In Gujarat, all eyes on Ahmedabad

In the principal city, Cong has not tallied more than three seats since 1990

GN Bureau | December 18, 2017


#Gujarat   #Elections   #Politics   #BJP   #Congress   #Narendra Modi  


All eyes are on Gujarat as the vote count is on, but in the state all eyes might be on Ahmedabad.

The chief city, and the early capital before the planned township of Gandhinagar came up, has 16 assembly constituencies. Since the rise of the BJP, that is, since 1990, the party has been very successful in Ahmedabad, which has been like the hub of Hindutva.

In 1980, in its electoral debut, the BJP won only one of the 12 seats, and the 1985 result was no different. But in 1990 it wrested ten out of 12 seats. In 1995, with total seat increase, the tally went up to a clean wash, 13-0.  In 1998, it was 11-3. In the three elections led by Narendra Modi – in 2002, 2007 and 2012 – the BJP count was 12, 11 and 14 respectively.

The Congress, thus, has to content with this scoreline since 1990: 2, 0, 3, 2, 3, 2.

Notably, Modi as chief minister had chosen Maninagar in the city as his constituency. So did his successor Anandiben Patel (Ghatlodia) as well as party president Amit Shah at one point of time (Ghatlodia).

This time, if it is going to be different, Ahmedabad might be an indicator: if the Patidar movement has any impact, it will show up first here.

Comments

 

Other News

How three organisations came together to serve 9,000 cancer patients annually

There were many preventable cancer deaths in 2020 due to lack of medical care and access as the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the entire attention from these chronic ailments to itself. A patient named Javed Khan, struggling with cancer and on chemotherapy, contracted Covid and he could not get underlying

Why Ayurveda needs a new apex body

Ayurveda: The True Way to Restore Your Health and Happiness By Dr. G. G. Gangadharan Ebury/Penguin, 224 pages, Rs 299 Dr G.G. Gangadharan, a champion of Ayurveda for three and a half decades, has penned an introductory book on India’s ancient

‘Extend Mumbai Model post-pandemic to improve civic services’

The ‘Mumbai Model’, which helped the city beat Covid-19, came in for praise from the supreme court too. The BMC can now extend that model of decentralisation for more efficiency in day-to-day citizen services and to make Mumbai a better-managed and future-ready city, says the Praja Foundation.

“No ratings certainly better than bad ratings”

Though there is no weekly viewership data for individual news channels coming since mid-October 2020, after allegations of manipulation of television rating points (TRPs) by three news channels, percentage of viewers watching news across the world doubled during lockdown. According to Avinash Pandey, CEO,

Delhi plans implement ‘Mumbai Model’ soon

A team of the Delhi government’s health department has visited Mumbai to learn from the city’s officials how to battle Covid-19 more efficiently, following the supreme court’s advice last month that the capital should learn from the ‘Mumbai model’ that has successfully control

Why India’s ranking on Happiness Index has been falling

The World Happiness Report, one of the best tools for evaluating global happiness, is based on how ecstatic people perceive themselves to be. It considers six characteristics to rank countries on overall happiness: GDP per capita, social support, life expectancy, freedom to make choices, generosity, and pe

Visionary Talk with Avinash Pandey, CEO ABP News Network on News Broadcast - Issues & Its Future



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter