Gujarat Elections

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Defamation-duel in Delhi-HC: Smriti Irani gets relief, Sanjay Nirupam doesn't

19 Dec 2018

Defamation-duel in Delhi-HC: Smriti Irani gets relief, Sanjay Nirupam doesn't

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday gave relief to Union Minister Smriti Irani by quashing the summons issued against her in a defamation case filed by Congress Minister Sanjay Nirupam.

Vijay Rupani sworn in as Gujarat CM once again

26 Dec 2017

Vijay Rupani sworn in as Gujarat CM once again

Vijay Rupani has taken oath as the new Gujarat chief minister in the presence of PM Narendra Modi.

Congress continues "soft Hindutva" charade: Rahul visits Somnath temple again

23 Dec 2017

Congress continues "soft Hindutva" charade: Rahul visits Somnath temple again

Congress president Rahul Gandhi's temple run ahead of the Gujarat polls might have worked. Congress swept 77 seats, its highest tally since the 1980s.

Vijay Rupani to remain Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel his deputy

22 Dec 2017

Vijay Rupani to remain Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel his deputy

Vijay Rupani will remain as Gujarat CM. Recently, BJP returned to power in PM Modi's home-state for the sixth consecutive term.

In rural Gujarat, Congress got more seats, BJP more votes

21 Dec 2017

In rural Gujarat, Congress got more seats, BJP more votes

In Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi fought a tooth-and-nail battle with the duo of PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. But, he failed to wrest power from BJP, which clinched its sixth consecutive victory.

Mevani: Modi has become old, should go to Himalayas!

20 Dec 2017

Mevani: Modi has become old, should go to Himalayas!

The day after BJP returned to power in Gujarat, Congress-backed "three musketeers" OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, Patidar agitator Hardik Patel and Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani suggested that PM Modi should quit politics.

Gujarat ka CM kaun: Will Smriti Irani be picked?

19 Dec 2017

Gujarat ka CM kaun: Will Smriti Irani be picked?

BJP has taken Gujarat for a record sixth-time, but with a reduced margin. The elections proved to be a mini-revival of sorts for the Congress under an "evolved" president Rahul Gandhi.

Gujarat Polls: NOTA was the 4th most popular choice

19 Dec 2017

Gujarat Polls: NOTA was the 4th most popular choice

In Gujarat, the NOTA (None Of The Above) option emerged as the fourth preferred 'party' after the BJP, Congress and Independents, polling 1.8% of the total vote share.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Interesting records of Gujarat elections 2017!

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Interesting records of Gujarat elections 2017!

Did you know that during Gujarat election 2017, at 80, Congress won the highest number of seats since 1985?

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

18 Dec 2017

#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.

Gujarat and Himachal have chosen development: Modi on BJP win

18 Dec 2017

Gujarat and Himachal have chosen development: Modi on BJP win

It was a major win for the BJP as it retained its hold on Gujarat and wrested power from the Congress in Himachal Pradesh.

'Jo jeeta wohi sikandar', says Smriti Irani on BJP win

18 Dec 2017

'Jo jeeta wohi sikandar', says Smriti Irani on BJP win

The BJP has won the critical Assembly elections in PM Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat, though with a much less margin than it intended to.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: What's behind BJP's diminished vote-share?

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: What's behind BJP's diminished vote-share?

The BJP is all set to win Gujarat with a lead in about 99 seats (2pm).

BJP vs. Congress: Top 8 Gujarat Assembly Election controversies

18 Dec 2017

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: Leaders react to BJP's wins in Gujarat, Himachal

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Leaders react to BJP's wins in Gujarat, Himachal

The BJP is all set to form the government in Gujarat for the sixth time and has managed to snatch the throne from the ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh too.

#FakeNews: Rumors flood WhatsApp ahead of Gujarat vote count

18 Dec 2017

#FakeNews: Rumors flood WhatsApp ahead of Gujarat vote count

On the eve of counting of votes for the Gujarat State Assembly elections, a number of 'fake news' messages were circulated on WhatsApp.

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

18 Dec 2017

#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.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: BJP set to form government in Gujarat

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: BJP set to form government in Gujarat

Trends suggest that BJP will retain Gujarat. It will win for a record sixth time, but with a reduced margin.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: In Gujarat, trends show BJP leading in 98 seats

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: In Gujarat, trends show BJP leading in 98 seats

For Gujarat assembly elections, counting of votes began at 8am.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: BJP wins in Himachal but Dhumal loses Sujanpur

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: BJP wins in Himachal but Dhumal loses Sujanpur

Counting of votes began at 8am today for the Himachal Pradesh elections. BJP is all set to form government in the hill state with a lead in 44 seats (as of 4:50 pm).

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Counting starts at 8 AM for Gujarat, HP elections

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Counting starts at 8 AM for Gujarat, HP elections

Counting has started at 8 am today for the critical Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, both key tests for BJP and Congress.

#IndiaDecidesOn18: Gujarat elections- Five key battles to watch out for

17 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18: Gujarat elections- Five key battles to watch out for

It's a prestige battle for the BJP as it attempts to retain control of Gujarat, PM Narendra Modi's home state, in the assembly elections.

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

15 Dec 2017

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 exit polls predict a comfortable majority for BJP

14 Dec 2017

Gujarat exit polls predict a comfortable majority for BJP

After a high-voltage election campaigning, Gujarat has finally voted. The exit polls are out, and there is a clear winner.

Gujarat polls: Congress says CEC working as Modi's "personal secretary"

14 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Congress says CEC working as Modi's "personal secretary"

The bitterly-fought Gujarat elections have witnessed a new democratic low. Now, Congress has accused CEC of working as PM Narendra Modi's "personal secretary."

EC files FIR against Rahul for interview on Gujarat-poll eve

14 Dec 2017

EC files FIR against Rahul for interview on Gujarat-poll eve

On the eve of the Gujarat polls' second phase, BJP and Congress again exchanged a war of words. This time it involves Rahul Gandhi's interview to a Gujarati TV channel which violated the 48hr ban on campaigning.

Gujarat Phase II: 2.23cr voters in 93 constituencies cast ballot

14 Dec 2017

Gujarat Phase II: 2.23cr voters in 93 constituencies cast ballot

About 2.3cr voters across 93 constituencies in North and Central Gujarat are casting their ballot in the second phase of the Gujarat elections today.

What all was wrong with Modi's historic seaplane ride?

13 Dec 2017

What all was wrong with Modi's historic seaplane ride?

PM Narendra Modi made history by taking a seaplane ride from Sabarmati river to Dharoi dam in Mehsana during his Gujarat polls campaign.

Gujarat polls: Rahul says Congress confident of winning Gujarat polls

12 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Rahul says Congress confident of winning Gujarat polls

With Gujarat polls' second phase on December 14, today was Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi's last day of campaigning.

Gujarat polls: Manmohan Singh lambasts PM Modi, seeks his apology

12 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Manmohan Singh lambasts PM Modi, seeks his apology

The usually restrained Manmohan Singh condemned PM Narendra Modi for spreading "falsehoods" and "canards." Condemning him of setting a "dangerous precedent," Singh asked Modi to apologize.

Modi ends Gujarat campaign with India's first seaplane ride

12 Dec 2017

Modi ends Gujarat campaign with India's first seaplane ride

The last day of PM Narendra Modi's Gujarat election campaign was historic: it marked the first journey of a seaplane in India.

Gujarat polls: New controversy over Chidambaram's photo with Taliban leader

11 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: New controversy over Chidambaram's photo with Taliban leader

Before the second phase of Gujarat elections, Congress is facing a deluge of problems.

Gujarat Polls: Modi, Rahul Gandhi denied permission to hold roadshows

11 Dec 2017

Gujarat Polls: Modi, Rahul Gandhi denied permission to hold roadshows

With the second phase of the Gujarat polls coming up, PM Narendra Modi and Congress VP Rahul Gandhi have hit the campaign trail with a vengeance.

Modi alleges "secret meeting" between Aiyar and Pakistan officials

10 Dec 2017

Modi alleges "secret meeting" between Aiyar and Pakistan officials

Ahead of the second phase of polling in the Gujarat elections, PM Narendra Modi has upped the ante against the Congress.

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

09 Dec 2017

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.

Voting commences in phase 1 of Gujarat assembly elections

09 Dec 2017

Voting commences in phase 1 of Gujarat assembly elections

The first phase of assembly elections has commenced in Gujarat with 89 constituencies of the state's southern districts and the Saurashtra region going to the polls.

Less than 24 hours before Gujarat polls, BJP releases manifesto

08 Dec 2017

Less than 24 hours before Gujarat polls, BJP releases manifesto

Less than 24 hours before Gujaratis will exercise their right to vote, BJP has released its manifesto.

Mani Shankar Aiyar suspended, Jaitley says it's a "strategic" move

08 Dec 2017

Mani Shankar Aiyar suspended, Jaitley says it's a "strategic" move

Following senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's rant calling PM Narendra Modi a "neech" (low-life) person, Congress showed him the door.

Gujarat polls: Congress dissenter Shehzad Poonawalla to start anti-Rahul campaign

08 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Congress dissenter Shehzad Poonawalla to start anti-Rahul campaign

As BJP aims to win 150 seats in the upcoming Gujarat polls, they seem to be getting help from unknown quarters. Interestingly, the latest to join the BJP, albeit not openly, is Congressman and Rahul Gandhi's critic, Shehzad Poonawalla.

After "chaiwala," motormouth Mani Shankar now calls PM Modi "neech"

07 Dec 2017

After "chaiwala," motormouth Mani Shankar now calls PM Modi "neech"

Congress's Mani Shankar Aiyar does it again. Launching a personal attack, he called PM Modi a "neech aadmi" (low-life person) even as the crucial Gujarat polls are right around the corner.