As Gujarat Assembly election voting commences today, here’s why this election is so important for BJP and the Congress


The result of the Gujarat elections will decide the fate of PM Modi’s outspoken Gujarat model, which helped the saffron party in winning the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and on the other hand, the performance of Congress party in the Gujarat state will not only help them in backing up their power again but also boost the party a hope to outshine PM Modi’s wave in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. This interesting election from the home state of PM Narendra Modi will play an imperative role in the Indian politics as it’s going to give us the reality check of Modi’s wave and ground reality of Congress’ stronghold.

Importance of Gujarat Assembly election for BJP and PM Modi

Gujarat is the home state of PM Modi of which he always sings political bugle of. From the BJP-framed ‘Gujarat Model’ to development work in the state, the saffron party and PM Modi have always been outspoken about the state. The Bharatiya Janata Party used ‘Gujarat Model’ smartly in the 2014 Lok Sabha election smartly and it also played an important role in giving an enormous majority to the party in the Prime Ministerial elections.

However, the situation is quite different now. The PM Modi’s BJP is in the power and has a lot at stake as losing from Gujarat will be the first big sign of fall down of PM Modi’s unspeakable popularity in 2014 that the media world named as “Modi wave”. The win from here will not only be portrayed as the unshakable popularity of PM Modi but also make a way easier for the saffron party for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Importance of Gujarat Assembly election for the Congress party

Post the worst performance in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress party had enough time to rejuvenate the party and construct itself again from the core to stand against the saffron party shoulder to shoulder. Rahul Gandhi is expected to become the Congress party president quite soon. The biggest competition in front of Congress is to not just to win the support of their supporters back but also to enhance the faith again in its loyal volunteers.

The Congress party with Rahul Gandhi as its leader has many hurdles to leave behind and the result of Gujarat election can play an important role in giving the Congress party right track to run on. The win in the Gujarat elections will give the party a big hope and encouragement of fighting sternly with the saffron party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Losing elections from here will cost the Congress party its bleak hope of outperforming the PM Modi’s wave in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.


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