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Gujarat: With Patidars drifting away, BJP woos OBC votes; five Congress MLAs in its camp

News Summed Up 2019-03-13 05:30:00

The Lok Sabha seats of Rajkot, Jamangar, Amreli, Porbandar and Surendranagar fall in this region. In 2014, the party won all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat. “The Lok Sabha seat is dominated by Patidars but Ahirs form the second largest group of voters,” said a BJP source. A day after Chavda joined the BJP, fellow Congress MLA from Dhrangadhra, Parsottam Sabariya, followed him to the BJP camp. Reacting to the defections, Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani accused the BJP of luring Congress MLAs with offers of position and money.