Gandhinagar, 30 September 2020
In 2005, the BJP applied the no-repeat principle to 70 per cent of the seats in the Municipal Corporation elections in Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar. Instead of the old, new young faces were introduced in local politics. The BJP won 90 percent of the seats.
8 seats by-election to the assembly
8 seats of assembly by-election will be held on Diwali. BJP President CR Patil wants to win all seats. The BJP has started giving accounts to whom to give tickets. The Congress has ordered three former MLAs in the BJP not to contest. Their reasons vary in each meeting. But, in 2017, Congress won Praveen Maru, the Dalit reserved seat of Gadhada. He resigned from the post of MLA and joined the BJP. BJP will not give a ticket to Pravin Marun. By becoming serious about this, the Congress is now running a new strategy. In Gadhada, it is learned that the Congress will field an experienced and capable leader to defeat the BJP under these circumstances.
Anger against Atmaram Parmar in BJP
On the other hand, the BJP wants to bring back Atmaram Parmar, a native of Surat, who had lost by a big lead last time. But the big irony of BJP is that there is a lot of resentment for Atmaram among local BJP leaders and especially among the castes like Dalits, Patidars, Kolis, Kshatriyas. These castes have decided to defeat Atmaram Parmar. BJP is also angry with Atmaram Parmar. This has been publicly expressed anger by many leaders.
Parmar’s favorite businessman, people are angry
Atmaram Parmar did not appear for the Dalit voters of Gadda. There are some spirits who maintain a good relationship with them. Atmaram is in favor of the merchants of Surat. Not doing anything for the people of Gadda. He talks with 6 locos of BJP’s Gadhada. If Atmaram is given a ticket, then BJP’s defeat is certain from now. Local people are demanding tickets to the famous TV star of this place.
Public demand for famous TV anchors like other states
This time the BJP fielded a popular leader, actor, singer or TV star in Delhi, Punjab and Bengal. On that pattern, there is a demand to give tickets to well-known TV anchors on the Gadda Reserve seat. Many BJP leaders praise him.
TV star Mahendra Bagda got a chance
There are indications that Mahendra Bagra will handle the ground. Due to the famous and Bhai Bhai program in Gujarati television news for over 20 years, there has been a demand to give tickets to the famous Mahendra Bagda all over Gujarat.
The most popular and famous name among the young Dalits of Gadhada is Mahendra Bagda. It is also very popular among farmers, because, they do many TV shows for the farmers questions. In addition, he has played a leading role in Kanai Kama in Amreli, Bhavnagar, Votad district, staying with most of the Patidar industrialists of Surat. The leader of Gadda also wants the BJP to field a young and honest face. They have the ability to develop the pit by the government and traders.
Good relations with leaders
Journalist Mahendra Bagda has close ties with almost all prominent leaders including Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. These leaders are likely to field the BJP. While the BJP is still in the process of censoring, if the Congress field a veteran Dalit leader, the BJP will field Mahendra Bagda, a noted TV journalist and anchor on the Gadda Reserve seat.
Bhai Bhai show is famous all over Gujarat
It is noteworthy that in the last one year, the famous Bhai Bhai show on TV has gained a lot of popularity in Saurashtra Gujarat. Because of this, anchor Mahendra Bagda is very popular among the people, BJP is getting information that his popularity will cross this election. It is believed that BJP will surprise everyone by giving tickets to TV artist on Gadda Reserve seat.