After successful completion of State elections in Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, now everyone is focusing on Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017. As the tenure of current assembly in Gujarat expires in December 2017, state will have elections in the end of 2017 or January 2018.
Soon Election Commission of India will announce the polling dates for Gujarat elections 2017. In Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012, BJP won and Congress became the opposition party. Current Prime Minister Narendra Modi elected as a third consecutive chief minister of Gujarat.
After PM Modi’s grand victory in Parliamentary elections 2014, Gujarat got new CM, Anandiben Patel. Anandiben Patel became the first female CM of Gujarat. However, Anandiben resigned as CM within 2 years, in August 2016.
Anandiben Patel failed to maintain the state and handle the Patidar and Dalit agitation situation in the state. With Patidar agitation, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party started trying to rope Hardik Patel in their side against BJP in Gujarat. Patel Community is one of the most important in Gujarat.
If BJP losses against Congress in this Assembly elections, it would be a major setback for BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. So BJP Gujarat will try their best to win Gujarat elections.
Gujarat Elections Details:
Parliamentary Constituency- 26
Population- More than 60,000,000
Official Language- Gujarati (Other languages spoken are English, Hindi)
Major Cities- Ahmadabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnanagar.
Since the formation of Gujarat in 1960, there have been 14 Chief ministers. To conduct the electoral process successfully, the office of the chief Electoral officer of the state of Gujarat would appoint an additional chief electoral officer under him and in turn he would appoint an under-secretary, a Deputy Chief Electoral officer and a deputy collector. The Deputy Chief Electoral officer would appoint the section officer and the section officer would have Deputy Section officer under him.
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