Gujarat Assembly Election 2022: The dates for the Assembly elections in Gujarat have been announced. Voting for the 15th Assembly in the state will be held in two phases on December 1 and 5. Whereas the counting of votes will take place on December 8 along with the Himachal assembly elections and after that the new government will be formed. The term of the Gujarat government is ending on 23 February 2023.
BJP is in power in Gujarat for 27 years. The first assembly elections were held in the year 1992 in Gujarat, which came into existence after separating from Maharashtra in 1960. Congress remained in power in the state from then till 1995, but BJP came to power after winning the 1995 elections and is still in power.
The main contest is going to be between BJP and Congress in the Gujarat elections, but this time the Aam Aadmi Party is also working hard for the assembly elections. Therefore, this time the state is witnessing a triangular contest between BJP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party. On the lines of Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party is busy campaigning vigorously in Gujarat and is making an election strategy like Punjab here too.
2017 assembly elections
In the 2017 assembly elections, the Congress gave a tough competition to BJP, but the BJP managed to retain its power. In the 2017 assembly elections, BJP got 99 seats, Congress got 77 seats. While 6 seats were lost in the account of others. In these two seats, the Indian Tribal Party (BTP), NCP got success in one seat.
Congress gave a tough fight to BJP in Gujarat 2017 assembly elections. The BJP got 50 per cent of the vote and the Congress got 42 per cent of the vote. Then in the election, the BJP had managed to win 99 seats and the Congress 77 seats.
BJP is working hard to retain power in Gujarat. This time BJP has set a target of 160 plus out of 182 seats. At the same time, Congress is trying to oust BJP from power this time. In the midst of all this, the Aam Aadmi Party is also trying hard to replace both with all the promises to become a new alternative.