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Why Gujarat Voted for Modi?

In this season of 2014 Parliament it seems that all parties not fight against the ruling party but fight against the opposition party. Most Parties attack on Narendra Modi lead BJP. They attack more on the “Gujarat Model” instead of past government works.

Before understanding the reason why Gujarat voted for Modi, we quickly see that why opposition attacks on Modi. Here are some reasons.

1> whether they accept on public or not but they believe that the mood of the nation is in fever of Modi and not Congress.

2> They believe that if Modi lead BJP then its difficult to work under him while they can easily blackmail Congress lead UPA as seen in past 10  years.

3> Many regional party leaders want to become PM and in MODI lead BJP it’s never possible.

Now we will see why Gujarat Voted for Modi 3 times.

“Hindutva” is the biggest issue in 2002 for people of Gujarat to vote. After 2002 Modi become “Hindu Hraday Samrat” and for that large number of Hindu vote for Modi.In later elections it was not a big issue and many who support him 2002 for Hindutva not give him vote for that.

Another bigger issue is rehabilitation or advance development in Kutch after earth quake. People know the good work under Modi government and that’s why they voted for him.

In 2007, Modi came with agenda of development. Many people feel the development under him. The major developments under his government are electricity, Water, Roads and security. At the same time Modi made his image as a strong leader who acted hard against terrorism. People want to came out of the ghost of the 2002 riots. But congress not understand the mood of the people. There is no major issue, especially on development against Modi so congress and their supporters starts to blame Modi on 2002 riots. Even Hindus want to forget 2002 issues but congress’ appeasement politics not let them to do so. The statements like “Maut Ka Saudagar” add petrol in fire. And Modi starts to blame congress leaders on “So called Secularism”. Ultimately this all things help Modi and he win again in 2007.

As time passes, People feel more development in infrastructure and industries. Even Rural areas of Gujarat got 24hour electricity. Women Empowerment and safety is largely improved in Gujarat as compare to other states. People see stability  in BJP government, There was negligible cases of BJP leaders which disturbs daily life of people. But still congress not understand the mood of people. As they  went far from power they went far from real public issues and blaming more and more on 2002 issue. And as a result large number of people make their strong bond with Modi and they voted for Modi irrespective of who is local candidate. And as a result the big leaders of Congress like Modhwadia, Shaktisinh Gohil loose in 2012 assembly election. After 2012 election congress became very weak in Gujarat as its large number of leaders and workers joined BJP.

Those who blame Gujarat model are far away from actual reality. There are some lies on corruption and etc but at least in Electricity, Road, Water, Women empowerment & safety, Industries, Development in tribe area, Health sector in urban area, Transport facility, Advancement in governance technology no one can blame Modi. And if they blame their condition will not different from Congress after 2014 in Gujarat.

Author: Tejash Patel