Mrs. Rivaba Jadeja, has approached Amit Shah, seeking BJP ticket to contest from Jamnagar Constituency, Gujarat. She has been active as the head of Women’s Wing of Karni Sena. She has garnered support from the Kshatriya community in Gujarat and seems to give a tough fight to Hardik Patel from Patidar community.
BJP leadership has been quite encouraging and inviting women into politics. The support that Mrs Jadeja has gained, BJP may consider her request and oblige. It has to be seen, if the people of Jamnagar extend their support to Mrs. Rivaba.
Poonamben Maadan had contested from Jamnagar in 2014 on BJP ticket. She is looking to contest from the same constituency again. BJP’s selection committee has a different opinion. They might be looking to field a candidate from patidar community to take against Hardik Patel. Poonamben belongs to Aahir community of Gujarat. It is to be seen, who would be BJP’s ideal choice to take on Hardik Patel.