According to an internal report of the Gujarat Congress, the party is likely to win six seats and it’s anticipating a tough contest in these constituencies.

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is contesting from Vadodara in Central Gujarat and the party may well be successful in snatching Jamnagar, Surendranagar and other Surashtra-based seats from Congress.

Besides, a report which has been prepared for central election committee of the Congress claimed that it would win six to eight seats whereas BJP is almost certain to win 15 seats.

In the last Lok Sabha elections, the BJP won 15 seats and the Congress registered victory on 11 seats. In the by-elections, which were held after sometime gave two more seats to the saffron party.

This time around, Rajnath Singh-led party is likely to win three-four more seats and the Congress is expected to lose equal number of seats. The BJP is contesting on all 26 seats, while the Congress is contesting on 25 seats and its ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on one seat.

The NCP is testing the political waters of Gujarat from Porbandar seat and the constituency would witness a contest between party candidate Kandhal Jadeja and BJP’s Vitthal Radadiya, who recently defected to saffron party from Congress.

Radadiya, who is expected to bag votes of Patel community, would benefit the BJP. On the other hand, Congress MP Vikram Madam, who is contesting from Jamnagar shocked everyone few days back by claiming that he would lose by 20-25,000 votes and the party later gagged him.

The Congress has pinned hopes on Union Minister Bharat Singh Solanki in Anand constituency, senior party leader Shankarsinh Vaghela on Sabarkantha and Union Minister Tushar Chaudhary in Bardoli and other seats to see a decent outing in the elections.


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