The Gujarat Assembly elections are a closely watched contest between the rivals BJP and Congress to take control over the politically important state, which is also the "motherland" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP president Amit Shah has appealed to his party cadres to ensure that the incumbent saffron party wins the polls with 150 seats, this time. If the BJP manages to win 150 seats in the Assembly elections it would be a record. Actually, it was the Congress which holds the record of winning the maximum seats in any Assembly elections in the state. In 1985, the Congress won 149 seats in the Assembly elections. Till date, no party has managed to break the record.