Gujarat elections 2022: How BJP performs in Patidar areas?

Times of India | 3 days ago | 23-11-2022 | 11:26 am

Gujarat elections 2022: How BJP performs in Patidar areas?

NEW DELHI: Patidars, the land holders and agrarian caste, account for over 12% of Gujarat's population and hold significant sway in the state's politics. In the 2017 Guujarat elections, the BJP saw its domination in Patidar-dominated seats dented. Of nearly 40 such seats, the BJP finished on top in 24; the Congress did not fare badly either- bagging 15. The Congress held an upper hand in Saurashtra, while the BJP fared better in and around the urban centres of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Compare this to 2012, when BJP bagged 28 seats and Congress just 9. Point to be noted- The Congress had several factors going its way in 2017. The Patidar agitation seeking OBC status and reservation benefits, led by the firebrand Hardik Patel, helped sway some of the community votes away from the BJP. It is safe to assume that Patel's support for the Congress swayed a few Patidar seats for the party. But the grand old party might not have the same wind in its sail this time. Hardik Patel has since parted ways with the Congress, alleging being sidelined, and quit the party in May 2022. he formally joined the saffron party in early June. He will be contesting the 2022 election from Viramgam in Ahmedabad district as a BJP candidate. The patidar agitation too has lost steam, specially with the Supreme Court allowing 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections. How will that, along with the Hardik Patel factor, reflect in the EVMs this time? The last Gujarat assembly had 44 Patidar MLAs. That could rise this time, with BJP, Congress and even new entrant AAP fielding several candidates from the communitiy.

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