Why Congress is Avoiding Direct Attacks on PM Modi This Poll Season

The leaders of Gujarat Congress have intentionally desisted from any direct assaults on Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout their marketing campaign within the run-up to meeting polls subsequent month.

Terming the prime minister ‘Ghar ka Ladka’, Congress’ Nadiad candidate Dhruval Patel stated: “Though our ‘Ghar ka Ladka’ could also be ‘badmaash’, we don’t go exterior our home and badmouth him. We defend our household’s boy. PM Modi is Gujarat’s son as effectively.”

One other chief identified {that a} wider cause for no focused assaults on PM Modi was that his success was linked to Gujarat’s ‘Asmita’ (delight). “The victory and success of Modi is seen as victory of Gujarat. The BJP has been profitable in creating the notion that Modi is representing Gujarat on the Centre,” he stated.

Geniben Thakor, Congress candidate from Vav constituency, added: “Meeting and nationwide election points are totally different. ‘Gujarat ka PM hai to sabhi brand ka gaurav hona chahiye. Mein bhi Gujarati hoon’. (PM is from Gujarat and everybody ought to be pleased with this truth. I too am a Gujarati). However even throughout Dr Manmohan’s time, our economic system was doing effectively when different international locations weren’t.”

With Modi’s irrefutable Gujarat connection, the opposition leaders are additionally apprehensive that the voters could not take it too kindly if they aim the previous Gujarat chief minister who now adorns one of many top-most posts within the nation.

“The BJP has despatched a message that Gujarat must make Modi stronger for his continued tenure on the Centre,” one other chief stated.

The difficulty has additionally led to some fissures within the Congress. Like when Imran Khedawala, social gathering candidate from Jamalpur seat, praised PM Modi and stated he wouldn’t converse in opposition to him whilst senior Congress chief Madhusudan Mistry took on the prime minister.

Regardless of Modi being away from the state, his tenure remains to be hailed because the golden interval in Gujarat, with all his successors anticipated to carry out. Folks within the state really feel there was an unprecedented infra development and higher regulation and order throughout Modi’s three phrases within the state.

“That is the explanation that the social gathering needed to repeatedly change chief ministers as every of them has been in comparison with Modi and if they didn’t carry out, they had been eliminated to eliminate anti-incumbency. The technique appears to be working effectively for the BJP,” a senior chief identified.

Resulting from these causes, the saffron entrance can be content material with searching for votes within the title of PM Modi throughout every meeting ballot within the state. The social gathering is searching for an unprecedented consecutive seventh time period in Gujarat and the native state unit is aiming for its best-ever efficiency. On majority of the seats, the citizens stated they is probably not conscious of the title of the candidate however know Modi and BJP.

Of the 182 meeting seats in Gujarat, 89 constituencies will vote within the first section, and the remainder 93 within the second section. Votes shall be counted on December 8 together with Himachal Pradesh that voted on November 12.

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