Ahmedabad: Famous for Diamond and Silk city Surat has been dominated by tribal voters. In this election too, both the Congress and the BJP are striving hard to grab these voters. South Gujarat has 35 seats. There seems to be a poliarisation of tribal voters towards the BJP.  

The BJP has already dented the traditional Congress votebank. With the passage of time the tribal voters have slowly shifted to the BJP.

The delimitation has changed the poll equation of all the parties. Now there will be interesting fight on all the 35 seats in the region where Vanbandhu Yojana is the BJP’s poll plank.

BJP fielded its senior leaders in Navsari and Surat, while the Congress has entrusted Tushar Chaudhary and Kishan Patel to ensure victory of party candidates in Bardoli and Vadtal.   

In 2002 assembly poll, the BJP won 21 seats, while the Congress registered victory on the 11 seats. In 2007, the BJP’s tally reduced to 19, whereas the Congress got 14 seats. The Nationalist Congress Party also made their presence felt in the region by winning two seats.

Gujarat will go to poll on December 13 and 17, while the counting of votes will be done on December 20.


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