Patil was addressing a conference of Panna Samiti in Anand, about 80 km from Ahmedabad.
C R Patil on Monday claimed that unlike the previous two assembly elections in the state, the upcoming elections are likely to conclude by the end of November.
Congress leader Deepak Babaria claimed that this shows how the BJP-ruled central government has “weakened” constitutional bodies like the Election Commission.
Ahmedabad: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Gujarat unit chief CR Patil on Monday claimed that unlike the last two assembly elections in the state, the upcoming elections will end by the end of November. is likely to. The last two assembly elections in Gujarat were held till mid-December. Patil was addressing a conference of Panna Samiti in Anand, about 80 km from Ahmedabad. However, he also said that this is his “political guess” and he has not spoken to any election authority.
The opposition Congress took a dig at Patil’s statement. Congress leader Deepak Babaria claimed that this shows how the BJP-ruled central government has “weakened and taken control of constitutional bodies like the Election Commission”. Patil said, “Me. Looks like the (assembly) election will be over by the end of November. During the 2012 and 2017 (assembly elections) elections were over by 12 December. No one has told me this nor have I spoken to anyone about it.
The 2012 elections were also held in two phases on 13 and 17 December.
The 2017 assembly elections were held in two phases on December 9 and 14 and the counting of votes took place on December 18. The 2012 elections were also held in two phases on December 13 and 17 and the results were declared on December 20. The term of the present Gujarat Legislative Assembly is to end on February 18, 2023. Patil said he was not authorized to announce the dates for the polls. He called upon the workers to be alert and prepared. After the Congress targeted the BJP, Patil later clarified that his statement was based only on the activities of the Election Commission in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
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I think the election may be over by the end of November
Patil told reporters in Vadodara, “The way the Election Commission has informed the officials to prepare for the election, I think the election may end by November-end 8-10 days before (normal date). Is. I made it clear that I have not spoken to anyone about this and this is just my political guess.” Senior Congress leader Deepak Babaria retorted, “This statement reflects that How the central government has weakened the constitutional bodies and brought them under its control. This is an example of how he is giving instructions to the officials of the Election Commission.
The nine seats of the assembly were once with the Congress.
Meanwhile, at an event in Anand, Patil urged the party’s Panna Samiti chiefs to visit at least one Panna Samiti member’s house for tea every day till the elections. He credited the BJP’s victory to the members of the Panna committee. He claimed, “Nine assembly seats were once with the Congress, but the BJP won on the basis of the members of the Panna committee. Similarly, the BJP won 90.5 per cent of the seats in the local body elections and also won all the six municipal corporations because of the members of the Panna committee.
Tags: Assembly election 2022, BJP, Congress, Gujarat
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 26, 2022, 20:52 IST