Twenty Patidars In Congress’ 1st List Of Seventy Seven Candidates

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The Congress party on Sunday night free its 1st list of candidates, fielding twenty Patidars among seventy seven nominees, for the Gujarat Assembly elections 2017.It comes once the Congress aforesaid that it had reached a agreement with the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) on the problem of reservation for the Patel community. The agreement can inherit force if the Congress is voted to power.Shaktisinh Gohil, the sitting MLA from Abdasa, can contest these polls from the Mandvi body in tannin. he’s conjointly aforesaid to be the frontrunner for the post of chief minister, should Congress garner a majority.PAAS leader Lalit Vasoya can fight elections within the Dhoraji seat. the massive battle, however, is between Indranil Rajyaguru and also the sitting chief minister Vijay Rupani in Rajkot West.

Arjun Modhvadia, former leader of Opposition from 2004 to 2007, can lock horns with the sitting MLA and minister within the Gujarat cupboard, baboo Bokhiria within the Porbandar seat.Out of the entire candidates appointed, eleven belong to the scheduled tribe (ST) class and 7 square measure from the scheduled caste (SC) class.The Congress list comes with barely 2 days left to file nominations for the primary part of the election.The delay was caused because the party was attempting to strike the fragile caste balance whereas doing the quota tight rope and grappling internal factionalism.

While Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), had demanded around twenty seats from the Congress quota, Alpesh Thakor-led OBC cluster had demanded twelve seats.On the contrary, the ruling BJP has proclaimed 106 candidates out of total 182 seats, by cathartic 2 lists up to now.While polling for eighty nine constituencies are going to be continued Gregorian calendar month nine, remaining ninety three seats can head to polls on Gregorian calendar month fourteen. The last date for filing nominations for the primary part is Gregorian calendar month twenty one.