Ahmedabad: The Congress has decided to focus on its strongholds in Gujarat—the central and the tribal belt—in the Lok Sabha polls, to deny BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi a clean sweep in the state.
The BJP has kept the target of winning all the 26 seats of the state to give a boost to the leadership of Modi from his home state.
Though the BJP has performed well in the assembly elections, its performance in the 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha in Gujarat has been average.
“Although an atmosphere has been created that there is a Modi wave, but we have worked to ensure that the Lok Sabha election results in Gujarat will not be as it is being predicted,” Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said.
“We will win almost the same seats as that of last time, or even one or two seats more,” he said.