The third time Modi could not control his emotions was when he invoked former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his compliments to him more than two decades back.
Former PM Manmohan Singh reiterated his views on demonetisation and said it was “organised loot and legalised plunder”.
Failure of the Vijay Rupani government to honour its word on minimum support price for cotton and groundnuts may have been the reason.
BJP had chalked out a strategy to get the votes of all the smaller OBC groups which are at the receiving end of the dominant Patidars in villages.
The three young leaders- Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani have also contributed to the Congress increasing its vote share.
Amit Shah, 53, who was elected to the Upper House of Parliament in August, walked in just minutes before the proceedings began.
Bills on instant talaq, FRDI and transgender rights likely to be introduced in the short Parliament session that begins today and will go on till January 5.
If the projections are correct, it means BJP’s campaign led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has triumphed over Congress yet again in Gujarat.
The contest in Radhanpur seat of Patan district has become high profile as Alpesh Thakor, one of the three young men- along with Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mevani- challenging BJP, is in the fray.
In 2012, BJP had won 52 of the 93 seats but faces anti-incumbency in Mehsana, Patan after Patidar agitation.
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