Gujarat

  • Faulty Voting Machines In Gujarat Replaced, Says Election Commission
    Amid allegations by the Congress that electronic voting machines or EVMs malfunctioned in several parts of Gujarat in the first phase of assembly elections today, the Election Commission said on Saturday afternoon that about 0.3 per cent of the total ballot units and control units - which make up the EVM - had to be replaced during voting. That is about 99 ballot units and 93 control units, apart from 469 VVAPT or the voter verified paper audit trail machines.
  • 'We Will Win 150-Plus Seats," Says Gujarat BJP Chief Jitu Vaghani
    As the first phase of polling started in Gujarat, state BJP chief Jitu Vaghani today said the party will win 150-plus seats in the state. Elections are underway on 89 of 182 seats in Gujarat - a state the BJP has been ruling for 22 straight years. Party chief Amit Shah has set his leaders a target of 150.
  • Gujarat Elections: Will Win Over 150 Seats, Says BJP As Gujarat Votes In Phase 1
    After a high-voltage polling campaign in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, voting began at 8 am today for 89 seats of Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions as first phase of assembly elections begins in Gujarat. The polling ends at 5 pm.
  • "No Challenge": Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Claims Easy Win In Gujarat
    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was among the early voters as polling began in 89 of state's 182 assembly constituencies in first phase. Mr Rupani, who visited a temple in Rajkot before casting his ballot this morning, claimed that there is "no challenge" for him and urged people to come vote in large numbers.
  • BJP Gujarat Chief Jitu Vaghani, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Among Early Voters
    As voting began for 89 of Gujarat 182 assembly constituencies in the first phase of polls today, BJP Gujarat chief Jitu Vaghani and chief minister Vijay Rupani were among the first to vote.
  • PM Narendra Modi, In Tweet, Appeals To Gujarat To "Vote In Large Numbers"
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people of his home state Gujarat to vote in large numbers today in first phase of the state elections.
  • PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi See Win In Gujarat While Turnout Shrinks: 10 Points
    Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said they expect their parties to come to power in Gujarat as the state held the first phase of voting in a closely-watched election on Saturday. Gujarat saw 66.75 per cent voter turnout in the phase of voting held in Kutch, Saurashtra and south Gujarat on Saturday, the Election Commission said. This is lower than last time's 71.3 per cent for the whole state. "I am seeing that BJP is headed towards a historic victory," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in tweet. Mr Gandhi tweeted in Gujarati to say the Congress will bring change to the state.
  • To Tackle EVM "Apprehensions" In Gujarat, Congress Has An Unusual Request
    The Congress is making no bones about its concerns of election rigging in Gujarat. The party has not only gone to great lengths to tackle any possible attempt to tamper electronic voting machines or EVMs but also made a special request to the Election Commission.
  • Gujarat Set For First Phase Of Assembly Polls
    Gujarat is all set for Saturday's first phase of Assembly elections in which 977 candidates will battle it out to get elected from 89 of the 182 constituencies, with the ruling BJP facing a strong Congress challenge.
  • "Won't Ape BJP, Won't Respond To Its Abuses," Says Rahul Gandhi
    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said his party would not imitate BJP leaders who "abuse" him, and asserted that he would fight over the issues which affect the people of poll-bound Gujarat.
  • Gujarat Election 2017 Highlights: 68% Voter Turnout, Lower Than 71% Polling In 2012
    The first phase of the Gujarat assembly election 2017 was held on 89 assembly constituencies in Saurashtra and south Gujarat regions. A total of 977 candidates fought it out in the first phase of the Gujarat polls in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state.
  • In '<i>Neech</i>' Row, PM Modi Says Sonia Gandhi And Family Have Abused Him Too
    Hours before Gujarat votes in the first phase of assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi signaled again that the war over suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's "neech" slur against him is nowhere near an end. At an election rally he said even Congress president Sonia Gandhi has used the word against him, attributing what he called their "hatred" of him to his modest origins.
  • Gujarat Election Phase 1: Top 10 Facts You Need To Know
    Gujarat will vote today in the first phase of the assembly elections to elect its next government. The first phase of voting will be held for 89 assembly constituencies in Saurashtra and south Gujarat regions from 8 am to 5 pm. 977 candidates will battle it out in the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections. The second phase of the assembly elections will be held on December 14. Results will be out on December 18.
  • Day After Rahul Gandhi's Barb, BJP Releases Manifesto For Gujarat
    With just a day to go for the first phase of polling in Gujarat, the BJP today released its election manifesto, with promises including a resolve to "double" the income of farmers, and constructing toilets in every household in the rural parts of the state.
  • Rahul Gandhi Targets PM Modi On Tribal Welfare Ahead of Polls
    Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the run-up to the Gujarat polls, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today questioned him about Rs 55,000 crore meant for tribal welfare.

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