Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicGujarat Congress

Topic: Gujarat Congress

BJP facing massive anti-incumbency but opposition’s graph not rising, says Gujarat ex-CM Vaghela

Ex-CM says ruling party's biggest strength is that rivals are not ready to mount credible challenge. Congress began selection of poll candidates at eleventh hour, he adds. 

Booth-level armies to ABC of polling centres — Congress’ ‘silent’ campaign in Gujarat

For the past few months, Congress leaders, including former ministers, from neighbouring states have been working silently in Gujarat to mobilise ground-level support for the party

Gujarat Congress vows to probe graft cases under BJP rule, name Modi stadium after Sardar Patel

Congress manifesto ‘Janta Ni Sarkar’ says if voted to power, the party will probe corruption cases after 1995. PM Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. 

Hardik Patel, now in BJP, says Congress attacks Gujarati industrialists & Modi to appease Muslims

Ex-Congressman Patel also tells media to ask new party chief Kharge if Gandhi family still calls the shots & blames the Congress for relying on 'communal politics' in Bilkis Bano case.

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.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
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Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.