Gujarat

  • Rahul Gandhi Targets PM Modi On Plight Of Farmers In Gujarat
    Taking forward his 'question a day' campaign, Congress President-designate Rahul Gandhi today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the problems afflicting the farm sector and farmers.
  • PM Modi To Wind Up 1st Phase Gujarat Campaign With Rally In Key Surat: 10 Points
    Campaigning ends today for the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections, with voting to be held on Saturday in 89 of the state's 182 constituencies. The rest will vote next Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a rally in key Surat, while BJP chief Amit Shah will campaign in Saurashtra. A poll of opinion polls, which aggregates three surveys, shows the BJP winning Gujarat again but by a smaller margin than last time.
  • Updates: PM Narendra Modi Says Congress Have "Mughlai Mindset"
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) members of the BJP in election-bound Gujarat today and listen to their concerns on Cyclone Ockhi, which may hit the state. Today is the last day of the high-octane campaign for the first phase of the crucial Assembly polls in Gujarat, PM Modi's home state.
  • Gujarat Polls A Battle Between 'Ram Rajya' And 'Rome Rajya': BJP Lawmaker
    BJP MP Virendra Singh Mast described the upcoming Gujarat polls as a battle between "Ram rajya" and "Rome rajya", claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi symbolised the former.
  • On Last Day Of Gujarat Election Campaign, PM Modi To Address BJP's SC, ST Members
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) members of the BJP in poll-bound Gujarat today and listen to their concerns on cyclone Ockhi, which may hit the state.
  • Poll Of Opinion Polls Shows BJP Winning Gujarat Again, But By Smaller Margin
    A poll of opinion polls that aggregates three surveys ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections, shows the BJP getting 105-106 of the state's 182 seats, well over the halfway mark of 92 the party needs to form government a fifth consecutive time, though nowhere close to the 150-seat target that party chief Amit Shah has set.
  • As Shine Goes Off Rajkot's Fake Jewellery Market, Traders Upset With BJP
    A section of voters in Gujarat's prestigious Rajkot seat are upset with the ruling BJP and they make their disenchantment clear. In Rajkot's huge imitation jewellery market, the workers say their business has taken a beating since the introduction of the Centre's flagship Goods and Services tax. Their displeasure can be a factor in the fortune of the state's most prominent leader - Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who has been challenged here by Indraniel Rajguru, the richest man in Gujarat assembly.
  • "Gujarat Poll Has Turned Rahul Gandhi Into A Leader": Shiv Sena
    Shiv Sena, the ally of BJP at the state and the centre, today said Gujarat elections have "turned Rahul Gandhi into a leader" and the BJP should have a "big heart to accept this". The praise for Mr Gandhi was combined with a comment that was not too flattering for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has launched numerous attacks on the Congress leader in the run-up to the Gujarat elections. The last of these was on Monday, when he said he congratulated the Congress on its "Aurangzeb Raj" - a reference to the 47-year-old Congress Number Two's unopposed election as the party chief.
  • PM Modi Acknowledges Rahul Gandhi A "Serious Competitor", Says Shiv Sena: Report
    With the Gujarat battle entering its final stages, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally acknowledged that Congress President-designate Rahul Gandhi is a "serious competitor", the Shiv Sena said on Wednesday.
  • Gujarat Elections 2017: What Makes Dhoraji Seat A Prestige Issue For Hardik Patel
    Hardik Patel's key aide, Lalit Vasoya, is contesting from there on Congress' ticket in Dhoraji, a stronghold of Congress.
  • On Ayodhya Case, PM Modi Attacks Congress, Praises Waqf Board: 10 Points
    Four days before Gujarat votes and exactly 25 years after the Babri masjid was razed in Ayodhya, the Ram temple issue has stormed back into a centre of a row, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a sharp attack on Wednesday on the Congress over its leader Kapil Sibal's plea in the Supreme Court to defer hearing in the Ayodhya case till after the 2019 parliamentary elections. The PM said that that while he has "no problems with Kapil Sibal representing Muslims, why does he have to link Ram Mandir with the Lok Sabha elections. Is this thinking proper?"
  • Mandvi Seat In Kutch: Congress Hopes To Breach BJP 'Fortress'
    With the clock ticking for the high-stakes Gujarat assembly elections, the Congress is attempting to breach the BJP's traditional "fortress" -- the Mandvi seat in Kutch district -- by wooing a cross-section of voters
  • Election Commission Directive On Gujarat Elections In View Of Cyclone Ockhi
    The Election Commission today asked poll authorities in Gujarat to ensure that voters in assembly seats falling in the path of cyclone Ockhi are able to cast exercise their franchise on December 9 without inconvenience despite inclement weather.
  • Khakra, Pickles, Moongfali: Rahul Gandhi Allows A Peep Into His Kitchen
    Cyclone Ochki may have poured cold water on the campaigning in Gujarat, which is to end soon in areas that are going to polls on Saturday. But amid it, Rahul Gandhi had a curious complaint -- one redolent with the heartwarming flavours of Gujarat.
  • Cyclone Ockhi Pours Cold Water On Poll Campaign In Gujarat
    The Cyclone Ochki, which is expected to settle near Surat by midnight, has come as a dampener amid the elections heat in Gujarat. Nearly half-a-dozen rallies by star campaigners from both sides, scheduled for today and tomorrow, had to be cancelled. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose rally at Surat tomorrow was cancelled as well, asked senior party leaders of the state to focus on extending all help to people likely to be hit by the cyclone.

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