BJP president Amit Shah is scheduling to launch the party’s campaign in Gujarat from November 4 for which his entire tour has been planned.
The state campaign will take off in Kutch, from where Shah will travel to Morbi and Surendranagar. Shah’s first set of public meetings are slated for Gandhidham, Morbi, Surendranagar, Bhavnagar, Botad, Amreli, and Ahmedabad.
On November 5, Shah is set to visit tribal dominant areas of Valsad, Navsari, Dangs, Panchmahal, Dahod, Sabarkantha and Aravali.
The party president is in for a long stay in Gujarat, during which he will address party workers and discuss area-specific strategies with the local BJP functionaries. On November 7, he will visit Rajkot city, Rajkot rural and Surat city and meet the diamond and textile traders.
Surat is an important constituency for the party, for not only does it have a substantial strength of diamond business driven vote bank but also the much in pain textile industry associations which the party is out to placate.
Amit Shah has his work cut-out to precision, as coincidently the demonetisation drive will also complete a year during his campaign trip. The distressed traders are keen to discuss their problems and seek relief and Shah may be forced to graciously agree to their demands in this aggressively fought election.
BJP is also laying its hopes on Amit Shah’s Gujarat visit to bridge the growing gap between Patidars and the party. They are trying to work on a strategy to win back the support from Patidars.
In his last leg of the campaign trail, Shah will cover Junagadh city, Junagadh rural, Porbandar and Gir Somnath; Bharuch and Narmada; Anand, Kheda, and Mahisagar on November 8. On the last day on November 9, Shah will travel extensively in Surat district, Tapi, Jamnagar city, Jamnagar rural, Dev-Bhoomi Dwarka, Vadodara city, Chhota Udepur and Vadodara district.