GUJARAT CHIEF MINISTER

  • Gujarat to get new CM on May 22, Anandiben Patel the frontrunner May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: As Narendra Modi will take charge as the new Prime Minister of the country, Gujarat will also get a new Chief Minister. The new chief minister and cabinet ministers will take oath post noon on May 22. Sources said that Anandiben Patel is tipped to get the chief...
  • Zakia Jafri vows to continue her fight against Modi December 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: With the Ahmedabad court of Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra rejecting Zakia Jafri's plea against Special Investigation Team (SIT) clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the latter said that her fight for justice will continue and she will appeal in a higher court...
  • 2002 riots: Court rejects Zakia's plea against SIT clean chit to Modi December 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: In a major boost to the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the court of Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra found no merit in the protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri, the wife of late Congress leader Ehsan Jafri who was killed during the...
  • How Chetan Bhagat became the butt of Twitter jokes for comparing Modi to Slumdog's 'chaiwala' hero Jamal December 5, 2013

    "In Slumdog Millionaire, a chaiwallah won the top prize. The world loved that story. Remember that." Author Chetan Bhagat, one of the most 'trolled' Indians on Twitter, had only to post this tweet and users on Twitter grabbed at the opportunity to rib him about his oblique reference to Gujarat...
  • Sheila hits out at Oppn for attacking Rahul Gandhi October 26, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has hit out at comments that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is yet to prove his mettle as an administrator if he aspired to be the prime minister. NCP Chief Sharad Pawar had told CNNIBN that the Congress Vice President was not yet prepared for...
  • Modi says officer who gave info about ISI to Rahul wanted a Congress ticket October 26, 2013

    Udaipur: After Jhansi, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the electoral battle to Udaipur in Rajasthan, where he continued his antiCongress rhetoric taking on Rahul Gandhi over his comments on Muzaffarnagar riots, secularism, inflation and deteriorating law and order situation in the state. Addressing a party rally at Udaipur's...
  • News 360: Modi slams Rahul'S ISI remark October 25, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi questioned the credibility of Rahul's statement on the alleged role of Pakistan's ISI in Muzaffarnagar riots. "Rahul Gandhi claimed that some Muslims were in touch with the ISI. He should make their names public. Can such leaders be trusted? Is the Congress government a news...
  • Congress compares Modi to Hitler; BJP hits back, calls Indira a dictator October 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress hit a new low with both the parties targeting leaders from the opposing camp. BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Kanpur rally in Uttar Pradesh led to strong reactions from the Congress after the Gujarat Chief...
  • Advani endorses Modi's view on compulsory voting October 6, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday appeared to be on the same page as Narendra Modi, a rarity since the acrimony over naming PM candidate, as he endorsed the Gujarat Chief Minister's view that there that there should be compulsory voting along with the NoneoftheAbove option. In his...
  • Narendra Modi is decisive, dynamic and development-oriented: Venkaiah Naidu September 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate's name is associated with three 'D's -- dynamism, decisiveness and development. "Narendra Modi is 3D -- decisive, dynamic and development -- oriented, because he has done something in Gujarat," Naidu...
  • Baba Ramdev pays 'courtesy visit' to Modi September 11, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev visited Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in Gandhinagar on Wednesday. State officials said it was a "courtesy visit". The meeting between Modi and Ramdev was considered significant, particularly in the backdrop of the latter's reported statement last week in New Delhi, telling the...
  • Narendra Modi as PM candidate: Has RSS-BJP reached a consensus? September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The RSS and the BJP have reportedly agreed on appointing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as BJP's prime ministerial candidate. The appointment may be announced very soon, say BJP sources. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has himself told LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj that there is no point in...
  • RSS cadres want Modi as PM candidate: Sources September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: There are no differences within the RSS on naming Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as prime ministerial candidate, said RSS sources. Sources, however, added that the timing on when to name the Gujarat Chief Minister was with the BJP. The RSS said it has gathered feedback from its cadres...
  • Corruption has destroyed the dignity of PM's post: Modi August 25, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Continuing his criticism against the Congress-led UPA government, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that corruption has destroyed the dignity of the Prime Minister's post. "Widespread corruption has destroyed the dignity of the Prime Minister's post since people under him have begun indulging in more corruption," Modi said,...
  • Congress leader apologises for saying Rahul didn't marry to prevent dynastic rule August 7, 2013

    Mumbai: AICC Secretary Shyoraj Jivan Valmiki on Wednesday stirred a controversy by saying Rahul Gandhi had vowed not to marry to prevent "dynastic rule" but apologised soon for the gaffe. Talking to reporters here, Valmiki first said that Rahul had vowed that he would not marry in order to prevent 'vanshwad'...
  • Mamata slams UPA, BJP, says TMC will never support Narendra Modi July 19, 2013

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said her party would never support Narendra Modi, likely to be projected by the BJP as its prime ministerial candidate in the 2014 general elections. "We have never supported Narendra Modi. We will never support him," Banerjee said...
  • Is the political class gripped by Modi phobia? July 17, 2013

    The political parties are taking actions against their workers for passing comments against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Delhi Vice President, Aamir Raza Hussain, was forced to resign from his post for comments against the Gujarat CM, while Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Vijay Bahadur Singh...
  • BJP targets media for 'Rambo' remark over Modi's visit to Uttarakhand July 14, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday made a scathing attack on the media for targeting Narendra Modi over his visit to floodravaged Uttarakhand and accusing him of doing a 'Rambo act'. In an article on the party website, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said the media had even put out editorials without...
  • Modi to address students of Pune's Fergusson College today July 14, 2013

    Pune: Even as the controversy over his 'puppy' remark continues, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned to reach out to voters. The Bharatiya Janata Party's election campaign committee chief will interact with students of Pune's Fergusson College on Sunday. Apart from inaugurating the college's amphitheatre, Modi...
  • Congress in habit of twisting facts: BJP July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's "puppy" allegory in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots drew wide condemnation, the BJP slammed the Congress, saying it was "twisting" what was said. "The Congress is in the habit of twisting facts about what Gujarat Chief Minsiter Narendra Modi has...
  • Narendra Modi flags off Rath Yatra as UAVs keep vigil from top July 10, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad as thousands gathered to greet the chariot of Lord Jagannath. With about 10 lakh people witnessing the procession daily, the police have put up elaborate security arrangements in place. Over 20,000 security personnel, including the CRPF, RAF, BSF...
  • Ishrat encounter: Congress says Modi's role will be exposed July 3, 2013

    New Delhi: With the Central Bureau of Investigation holding as "fake" the 2004 encounter of Ishrat Jahan in Gujarat, the Congress on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Narendra Modi saying "truth speaks for itself from the rooftop" and claimed that the Chief Minister's role in such encounters will also...
  • Modi's elevation to boost BJP's electoral prospects: Sushil June 11, 2013

    Nawada: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Tuesday hailed Narendra Modi's anointment as the poll campaign chief of BJP and said that the decision will boost party's prospects in the Assembly polls in several states as well as in the next General Elections. "The BJP stands to gain immensely in...
  • Modi says UPA govt bonding with the enemy May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi accused the UPA government of bonding with the enemies and attacked the Centre's foreign policy, while addressing the Indian diaspora in the US via video conferencing on Monday. "Our army personnel get decapitated and we send chicken biryani to the prime minister of the...
  • Modi says UPA's misgovernance has broken trust of Indians May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Indian diaspora in the US via video conferencing. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's address comes on the occasion of 53rd Gujarat Day. Taking a swipe at the UPA and the recent scams, Modi lashed out saying that the misgovernance...
  • US: Modi addresses Indian diaspora via video conferencing May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Indian diaspora in the US via video conferencing. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's address comes on the occasion of 53rd Gujarat Day. Reaching out to the diaspora community, Modi lauded the Gujaratis for being cultural ambassadors of India abroad....
  • Politicians must not confuse values with secularism: Modi April 21, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Emphasising the need to inculcate values in youth to control social evils, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said traditional Indian valuebased systems have been painted in "secular" and "nonsecular" garb. Inaugurating a youth training centre of Brahma Kumaris in Ahmedabad on Sunday, Modi spoke on recent crimes against women. "To...
  • Modi faces assassination threat, academic Madhu Kishwar claims on Twitter April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Academic Madhu Kishwar on Wednesday tweeted about a threat to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's life. Kishwar later deleted the controversial tweet, but not before it was picked up by hundreds of users who debated both the authenticity of the information and the need to delete it. ...
  • Argentine delegation to meet Modi tomorrow April 14, 2013

    Vadodara: A highpowered delegation from the Government of Argentina will meet Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar on Monday to discuss issues of collaboration and investment opportunities in various fields. Governor of Mendoza province in Argentina, Dr Fransisco Perez, who is leading the delegation, said, "During the meeting, we...
  • FTN: Twitter wars on Rahul and Modi: Can social media set the political agenda? April 9, 2013

    Twitter was split in the middle in its reaction to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Monday at the annual general meeting of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) on the status of women in India. ...