Author: Sabrangindia Special

Have things turned significantly in Gujarat, considered a free run for the BJP?

The third phase of polling for India’s 18th Lok Sabha could have serious surprises in store for an aggressive and cocksure Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Gujarat, once considered a free run for prime minister Narendra Modi; as voting figures for the 26 parliamentary seats in the western Indian state -- reviled for its politics of exclusion both on the economic and socio-religious front (“Gujarat Model”)-- poured in late on Tuesday, communities and activists who had strived for change are cautiously hopeful; the turn in voter’s mood has been perceptible over the past six weeks. A minimum of four seats and upwards of eight for INDIA is the ground level prediction by Sabrangindia