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  • Poll results pre-decided due to 10 years of bad governance, says Advani 3 days ago

    Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday said the results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections are pre-decided because of ten years of UPA's bad governance and corruption. "In every election there are two adversaries, but it is not so this time. People have made up their mind after...
  • Modi unlikely to campaign in Vadodara, Congress pins hope on Sonia Gandhi 3 days ago

    BJP Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi is likely to give a miss to campaigning in Vadodara constituency from where he is contesting Lok Sabha election. With just two weeks left for end of campaigning in Gujarat, which will go to vote on April 30, no election meeting or road show...
  • Gujarat: Court summons Kejriwal over violation of model code 3 days ago

    A local court in Kutch district of Gujarat on Wednesday issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and asked him to appear within ten days for alleged breach of model code of conduct during his 'fact finding' tour last month. Gandhidham Judicial Magistrate K D Prasad ordered...
  • LS polls: US-based NRIs land in India to campaign for Modi 3 days ago

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has found supporters away from India, as a group of US-based non-resident Indians (NRIs), who had raised funds for Barack Obama during the 2012 US presidential elections, have come to India to root for him. A team of 650 NRI volunteers led by Bharat...
  • NRIs from USA campaigning in Gujarat for Narendra Modi 4 days ago

    Vadodara: Around 700 Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from USA have landed in Gujarat and other parts of the country to campaign and vote for BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. The NRIs are visiting various towns and villages urging people to vote for Modi, Asian American Store Owners' Association (AASOA) Executive...
  • Rahul insulting Ambedkar by taking credit for laws: Modi 5 days ago

    On the 123rd birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, Narendra Modi on Monday attacked Rahul Gandhi saying he was "insulting" the chief architect of the Constitution by taking credit for enacting laws and giving rights to the people. "It is unfortunate that these days Congress party's 'shehzaade' (Rahul Gandhi), I...
  • BJP complaints to EC about Mistry's 'good news' remarks 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: BJP complained to the Election Commission in Ahmedabad on Sunday, seeking action against Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Vadodara Madhusudan Mistry for his alleged "loose and vulgar statements" against Sushma Swaraj. "Madhusudan Mistry has crossed all permissible limits of law by making loose and vulgar statements against the dignity...
  • Gujarat: 50 per cent LS poll nominees 'unsocial' on net 6 days ago

    Poll fever has caught up big time on social media but surprisingly 50 per cent of Lok Sabha nominees from three major parties in Gujarat either don't prefer it for canvassing or stick to 'old school' techniques rather than logging on Facebook or Twitter. As per the affidavits filed by...
  • Advani says Modi is the next PM, ready to take any role BJP gives him 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: As the Bharatiya Janata Party inches closer to ending the 10-year-long UPA rule and forming the government, as per opinion polls, party patriarch LK Advani wants to make sure that the party puts up a united front. Advani whose differences with the party's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi has...
  • Gujarat: 334 candidates in fray for Lok Sabha polls 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: 334 candidates are in the fray in all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat with 79 aspirants having withdrawn their nominations, election officials said. Prominent among 334 candidates, who remained in the arena for April 30 polls, are BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi, Congress senior leader Madhusudan Mistry -both...
  • BJP defends Amit Shah, expresses anguish over EC order 1 week ago

    BJP on Saturday said it was "deeply saddened" by the Election Commission order on party leader Amit Shah and defended his "revenge remarks", which had triggered a political storm and invited condemnation. The poll panel on Friday banned Shah, an aide of Narendra Modi, who has been accused of making...
  • Paresh Rawal should quit acting to be with people: AAP 1 week ago

    Senior AAP leader Dinesh Waghela, who is taking on Bollywood veteran and BJP candidate Paresh Rawal in Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency, on Saturday said the actor should quit his acting career to be with the people full time. Waghela, AAP's national executive member, on Saturday also said people have...
  • Congress drags Modi wife row to EC even as BJP backs its PM nominee 1 week ago

    Mehsana: In a latest salvo against Narendra Modi, the Congress has filed a complaint with the Election Commission saying the Gujarat Chief Minister hid his marital status. The Congress has demanded a legal action to be taken against him even as the BJP is backing its prime ministerial candidate. Modi...
  • Modi's wife Jashodaben on pilgrimage, says no rice till he becomes PM 1 week ago

    Mehsana: While the Opposition is busy targeting Narendra Modi over his marital status, his brother-in-law Kamlesh Modi has said that Jashodaben, the Gujarat Chief Minister's wife, is on a pilgrimage. The reclusive 62-year-old retired school teacher has vowed not to eat rice and remain bare-footed until she has seen her...
  • Lok Sabha polls: It's Modi versus Modi in Vadodara April 10, 2014

    It is Modi versus Modi in Vadodara with a namesake of BJP's Prime Ministerial joining the fray as an Independent candidate in this Lok Sabha constituency. While BJP's Narendra Modi filed his nomination on Wednesday, so did Independent candidate Narendra Babulal Modi. According to his affidavit, 49-year-old Narendra Babu Lal...
  • Vadodara: BJP removes Modi's posters as he prepares to file nomination papers April 8, 2014

    Vadodara: BJP has covered around 1,000 banners and posters in the city carrying photos of its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, who will file his nomination for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday. "The posters carrying Modi's pictures were covered by those carrying the party message. If the posters...
  • LS polls: Actor Paresh Rawal richest candidate in Gujarat April 8, 2014

    Popular actor and BJP's Lok Sabha candidate for Ahmedabad-East constituency, Paresh Rawal, is the richest contestant in Gujarat with a total family wealth of Rs 79.40 crores, pipping his party colleague from Navsari, C R Patil. Rawal submitted his affidavit along with his nomination papers to the election officer on...
  • Snoopgate: AAP alleges Congress-BJP deal on investigations April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday alleged that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party had struck a deal on the investigations into the snoopgate scandal. "The Congress party owes an explanation to the country on why it did not implement the union cabinet's decision of December...
  • Poster war between Madhusudan Mistry, BJP continues April 7, 2014

    The poster war between Congress Vadodara candidate Madhusudan Mistry and the BJP refuses to die down as the saffron party has now demanded that the expenses of the exhibits carrying photos of Rahul Gandhi with him should be included in his personal expenditure. "These huge posters were on display in...
  • Guj Cong minority chief calls Modi a 'rogue' April 7, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Joining the slugfest by his party colleagues against Narendra Modi, Gujarat Congress Minority Cell President Khurshid Syed called him a "rogue", to which BJP has threatened to approach the Election Commission. "Earlier in 2009, LK Advani had dreamt of becoming the Prime Minister of the country. His dreams could...
  • Madhusudan Mistry declares assets worth over Rs 3 crore April 6, 2014

    Vadodara: Congress candidate Madhusudan Mistry, who is fighting against BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, on Saturday declared assets worth over Rs 3.22 crore. Mistry filed his nomination papers from the Vadodara constituency on Saturday. Mistry owns Rs 1.72 crore movable assets, while his wife Kamlesh has Rs 7.45 lakh...
  • LS polls: LK Advani declares assets of over Rs 7 crore April 5, 2014

    Veteran BJP leader and former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani has declared in his affidavit before the election authority that he and his family possess assets of over Rs 7 crore. Advani on Saturday filed nomination from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency. As per the affidavit, his and his family's...
  • All praise for each other, Modi, Advani vow to lead BJP back to power April 5, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Leaving the bitterness of ticket row behind, BJP stalwarts Narendra Modi and LK Advani jointly addressed party workers in Gandhinagar on Saturday, praising each other and vowing victory for the party in the Lok Sabha elections. Mody said the party workers have to ensure victory of Advani by a...
  • Want Priyanka Gandhi to campaign in Vadodara: Madhusudan Mistry April 5, 2014

    Amid reports that Priyanka Gandhi will share campaign responsibilities with her brother Rahul, Congress General Secretary Madhusudan Mistry on Saturday said that he will be "grateful" if she visits his constituency Vadodara where he is taking on Narendra Modi. "I will be very happy if she comes... I will indeed...
  • Vadodara poster war: Congress alleges 'bias' in complaint to EC April 4, 2014

    Narendra Modi is "abusing" his power as Gujarat Chief Minister to monopolise advertisement space in Vadodara, Congress on Friday complained to Election Commission, a day after its candidate Madhusudan Mistry tore down posters of BJP's PM candidate and was arrested. Accusing the local authorities of bias in allocation of kiosks...
  • Gulbarg fund case: Gujarat HC stays Teesta's arrest till April 23 April 4, 2014

    In a relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's son Tanvir, the Gujarat High Court on Friday stayed their arrest till April 23 in connection with the Gulbarg fund embezzlement case. The High Court extended the stay after the state government...
  • Independent candidate from TN to fight his 159th election against Modi April 4, 2014

    A 55-year-old man has come in Vadodara all the way from Tamil Nadu to fight elections against Narendra Modi, with not an aim for winning but to set a record. Having no political ambition or hope to win election, Tamil Nadu-based tyre trading firm owner Dr K Padmarajan filed his...
  • SC satisfied with progress in nine post-Godhra riot cases April 3, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the progress of nine cases of post-Godhra riots in Gujarat probed by Special Investigation Team (SIT) which had given clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "There has been a lot of progress and out of nine cases, six are over and...
  • Congress Vadodara candidate Mistry arrested for vandalism, released on bail April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress's Vadodara candidate Madhusudan Mistry and 36 other party workers who were arrested by Gujarat Police on charges of vandalism were released on bail on Thursday evening. Madhusudan Mistry, who has challenged BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was earlier in the day detained along with 100 other...
  • Vadodara: Police arrest Modi's opponent Madhusudan Mistry for vandalism April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress's Vadodara candidate Madhusudan Mistry, who has challenged BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, has been arrested by the Gujarat Police on charges of vandalism. Mistry was earlier in the day detained along with 100 other party workers on the same charges. Mistry and his supporters were campaigning...