"If Not Anand...": Gujarat Congress Candidate's odd prediction for party
Bharatsinh Solanki, the Congress' Anand Lok Sabha candidate, is confident of wresting the seat from the BJP and claims it is his party's safest bet in Gujarat.
He said if the Congress cannot win Anand Lok Sabha seat, in central Gujarat, then it can't win any of the 26 seats in the state.
In the 2014 polls, the BJP had blanked out the Congress winning all 26 Lok Sabha seats. Anand, known as the milk capital of India and famous worldwide for the Amul dairy brand, is expected to see a close contest between Mr Solanki, two-time MP from here in 2004 and 2009, and the BJP's Mitesh Patel, a well known businessman making his poll debut.
The BJP, possibly sensing anti-incumbency, dropped sitting MP Dilip Patel, who had defeated Mr Solanki, a former Union minister, riding the Narendra Modi wave.