Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Gujarat Election 2017

Modi waving from seaplane

A short history of the seaplane that Narendra Modi used in Gujarat

A closer examination of the history and origin of the aircraft he flew in reveals some interesting details, and raises questions.
Rebels are real headache for BJP, Congress in Central Gujarat

Rebels are real headache for BJP, Congress in Central Gujarat

Those denied tickets and the candidates who switched sides ahead of election may upset calculations of both BJP and Congress.
‘50-50 chance’ for OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakore, say Radhanpur voters

‘50-50 chance’ for OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakor, say Radhanpur voters

Thakor community seems to be rallying behind Alpesh while a section voters calls him outsider; BJP harping on vikas to retain the seat.
Narendra Modi during a visit to Kedarnath in October 2017

The barb on Modi’s mushrooms exposes the ‘Make in India’ PM’s expensive foreign tastes

No political pundit could have predicted that the last course served up in Gujarat campaign would be mushrooms.
Mevani giving a speech

Jignesh Mevani’s politics may be too radical for Gujarat’s moderate Dalits

Mevani had ruled out participating in active politics for a long time saying it would cloud his credibility as an activist, and force him into unwelcome compromises.
Jignesh Mevani

Who really is Jignesh Mevani: a Dalit, a Gujarati or a Jihadi?

Jignesh Mevani is using the resources of the Congress without using its name or succumbing to its patronising views on Dalits and Muslims.
BJP, Congress trying to cash in on their flood relief work in north Gujarat

BJP, Congress trying to cash in on their flood relief work in north Gujarat

Voters in north Gujarat’s Banaskantha, the worst affected district, came out with mixed reactions about BJP government’s relief efforts.
Jai Sardar, Jai Bhawani to Jai Bheem: Rahul tries it all in Modi’s home turf

Jai Sardar, Jai Bhawani, Jai Bheem: Rahul tries it all on Modi’s home turf

Patidars, Thakor Sena and Dalits throng Rahul Gandhi’s election meetings in Vadnagar and Vijapur in Mehsana district of Gujarat
Hardik Patel addressing a campaign

BJP’s vision is so blurred they can’t even bring out a proper manifesto: Hardik...

The young Patidar leader says BJP has no vision for Gujarat, so it came up with an eight-page booklet with no data, no agenda, calling it a manifesto.
Tribal Family in front of under construction house allotted in Gujarat

The other face of ‘vikas’: Tribals of Panchmahal like Modi, but still wait for...

Tribals-dominated villages in Panchmahal district barely have any access to drinking water. Electricity and housing also lag far behind other districts.

Gujarat Elections 2017

Amit Shah and Narendra Modi

आखिर गुजरात में भाजपा क्यों ‘नरभसा’ गई है

गुजरात में 22 सालों से सत्ता में रह चुकी पार्टी दोयम दर्जे के खिलाड़ी के तौर लड़ रही है, जो अपने उपलब्धियों की जगह गांधी परिवार को मुद्दा बना रही है