Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today accused Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi of indulging in vote bank politics and said that Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel and OBC leader Jignesh Mevani are agents of the Congress party and that they have been working at the behest of Congress bigwigs for the last one year.
Speaking at India TV’s Chunav Manch, he chided Rahul for visiting the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students in February 2016 where anti-India slogans were raised by few students.
The western state will got to polls in two phases on December 9 and 14. Counting will take place on December 18.
The ruling BJP is confident of retaining power for 5th consecutive term. The opposition Congress, on the other hand, fancies its chances of making a comeback to the corridors of power in the aftermath of Narendra Modi moving out of the state politics after taking over as the Prime Minister of the country.
A look at the performance of various political parties in Gujarat inn previous elections shows that polls in the state have been a direct contest between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress since 1995.
The BJP has won every Assembly election in the state since 1995.