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Gujarat Assembly Election 2022: Triangular contest for first time in Gujarat history; AAP emerges as stronger contender

Gujarat Assembly Election 2022: The dates for the assembly elections in Gujarat have been announced and all the parties are making big claims of their government this time in the state. While BJP is trying to return to power for the 7th consecutive time in the state, Congress wants to come back to power in the state again after 27 years. But this time the entry of the Aam Aadmi Party in the election has become interesting.

Earlier, in Gujarat, there has been a main contest between BJP and Congress, 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.

BJP v/s Congress v/s AAP

Long before the announcement of election dates in Gujarat, many regional parties including BJP, Congress, Aam Aadmi Party are trying their best to woo the voters. The BGP is making every effort to return to power in the state for the seventh time in a row. On the other hand, Congress wants to regain its lost ground. So Aam Aadmi Party is weaving dreams of forming government in Delhi and Punjab now Gujarat.

BJP is in power in Gujarat for 24 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.

Hard work to get chair

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.

Congress gave a tough fight to BJP in Gujarat 2017 assembly elections. A total of 68.41 percent voting took place in the 2017 elections. In which BJP was successful in getting 50 percent and Congress 42 percent votes. Then BJP managed to win 99 seats and Congress 77 seats. The Gujarat Legislative Assembly has 182 seats, while the majority figure is 92 seats.

2017 assembly elections

In the 2017 assembly elections, the Congress was given to the 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.

The election bugle has sounded. Like the previous assembly elections in the state, this time too voting will be held in two phases. Voting for the first phase will be held on December 1, while the second phase will be held on December 5. Along with Himachal Pradesh, voting will also be held on 8 December for the Gujarat Legislative Assembly. After that a new government will be formed. The term of the 14th Legislative Assembly in the state is ending on 23 February 2023. Therefore, the term of the 15th Assembly will start before that.

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