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For Assembly polls, Shah sets target of 150-plus seats

DNDEL9269 | 9/10/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :262 | India



Ahmedabad: Raising the stakes to 150 plus seats, Shah has ensured that nobody questions Bharatiya Janata Party’s resounding comeback for the fifth term in Gujarat. The only discussion doing the rounds now is whether the party will be able to break the 149 seats-record of Madhav Singh Solanki-led Congress government in 1985.
Given Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity and Amit Shah’s firm grip on Gujarat, coupled with the inability of Congress to build a counter narrative against the Rupani-led government, the odds stand in the favour of BJP, especially in the urban pockets.
The middle class and lower middle class in the urban pockets of the state have no qualms against the Rupani-led government, working on the belie
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