BJP Workers Want Amit Shah To Contest 2019 Polls From Gandhinagar

The Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat was won by LK Advani six times since 1991, barring the 1996 Lok Sabha polls.

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
BJP Workers Want Amit Shah To Contest 2019 Polls From Gandhinagar

Amit Shah was earlier MLA from Sarkhej seat, which is also a part of Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency.


Ahmedabad: 

Gujarat BJP workers want party president Amit Shah to contest from Gandhinagar parliamentary seat in the sate where polling will be held on April 23, a party legislator said on Sunday.

The seat is currently held by BJP veteran LK Advani.

Observers were sent by the BJP on Saturday to seek an opinion of party workers and leaders in Gandhinagar about the candidate from the seat.

"BJP workers want party president Amit Shah to contest from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat. I made this demand in front of the observers and it was supported by all," said Kishor Chauhan, a party MLA from Vejalpur, which is a part of Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency.

He said Mr Shah was earlier an MLA from Sarkhej seat, which is also a part of the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency.

"He (Shah) knows everybody here and is the right candidate to represent us," Mr Chauhan said.

No BJP worker or leader staked claim for Gandhinagar and all of them "in one voice demanded that their national leader contest from the seat", party observer Nimaben Acharya said, without revealing the name suggested by the partymen.

All BJP workers were of the view that the seat was held by a national leader so far, so someone from the central leadership should contest from here, another party observer Prithviraj Patel said.

The Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat was won by LK Advani six times since 1991, barring the 1996 Lok Sabha polls.



(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................