Media, the greater portion of which is mortgaged with the BJP which is reportedly spending thousands of crores to win the Gujarat elections by hook or crook, is now presenting the ground reality in the state. So far, the writers and the reporters in the newspapers acknowledged the efforts made by Rahul Gandhi, but predicted that the Congress would be able to increase the tally not so much as to win the poll. On the eve of the first phase on December 9 current poll prediction says both the BJP and the Congress are neck and neck. The Lokniti-CSDS-ABP News poll says there could be a dead heat between BJP and Congress with the former just scraping through to a win. When there is dead heat no poll survey should predict the win because till the elections are held any twist in the trend may happen.
It is also reported that the BJP is worried about 98 constituencies in rural areas where the BJP vote graph is constantly on the decline. In 2012 elections, the BJP could win only 50 seats in 98 constituencies and now the graph still fell down. Patel movement has gained ground while the general public is sore over demonetization and the haphazard introduction of the GST. Feeling the pulse of the people, the BJP is reported to have requested the Prime Minister to address more number of rallies. As the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who was brought to the state with the hope that he would gather votes in the name of Hindutva failed to attract the people, the PM is the ultimate hope. While Rahul Gandhi and reservation movement leader Hardik Patel are addressing huge rallies, the BJP rallies have shrunk to few thousands. Even in the PM rallies, the telecasts show empty seats. The sum total of the circumstances show the clear indication that the Congress is bound to win.
According to press reports the decks are cleared for the elevation of the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to the post of the party president. There is only one nomination which was filed till the last date and that is of Rahul Gandhi. Thats why we can say the Gujarat win will be first gift of the party president Rahul Gandhi to the Congress.