Leuva Patels' vote will be crucial for Narendra Modi, Keshubhai Patel

Keshubhai Modi

BJP's MP and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu had put his party in a fix over his diatribes against Keshubhai.

Sidhu had while addressing a rally in Visavadar, a bastion of Keshubhai recently, taken a dig Keshubhai by terming him an "old man" and a "traitor" who left the party and revolted against it.

Political pundits are considering this as a "shot in arm" for GPP if they can capitalise on this harsh criticism of 'Bapa' who is respected across the region.

"This is the moment for GPP to turn all Leuva Patel voters into the party's favour and convert this into a winning formula just as Modi had done in the past pouncing on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's words like 'maut ka saudagar'," said one political observer.

Whether Bapa, GPP and Congress collectively succeed in channeling Leuva Patel votes against Modi or not is the lone point that December 20 counting of votes will tell.

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