Also, there was a great deal of anger against the BJP among traders’ in Surat over the Goods and Services Tax.
However, the Congress failed to capitalise on this and win seats in Surat city during the 2017 Assembly elections. The Congress’ failure to convert the anti-BJP vote into victories seems to have worked in AAP’s favour.
AAP carried out regular protests on local issues such as corruption in the Regional Transport Office.
3. Has AIMIM Made An Impact?
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen contested only 21 seats in Ahmedabad and it managed to get some support, leading in eight seats at the time of writing this story.
Most of these leads are in Jamalpura and Maktampura wards.
This is important as it would mean that a chunk of the Congress’ support among Ahmedabad’s Muslims may have shifted to the AIMIM at least at the corporation level.
This bodes well for the party which is contesting in Gujarat for the first time.
4. Does This Mean Congress Has Become Irrelevant in Gujarat?