India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 24, 2015
The Gujarat High Court today directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to increase the efforts to create awareness about NOTA (none of the above) option ahead of the coming elections to rural and semi-urban local bodies in the state.
India News | Written by Rohit Bhan | Monday November 23, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government was heading in the "right direction", BJP veteran LK Advani said today, softening his tone for the first time since joining an open rebellion against the party's current leadership.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 22, 2015
Days after raising a banner of revolt against Prime Minister Narendra Modi following Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) resounding defeat in Bihar elections, party patriarch LK Advani today said the government is on the right track to bring 'achhe din' in the country.
India News | Agencies | Sunday November 22, 2015
Polling began in Gujarat today morning for the first phase of the two-phase local body elections to pick four candidates each in 572 municipal wards.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 22, 2015
Voting for elections to six municipal corporations in Gujarat consisting of major urban areas of the state, will be held on Sunday.
India News | Written by Rohit Bhan | Saturday November 21, 2015
Facing attacks from both within and outside the party after its crushing defeat in the Bihar poll, the BJP is fielding as many as 500 Muslim candidates for the two-phase local body elections in Gujarat beginning this Sunday.
India News | Written by Rohit Bhan | Friday November 20, 2015
Anandiben Patel, chief minister of Gujarat, faces another big political test, this time in civic elections to be held this weekend, in which two women from her Patel community are contesting as Congress candidates.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday November 10, 2015
In an embarrassing situation for the ruling BJP in Gujarat, less than a fortnight to the two-phase local government polls, the party has not been able to zero in on candidates to contest elections to the Unjha municipality in its own pocketborough in the Patel-dominated Mehsana district.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 8, 2015
Linking the Nitish Kumar led grand alliance's stellar victory in the Bihar assembly elections to the caste politics, the Patel community in Gujarat today termed the poll outcome as their community's "revenge" against the BJP.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday November 2, 2015
The Gujarat State Election Commission today issued poll notification for elections to six municipal corporations, to be held on November 22.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 26, 2015
The upcoming local bodies election of Gujarat will test BJP's 20-year dominance over the state political scene as the ruling party grapples with the ramifications of the Patel quota agitation.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday October 21, 2015
The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday debunked a government ordinance to postpone local body elections by three months, and directed the state Election Commission to start preparations for the elections immediately.
India News | NDTV.com | Wednesday October 21, 2015
An ordinance or executive order by the Gujarat Government, meant to delay civic body polls in the state, is unconstitutional, the Gujarat High Court has said. The decision, the court said, was illegal.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 8, 2015
Citing administration in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said that BJP is the only alternative in Bihar which can offer equal opportunity to each and every citizen particularly the youth regardless of their family lineage or political clout.
Bihar | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday September 28, 2015
Seconding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad today said that Bihar did not need a 'Gujarat model' or a leader "imported" from Gujarat for its development.
Ahmedabad News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 26, 2015
In a bid to reach out to people amid the ongoing Patel quota agitation, which might affect BJP's chances in the upcoming local body polls in Gujarat, the ruling party has planned to promote the state government's recently-announced scheme for students of the Economically Backward Category (EBC).
Bihar | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty (with inputs from agencies) | Thursday September 17, 2015
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took on Nitish Kumar today for challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to debate development in Bihar, where elections will be held in five phases from next month.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 26, 2015
Taking a view divergent to that of his party colleague and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav today disapproved of the agitation by the Patel and Patidar community in Gujarat.
India News | Friday August 21, 2015
The Gujarat government's controversial decision to make voting in local body elections compulsory hit a hurdle today, with the state's high court ordering a stay until further orders.
India News | Reported by Rohit Bhan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Saturday August 8, 2015
The Gujarat government is pushing ahead to make voting mandatory in the coming civic bodies' elections in the state. The rules have been drafted following a notification issued in this regard a month ago.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 23, 2015
Janata Dal (U) today alleged BJP was trying to "bribe" voters ahead of Bihar assembly polls by distributing sarees and 'gamchas' and his party along with Congress and constituents of Janata Parivar will take up the matter with the EC.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 20, 2014
The state unit of the AAP will launch campaigns with the theme of "remember poll promises", seeking to increase minimum support price of cotton crops, at a time when the Gujarat farmers' agitation is at its peak, the party said on Friday.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal (With PTI inputs) | Tuesday November 11, 2014
Along with making voting compulsory in local body elections, Gujarat also made it mandatory for candidates to have toilets in their homes. The rule will apply to aspirants for elections to all local bodies -- district, taluka, village, panchayat and municipal corporations.
India News | Rohit Bhan | Tuesday November 11, 2014
The Gujarat Governor has given the go-ahead to the controversial Gujarat Local Authorities Laws Bill, 2009, which makes voting mandatory in local body elections.