For Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh Elections, Parties Bring Out The Big Guns
Updated: October 29, 2017 23:20 IST
With election fever gripping Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, political parties are in their final laps of reaching out to voters on the campaign trail. In Himachal Pradesh, elections to the 68-member assembly will be held on November 9. Assembly elections in Gujarat will be held on two days, December 9 for 89 assembly seats and December 14 for 93 seats. Results for both the states will be declared on December 18.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned in his home turf Gujarat. On his third visit this month, the Prime Minister made announcement of projects worth Rs 2,000 crore.
Ahead of polls Gujarat polls, Rahul Gandhi is touring the BJP's strongest citadels in the state where the Congress has been out of power for nearly 20 years.
Hardik Patel, the 24-year-old face of the Patidar community's campaign for reservation seems to be playing hardball with the Congress over his support to the party.
In Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya is fighting on a Congress ticket from Shimla Rural. Relaxing the "one family, one ticket" formula, the party fielded state's Youth Congress president.
The stakes are high for BJP in Himachal Pradesh as the party is looking to dislodge the ruling Congress in the state. Lawmaker Anurag Thakur is leading the campaign for the BJP from the front.