With polls ahead, it is high time for political parties across India. Indian Elections 2019 are going to be held in seven phases starting from 11th of April. Gujarat, being Prime Minister Modi’s native state and one of the crucial states in the country is going to polls on April 23 in third phase.
With 8th of April being the last day for withdrawal of nominations, 371 candidates are left in Gujarat Lok Sabha Elections race from 26 constituencies. Of the total 572 nominations received by Election Commission of India from Gujarat, 120 nominations are being rejected after scrutiny and 81 withdrew their nominations.
Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, from where BJP national president Amit Shah is contesting saw maximum number of withdrawals, 17. With 31 candidates fighting, Surendranagar Lok Sabha seat got maximum number of contestants and Panchmahal constituency is left with a minimum of 6 candidates contesting.
Of the 52 candidates fielded by two national parties Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party, only 27 are graduates. From Surendranagar seat, a highly qualified doctor is contesting against a class 5 drop out, who is a three term Member of Parliament.
Since two decades, Gujarat is consistently giving its support to BJP. But the assembly elections of state in 2017 signals a tough fight for BJP in Gujarat. Meanwhile Congress, with all its efforts is trying to get good number of seats from the state. With many Psephologists guessing that no national party is going to get a clear majority to form the Government, the 26 seats from Gujarat are going to be very crucial for both the national parties in order to keep the minimum number of seats to form an alliance at least.
As Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are going to represent a completely different political scenario, it is must for us to watch the General Election updates live on YuppTV. For the first time ever, regional parties are going to grab an vote share of more than 50% across the nation. Leaders from strong regional parties are in plans to form a federal front. In such a case, Gujarat, where national parties are highly dominant is going to play a key role in formation of new Government after Indian Elections 2019.