Arjun Modhwadia

  • BJP misused government machinery to win polls: Congress May 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Opposition Congress in Gujarat today accused BJP of "misusing" government machinery and spending crores of rupees to win the Lok Sabha elections at any cost. "To win election by hook or crook, BJP spent crores of rupees and misused the government machinery. However, Congress workers stood firm against them...
  • BJP urges EC to act against Beni Prasad, Arjun Modhwadia, AAP April 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Alleging violation of the model code of conduct, the Gujarat BJP complained to the Election Commission (EC) against Congress leader and cabinet minister Beni Prasad Verma, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Arjun Modhwadia and Aam Admi Party. The complaint alleged that Verma and Modhwadia used derogatory language against BJP's...
  • Congress alleges 'insider hand' behind hacking of BJP website April 6, 2014

    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 accused...
  • Congress fumes over Gujarat government's advertisement April 3, 2014

    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 the...
  • Modhwadia plays down Powell's meeting with Modi February 11, 2014

    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 February 3, 2014

    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 was...
  • Congress leaders, workers trying to march towards Gujarat assembly detained October 1, 2013

    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 them...
  • Gujarat Congress workers detained while protesting against Modi govt October 1, 2013

    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 June 29, 2013

    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 May 1, 2013

    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...
  • Gujarat: Congress to launch agitation against irrigation bill April 6, 2013

    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: Congress protests against Irrigation Act April 2, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Congress organised a farmers' rally against The Gujarat Irrigation and Drainage Act 2013 on Tuesday in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. After the rally Congress leaders tried to march towards the Gujarat Assembly but were stopped by police and taken into custody which led to a huge uproar and pandemonium. According...
  • Gujarat Cong chief loses from Porbandar, quits post December 20, 2012

    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, Modhwadia...
  • Guj polls: Cong confident of high voting in second phase December 17, 2012

    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 December 16, 2012

    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' December 4, 2012

    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 November 22, 2012

    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 the...
  • Stop talking about private life of others: Guj Cong to Modi November 6, 2012

    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...
  • Modi govt misusing state machinery for campaign: Cong October 8, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress, in a representation to the Election Commission on Saturday, alleged that Narendra Modi government was misusing the state machinery for the Assembly elections campaign. Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia led a Congress delegation to the state EC office. The main opposition party also alleged...
  • Gujarat polls: Congress releases sops list September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Gujarat Congress is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to win over the people in the state ahead of the Assembly polls that are likely to be held in November end. Releasing a three-page document titled 'Gujarat Praja Vikas Darshan-2012', the state Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia...
  • Cong dares Modi for open debate on 'injustice' to Guj June 12, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A day after it accused Narendra Modi of making wild allegations to divert attention from real issues in the poll-bound state, state Congress on Monday dared the Chief Minister to an open debate on his charge that the Centre has been doing injustice to Gujarat. "If he (Modi) has...
  • Modi is a political terrorist: Gujarat Cong leader June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Gujarat Congress on Sunday hit out at Chief Minister Narendra Modi, with party leader Arjun Modhwadia calling him a political terrorist and saying that the BJP had surrendered before him. "People of India know him (Narendra Modi) very well. He is doing political terrorism," Modhwadia said. He added that...
  • Modi favouring corporates over SMEs: Congress February 18, 2012

    Vadodara: Gujarat Congress on Saturday accused Chief Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the issues concerning small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for the sake of corporate bigwigs. "Around 57,000 small and medium scale units have become defunct due to flawed policies of BJP government. Modi is not interested in addressing the issues...
  • Gujarat: Cong counter-fast remains low profile September 18, 2011

    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 September 17, 2011

    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 at...
  • Modi's fast is just a show: Arjun Modhwadia September 17, 2011

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