Thursday, 29 September, 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

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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