP

At a power loom factory in Surat. Photo: THE HINDU

OBC leader Alpesh Thakor addressing a rally on the Sanand highway demanding that local youths be given 85 per cent of the jobs in Gujarat’s industries, on February 23, 2017. Photo: Vijay Soneji

Koli leader Kunvarji Bavaliya (second from left) joins the BJP in the presence of Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel (left) and other party leaders, after resigning from the Congress, in Ahmedabad on July 3, 2018. Photo: PTI

Alpesh Thakor, who resigned from the Congress on April 10. Photo: PTI

Patidar leader Hardik Patel at a rally in Bhavnagar district on April 15. Photo: PTI

Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani, a file picture. Photo: S. Gopakumar

Widespread disenchantment with the BJP over issues such as unemployment and agrarian distress makes it tough for the party to repeat its clean sweep of 2014.
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