Will 2022 Gujarat election be fought between BJP and AAP?
The BJP on Tuesday won municipal corporation elections in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar. But the victory for the BJP came with a caution as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) emerged as the second-largest party in the Surat municipal corporation.
The AAP's debut in the Surat municipal corporation is particularly significant for the BJP as it is considered the bastion of Gujarat BJP president Chandrakant Patil, who is a Lok Sabha MP from Navsari. Surat and Navsari are often referred to as twin-city.
Secondly, Surat has a big influence on the politics of Saurashtra.