Arjun Modhwadia

  • Congress alleges 'insider hand' behind hacking of BJP website 06-04-2014 11:48 PM

    Ahmedabad: Accusing BJP of indulging in communal politics by hacking into its own website and uploading defamatory material, the Gujarat Congress appealed to the Election Commission (EC) to find out possible involvement of BJP leaders behind the act. While speaking to reporters, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Arjun Modhwadia...
  • Congress fumes over Gujarat government's advertisement 03-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Arjun Modhwadia on Thursday slammed the state government for its advertisement on revised rates of premium on agricultural insurance to be paid by farmers, terming it "misleading" and "anti farmer". "As per the advertisement published in newspapers today, there is an unusual increase in...
  • Modhwadia plays down Powell's meeting with Modi 11-02-2014 01:44 PM

    Gujarat Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia has played down the slated meeting of US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powel with BJP Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. ...
  • LS polls: War of words turns ugly, Congress says Modi mentally retarded 02-02-2014 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: The war of words between Congress and BJP is turning into a bitter feud with both parties not missing a chance to hit its opponent below the belt. After BJP prime ministerial Narendra Modi slammed Congress President Sonia Gabdhi for 'zeher ki kheti' (fields of poison) remark, it...
  • Congress leaders, workers trying to march towards Gujarat assembly detained 01-10-2013 03:19 PM

    Over 200 Congressmen including prominent state leaders were on Tuesday detained for allegedly violating a notification which denied them from taking out a rally towards the Gujarat Assembly. The Congress had organised youth gathering in the city here after which they started marching toward the Assembly. Police tried to stop...
  • Gujarat Congress workers detained while protesting against Modi govt 01-10-2013 01:55 PM

    Over 100 Congress workers were detained in Gandhinagar in Gujarat on Tuesday when they were protesting against the Narendra Modi government. The Gujarat Congress President was also detained. The Congress workers were protesting against alleged corruption by the Narendra Modi government and rising unemployment in the state. ...
  • Congress, BJP in war of words over Ishrat encounter case 29-06-2013 05:02 PM

    The Congress and the BJP are in war of words over the probe in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The Congress has rubbished the BJP's charge that it is using the CBI to gun for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia said the chargesheet will be filed...
  • Former Gujarat Minister Fakirbhai Vaghela dies at 60 01-05-2013 01:06 AM

    Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat Minister and BJP leader Fakirbhai Vaghela passed away after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday in Gandhinagar, party sources said. He was 60. Fakirbhai, a prominent Dalit leader, is survived by his wife Kusum and two sons. The former Social Justice and Empowerment Minister complained of severe...
  • Gujarat: Congress to launch agitation against irrigation bill 06-04-2013 07:10 AM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Congress on Friday announced to launch a state-wide 'Jal Adhikar Yatra' against the recently passed Gujarat Irrigation and Drainage Bill which it termed as an "anti-farmer" bill. "From April 10 we will launch a 12-day 'Jal Adhikar Yatra' from Dwarka to Ambaji against the Gujarat Irrigation and...
  • Gujarat Cong chief loses from Porbandar, quits post 20-12-2012 02:59 PM

    Ahmedabad: Arjun Modhwadia on Tuesday resigned as the president of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) after Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed for a two-third majority in the state sweeping away the Congress and Keshubhai Patel's Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP). Taking responsibility for the defeat of the party,...
  • Guj polls: Cong confident of high voting in second phase 17-12-2012 02:55 AM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Sunday expressed confidence that in the second phase of the polling for the state Assembly elections there will be much higher voting than the first phase. "After the historical anti-incumbency voting for the first phase, we are confident that the second phase will record much higher...
  • Record voting means change certain in Gujarat: Congress 16-12-2012 12:56 AM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Saturday said the record 70.75 per cent voter turn-out in the first phase of Gujarat assembly elections meant a certain regime-change. "History proves that whenever there was a record-breaking voter turn-out, there was a change in regime...in Gujarat too voters have expressed their faith in Congress...
  • Gujarat: Congress manifesto focuses on 'aam aadmi' 04-12-2012 04:31 PM

    Ahmedabad: A day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi promised 50 lakh housing units and insurance for the poor, the Gujarat Congress released its manifesto on Tuesday. And the focus was on 'aam aadmi'. Gujarat Congress President Arjun Modhwadia assured that if the party came to power, then big corporates...
  • EC notice to Modhwadia for comparing Modi to monkey 22-11-2012 06:27 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Election Commission on Thursday sent a notice to Gujarat Congress President Arjun Modhwadia for comparing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to a monkey. Modhwadia has been asked to file his reply by November 24. BJP MP and state unit General Secretary Balkrishna Shukla had filed a complaint with...
  • Stop talking about private life of others: Guj Cong to Modi 06-11-2012 12:19 AM

    Ahmedabad: Criticising Narendra Modi for his controversial remark on Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife, Congress in Gujarat on Monday said the Chief Minister should stop talking about the private life of public figures. "Modi should stop talking about the private life of others...," Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia said while...
  • Gujarat: Cong counter-fast remains low profile 18-09-2011 10:09 AM

    New Delhi: The fast carried out by Gujarat Congress party leader Shankarsinh Vaghela to counter Narendra Modi's fast enters it's second day on Sunday. The fast launched at Sabarmati Asharam, however, has more or less been low profile with senior Congress leaders abstaining from the event. Vaghela along with Gujarat...
  • Congress begins counter-fast, slams Modi 17-09-2011 10:33 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Congress leaders Shankarsinh Vaghela and Arjun Modhvadia on Saturday began their fast as a counter to Chief Minister Narendra Modi's three-day fast, calling it a Satyagraha. "What is the need for Modi to spend taxpayers' money to hold a lavish fast? He could have held his fast...
  • Modi's fast is just a show: Arjun Modhwadia 17-09-2011 10:23 AM

    GPCC persident Arjun Modhwadia says Modi is wasting the taxpayers' money for his fast. ...