Rahul Gandhi to Begin Lok Sabha Election Campaign from Gujarat

Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Photo: Congress
Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Photo: Congress

Currently, major opposition parties are trying to join hands to collectively defeat BJP in the Lok Sabha election.

By Rakesh Raman

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is expected to begin the party’s Lok Sabha election campaign from Gujarat. According to a National Herald report tweeted today by Congress, he will visit Junagadh, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar districts in the electorally crucial Saurashtra region on July 11 and July 15.

The report claims that “Rahul Gandhi had extensively toured the state during the 2017 Assembly elections and was credited for his party’s improved performance with a tally of 77 seats, up from 54 in 2012, in the 182-seat house.”

Beginning Gujarat campaign of 2017, according to the report, he has adopted a more aggressive style of hitting out at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leadership.


This article is part of our exclusive editorial section that focuses on Lok Sabha Election 2019 in India.


It is also expected that BJP may advance the election to late 2018 instead of holding it in 2019. Currently, major opposition parties are trying to join hands to collectively defeat BJP in the Lok Sabha election.

However, a senior BJP leader and India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh said recently that his party under the leadership of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi will easily win the Lok Sabha election scheduled to happen next year.

“We will get clear majority in 2019 general elections. Narendra Modi is our undisputed leader and he will be the Prime Minister of India again,” Rajnath Singh stated categorically.

Currently, according to Lok Sabha data, as part of the National Democratic Alliance (a group of parties which have 315 seats), BJP alone has 273 elected members in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.

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