Gujarat Elections 2017
For 22 years, Gujarat has been a BJP stronghold.
But it wasn’t always this way.
By Harry Stevens 26 October, 2017
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Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party won the Gujarat assembly election in 1995, the state has remained in saffron hands. In that time, the Gujarat assembly has incubated some of the BJP’s most successful politicans, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, the party’s president and chief electoral strategist.
But before the BJP’s dominance, Gujarat was a Congress bastion. The Congress won more seats and received more votes than every other party in each Gujarat assembly election from 1962 to 1985.