Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicGujarat Elections 2017

Topic: Gujarat Elections 2017

Congress now has a combative, Modi-questioning Ashok Gehlot, who is no more camera shy

Gehlot, who is usually shy of TV appearances and newspaper interviews, is now vocal on a number of issues, making himself heard on multiple media platforms.

BJP’s Chudasama was ‘hand-in-glove’ with poll officer: Why Gujarat HC declared 2017 election void

BJP's Bhupendrasinh Chudasama is currently the minister for education, law and justice, legislative and parliamentary affairs and few other departments in Gujarat. Read the full court order here.

BJP struggled to retain Gujarat despite spending 2.5 times more than Congress

BJP, which spent Rs 115 cr, returned to power with 99 seats, its lowest tally in two decades. Congress, which improved count, spent Rs 48.97 cr.

Voters support BJP not for love but for keeping away rabid anti-Hindus in Congress camp

The fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to sweat it out in his home, despite no organised opposition , says a lot about the voters' mind now.

We had the Modi factor in 2014, this time there seems to be the birth of the Rahul factor

Rahul Gandhi’s trust in the new leadership of Patidars, OBCs, and Dalits has been successful in creating a generational shift in the electoral competition.

BJP ally Shiv Sena’s move to go solo in Gujarat backfires, gets only 0.5% vote share

Despite consistent attempts, Sena has not been successful in expanding beyond Maharashtra even as its alliance with BJP is going through a rough patch.

Hardik Patel, a debacle foretold

Hardik Patel joins a list of demagogues in the subcontinent who pick up an ethnic, religious or caste group’s grievance and build it into a persecution complex.

गुजरात में ‘केवट’ मोदी ने भाजपा की डूबती नय्या को कराया पार

चुनाव-प्रचार के दौरान कांग्रेस ने भाजपा की कमियों पर प्रहार किया, लेकिन खुद प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी का कोई तोड़ उनके पास नहीं 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.

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.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

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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