GUJARAT POLLS

  • Watch: Narendra Modi's victory speech December 21, 2012

    After leading the Bharatiya Janata Party to another victory in the 2012 Gujarat Assembly Elections, Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressed the people at a public meeting in Ahmedabad. Modi thanked the people for the support shown to the BJP in the elections and said that if there is a hero...
  • Why is it that people can't stop talking about Modi? December 21, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi scored a hattrick in the state as the Bharatiya Janata Party won the Assembly elections with 115 seats. But the question is as to what makes him the man he is and the mass appeal he enjoys. Love him or hate him, you can't...
  • Modi raises national pitch as he scores a hattrick in Gujarat December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has scored a hattrick in the state Assembly elections with the Bharatiya Janata Party winning just short of its 2007 tally of 117 seats, while the Congress was one better at 61. With this win, the big question now is as to what...
  • Modi scores a hattrick in Gujarat, starts Delhi campaign December 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: After leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to yet another win in Gujarat Assembly elections, Narendra Modi, a developmentoriented and clean leader for his supporters and a despicable politician for his opponents, is clearly eyeing a bigger role in national politics. Modi scored a hattrick of electoral victories in...
  • It's a win for India's development: Modi after victory December 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after winning the assembly elections on Thursday in his acceptance speech made it clear that his focus is national politics and said, "By serving Gujarat, I serve India." Modi delivered his lengthy speech entirely in Hindi and also smiled when his supporters chanted, "PM,...
  • Gujarat polls: Modi promises to work harder December 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after winning Gujarat assembly elections on Thursday tweeted to his followers and said, "I thank all those who voted for us & promise those who have not voted for us that we will work harder to get your vote next time! I would like...
  • 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...
  • Jayalalithaa congratulates Modi for winning Gujarat poll December 20, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday extended "hearty greetings" to her Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi for winning the Assembly polls for a third consecutive time in the state. Jayalalithaa rang up Modi and expressed "her hearty greetings", a state government press release in Chennai said. Modi, who maintains...
  • BJP set to form government in Gujarat, Cong leads over BJP in HP December 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad/Shimla: Narendra Modiled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has crossed the halfway mark in the 182member Gujarat Assembly and is all set to form the next government in the state even as the Congress has fought back after trailing for a long time in Himachal Pradesh to take the lead. Modi is...
  • Gujarat election results today; surveys predict a hattrick for Modi December 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: All eyes are riveted on Thursday's outcome of Gujarat Assembly polls which witnessed record turnout with pollsters predicting a third straight term in office for Narendra Modi. Almost all major poll surveys have predicted a landslide victory for Modi. Speculations are already rife that hardline Hindutva leader may well be...
  • Narendra Modi sums up his poll campaign in his blog December 17, 2012

    Chief Minister Narendra Modi in his blog posted on December 17 thanked the people of Gujarat for turning out in huge numbers in the Assembly elections. Here is Narendra Modi's blog: "The second and final round of voting in the 2012 Gujarat Assembly Elections has come to an end. Your unwavering belief...
  • Gujarat polls: Code violation complaint against Modi December 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress unit on Monday filed a complaint against Chief Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by 'campaigning' on the election day at the polling station where he cast his vote. "After coming out from the polling booth, the Chief Minister addressed the crowd outside...
  • People will vote BJP for a third term in Gujarat: Modi December 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Confident of returning to power in Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the ruling BJP would score a "hattrick" in the state by winning the assembly polls for the third time in a row on the plank of "good governance and development". "I thank all the voters....
  • Watch: Modi casts his vote, welcomed by thousands at poll booth December 17, 2012

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote at Ranip on Monday during the last phase of polling for the Assembly elections. A confident Modi flashed the victory sign to thousands of people who were waiting at the polling booth to catch a glimpse of the Chief Minister. ...
  • People of India want Modi as PM, says his brother December 17, 2012

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's brother Soma Bhai is confident that Modi will get a hattrick in the Assembly elections. He said Modi thinks about the people of Gujarat all the time and deserves to win. "Modi is worried about Gujarat all the time. He's always thinking about the people...
  • Gujarat polls: Code violation complaint against Amit Shah December 16, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A complaint was filed on Sunday against BJP leader and former Gujarat minister Amit Shah for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by taking out a procession after the poll campaign deadline had ended. Shah is contesting from Naranpura constituency in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Congress legal cell's advocate Nikunj...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Gujarat polls December 16, 2012

    On the show Cyrus Broacha also talks about Sharad Pawar, Bollywood movie 'Hobbit', Mamata Banerjee and much more. ...
  • 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...
  • Gujarat: Modi indulging in politics of anger, says Rahul December 15, 2012

    Bhuj: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the second phase of polling in the state and said that Modi is indulging in the "politics of anger". Going all out against Modi on the last day of the campaigning in Gujarat,...
  • Gujarat polls: When Siddhu's googly failed December 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Cricketerturnedpolitician Navjyot Singh Sidhu is always a crowd puller with his 'Sidhuisms' but in Gujarat he just went a bit too far by calling BJP rebel and 84yearold veteran Keshubhai Patel antinational and traitor. Sidhu said, "One side we have a traitor who betrayed his party as well and...
  • Gujarat polls: Last day of campaigning today December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Saturday is the last day of campaigning and both the Congress and BJP are going all out trying to woo those who will vote in the second and last phase on December 17. Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will make his second appearance this election season and will...
  • Modi govt protecting corrupt, punishing innocent: Sonia December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi while addressing a rally in Kalol said that the state government is misleading the people of Gujarat in the name of development. Sonia, who kickstarted her campaign for the second phase of polling, referred to Modi's remark...
  • Gujarat polls: Congress, BJP intensify campaign December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: As the first phase of polling is over in Gujarat, both the Congress and the BJP are now focusing their energies on that second and last phase on December 17. Congress President Sonia Gandhi will be holding two rallies in Kalol and Mehsana on Friday. Sonia is also...
  • Polls in South Gujarat, Saurashtra: big questions December 13, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Saurasthra and South Gujarat are the two regions of the state that will vote on on Thursday. Following are the numbers of the past and the key election issues for these regions: Gujarat elections result in 2007: Total 182 seats BJP 117 Congress 59 Others 6 Saurasthra result in 2007: Total...
  • Gujarat polls: Irfan Pathan in support of Modi December 12, 2012

    Kheda: Cricketer Irfan Pathan on Wednesday shared the stage with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the campaign rally of BJP, the party which is trying to appease minority community voters in the state. During the rally for the second phase polling in the state, Irfan was seen standing besides...
  • Watch: Irfan Pathan shares stage with Narendra Modi during a rally December 12, 2012

    In Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra Modi has roped in cricketer Irfan Pathan to campaign for him for the second phase of polls. The Baroda pacer shared stage with the BJP leader at an election rally in Kheda which votes on December 17. Modi said, "India's cricketing heartthrob and Gujarat's jewel Irfan Pathan...
  • Shweta Bhatt, Jagruti Pandya: 2 women taking on Modi December 12, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Two women have dared to take on the 'Iron Man' of Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The two women, Shweta Bhatt wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt and Jagruti Pandya former state Home Minister Haren Pandya's widow have been leading a personalised campaign against...
  • Bolly Buzz: Aishwarya Rai praises Gujarat government December 11, 2012

    Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai praised the progress in Gujarat and said that she felt completely at home in the state. ...
  • Gujarat CM does not listen to aam aadmi: Rahul Gandhi December 11, 2012

    Jamnagar: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi finally campaigned in Gujarat on the last day of campaigning for the first phase of elections. Though Rahul did not name Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, he did say that the Gujarat Chief Minister did not listen to the people, but himself. "Aam aadmi...
  • BJP rebels look to affect Modi's votebank in Saurashtra December 11, 2012

    Rajkot: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will address meetings at Sanand in Ahmedabad in central Gujarat and at Jamnagar and Amreli in the Saurashtra region on Tuesday. Observers say it's in the rural confines of Saurashtra that the most powerful political battle is being fought. BJP rebels led by Keshubhai...