New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah have informally floated the idea among the party’s top leadership of advancing the Gujarat assembly polls. After the party’s resounding victory in the Uttar Pradesh polls, the top leadership is now getting battle-ready for the upcoming elections in Gujarat, which was due end of this year.
If the buzz in New Delhi political corridors is to be believed, Gujarat may go to polls in June this year, ahead of the Presidential polls slated for July.
Gujarat holds pride of place in the BJP-held states apart from the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still best associated with the Gujarat model of development.
Keen to make the most of the Modi wave, the ruling BJP in Gujarat may therefore opt for an early Assembly election in the state.
The BJP has also launched a new slogan ahead of the election, “UP mein 325, Gujarat mein 150”, setting itself a target of winning 150 of the 182 Assembly seats in Gujarat.