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Gujarat Election 2017

चाहा था कांग्रेस-मुक्त भारत; मिल गया: कांग्रेस-युक्त गुजरात

भाजपा की दो स्पष्ट विजय, गुजरात और हिमाचल प्रदेश, के बावजूद राजनीति का वह क्षेत्र खुल गया है, जो की 2019 तक सीलबंद लगता था.

Did the Congress benefit from Rahul Gandhi’s temple tourism? Here’s what the data shows

Rahul visited more than 20 temples of many faiths, including the influential BAPS and Khodaldham, to Dalit icon Megh Mahya's temple.

Jignesh Mevani inside the Gujarat assembly is a nightmare to the BJP

If Vikaas is a big balloon, Jignesh Mevani is the pin that can burst it.

After Gujarat & Himachal losses, the road to power just got steeper for Rahul Gandhi

For many Indians, the idea of being ruled by a single family seems increasingly anachronistic, and even degrading.

Gujarat transforms Rahul Gandhi from part-time politician to serious leader

Results of both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections could also work as a reminder for Rahul that the road ahead is full of challenges.

Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi: What the star campaigners got right & wrong in Gujarat

Congress treated Mevani-Patel-Thakor as political fragments, and didn't incorporate their arguments in its electoral agenda for a new political narrative.

Alpesh-Jignesh-Hardik provided much-needed ammo to Congress’ Gujarat battle

Hardik Patel has definitely helped Congress made some gains in Saurashtra and Mehsana; in North Gujarat, Congress wins 15 out of 27 seats while BJP bags 11 seats.

Gujarat verdict decoded: Modi saves the day for faltering BJP

On the campaign trail, the Congress capitalised on many of the BJP’s shortcomings, but it had no counter for Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself.

Aiyar and Sibal damaged Congress chances in second phase of Gujarat polls

Aiyar’s ‘neech aadmi’ remark about PM Modi and Sibal’s plea to defer the Ayodhya SC hearing until 2019 damaged the Congress’s hopes.

Modi wanted Congress-mukt Bharat, gets Congress-yukt Gujarat

Despite the two clear victories for the BJP, Monday’s results have opened up the political space which had seemed locked and sealed until the summer of 2019.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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