Ahmedabad, Nov 11: In the Gujarat assembly elections, the Saurashtra region of the state holds an important place as it accounts for 48 out of the total 182 Assembly seats. The region has a sizable Patidar and Other Backward Class (OBC) population which can change the game in favour or against the political parties. Representational Image Gujarat’s Saurashtra region, which accounts for 48 out of the total 182 Assembly seats in the state with a sizable Patidar and Other Backward Class (OBC) population, has the potential to tilt the power game in favour of or against the ruling BJP or opposition Congress in the next month’s elections. In the 2017 Assembly polls, the Congress had bagged 28 seats in this region, improving its previous election’s tally of 15 and helping it restrict the Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory count to 99. Political observers attributed the grand old party’s impressive show in the region to the 2015 Patidar community’s quota agitation that targeted the BJP government.