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Former CM Chimanbhai's son against Balkrushna Patel

DNAHM117280 | 12/7/2017 | Author : DNA Corresponden | WC :211 | Politics & Governance

Game of Thrones

Dabhoi seat of Vadodara district has the high profile candidate from Congress, Siddharth Patel who is son of former late CM Chimanbhai Patel. BJP has repeated the sitting MLA Balkrushna Patel. Siddharth lost with more than 5,000 votes to Balkrushna Patel in last Assembly polls, but a sitting MLA has never won Dabhoi.
After tribal voters, Patel community, most of them farmers, has great dominance and with the polarisation of votes among Tribal community, there are subcastes like Rathwa, Tadvi, Vasava and Bhil.
The Patel community had showed faith in BJP in last polls but this time the situation may be different taking the issues like agriculture, civic facilities and water supply for drinking and irrigation.
Several BJP
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