In order to launch a joint attack on the BJP the Congress has roped in Hardik Patel who has raked up Patidar issue.
A total of 1,267 gram panchayats have been declared as 'fully uncontested' ahead of polls slated for December 19.
The appointment comes ahead of next year's assembly elections in the state, where the Congress is seeking to wrest power from the BJP.
He said despite having been a common party worker, the Congress party trusted him with the responsibility and it would be his resolve that a change comes in Gujarat.
AIMIM state unit will finalise the number of seats to be contested in Gujarat, which has a bipolar politics for years with the Congress and the BJP as main contenders for power.
The decision-makers in the BJP have ensured that the delicate balance of caste, region, community, and gender has not been upset. The list of ministers is dominated by a significant number of Patidars
Speculation is rife in some quarters that Gujarat elections may be advanced so that it can be held along with UP elections.
Party spokesperson Pawan Khera cited an RTI reply from the Prime Minister's Office suggesting that the PM made the remarks based on informal and formal information received from multiple sources.
Union Minister of State Dr. Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said Congress President Rahul Gandhi posed wrong questions during the Gujarat Assembly elections.
Had it not been for NOTA, the Congress in all likelihood would have won with a majority to form the government, say analysts.
Though the Congress campaign for the election focused on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation, people were more interested in topics related to development and Hindutva.
The Congress will analyse in detail why it failed to dislodge the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has ruled Gujarat for 22 long years, and the road ahead with 80 newly elected MLAs.
War of words over Gujarat polls: Rahul Gandhi says massive jolt to ruling party while BJP claims he is enjoying defeat
Rahul hit out at PM Modi's Gujarat model of development, calling it "good propaganda and able marketing", but which is "hollow from within."
"It seems Rahul is under the illusion and enjoying defeat as victory. This shows his dynastic arrogance and is an insult to the people's mandate," Senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said.
The BJP won Gujarat and Himachal, but the Congress also did not lose, the Sena said, adding "the dream of a 'Congress-Mukt Bharat' (Congress-free India) remained unfulfilled".