Assembly Election: Gujarat

Distress vote

Print edition : January 05, 2018

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani arriving at the party office, "Kamalam", in Gandhinagar for celebrations on December 18 after the BJP's victory in the Assembly elections. Photo: PTI

Pravin Ghoghari, BJP candidate from Karanj constituency in Surat, after winning the election. In spite of demonetisation and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax, which caused a major upheaval and disappointment in the small-scale business and trading community in the urban population, its vote went in favour of the BJP. Photo: PTI

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Hanjrapar village in Saurashtra region of Gujarat on September 25 during his two-day visit ahead of the Assembly election. The Saurashtra-Kutch region is singularly responsible for the higher Congress tally. Photo: Vijay Soneji

Imran Khedawala of the Congress after winning the Jamalpur-Khadia seat, in Amedabad on December 18. Photo: Santosh Hirlekar /PTI

In the neck-and-neck race in Gujarat, the Congress sweeps the Saurashtra region which is beset by widespread distress within the farming community and discontent among the Patidars.
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