Articles about Arjun Modhwadia

Arjun Modhwadia is an Indian National Congress (INC) politician from Gujarat. He completed his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Lukhdhirji Engineering College and worked for a decade in the Gujarat Maritime Board as an Assistant Engineer. In the 1990s, he resigned from his job and entered politics by joining the Congress party. He was elected to the Gujarat Legislative Assembly from the Porbandar constituency, defeating Babubhai Bokhiria of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2002 elections. Modhwadia served as the Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly between 2004 and 2007. He was re-elected from Porbandar in the 2007 elections, and in 2011, was appointed as the President of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC). Modhwadia resigned as the GPCC president in 2012, following his own as well as the party’s defeat in the 2012 Assembly polls. He lost to BJP’s Bohkiria both the times in the 2012 and 2017 elections.

Gujarat: After three resignations, Congress MLAs shifted to resorts

08 Jun 2020

Politics
Gujarat: After three resignations, Congress MLAs shifted to resorts

Over concerns that more MLAs will ditch the party before crucial Rajya Sabha elections of June 19, the Congress party in Gujarat shifted most of its legislators to different resorts.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Hardik-Jignesh-Alpesh trio saves the day for Congress!

18 Dec 2017

Politics
#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Hardik-Jignesh-Alpesh trio saves the day for Congress!

Congress's alliance with the trio of Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel, Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani and OBC activist Alpesh Thakor allowed it to give BJP a tough fight.

BJP vs. Congress: Top 8 Gujarat Assembly Election controversies

18 Dec 2017

Politics
BJP vs. Congress: Top 8 Gujarat Assembly Election controversies

With BJP leading in the Gujarat Assembly Elections, it looks like the party is heading for a victory in the state for the sixth consecutive time.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Incumbent Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani wins Rajkot (West)

18 Dec 2017

Politics
#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Incumbent Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani wins Rajkot (West)

Leading from front, incumbent CM Vijay Rupani won Rajkot (west) by around 25,000 votes. Though he was initially trailing against Congress's Indranil Rajguru, he made an impressive comeback.

Gujarat: SC rejects Congress plea for cross-verification of 25% EVMs

15 Dec 2017

Politics
Gujarat: SC rejects Congress plea for cross-verification of 25% EVMs

The SC has rejected a Congress plea seeking directions to the EC for cross-verification of at least 25% of EVM votes with VVPAT paper trail.

Gujarat Elections: Congress candidate complains of EVM hacking, EC investigates

09 Dec 2017

Politics
Gujarat Elections: Congress candidate complains of EVM hacking, EC investigates

Voting in Gujarat elections was mired in controversy as malfunctioning of EVMs was reported in certain areas. Congress candidate from Porbandar, Arjun Modhwadia filed a complaint with the EC that the EVM in his constituency was connected by Bluetooth.

Congress denies Gujarat CM seat to Shankersinh Vaghela

23 May 2017

Politics
Congress denies Gujarat CM seat to Shankersinh Vaghela

Citing anti-party activities, the Congress Party has denied the Chief Ministerial seat to senior Congress leader from Gujarat, Shankersinh Vaghela.