Gujarat Elections: BJP trusts Kunvarji Bavaliya on Jasdan seat, Koli community supports Congress

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Jasdan (Gujarat): A tricky battle is predicted within the Jasdan constituency within the Gujarat Meeting elections. Whereas the BJP is relying on defector Kunvarji Bavaliya, the Congress is hoping to retain the seat with the help of the Koli neighborhood of Bavaliya.

Bavaliya had stop the Congress in 2001 to hitch the BJP and retained the seat within the by-election. However Bavaliya, a five-time MLA, is going through a tricky battle this time from his former shut pal and one other Koli chief Bholabhai Gohil, who has been fielded by the Congress from the seat. Jasdan falls within the backward constituencies in Rajkot district. Voting on this seat shall be held on December 1 within the first part of Gujarat Legislative Meeting elections.

There are about 2.6 lakh voters on this constituency, together with about one lakh individuals from the Koli neighborhood and about 60,000 Patidars. Different voters embody Different Backward Lessons (besides Kolis), Dalits and Muslims. The area is taken into account a Congress bastion due to its dedicated Koli vote financial institution. BJP has simply received the bypoll right here. Kolis are a numerically massive neighborhood in Saurashtra and South Gujarat. They’ve a sizeable quantity within the coastal areas.

Since 1995, Bavaliya had received the Jasdan seat for 4 consecutive phrases (in 1995, 1998, 2002 and 2007) as a Congress candidate. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2009 from the Rajkot seat. He misplaced the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Rajkot to the BJP candidate. Congress as soon as once more nominated him from Jasdan meeting seat and he received. In 2017, there was a distinction of opinion between Bavaliya and the state Congress management, resulting from which he left the Congress and joined the BJP. Bavaliya received the Jasdan Meeting bypoll in 2018 on a BJP ticket.

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