Congress Gujarat In-charge resigns after loosing Assembly Polls


New Delhi: Faced with an “unpredictable” defeat in the Gujarat Assembly in 2022, Congress state unit in-charge Raghu Sharma on Thursday tendered his resignation to party chief Mallikarjun Kharge.

In the 2022 Gujarat assembly polls, the Congress could barely win 16 seats. Meanwhile, popular faces of the Congress like Jignesh Mevani could not do the magic. He contested the election from Mevani Vedgam seat but lost to Bharatiya Janata Party’s Manibhai Vaghela.

Meanwhile, Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who quit the Congress in May this year, has won a large number of votes in the 2022 Gujarat assembly polls. Patel joined the Bharatiya Janata Party this year and contested from the Viramgam seat, garnering 98,627 votes.

Patel is the same leader who emerged after the 2015 anti-government protests. He led the Patidar agitation demanding Other Backward Caste (OBC) status. Protests intensified in Gujarat, causing serious damage to the saffron party.

But this year, the BJP broke its own record. According to Election Commission of India (ECI) trends, the BJP has won 71 seats and is leading in 87 seats till 3:39 PM.

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