Nitin Patel: Nitin Patel said – I myself refused to contest elections, if I had fought, I would have won by thrice more margin


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When former Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat and strong Patidar leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Nitin Patel, wrote a letter before ticket distribution in Gujarat announcing that he would not contest the elections, not only in Gujarat but in different states of the country, the market of political discussions got heated. Patel himself believes that this is a matter of discussion. Because he has been an MLA for six consecutive terms. He was a minister and took charge as Deputy Chief Minister. In a special conversation with amarujala.com, Nitin Patel in Ahmedabad said that he has no grudge against the party. Rather, it was his own decision not to contest the elections. The party did not exert any pressure. However, he says that if he had contested this time, his victory margin would have been three times more than in the last election. Nitin Bhai Patel had a detailed conversation with Ashish Tiwari on various issues ranging from Gujarat politics to not contesting elections. Here are its parts.
Question: Instead of asking something in a roundabout way, it is better to tell directly that it was your decision not to contest the election or the party had created pressure.
answer: It was my own decision. There was neither any pressure from the party nor any such guidelines. Even before the ticket for Gujarat assembly elections was to be announced in Delhi, I met my state president and informed him not to contest the election.
Question: But with the announcement of AAP not contesting the elections, there was a buzz in the political circles that the party high command has forbidden the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and many ministers from contesting the elections. That’s why you people said just before ticket distribution that you will not contest the election.
answer: I am a six-time MLA. I have been the minister of nine departments. Was the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat State. Worked with all the big Chief Ministers of Gujarat. Millions of people are my fans. So this time discussions were bound to happen because of not contesting the elections.
Question: You are counted among the big Patidar leaders of Gujarat. You are not in direct election this time. So should it be believed that now big Patidar leaders like you are being replaced.
answer : Look, the process of replacement is either there or not. Now we are being changed, it is true. It is also true that new people came. But the experienced and tall leaders we have here are always promoted. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Bhai Patel is also a Patidar leader. The government is being formed, and he will once again become the chief minister. The person is changed. But the importance of the Patidar community has not diminished at all in the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Question: Need a straight question and straight answer from you. Do you have any displeasure with the Bharatiya Janata Party that you were not given the ticket, did you yourself refuse to take the ticket.
answer: No, not resentful at all. It was our own decision.
Question: I have come through all the districts of Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Your assembly seat also went to Mehsana. People talk about you that you are not in the electoral fray.
answer: This is absolutely certain that if I had contested the assembly elections this time, I would have won this time with a margin three times more than the margin of votes I won in 2017. But I said that it was my decision not to contest the election. This time, I am in the field to contest the elections and make the candidates win by going to each and every assembly seat in entire Gujarat.
Question: In this election, the Aam Aadmi Party is also contesting the elections strongly in the whole of Gujarat. What do you think, which party is your direct competition this time?
answer: There is no competition of Bharatiya Janata Party with any other party in Gujarat. Even if there is some competition to the extent of 10 per cent, it is only from the Congress party. Because Congress is the big party in Gujarat. It is an old party and Congress has also ruled here for years.
Question: This time in the election field, Asaduddin Owaisi’s party is also beating in Gujarat. There is preparation for burglary among Muslim voters. It is said that Owaisi is the B party of the BJP.
answer: The Bharatiya Janata Party moves ahead with its ideas, so there is no such thing as a B party. As far as Owaisi’s entry into the electoral fray is concerned, he is contesting elections at some places in Muslim-majority areas.
Question: In the 2017 assembly elections, major agitations were going on in Gujarat regarding reservation. There was a dent in the Patidar vote bank. The last election is more difficult or this time the election is more difficult.
answer: Certainly the last election was more difficult. Last time there was definitely resentment regarding the reservation movement. But together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all the big leaders of the party, not only resolved the whole issue, but we are in the fray with double the enthusiasm in this election.
Question: Last time Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who had agitated on the issue of reservation, has also joined your party. Many more leaders are contesting elections from your party. So has this path become easy after fielding the same agitating faces in the elections.
answer: There are 182 candidates in the fray in Gujarat. Hardik Patel is also one of them. Bharatiya Janata Party is a party which is in constant touch with the people. Through the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, the Bharatiya Janata Party government is going to be formed once again in Gujarat.
Question: last question. How many seats will the Bharatiya Janata Party get this time?
answer: This time the Bharatiya Janata Party will break all its old records and get the maximum number of seats.

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When former Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat and strong Patidar leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Nitin Patel, wrote a letter before ticket distribution in Gujarat announcing that he would not contest the elections, not only in Gujarat but in different states of the country, the market of political discussions got heated. Patel himself believes that this is a matter of discussion. Because he has been an MLA for six consecutive terms. He was a minister and took charge as Deputy Chief Minister. In a special conversation with amarujala.com, Nitin Patel in Ahmedabad said that he has no grudge against the party. Rather, it was his own decision not to contest the elections. The party did not exert any pressure. However, he says that if he had contested this time, his victory margin would have been three times more than in the last election. Nitin Bhai Patel had a detailed conversation with Ashish Tiwari on various issues ranging from Gujarat politics to not contesting elections. Here are its parts.





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