Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicGujarat election

Topic: Gujarat election

In Modi we trust, says Gujarat BJP facing unexpected opposition

Local issues and anti-incumbency have made the BJP nervous, but it also has faith that Modi’s magic will shine through in the end.

BJP is milking support from Amul’s cooperatives to win Gujarat

Party chief Amit Shah has devised a strategy to use the state’s milk cooperatives to increase its rural reach and break a traditional Congress stronghold.

On a train ride to Bhuj, BJP is the near-unanimous choice

The Kutch district has been a BJP bastion for years, and people travelling to its headquarters, Bhuj, have few doubts it will win again

Patel businessmen and housewives in South Asia’s richest village still root for BJP

Madhapar holds bank deposits of Rs 5,000 crore, most of it belongs to NRIs from the village; voters here are traditionally BJP supporters.

Congress to roll out its own top guns to counter BJP in battle for Gujarat

Apart from Rahul and Sonia, Congress list includes a mix of young and old leaders like Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia and ex-PM Manmohan Singh.

Modi’s Gujarat campaign blitz to start 27 Nov

Bollywood actors, songs, dance and magicians to be part of BJP’s campaign blitzkrieg.

Congress is so short of funds that it is asking Gujarat candidates to spend from own pockets

The Congress has not yet hired any agency to run social media campaign either.

Modi govt eyes caste realignment, to reintroduce OBC panel bill in Parliament

Government forms committee to look into sub-categorisation of OBCs; non-Yadav OBCs played a key role in BJP’s victory in UP election.

Talk Point: Should sex tapes of politicians influence election outcomes in India?

The emergence of Patidar leader Hardik Patel's private videos in the middle of a heated election campaign raises questions about just how much such scandals affect election outcomes.

Gujarat polls to feature 12 lakh new and first-time voters

According to latest estimates, 60 per cent of Gujarat’s 4.03 crore voters are under 40. Of these, 12 lakh are new and first-time voters, as per ECI data.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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