Keshubhai

  • Gordhan Zadaphia's Gujarat Parivartan Party merges with the BJP February 24, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Eyeing the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Gordhan Zadaphia's Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) on Monday announced its decision to merge with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "BJP is our mother organisation, our differences were not so big that we could not mend our fences. After all we are all swayamsevaks," Zadaphia...
  • Keshubhai Patel to quit politics, says GPP should merge with BJP February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an another boost for Bharatiya Janata Party, Gujarat Parivartan Party leader and former chief minister Keshubhai Patel on Wednesday announced that he will quit active politics and wished that his party should merge with the BJP. Once known to be an arch rival of Modi, Keshubhai had...
  • Cong leader Suresh Kotadia joins BJP; hails Modi as PM December 1, 2013

    Rajkot: Congress leader Suresh Kotadia, son of former Union minister late Manubhai Kotadia, on Saturday crossed over to BJP and slammed Congress for "ignoring" its party workers, and being "directionless". "Gujarat is progressing well under the able leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and people of the country also want to...
  • Is Narendra Modi stamping his authority on the BJP? June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani Prime Ministerial ambitions have received a severe jolt with the elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the 2014 election campaign in-charge. It is believed that it was Narendra Modi who prepared and implemented the plan to push Advani to the background. ...
  • Shiv Sena warns of 'Mahabharat' if BJP ignores allies April 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Comparing NDA constituents to horses of Arjun's chariot, Shiv Sena on Wednesday cautioned that BJP should take allies into confidence on the issue of its prime ministerial candidate or else there could be a "Mahabharat". With the chasm between BJP and JD(U) widening over Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial...
  • Opposition up in arms against Modi govt on water crisis April 8, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Water scarcity in major regions of Gujarat is heating up the political arena in the state, with Opposition parties and NGOs up in arms against the Narendra Modi government's "inaction" and "mismanagement" of the crisis. Passing the buck, Gujarat has targeted the Centre for denying permission to raise the...
  • Modi should put aside his pettiness and behave like a leader: Aakar Patel February 7, 2013

    Does the Modi show at DU indicate that he is indeed BJP's face for the 2014 polls? Columnist Aakar Patel joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Why is such a big fuss about Nitish Kumar? BJP contests 15 seats in Bihar which at worst can afford to...
  • Narendra Modi is Gujarat's newsmaker in 2012 December 30, 2012

    Ahmedabad: An eventful year in Gujarat saw Narendra Modi convincingly retaining power and emerging as a strong contender for BJP's prime ministerial candidate in the 2014 general elections besides a slew of judgements in the post-Godhra riot cases that convicted many, including former minister Maya Kodnani. The year proved to...
  • Modi knocking on doors of Delhi: Uddhav Thackeray December 21, 2012

    Mumbai: After the resounding hat-trick in the Gujarat elections, Chief Minister Narendra Modi is now "knocking on the doors of Delhi", Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray said Friday. The Shiv Sena executive president said in an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamna that Modi had more or less repeated his...
  • 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...
  • Patel community prefers Narendra Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister December 17, 2012

    Among the Patels, Narendra Modi has an even higher rating at 43 per cent while Keshubhai is far behind with 34. ...
  • Modi most preferred choice for Gujarat CM: Survey December 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi continues to be the most popular choice for the Chief Minister of Gujarat, according to a post-poll survey by CSDS for CNN-IBN and The Week. As many as 41 per cent of the people preferred Modi as the Chief Minister, though the...
  • Gujarat elections are a plebiscite on Narendra Modi: Suhas Palshikar December 17, 2012

    Can Narendra Modi better the tally of 2007 in 2012? Professor Suhas Palshikar of CSDS joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the final phase of Gujarat elections. Q. With all the firing and cross-firing of Politicians verbally, Gujarat must be heaving a sigh of relief? Asked by: sundar1950in ...
  • 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: 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...
  • GPP could eat into the BJP vote base: Ashok Bagriya on Gujarat polls December 14, 2012

    Gujarat Parivartan Party leader Keshubhai Patel is hoping to inflict the maximum damage on Modi's re-election prospects, though a number of pre-poll surveys have already predicted a hat-trick of wins for Modi. CNN-IBN's Correspondent Ashok Bagriya joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on whether Keshubhai Patel can dent Narendra Modi's...
  • 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: 67 per cent voting in first phase December 13, 2012

    Ahmedabad: 7.28 pm: 67 per cent record turnout recorded in first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections. 5.28 pm: Voting ends in phase one of Gujarat Assembly elections. 4.17 pm: 53 per cent voting recorded in the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections till 3 pm. 2.51 pm: Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia casts...
  • 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: 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...
  • BJP will get a majority but a reduced majority: Meghdoot Sharon December 12, 2012

    Why did Rahul Gandhi keep off campaigning in Gujarat till the last moment? Is it because the Congress has accepted defeat even before the actual polls? CNN-IBN's Ahmedabad bureau chief Meghdoot Sharon joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. If my guess is right, if Congress losses badly...
  • Modi vs Shweta Bhatt a lopsided battle in Guj CM's favour December 12, 2012

    Ahmedabad: As Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi bids for an unprecedented third term in office in Gujarat, the thought of his own electoral future seems to hardly cross his mind. And that's not without a reason. After all, Modi is locked in an unequal fight with a political novice, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 polls: Modi finding it tough to woo Leuva Patels December 4, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Chief Minister Narendra Modi has received a rude jolt just a few days before voting in Gujarat. One of Gujarat's most influential votebanks, the Leuva Patels, have hinted that they could vote against Modi and the BJP. Leuva Patels can influence results of 33 seats out of the...
  • Withdraw candidate from Maninagar, Shweta Bhatt tells GPP December 2, 2012

    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 BJP...
  • Congress, Keshubhai conspiring to defeat me: Narendra Modi December 2, 2012

    Addressing an election rally in Rajpipla in Gujarat on Saturday, Narendra Modi said that the Congress was teaming up with Keshubhai Patel's party to defeat him. ...
  • Keshubhai seeks EC action against Sidhu December 1, 2012

    Gandhinagar: Taking umbrage at Navjot Singh Sidhu's remark in which he termed him as an "anti-national leader", Gujarat Parivartan Party president Keshubhai Patel on Saturday appealed to the Election Commission to take suo motu action against the BJP MP and his party. "I urge the EC to take suo moto action...
  • Guj: Keshubhai's party gives poll ticket to Pandya's wife November 29, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel's party has given a poll ticket to Jagriti Pandya, the wife of slain BJP leader Haren Pandya. She will contesting for Patel's Gujarat Parivartan Party from the Ellis Bridge constituency in Ahmedabad. The assembly elections are a fortnight away. Haren Pandya was the...