Gujarat Assembly Election

  • Modi affidavit issue: Court asks police to give report by May 21 May 6, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A local court expressed unhappiness over the "approach" of the police in connection with submission of report on the complaint of an AAP member who has accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of "hiding" his marital status in his affidavit filed for 2012 Assembly polls. The court granted the police...
  • Modi's 3D speeches during 2012 elections enter Guinness Book March 14, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The 3D broadcasts of the speeches of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during the 2012 Assembly elections have entered the Guinness Book of World Records, he stated on Thursday. "Gujarat election campaign 2012 becomes even more memorable with the 3D interaction creating a Guinness World," Modi said on Twitter. The...
  • Gujarat polls: Modi seeks Keshubhai's blessings after win December 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called on Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) President Keshubhai Patel and sought his blessings after BJP's victory in the assembly elections. Modi drove to the residence of Patel, who fell out with the BJP stalwart and floated his own party ahead of the...
  • We congratulate Modi, but Nitish is a better PM candidate: JD(U) December 20, 2012

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is all set for a hat-trick as the BJP leads in 112 of the total 182 seats. ...
  • Modi wins Maninagar, says time to move forward December 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi has won from Maninagar constituency by defeating IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's wife Shweta Bhatt of the Congress by a margin of 86,373 votes while his party is set to form the government in the state for the fifth time in a row. Expressing his happiness over the win,...
  • Gujarat post-poll survey: Modi enjoys huge lead over opponents December 18, 2012

    Chief Minister Narendra Modi looks all set for a hat-trick in the Gujarat elections. A CNN-IBN-The Week post poll survey conducted by CSDS has found that Keshubhai Patel's rebellion hasn't been able to dampen Modi's prospects. ...
  • Gujarat elections: 'BJP will win convincingly' December 17, 2012

    BJP leader Harin Pathak on Monday claimed that the party would ride back to power without any problem. ...
  • Gujarat elections: Modi's victory is assured, say supporters December 17, 2012

    Narendra Modi cast his vote at Ranip on Monday in the second and final phase of polling in the Gujarat assembly elections. ...
  • Gujarat polls: 70 pc turnout in last phase December 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: 5.36 pm: The voter turnout in the second and final phase of Gujarat assembly elections on Monday was 70 per cent. The turnout has been the same as that in the first phase of polling in the state on December 13. 5.05 pm: The voting on Monday closed in the...
  • Gujarat elections: Final phase of voting today December 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat is set for the second and final round of polling on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party has left no stones unturned as it remains apprehensive of a possible dent in its bastion of Saurashtra, courtesy rebel Keshubhai Patel's new party, the Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP). The first phase...
  • Gujarat polls: Voting for 2nd phase on Monday, Modi in fray December 16, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Ninety-five seats will go for polling on Monday in the second and last phase of Gujarat Assembly elections in which 1.98 crore voters will decide the fate of 820 candidates including Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking his third term. Polling will take place in 40 constituencies in...
  • Gujarat elections: Bookies predict Modi's victory December 16, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The campaigning has ended. Loudspeakers have fallen silent. However, on the eve of the second and final phase of polling in Gujarat, the underground betting markert in Ahmedabad is buzzing with activity, and it places Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a front runner in the race. While Modi may be...
  • 'Modi identifies Gujarat growth story with himself' December 14, 2012

    As the Gujarat elections are underway, we get IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai along with Senior Editor Veeraraghav TM and National Bureau Chief Bhupendra Chaubey discussing the significance of Narendra Modi these elections. We look at the key points which may become the deciding factor for Narendra Modi. Rajdeep Sardesai who not...
  • Gujarat elections: Deeply divided Godhra braces for poll December 14, 2012

    Godhra: A decade after Godhra provided the spark that ignited almost the whole of Gujarat into a communal cauldron, this relatively underdeveloped constituency in the prosperous state remains deeply divided along religious lines. Going to poll in the second phase on December 17, the Muslims, who have a large presence...
  • Gujarat Yatra: The two sides to vibrant Ahmedabad December 14, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Our series on Gujarat Yatra ends with our final stop, at Ahmedabad, which is often perceived as a city of contrasts, between the urban areas and the resettlement colonies for the riots victims across the Sabaramati that paint a picture of neglect. These are the two sides to a...
  • Gujarat polls: 67 per cent record turnout in first phase December 13, 2012

    Rajkot/Ahmedabad: A record 67 per cent voter turnout was registered in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections on Thursday in the biggest electoral test for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart and Chief Minister Narendra Modi who is seeking a third straight term. The fate of state's top political...
  • Gujarat elections: Modi will be defeated, says Keshubhai December 13, 2012

    The polling in the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections began on Thursday in Saurashtra and South Gujarat. ...
  • Gujarat polls: Can Keshubhai dent Modi's dominance? December 13, 2012

    Ahmedabad: With the first phase of polling set to begin in Saurashtra and South Gujarat on Thursday, former chief minister and BJP rebel Keshubhai Patel is one of the candidates who could make a dent in CM Narendra Modi's dominance in the state. The 84-year-old has emerged as a force...
  • FDI in retail will fetch better price for farmers: Rahul December 11, 2012

    Sanand: Voicing his support for FDI in multi-brand retail, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the entry of international supermarket chains in India will allow farmers to get better price for their produce. "Do you know why we brought FDI in retail? We brought it so that farmers can...
  • Gujarat Yatra: Rajkot's youth brigade backs CM Modi December 11, 2012

    Rajkot: Our Gujarat Yatra continues. On Tuesday, our focus was on the state's Generation Next - their aspirations, the 2002 riots, CM Narendra Modi's leadership and the state's thriving industry. It's a new generation of voters, who have grown up with the 'Vibrant Gujarat' aspirations. Many of them were teenagers during...
  • Gujarat set to vote, Modi faces tough test in Saurashtra December 11, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The campaigning for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections 2012 ended on Tuesday with Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi hitting out at each other. While the past few days saw Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi raising the war...
  • Encounter cases are vendetta politics against me: Amit Shah December 10, 2012

    With just a few days to go for polls, one of the most controversial candidates - former state Home Minister Amit Shah, is raising the pitch for Narendra Modi as PM. ...
  • Gujarat govt protects the accused, punishes the innocent: Sonia December 10, 2012

    A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took on Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and alleged that his politics was divisive, Sonia Gandhi on Monday questioned his law and order credentials. ...
  • Gujarat Yatra: Surat entrepreneurs split between Modi, Keshubhai December 10, 2012

    Surat: Surat - Gujarat's second-largest city, that recorded the ninth-highest GDP in India in 2012, is growing rapidly and new flyovers are being constructed every month. The diamond city is commended for best utilising the Centre's JNURM funds. The city is also known for its women entrepreneurs. Bhartiben from Ankleshwar picks...
  • Gujarat govt is anti-people, alleges Sonia Gandhi December 10, 2012

    Siddhpur: UPA chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday alleged that Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government in Gujarat is "anti-people". She also said that there was no law and order in Gujarat. Addressing a rally in Siddhpur in poll-bound Gujarat, Sonia said that the Gujarat government was using...
  • Gujarat polls: Congress campaign based on untruth, says BJP December 9, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh finally entered the campaign trail in Gujarat on Sunday. At a rally in Vansda of Dang district, the PM took centrestage, hitting out at the NDA's divisive politics. ...
  • Gujarat polls: I am the captain of Congress, says Vaghela December 9, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh man and former Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister of Gujarat Shankersinh Vaghela is Congress's most seasoned and tallest politician in the battle for Gujarat. Vaghela, who is known for his outspoken and brazen style of politics, has once again ruffled feathers in the Congress camp by...
  • 20 pc of Guj poll candidates have criminal record: Report December 8, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Twenty per cent of the candidates contesting the Gujarat Assembly polls, who are fielded by major political outfits, have a criminal record, a National Election Watch (New) analysis report says. Gujarat Election Watch (Gew), the state chapter of New, analysed affidavits of 955 candidates out of 1,666 candidates, who...
  • PM to address election rally in Gujarat on Sunday December 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will campaign on Sunday for the assembly polls in Gujarat. Singh is expected to spell out the benefits of various central initiatives to the people of Gujarat at a public rally at Vansada in Navsari district. The Prime Minister's rally in Gujarat will come...
  • Gujarat Yatra: Mixed fortunes of farmers in Palanpur, Banaskantha December 7, 2012

    Banaskantha: In North Gujarat's Palanpur area, Arun Kumar Saini, a farmer, is unaware of the FDI debate raging in Parliament. Arun has been growing potatoes for multinational Mc Cain since 2004, a partnership that has not only been profitable but has also helped him get technical expertise that has increased...