Bharaiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jay Narayan Vyas today said that the party will claim victory in Gujarat only if it breaks its previous records, adding that this is the reason why BJP President Amit Shah has said that the party will win 150-plus seats in the upcoming state Assembly elections.
Speaking at Chunav Manch, India TV's day-long conclave on upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, Vyas said that one of the chief ministers of Gujarat became the prime minister of the country.
When questioned about the state seeing two chief ministers in three years, Vyas asserted that former chief minister Anandiben Patel resigned from the post at her own will.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil, sharing the stage alongside Vyas, attacked BJP President Amit Shah, saying that he is the owner of all self-centred people.
Gohil also said that Amit Shah’s claim of winning over 150 seats in the upcoming state Assembly elections is nothing more than “over-confidence”.
Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gohil said that a true leader is one who listens to all the people, and added that the prime minister should listen to the people’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
Heaping praises on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Gohil said, “Rahul Gandhi is not someone who talks only of his ideology without listening to the voice of the people”.
He also said that the Gandhi scion is working hard in Gujarat, and that his speech in Vadodara is proving beneficial for the party.
Gohil said that the party has a list of people, who are capable of becoming the next chief minister of Gujarat.
“There is internal democracy in Congress, which is not there in any other party. We talk of development and positivity when we talk of forming government in Gujarat,” he said.