Gujarat: Former CM Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel will not contest the elections

Former Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel have expressed their desire not to contest the assembly elections in Gujarat. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has given information by writing a letter to the state president.

New Delhi: Former Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel have expressed their desire not to contest the assembly elections in Gujarat. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has given information by writing a letter to the state president. However, the surprising thing is that Nitin Patel had claimed for the election of MLA only a few days ago. But now he has retreated himself. At the same time, it is feared that Nitin Patel was not going to get the ticket this time.


At the same time, regarding his decision, former Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that this time new people, workers should be given responsibility in the elections. I will not contest elections, I have written such a letter to Delhi. Whatever candidates the Central Election Committee elects, they will try to win them. At the same time, the top leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a meeting for the Gujarat Assembly elections.


These people also expressed their desire not to contest elections

Apart from CM Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel, former Minister of State for Home Pradeep Singh Jadeja has also decided not to contest the elections. Pradeep Singh Jadeja, Saurabh Patel, Vibhavari Ben, Kaushik Patel, Vallabh Kakadia, Yogesh Patel and former ministers Saurabh Patel, Kaushik Patel have also expressed their desire not to contest the elections. According to sources, Bhupendra Chudasama has also expressed his desire not to contest the elections. According to sources, most of the ministers of Anandiben Patel and Vijay Rupani government are not likely to get tickets.


Election committee meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are also included in this committee. The BJP is aiming to register a victory in Gujarat for the seventh time in a row. Voting for the Gujarat Assembly elections will be held in two phases on December 1 and 5. Sources said that the BJP is likely to finalize the names of all the 182 candidates during the meeting and release the list in the next few days.


Senior party leaders cannot get tickets

In view of the meeting, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and state BJP chief CR Patil met here to finalize the list of probable candidates prepared by the state unit of the party. He said that the party wants to infuse new energy in the organization with the aim of setting a new record in terms of seat-sharing. In view of this, the possibility of keeping many senior leaders out of the list cannot be ruled out.


Sources also said that the party has received suggestions that it should choose fresh and young faces. The BJP won 99 seats and its main rival Congress 77 in the 2017 assembly elections in the state. The number of BJP members in the assembly has gone up to 111 due to the change of defection of several Congress MLAs and it is unlikely that the BJP will give re-tickets to all the sitting MLAs. This time a new challenge has arisen in front of the BJP and Congress due to the entry of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Gujarat Assembly elections.