New Delhi: Narendra Modi's massive victory in Gujarat indicates that the Muslims of the state are gradually tilting towards the Bharatiya Janata Party.  Whereas the Congress, which always claims to champion the cause of minorities witnessed a setback in the Muslim populous regions.

BJP registered a huge win in Muslim dominated districts of Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara. A similar result was witnessed in the tribal regions of the state. BJP swept most of the seats in these ‘politically critical’ regions.
Overall there are around 18 to 19 seats in Gujarat where muslim voters play a determining factor as they feature 12 to 20 percent of the population.  BJP also won all five assembly seats from Baruch district which is the home constituency of Sonia Gandhi’s political adviser Ahmed Patel.
The saffron party won 17 seats out off 21 assembly constituencies in Ahmedabad and nearby vicinity, 15 out of 16 seats from Surat district and 11 out of 13 seats from Vadodara. BJP also bagged all seats in the Kutch region.

Jamalpur, Limbayat, Dariyapur and Abdasa are the seats where Muslim voters play a dominant role and in a surprising result all these four seats were won by Bharatiya Janata Party.
In spite of not fielding a single Muslim candidate, the BJP managed 12 out of the 19 seats which had Muslim voters as the determining factor.

It is believed that Narendra Modi's 'Sadbhavana Effect' resulted in more Muslims voting for the BJP.


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