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‘BJP will repeat 2014 LS results’

Gandhinagar, May 23: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday said that Congress will not be able to win a single Lok Sabha seat from the state as the BJP will repeat the 2014 general elections results by winning all 26 seats in 2019. “We will win all 26 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat by repeating 2014,” Rupani told IANS in an interview. He said the Congress, which gave the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a tough fight in the 2017 Assembly polls, would not be able to get a single seat from the state. “After the 2014 elections, it was only Gujarat where a state government repeated it’s tenure,” Rupani said.

“Despite the Other Backward Classes (OBC), Patidar and Dalit agaitations across the state, the BJP was able to prove its metal. People have neglected the Congress and chosen the saffron party everywhere,” he said. “Even the vote percentage of the BJP has increased.”

Rupani also pointed out that the trader community of the state stood by the BJP during elections despite the Congress describing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’. When pointed out that the farmers were not backing the BJP in the rural areas, the Chief Minister said: “Even after 22 years of BJP’s rule in the state, farmers have full faith in the government.” Asked about the Dalit atrocities in his state, Rupani said: “We have taken immediate action whenever such a complaint has come there.” (IANS)

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