Gujarat: Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a major setback. Former Health Minister Jai Narayan Vyas has resigned from the party. He is likely to join Congress. Recently, he met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat: Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a major setback. Former Health Minister Jai Narayan Vyas has resigned from the party. He is likely to join Congress. Recently, he met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in Ahmedabad. During this, he had also appreciated the work of the Rajasthan government for better use of Narmada canal water through sprinklers.
Former health minister Jai Narayan Vyas was a minister in the Gujarat government from 2007 to 2012 and was kept aside by the BJP for a long time. Now it remains to be seen which party he joins, because a few days ago he has met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Not only this, there is talk of being in touch with some leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party. Let us tell you that the Bharatiya Janata Party has a government in the state for the last 27 years and this time also it seems to be claiming victory.
Meanwhile, the Congress on Friday released the first list of 43 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections, in which the name of senior party leader Arjun Modhwadia is prominent. According to the list of candidates released by the party, former state Congress Committee president Modhwadia has been made the candidate from Porbandar. Along with this, tickets have been given to Ritvik Joshi from Akota, Sanjay Patel from Raopura and Bharat V. Solanki from Gandhidham.
Out of the total 182 assembly seats in Gujarat, 89 seats will go to polls on December 1 and the remaining 93 seats on December 5. Notification for assembly elections for the first and second phase will be issued on November 5 and November 10 respectively. The last date for filing nominations for Phase I and II will be November 14 and November 17, respectively. At the same time, the scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on November 15 and November 18.
The last date for withdrawal of nominations has been kept as November 17 (Phase I) and November 21 (Phase II) respectively. Along with these elections, the elections of some other states in 2023 are being considered important from the point of view of 2024 Lok Sabha elections.