Gujarat Elections


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  • BJP Candidate Challenges Ahmed Patel's Rajya Sabha Election In Court

    BJP Candidate Challenges Ahmed Patel's Rajya Sabha Election In Court

    Balwantsinh Rajput, the BJP candidate who lost to Congress leader Ahmed Patel in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections earlier this month, has challenged the Election Commission's decision to invalidate the votes of two rebel Congress MLAs who had voted for him. The decision helped Ahmed Patel scrape through; he won exactly the number of votes he neede...

  • Shankersinh Vaghela Could Team With Sharad Pawar To Further Dent Congress

    Shankersinh Vaghela Could Team With Sharad Pawar To Further Dent Congress

    Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) did not vote for Ahmed Patel in the dramatic Rajya Sabha electionthat he won by a whisker, sources close to the senior Congress leader have said, in a revelation that not just answers this week's most-asked question, but also threatens to blow another hole in opposition unity.

  • Ahmed Patel Says Congress Will Win Gujarat, Targets PM Narendra Modi, BJP's Amit Shah

    Ahmed Patel Says Congress Will Win Gujarat, Targets PM Narendra Modi, BJP's Amit Shah

    Upbeat after his victory in the Rajya Sabha poll, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel today said it was the BJP which made the contest a prestige issue and exuded confidence that his party would win Gujarat assembly election due later this year.

  • Electronic Voting Machines To Have Paper Trail In Gujarat Assembly Polls: Election Panel Tells Top Court

    Electronic Voting Machines To Have Paper Trail In Gujarat Assembly Polls: Election Panel Tells Top Court

    The Election Commission today told the Supreme Court that it will be able to conduct the Gujarat assembly elections, due late this year, using electronic voting machines or EVMs with paper trail

  • Congress Expels 8 Gujarat Lawmakers For Cross-Vote Against Ahmed Patel

    Congress Expels 8 Gujarat Lawmakers For Cross-Vote Against Ahmed Patel

    A day after securing a Rajya Sabha seat for Ahmed Patel, the political adviser to Sonia Gandhi, in a cliff-hanger election, the Congress on Wednesday cracked down on eight legislators who voted against him. Following the lead of strongman Shankersinh Vaghela, the legislators had defied the whip, or formal orders from the party, to vote for Mr Patel...

  • Amit Shah's Math For Winning All 3 Gujarat Rajya Sabha Seats Next Time

    Amit Shah's Math For Winning All 3 Gujarat Rajya Sabha Seats Next Time

    BJP chief Amit Shah arrived in Delhi on Wednesday night to a big welcome at the airport by party workers. It's a double celebration for the BJP as Mr Shah completes three years as party chief on the same day as he was elected to the Rajya Sabha for his debut in Parliament.

  • Will Use Paper Trail (VVPAT) Machines in Gujarat, Says Election Commission

    Will Use Paper Trail (VVPAT) Machines in Gujarat, Says Election Commission

    The Gujarat assembly elections, slated for the end of this year, will be held using VVPATs - the Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail machines - along with Electronic Voting Machines, the Election Commission told the Supreme Court today

  • Thank God For Election Commission, Says Sonia Gandhi On Ahmed Patel's Win

    Thank God For Election Commission, Says Sonia Gandhi On Ahmed Patel's Win

    Hours after her top aide Ahmed Patel snatched a dramatic and close victory in the Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat after midnight, Congress president Sonia Gandhi told NDTV today: "Thank God for the Election Commission."

  • 10-Point Guide To Ahmed Patel's Close Shave In Gujarat

    10-Point Guide To Ahmed Patel's Close Shave In Gujarat

    Congress leader Ahmed Patel snatched a late night victory in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections after the Election Commission rejected the votes of two Congress rebel legislators. Mr Patel won by the skin of his teeth. He needed 44 votes to win and he got 44, returning to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat for a fifth term in a bitterly fought election th...

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Congratulates Amit Shah, Smriti Irani For Rajya Sabha Election Win

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Congratulates Amit Shah, Smriti Irani For Rajya Sabha Election Win

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Union minister Smriti Irani and BJP chief Amit Shah on being elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.

  • 'It Was Tough,' Said A Smiling Ahmed Patel, Congress' Man Of The Moment

    'It Was Tough,' Said A Smiling Ahmed Patel, Congress' Man Of The Moment

    Long before last vote in Gandhinagar was cast for the three seats for Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel conceded he had never seen "such a tense and bitter election battle". For two weeks, the election - that would have been a walkover in the past - had turned into a prestige battle, with the BJP determined to make the Co...

  • How 2 Invalid Congress Votes Helped Ahmed Patel Retain Rajya Sabha Seat

    How 2 Invalid Congress Votes Helped Ahmed Patel Retain Rajya Sabha Seat

    Surviving cross-voting and defections in his party, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel retained his Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat in a nail-biting election on Tuesday. The Congress leader, who announced his victory on Twitter with 'Satyamev Jayate' (Truth shall prevail), was congratulated by his party immediately, which after a long time, finally h...

  • Gujarat Battle Shifted To Delhi, Delaying Counting Of Votes By Over 6 Hrs

    Gujarat Battle Shifted To Delhi, Delaying Counting Of Votes By Over 6 Hrs

    The counting for elections for three Gujarat Rajya Sabha started in Gandhinagar after the Election Commission accepted the Congress petition that votes cast by its two rebel lawmakers should be cancelled because they had shown their ballot paper to the BJP chief Amit Shah.

  • In Gujarat Rajya Sabha Elections, Spotlight On Lone Legislator From Nitish Kumar's JDU

    In Gujarat Rajya Sabha Elections, Spotlight On Lone Legislator From Nitish Kumar's JDU

    With a single legislator in the Gujarat assembly, the Janata Dal United is not a major player in the state, but its MLA Chhotubhai Vasava was in the spotlight today with victory or defeat for the Congress' senior leader Ahmed Patel seeming to hinge for a large part on his vote in the Rajya Sabha elections.

  • Ahmed Patel Needs 44: How Numbers Stack Up

    Ahmed Patel Needs 44: How Numbers Stack Up

    As Gujarat legislator Karamsinh Makwana voted in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha election on Tuesday, he refused to show his ballot paper to the polling agent sparking speculation that he has cross-voted. Mr Makwana is one of the 44 Congress legislators just back from a luxury stay at a Bengaluru resort and who senior party leader Ahmed Patel is counting o...

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  • BJP Candidate Challenges Ahmed Patel's Rajya Sabha Election In Court

    BJP Candidate Challenges Ahmed Patel's Rajya Sabha Election In Court

    Balwantsinh Rajput, the BJP candidate who lost to Congress leader Ahmed Patel in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections earlier this month, has challenged the Election Commission's decision to invalidate the votes of two rebel Congress MLAs who had voted for him. The decision helped Ahmed Patel scrape through; he won exactly the number of votes he neede...

  • Shankersinh Vaghela Could Team With Sharad Pawar To Further Dent Congress

    Shankersinh Vaghela Could Team With Sharad Pawar To Further Dent Congress

    Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) did not vote for Ahmed Patel in the dramatic Rajya Sabha electionthat he won by a whisker, sources close to the senior Congress leader have said, in a revelation that not just answers this week's most-asked question, but also threatens to blow another hole in opposition unity.

  • Ahmed Patel Says Congress Will Win Gujarat, Targets PM Narendra Modi, BJP's Amit Shah

    Ahmed Patel Says Congress Will Win Gujarat, Targets PM Narendra Modi, BJP's Amit Shah

    Upbeat after his victory in the Rajya Sabha poll, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel today said it was the BJP which made the contest a prestige issue and exuded confidence that his party would win Gujarat assembly election due later this year.

  • Electronic Voting Machines To Have Paper Trail In Gujarat Assembly Polls: Election Panel Tells Top Court

    Electronic Voting Machines To Have Paper Trail In Gujarat Assembly Polls: Election Panel Tells Top Court

    The Election Commission today told the Supreme Court that it will be able to conduct the Gujarat assembly elections, due late this year, using electronic voting machines or EVMs with paper trail

  • Congress Expels 8 Gujarat Lawmakers For Cross-Vote Against Ahmed Patel

    Congress Expels 8 Gujarat Lawmakers For Cross-Vote Against Ahmed Patel

    A day after securing a Rajya Sabha seat for Ahmed Patel, the political adviser to Sonia Gandhi, in a cliff-hanger election, the Congress on Wednesday cracked down on eight legislators who voted against him. Following the lead of strongman Shankersinh Vaghela, the legislators had defied the whip, or formal orders from the party, to vote for Mr Patel...

  • Amit Shah's Math For Winning All 3 Gujarat Rajya Sabha Seats Next Time

    Amit Shah's Math For Winning All 3 Gujarat Rajya Sabha Seats Next Time

    BJP chief Amit Shah arrived in Delhi on Wednesday night to a big welcome at the airport by party workers. It's a double celebration for the BJP as Mr Shah completes three years as party chief on the same day as he was elected to the Rajya Sabha for his debut in Parliament.

  • Will Use Paper Trail (VVPAT) Machines in Gujarat, Says Election Commission

    Will Use Paper Trail (VVPAT) Machines in Gujarat, Says Election Commission

    The Gujarat assembly elections, slated for the end of this year, will be held using VVPATs - the Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail machines - along with Electronic Voting Machines, the Election Commission told the Supreme Court today

  • Thank God For Election Commission, Says Sonia Gandhi On Ahmed Patel's Win

    Thank God For Election Commission, Says Sonia Gandhi On Ahmed Patel's Win

    Hours after her top aide Ahmed Patel snatched a dramatic and close victory in the Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat after midnight, Congress president Sonia Gandhi told NDTV today: "Thank God for the Election Commission."

  • 10-Point Guide To Ahmed Patel's Close Shave In Gujarat

    10-Point Guide To Ahmed Patel's Close Shave In Gujarat

    Congress leader Ahmed Patel snatched a late night victory in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections after the Election Commission rejected the votes of two Congress rebel legislators. Mr Patel won by the skin of his teeth. He needed 44 votes to win and he got 44, returning to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat for a fifth term in a bitterly fought election th...

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Congratulates Amit Shah, Smriti Irani For Rajya Sabha Election Win

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Congratulates Amit Shah, Smriti Irani For Rajya Sabha Election Win

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Union minister Smriti Irani and BJP chief Amit Shah on being elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.

  • 'It Was Tough,' Said A Smiling Ahmed Patel, Congress' Man Of The Moment

    'It Was Tough,' Said A Smiling Ahmed Patel, Congress' Man Of The Moment

    Long before last vote in Gandhinagar was cast for the three seats for Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel conceded he had never seen "such a tense and bitter election battle". For two weeks, the election - that would have been a walkover in the past - had turned into a prestige battle, with the BJP determined to make the Co...

  • How 2 Invalid Congress Votes Helped Ahmed Patel Retain Rajya Sabha Seat

    How 2 Invalid Congress Votes Helped Ahmed Patel Retain Rajya Sabha Seat

    Surviving cross-voting and defections in his party, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel retained his Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat in a nail-biting election on Tuesday. The Congress leader, who announced his victory on Twitter with 'Satyamev Jayate' (Truth shall prevail), was congratulated by his party immediately, which after a long time, finally h...

  • Gujarat Battle Shifted To Delhi, Delaying Counting Of Votes By Over 6 Hrs

    Gujarat Battle Shifted To Delhi, Delaying Counting Of Votes By Over 6 Hrs

    The counting for elections for three Gujarat Rajya Sabha started in Gandhinagar after the Election Commission accepted the Congress petition that votes cast by its two rebel lawmakers should be cancelled because they had shown their ballot paper to the BJP chief Amit Shah.

  • In Gujarat Rajya Sabha Elections, Spotlight On Lone Legislator From Nitish Kumar's JDU

    In Gujarat Rajya Sabha Elections, Spotlight On Lone Legislator From Nitish Kumar's JDU

    With a single legislator in the Gujarat assembly, the Janata Dal United is not a major player in the state, but its MLA Chhotubhai Vasava was in the spotlight today with victory or defeat for the Congress' senior leader Ahmed Patel seeming to hinge for a large part on his vote in the Rajya Sabha elections.

  • Ahmed Patel Needs 44: How Numbers Stack Up

    Ahmed Patel Needs 44: How Numbers Stack Up

    As Gujarat legislator Karamsinh Makwana voted in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha election on Tuesday, he refused to show his ballot paper to the polling agent sparking speculation that he has cross-voted. Mr Makwana is one of the 44 Congress legislators just back from a luxury stay at a Bengaluru resort and who senior party leader Ahmed Patel is counting o...

  • 'Didn't Vote For Ahmed Patel, He Is Losing,' Says Shankersinh Vaghela

    'Didn't Vote For Ahmed Patel, He Is Losing,' Says Shankersinh Vaghela

    Shankersinh Vaghela, who quit the Congress last month, said today that he hadn't voted for the party's Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha election and twisted the knife by commenting: "Who will vote for a losing candidate."

  • Ahmed Patel Snatches Win In Gujarat Rajya Sabha Nail-Biter: 10 Points

    Ahmed Patel Snatches Win In Gujarat Rajya Sabha Nail-Biter: 10 Points

    Congress leader Ahmed Patel is returning to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat for a fifth term, winning the third seat today in a bitterly fought election that became a massive prestige battle between the Congress and the BJP. The other two seats have been won easily by BJP chief Amit Shah, who makes his debut in Parliament, and union minister Smriti Ir...

  • 10 Things You Need To Know About Gujarat Rajya Sabha Elections

    10 Things You Need To Know About Gujarat Rajya Sabha Elections

    Three Rajya Sabha seats of BJP-ruled Gujarat will be up for election today. BJP chief Amit Shah, who will be making his debut in Rajya Sabha, and Union minister Smriti Irani are placed to easily win from two of the seats. The election to the third seat -- where Congress candidate Ahmed Patel, political advisor to party number one Sonia Gandhi, is s...

  • In BJP vs Congress, How Numbers Stack Up For Gujarat Rajya Sabha Elections

    In BJP vs Congress, How Numbers Stack Up For Gujarat Rajya Sabha Elections

    After a meeting with 44 legislators of his party at a resort in Anand, about 76 km from Ahemdabad, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said on Monday he is confident that he will be re-elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in elections today. Numbers show that Mr Patel's election could be touch and go.

  • Rajya Sabha Election 2017: Here Is How Members Are Elected To Upper House

    Rajya Sabha Election 2017: Here Is How Members Are Elected To Upper House

    As 10 Rajya Sabha members retire this month, political parties gear up for an intense political battle in Rajya Sabha tomorrow to fill those vacancies. The focus on tomorrow's elections remains largely on Gujarat where BJP's Amit Shah and Smriti Irani will easily win two of the three seats given the BJP's majority. Congress' Ahmed Patel is in for a...

  • NCP Adds Twist to Gujarat Rajya Sabha Election: 10 Points

    NCP Adds Twist to Gujarat Rajya Sabha Election: 10 Points

    BJP chief Amit Shah met his party's 121 legislators for over four-and-a-half hours in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar on Monday, overseeing voting practice to ensure no votes are invalidated in today's crucial Rajya Sabha election to three seats. The party worked on a strategy to win all three seats, aiming to prevent the re-election to the upper house...

  • 'For Me And Ahmed Patel To Decide,' Says Cryptic Shankersinh Vaghela

    'For Me And Ahmed Patel To Decide,' Says Cryptic Shankersinh Vaghela

    Until weeks ago, Congress leader Ahmed Patel's re-election to Rajya Sabha was a done deal. But all that changed on July 22 when veteran Gujarat Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela quit the party. Soon after, allegedly at Mr Vaghela's behest, six Congress legislators resigned; three of them joined the BJP.

  • Back From Bengaluru, Gujarat Congress Legislators Head To Another Resort

    Back From Bengaluru, Gujarat Congress Legislators Head To Another Resort

    The 43 Congress legislators from Gujarat - whisked away to Bengaluru last month to stem a string of damaging defections just ahead of the crucial Rajya Sabha elections -landed in Ahmedabad airport around 4:30 am today. Lawmakers in Gujarat will vote for three Rajya Sabha seats tomorrow.

  • Gujarat Rajya Sabha Polls To Be Held With NOTA Option, Says Supreme Court

    Gujarat Rajya Sabha Polls To Be Held With NOTA Option, Says Supreme Court

    The NOTA or None of The Above option will be available in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat on Tuesday, the Supreme Court said today, rejecting a Congress request to put it on hold.

  • What Rahul Gandhi Has To Say About Karnataka Tax Raids: Nothing

    What Rahul Gandhi Has To Say About Karnataka Tax Raids: Nothing

    Income tax raids on a Karnataka minister had an angry Congress exercised all day today. The minister was picked up by taxmen from a Bengaluru resort where the Congress had shepherded 43 legislators from Gujarat to prevent defections before a crucial Rajya Sabha election. Senior Congress leaders accused the BJP government of "scare tactics" and "abu...

  • NOTA Not Acceptable For Rajya Sabha Polls, Both BJP And Congress Say

    NOTA Not Acceptable For Rajya Sabha Polls, Both BJP And Congress Say

    Locked in an intense political battle in Gujarat ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls next week, the ruling BJP and the Congress are on the same side on NOTA or the None of The Above option for voters.

  • Won't Quit As BJP President If Elected To Rajya Sabha, Says Amit Shah

    Won't Quit As BJP President If Elected To Rajya Sabha, Says Amit Shah

    BJP chief Amit Shah today said there is no question of him resigning as party president after he is elected to the Rajya Sabha, stating he is working "happily" and "wholeheartedly".

  • Gujarat Lawmakers Fled To Bengaluru In Fear, Alleges Congress

    Gujarat Lawmakers Fled To Bengaluru In Fear, Alleges Congress

    The Congress on Sunday produced 42 of its Gujarat lawmakers -- who are penned at a resort in Bengaluru -- before the media and said they have taken refuge in the Congress-ruled Karnataka as they feared for their lives ahead of the coming Rajya Sabha elections.

  • Election Commission Reacts To Congress SOS, Seeks Answers From Gujarat

    Election Commission Reacts To Congress SOS, Seeks Answers From Gujarat

    Its Gujarat lawmakers safely sequestered in a luxurious Karnataka resort hundreds of kilometres away, senior Congress leaders headed to the Election Commission in Delhi on Saturday to complain that the Gujarat government was trying to arm-twist and lure its lawmakers to switch sides ahead of the 8 August elections for three Rajya Sabha seats from G...

  • Congress Express Delivers 40 Gujarat Lawmakers To Bengaluru Resort: 10 Points

    Congress Express Delivers 40 Gujarat Lawmakers To Bengaluru Resort: 10 Points

    The Congress has sequestered 40 of its legislators from Gujarat in faraway Bengaluru as it tries to prevent more defections ahead of crucial elections in which Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, is seeking to return to the Rajya Sabha. Six Congress legislators, all loyal to veteran politician Shankersinh Vaghela, h...

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