Gujarats new Chief Minister Vijay Rupani waves at gathering during his oath ceremony in Gandhinagar on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)

Gujarat Elections: BJP Will Cross 150 Seats, Says Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani - Exclusive

In the electoral battle for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, the Bharatiya Janata Party is confident of returning to power with three-fourths majority in the 182-member state assembly, says Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in an exclusive interview. This is the first assembly election since 1998 that the BJP is entering with someone other than Narendra Modi in the chief minister’s chair.

In a wide-ranging conversation, the chief minister responds to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s latest charges against the BJP in Gujarat, upbraids political activist Hardik Patel for promoting casteism, calling him a “Congress agent” who has lost the support of the Patidar community. Citing reports of secret meetings between Patel and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Rupani says that the Patidar agitation leader’s affinity for the Congress is now out in the open for all to see.

The Gujarat chief minister also clarifies in detail on the matter of the recent SEBI order on his HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) account.

Watch Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s exclusive interview on Rajpath with Sanjay Pugalia, Editorial Director, Quintillion Media.