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Gujarat Assembly Elections highlights: Congress has destroyed Gujarat and entire country, says PM Modi

Gujarat Assembly Elections highlights: Congress has destroyed Gujarat and entire country, says PM Modi

Gujarat Assembly Elections highlights: Congress has destroyed Gujarat and entire country, says PM Modi
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By CNBCTV18.com Nov 23, 2022 4:57:09 PM IST (Updated)

In the 2017 Gujarat polls, the BJP won 99 seats, and its main rival, Congress, bagged 77 seats. Currently, the BJP's strength in the 182-member Assembly is 111 after several MLAs from Congress defected to it.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Vijay Sankalp rallies of the Bharatiya Janata Party in poll-bound Gujarat on Wednesday. Modi is scheduled to address rallies in Mehsana, Dahod, Vadodara, and Bhavnagar. Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed Vijay Sankalp rallies in in Jasdan, Dasada and Bardoli (Surat).

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Gujarat will go to polls in two phases on December 1 and 5. The result will be declared on December 8.
In the 2017 Gujarat polls, the BJP won 99 seats, and its main rival, Congress, bagged 77 seats. Currently, the BJP's strength in the 182-member Assembly is 111 after several MLAs from Congress defected to it.
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# Rahul Gandhi looks like Saddam Hussein, says Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has claimed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi looks like "Saddam Hussein", the former Iraqi dictator, and it would have been better had he turned his appearances like Sardar Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru or Mahatma Gandhi.
# In the last 20 years, Gujarat has changed a lot. Today's generation does not know the scarcity Gujarat faced. This generation has not seen scarcity. For this, the previous generation has worked hard, says PM Narendra Modi in Mehsana.
# Congress has destroyed Gujarat and the entire country: PM Modi
# Congress is model of nepotism, casteism, sectarianism and vote bank politics: PM Modi
# PM Modi built 3.07 crore 'pucca' houses in the whole country under PM Awas Yojana and in Gujarat, 15 lakh houses were built. Under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, 11.78 crore farmers are being given Rs 2000 every fourth month and in Gujarat 66 lakh farmers getting this benefit, says BJP chief JP Nadda in Botad.
# I have the courage to contest against him (SP's Kandhal Jadeja). I'll with a big margin. Voters of the Kutiyana constituency know and respect me. I look after the poor and everyone else. So, I'm confident they'll vote for me, says Dheliben Odedara, BJP candidate from Kutiyana.
# I hope Gujarat witnesses record turnout in assembly polls: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he hoped that Gujarat will witness a record voter turnout in the upcoming state polls, particularly among the youth and first-time voters. Modi's remarks came after Jam Saheb Shatrushalya Singhji, scion of the Jamnagar royal family, cast his vote at his residence in the presence of the deputy collector and other election officials on Monday.
# BJP's campaign around Modi's slogan in Gujarat polls a 'roaring hit': Party leaders
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign slogan that sought to connect every Gujarati with the present day Gujarat has been a "roaring hit" with over 34 lakh people participating in the exercise by uploading their selfies and videos on social media, BJP sources say. At a rally in Gujarat's Kaprada on November 6, Modi had said the state has defeated all odds due to the contribution of its people and coined the slogan "Aa Gujarat Main Banavyu Che" (I have made this Gujarat).
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