Gujarat Assembly Elections

  • Gujarat polls: Modi seeks Keshubhai's blessings after win 20-12-2012 04:31 PM

    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...
  • Modi wins Maninagar, says time to move forward 20-12-2012 11:26 AM

    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...
  • Gujarat polls: 70 pc turnout in last phase 17-12-2012 08:40 AM

    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...
  • Gujarat elections: Final phase of voting today 17-12-2012 07:32 AM

    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 16-12-2012 06:08 PM

    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 16-12-2012 07:26 AM

    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...
  • 'Modi identifies Gujarat growth story with himself' 14-12-2012 07:10 PM

    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...
  • Gujarat elections: Deeply divided Godhra braces for poll 14-12-2012 10:44 AM

    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 14-12-2012 09:44 AM

    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 13-12-2012 07:33 PM

    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 polls: Can Keshubhai dent Modi's dominance? 13-12-2012 07:18 AM

    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 11-12-2012 11:21 PM

    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 11-12-2012 09:31 PM

    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...
  • Gujarat set to vote, Modi faces tough test in Saurashtra 11-12-2012 06:03 PM

    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...
  • Gujarat Yatra: Surat entrepreneurs split between Modi, Keshubhai 10-12-2012 07:53 PM

    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...
  • Gujarat govt is anti-people, alleges Sonia Gandhi 10-12-2012 02:48 PM

    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: I am the captain of Congress, says Vaghela 09-12-2012 07:48 AM

    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 08-12-2012 10:10 PM

    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 08-12-2012 08:06 PM

    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 07-12-2012 10:04 PM

    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...
  • Gujarat: Rebel Cong leader Narhari Amin may join BJP 05-12-2012 09:25 PM

    Ahmedabad: Congress heavyweight in Gujarat Narhari Amin, who quit Congress after being refused party ticket to contest assembly polls, may join the state's ruling BJP, sources said on Wednesday. Amin, who wields a sizable clout in Patel community, will be a prize catch for BJP, given the challenge it is...
  • Rahul not campaigning to avoid blame of defeat: Modi 04-12-2012 10:42 PM

    Ahmedabad: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is not campaigning in Gujarat because he does not want to take responsibility of his party's likely defeat in the Assembly polls, Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday night. Without naming him, Modi took a dig at Rahul, often termed as the future prime...
  • 1,666 candidates in fray for Guj Assembly polls 04-12-2012 05:50 PM

    Ahmedabad: A total of 1,666 candidates will test the political waters to get elected to the 182-member Gujarat Legislative Assembly, an EC official said on Tuesday. "820 candidates are in fray for the second phase of state polls, spread across 95 Assembly constituencies in Kutch, central Gujarat and north Gujarat...
  • 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...
  • Congress issues 18-point 'chargesheet' against Modi 03-12-2012 10:02 PM

    Rajkot/Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Monday issued an 18-point "chargesheet" against Narendra Modi government accusing it of practising loot, corruption and adopting anti-people policies in the poll bound state. It also alleged that BJP led government has lost faith of the people of Gujarat. "The available data collected through different sources...
  • Gujarat elections: GPP withdraws candidate against Modi 03-12-2012 12:23 PM

    Ahmedabad: It is now going to be a direct battle between Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Congress nominee and suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's wife Shweta Bhatt. This comes after the Gujarat Parivartan Party candidate from Maninagar constituency withdrew his nomination. Earlier, Shweta Bhatt had appealed to all non-BJP...
  • Withdraw candidate from Maninagar, Shweta Bhatt tells GPP 02-12-2012 10:41 PM

    Ahmedabad: Congress candidate from Maninagar, Shweta Bhatt, on Sunday appealed Keshubhai Patel-led Gujarat Parivartan Party to withdraw its candidate from the fray. Bhatt, the wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, is contesting the election against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi from Maninagar. The constituency is considered to be a...
  • Guj Congress rebels to stay away from campaigning 02-12-2012 10:21 PM

    Ahmedabad: Senior Congress leaders in Gujarat who have rebelled against the party after being denied tickets on Sunday declared that they would not campaign for the party in the assembly elections. Former deputy chief minister Narhari Amin, former city mayor Himmatsinh Patel, senior Congress leader and former MLA Naresh Raval...
  • Cash transfer: EC questions timing, seeks report from govt 02-12-2012 09:10 PM

    New Delhi: Expressing unhappiness over the announcement of the much-touted direct cash transfer scheme by the Centre at a time when the Model Code of Conduct was in force, the Election Commission on Sunday sought a report from the government over the matter. In a strongly-worded letter to Cabinet Secretary...