Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicGujarat Congress

Topic: Gujarat Congress

Hardik Patel quitting was inevitable. Congress could see its impact in Gujarat polls this year

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Hardik, Anant, Jignesh — young ‘friends’ get Congress in war mode ahead of Gujarat polls

While Anant Patel and Hardik Patel are members of Congress, Jignesh Mevani is an Independent who has extended support to the party. Congress has been out of power in Gujarat since 1995. 

Why Hardik Patel is losing his ‘mass leader’ appeal in Gujarat after joining Congress

Hardik Patel rose to prominence in 2015 on the back of Patidar quota agitation. He joined Congress in 2019, and was made its Gujarat unit working president in July 2020.

Sonia Gandhi appoints Hardik Patel as Gujarat Congress working president

Patel, who led the Patidar reservation agitation in Gujarat, had joined the Congress in March 2019 but did not contest in the Lok Sabha elections that year.

Get your act together, Rahul Gandhi warns Gujarat leaders as infighting boils over

Heated meeting sees furious Rahul Gandhi issue ultimatum, state unit given 45 days to sort out dissent.

Everyone’s talking about NEET results, and BJP reaches out to sugarcane farmers

Turns out, you only need 131 out of 720 in the NEET exam to get an unreserved seat. The topper, Kalpana Kumari, secured 691 marks out of 720.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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