Gujarat Politics

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2015 riots: Hardik Patel sentenced to 2 years in prison

25 Jul 2018

2015 riots: Hardik Patel sentenced to 2 years in prison

Hardik Patel was sentenced to two years in prison by a Gujarat court in connection to the 2015 riots during the Patel quota movement.

Mahendrasinh Vaghela, son of ex-Gujarat CM Shankarsinh Vaghela, joins BJP

14 Jul 2018

Mahendrasinh Vaghela, son of ex-Gujarat CM Shankarsinh Vaghela, joins BJP

Former Gujarat CM Shankarsinh Vaghela's son Mahendrasinh, a two-time Congress MLA, has joined BJP today.

Gujarat: Bavaliya quits Congress; gets 3 portfolios in BJP government

05 Jul 2018

Gujarat: Bavaliya quits Congress; gets 3 portfolios in BJP government

Senior OBC leader and former Congress legislator, Kunwarji Bavaliya, yesterday took charge as the Water Supply, Animal Husbandry, and Rural Housing Minister in Gujarat's ruling BJP government.

Gujarat: Senior Congress leader, four-time MLA set to join BJP

03 Jul 2018

Gujarat: Senior Congress leader, four-time MLA set to join BJP

Senior Congress OBC leader and four-time MLA Kunwarji Bavaliya today resigned from the party and is set to join the ruling BJP in Gujarat.

Gujarat Assembly: 15 MLAs suspended, 50 others walk out

28 Feb 2018

Gujarat Assembly: 15 MLAs suspended, 50 others walk out

Gujarat Assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi suspended about 15 MLAs for a day after they sat in the well and shouted slogans against the ruling BJP. They were against the VAT being charged on fuel by the government.

Nitin Patel presents Gujarat Budget; Opposition walks out

20 Feb 2018

Nitin Patel presents Gujarat Budget; Opposition walks out

Gujarat deputy CM Nitin Patel presented his government's first budget today. Notably, BJP wrested power in Gujarat after a high-intensity fight with the Congress in December'17.

Despite SC directive, no Padmaavat screening in Gujarat

20 Jan 2018

Despite SC directive, no Padmaavat screening in Gujarat

Gujarat's multiplex owners have decided not to screen Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmaavat as they face threats from fringe groups like Karni Sena, that could lead to loss of property and business.

BJP, RSS can kill me: Jignesh Mevani

18 Jan 2018

BJP, RSS can kill me: Jignesh Mevani

Dalit leader, Jignesh Mevani expressed concerns over threats to his life reiterating the claims of VHP leader Pravin Togadia.

Jignesh Mevani holds "Hunkar Rally" in Delhi despite no permission

09 Jan 2018

Jignesh Mevani holds "Hunkar Rally" in Delhi despite no permission

After being elected Gujarat MLA, Jignesh Mevani has hit the ground running. His speech on the 200th anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon violence whipped up a furore, prompting an FIR. A Mumbai event where he was to address youngsters was cancelled.

Day after sulking, Gujarat Dy CM Nitin Patel takes charge

31 Dec 2017

Day after sulking, Gujarat Dy CM Nitin Patel takes charge

After winning two states in the recent assembly elections, BJP is determined not to let anything mar the journey.

Fissures in new Gujarat-cabinet: Deputy-CM Nitin Patel threatens to quit!

30 Dec 2017

Fissures in new Gujarat-cabinet: Deputy-CM Nitin Patel threatens to quit!

Despite winning Gujarat for BJP, it seems PM Modi won't be relieved. His home-state's government is reeling under factionalism of his two deputies: Amit Shah and Anandiben Patel.

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.

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.

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.

#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: 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 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.

Mani Shankar Aiyar's dinner attended by former army chief, ex-diplomats

11 Dec 2017

Mani Shankar Aiyar's dinner attended by former army chief, ex-diplomats

The Gujarat elections' slugfest has veered in a different direction after Congress's Mani Shankar Aiyar called PM Narendra Modi a "neech" (low-life) person.

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.

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.

Gujarat polls: Hardik Patel sex-CDs Part III go viral

07 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Hardik Patel sex-CDs Part III go viral

Apart from Hardik's capacity to draw massive crowd at rallies, his purported sex-CDs continue to provide him sensational coverage.

Gujarat polls: Centre unveils Rs. 8,500cr export sops

07 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Centre unveils Rs. 8,500cr export sops

Ahead of Gujarat polls, Congress has mobilized its alliance with Patidars and Dalits, promised sops for farmers and enticed small traders who are upset about GST.