Politics: Refuting claims of Congress leader Ahmed Patel that its party will cross ‘double digits’ in the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will bag all the 26 Parliamentary seats while the Congress will not get even a single seat.
“We will get all the 26 seats. Gujaratis believe Modi ji will do well for the country. Congress will not get even a single seat,” the Chief Minister told ANI.
Earlier in the day, Patel had said: “We are not only hopeful but also very confident that BJP will lose. We will get good results in Gujarat too, we will cross double digit. On May 23, when the election results come, the BJP will no longer be in the government.”
When asked to comment on Congress’ claim that the BJP is raising nationalism to deflect from the main issues, Rupani said: “For ten years, Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister. Congress should tell people about the steps they have taken against terrorism. They have not taken any single step, they did not have the courage. After Pulwama and Uri, Modi ji did surgical strikes.”
“In the past five years, there has been no incident of bomb attack inside the country. In their rule, there have been many attacks in many parts of the country,” he added.
In the 2014 General elections, BJP had registered a landslide victory and bagged all the 26 Lok Sabha seats.
All parliamentary seats of Gujarat will go to polls in the third phase of ongoing Lok Sabha elections on April 23.