It seems Gujarat election is not a cakewalk for BJP and opposition will pose a tough challenge. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has said that the BJP in Gujarat may lose its forthcoming elections. He further added that if the party crosses 150 seats in the state, it should be considered a miracle by EVM.
“The recent trends as well as reports indicate that the ruling party is likely to lose the elections,” Mr Thackeray said.
“Some visuals of Modi’s public meetings are doing the round, which show that people are leaving the venue in groups during his address, which had never happened in the past. Even from this, one gets a message,” he said.
Elections for the 182-member assembly in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14 and the results shall be announced on December 18.
Mr Thackeray also alleged that the EC had been under much pressure to delayed Gujarat election dates.
“The Election Commission and other statutory bodies should work independently. But it does not happen here,” he said.
Mr. Thackeray has also credited to Rahul Gandhi for the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last Lok Sabha elections.
Fifty per cent credit for Narendra Modi’s victory in the 2014 general elections goes to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. The way he mocked Modi during the campaign, helped the latter win the polls,” Mr Thackeray said.
15 per cent credit goes to social media, almost 10-20 per cent of credit to BJP workers and RSS and the remaining goes to PM Modi’s personal charisma, he said.