The BJP, which won 35 of the 61 seats in the region comprising the districts of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Anand, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod and Chhota Udaipur, is working overtime to gain more seats this time.
Police have also denied permission to the Congress and the ruling BJP to hold roadshows in the city tomorrow, citing traffic congestion and law and order situation as reasons.
In a hard-hitting statement issued today, Manmohan Singh denied allegations that he and others were invited to a dinner at Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's residence with Pakistani diplomats where they had discussed the Gujarat election.
PM Narendra Modi also raised questions about the alleged appeal by former director general (DG) of the Pakistan Army Sardar Arshad Rafiq for making senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel the chief minister of Gujarat.
PM Narendra Modi had told an election rally today that suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had called him "neech" (a lowly sort of a person) a day after the alleged meeting of Pakistanis with top Congressmen.
Accusing the Congress of minority appeasement, Amit Shah said a spokesperson for the party, Charan Singh, had on television asked the Prime Minister to visit the Jama Masjid to seek forgiveness for the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Right from the time when Sonia Gandhi used the phrase 'maut ke saudagar' to the 'khoon ki dalali' remark by Rahul Gandhi, Modi read out names of almost all senior Congress leaders who had hurled abuses at him.
Rahul Gandhi also questioned PM Narendra Modi over his silence on the agitations by various communities, including Patels, Dalits, anganwadi workers, among others.
The Congress had suspended the primary membership of Mani Shankar Aiyar after the Gandhi family loyalist set off a firestorm recently by calling the prime minister "neech aadmi" (a vile person).
The Congress on December 7 suspended Aiyar from the primary membership of the party and issued him a show cause notice after he called the prime minister a "neech kism ka aadmi" (vile sort of man).
Shankarsinh Vagela, who had quit Congress earlier this year, believed that opposition party's central leadership had taken a 'supari' from BJP to lose the polls and predicted a clear majority for the ruling party in the state.
Despite anger and displeasure with the BJP, there are many Patidars who vow to vote for the saffron party to keep the Congress out of power, as they feel they would be insecure if the BJP loses.
"Having no model of development, the Congress party manifesto is one of fiscal impossibility," Jaitley said.
As first phase of Gujarat polls commenced today, Rupani, who is contesting from Rajkot (West) seat started his day by visiting temple.
"There was no manifesto till the campaigning for the first phase ended. Is rhetoric the new government in Gujarat?", asked the Gandhi scion.