You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Guj polls: BJP loses Narendra Modi's hometown to Congress

Topics
Politics

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Although the BJP retained power in Gujarat, it lost the Unjha assembly constituency in Mehsana district, which includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hometown Vadnagar, to Congress.

Congress candidate Asha Patel defeated BJP nominee and sitting MLA Narayan Patel with a comfortable margin of over 19,000 votes to win the Unjha seat.

The 79-year-old BJP veteran had defeated Asha Patel (40) in the 2012 assembly elections.

However, the picture changed this time following the Patel quota agitation and Thakor community's increasing leaning towards the Congress.

Out of the total 2.12 lakh voters of Unjha, over 77,000 are Patidars, while around 50,000 belong to the Thakor community.

Unjha is also known for the Umiya Mata temple, the reigning deity of Kadva Patel sect.

Both Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi had held poll rallies in Vadnagar.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Mon, December 18 2017. 19:25 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU