Longest serving chief minister of Gujarat.
Seeking to win third consecutive victory in the state assembly polls.
Gujarat's leader of opposition Gohil is front runner for CM post.
Protege of Ahmed Patel, Sonia Gandhi's political secretary.
Belongs to OBC, which is the largest social group in the state population.
He was leader of opposition from 2004 to 2007.
Anandiben Patel is the frontrunner for CM post if Modi decides to shift to Delhi.
Known for open rivalry with Modi aide Amit Shah.
The man credited with bringing BJP to power in Gujarat.
Regarded as an indisputable leader of powerful and numerically important Leuva Patel community.