GUJARAT ELECTION

  • Gujarat bypolls: 49 per cent voting, lowest in Modi's constituency September 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: 49 per cent turnout was on Saturday recorded in the byelections to the Lok Sabha seat vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and nine assembly seats in Gujarat. Polling was peaceful barring some minor incidents. "Gujarat has registered an approximate 49 per cent voter turnout," a statement from the Election...
  • EU decision on Modi out of respect for India's democracy: German envoy February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The European Union has defended warming up to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, with the German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, saying that the decision to lift the diplomatic ban on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was taken after the elections in the state. In a statement, the...
  • Cong leaders may discuss Modi at brainstorming session January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi could be a major talking point during the Congress Chintan Baithak in Jaipur in the wake of his electoral hattrick that has seen growing speculation about his likely projection as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This is the feeling...
  • NCP angry with Congress over Gujarat polls December 31, 2012

    Kochi: Miffed at the way it was treated by the Congress in the just concluded Gujarat assembly elections, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has hinted that it would have to rethink on its alliance with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and assembly polls. In the...
  • Highlights 2012: Modi takes over as Gujarat CM for third time in a row December 28, 2012

    BJP leader Narendra Modi did it all over again in 2012. He was reelected as the Gujarat chief minister for the third time in a row. The question which everyone is asking now is that Ahmedabad today and New Delhi tomorrow? ...
  • Narendra Modi sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister December 26, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi on Wednesday took oath as Gujarat's chief minister for the fourth time after leading his party the Bharatiya Janata Party to a sweeping win in Assembly elections. This will be Modi's third consecutive stint as the Gujarat chief minister. The swearingin ceremony of Modi at Sardar Patel stadium...
  • Top BJP leaders, Jaya to attend Modi's swearingin today December 26, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Top BJP leaders and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will attend the swearingin ceremony in which Narendra Modi will take oath as Gujarat Chief Minister on Wednesday. Heavy security arrangements have been made at the Sardar Patel Stadium where Modi will be sworn in as Chief Minister at...
  • Modi to be sworn in as Gujarat chief minister today December 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who returned to power in assembly elections for a third time, will be sworn in Wednesday, party sources said on Tuesday. This will be the fourth swearingin for the BJP leader, who has ruled the state since 2001. Modi will attend the National Development Council...
  • Modi elected Gujarat BJP legislature party leader December 25, 2012

    Gandhinagar: Narendra Modi was on Tuesday unanimously elected leader of BJP legislature party, paving the way for his swearingin as Gujarat Chief Minister tomorrow for the fourth time. All the 115 newlyelected BJP MLAs attended the meeting where Modi was formally chosen the leader in the presence of central observer and...
  • Modi elected Gujarat BJP legislature party leader December 25, 2012

    Gandhinagar: Narendra Modi was on Tuesday unanimously elected leader of BJP legislature party, paving the way for his swearingin as Gujarat Chief Minister tomorrow for the fourth time. All the 115 newlyelected BJP MLAs attended the meeting where Modi was formally chosen the leader in the presence of central observer and...
  • Congress tides over difficult 2012 December 25, 2012

    New Delhi: With just a little more than a year left for the next Lok Sabha polls, Congress may be in for a hard grind electorally in 2013 when major states go to polls with the Bharatiya Janata Party on a high after Narendra Modi's hattrick in Gujarat. It has...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Gujarat poll results December 23, 2012

    On this episode Cyrus Broacha also talks about Rehman Malik, Captain Kalia case and much more. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Gujarat poll results December 23, 2012

    On this episode Cyrus Broacha also talks about Rehman Malik, Captain Kalia case and much more. ...
  • Jaya to attend swearingin ceremony of Narendra Modi December 23, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will attend the swearingin ceremony of Narendra Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister on December 26. Jayalalithaa will be visiting Gujarat following an invitation from Modi, who was elected as Chief Minister for a third consecutive time, an official release said today. Modi, who...
  • BJP paid Gujarat Muslims not to vote: Digvijaya Singh December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: After Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's hattrick in the state assembly elections, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday accused the BJP of paying Rs 500 to each Muslim in the state to stop them from voting. "This has been the BJP's strategy for the last 1520 years. The...
  • US calls Gujarat an important state for investment December 21, 2012

    Washington: Observing that Gujarat remains an important state for its investment, the United States on Friday said it would continue to engage with the Indian state across a broad range of issues including trade, investment, university linkages and peopletopeople exchanges. However, it refrained from making any comment on the just concluded...
  • Narendra Modi thanks Maninagar voters for big win December 21, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked the voters of Maninagar for electing him for the third consecutive time. "The people of Maninagar were never voting to elect an MLA from Maninagar. They knew they were voting to secure their future," Modi said addressing a rally organised in...
  • No decision on Modi as PM, but he fits the bill: Naidu December 21, 2012

    Hyderabad: Amid a debate on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) projecting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate, former party president M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the party would take a call on the issue before the 2014 general elections. "No senior leader has so far made...
  • Modi to be sworn in as Gujarat CM on Dec 26 December 21, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi, who posted a resounding victory in the Assembly elections, will be sworn in as the Gujarat chief minister for the fourth time on December 26. Modi became chief minister for the first time on October 1, 2001 and subsequently in 2002 and 2007. Modi drove to Raj Bhavan...
  • Nitish Kumar remains silent on Narendra Modi's victory December 21, 2012

    Patna: Even as congratulations poured in for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for winning three successive Assembly polls in the state, his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar is keeping a stoic silence, which has set the tongues wagging. When mediapersons sought reaction from Kumar on Friday morning on the historic victory...
  • 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...
  • Battle for the states: Modi scores hattrick in Gujarat, Cong sweeps HP December 21, 2012

    It was a dramatic day for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as the voters' verdict in the assembly elections 2012 came out. While Narendra Modi scored a hattrick in Gujarat with a convincing victory, Congress's top leadership was routed in the state though the party performed well in rural Gujarat. In...
  • 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 wins again in Gujarat, Congress bags Himachal December 20, 2012

    Modi declared Thursday that his hattrick of an election win held a national message and that he was serving "Mother India" besides his own state. ...
  • After Gujarat, is Narendra Modi making a pitch for Delhi? December 20, 2012

    In his victory speech, the Gujarat Chief Minister dedicated his win to the six crore Gujaratis and called them the heroes of the election. ...
  • If I have committed mistakes, I apologise: Modi December 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Pitchforked into the prime ministerial race after his electoral hattrick and amidst cheers of "PM, PM, PM " from his supporters, Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday apologised to the people of Gujarat if he had committed any mistake. "If there has been a mistake somewhere, If I have erred...
  • 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...
  • Bihar BJP hails Narendra Modi's Gujarat win December 20, 2012

    Patna: BJP leaders in Bihar on Thursday celebrated party victory in Gujarat under leadership of Narendra Modi, but said the nominee for the Prime Minister post in 2014 would be chosen at an 'appropriate' time. "The BJP has registered a hattrick in Gujarat due...
  • Modi wins big in Gujarat, can he succeed in Delhi? December 20, 2012

    Modi scored a hattrick as the BJP won 115 seats, which was two less that the party's tally in 2007 while the Congress bagged just 61. ...