Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicGujarat Elections 2017

Topic: Gujarat Elections 2017

If Rahul was smarter, he would have called himself a Ram Bhakt during UP elections

Clearly, his political strategists have told him that it would pay to swipe the ‘Hindu card’ in this election.

BJP & Congress have made the same mistake in the run up to the Gujarat elections

National level leaders today are like banyan trees under which nothing grows; several states are experiencing the same leadership deficit.

The rise of the angry young men who can demolish Modi this election season

Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mewani and Alpesh Thakor might appear to offer hope, but the real reform is structural.

This time, Muslims will also vote for us, says Gujarat’s youngest MLA

The youngest BJP MLA, Harsh Sanghavi, says Modi brought peace & harmony to Gujarat after the 2002 riots, and that the BJP has worked for Muslims in the state.

Jamnagar still loves its turncoat MLAs, now fighting for the BJP

Dharmendrasinh Jadeja & Raghavji Patel were Congress MLAs who switched to the BJP. But to their constituents, their good record matters, not the party.

In cooperative hub Amreli, women voters may desert Modi and BJP

As Gujarat CM, Modi earned goodwill of women voters. But anti-incumbency, local grievances, caste, and his policies at the Centre may play spoilsport.

TalkPoint: Privatisation of education is the foremost issue for Gujarat youth

A majority of first-time voters in Gujarat are students. And in the current election campaign, there are two major issues that student face.

Rahul Gandhi’s religious tourism is a sham, Congress is allergic to Hindu sentiments

Rahul Gandhi has visited 11 Hindu temples in Gujarat in the last 50 days, but one the elections are over, the Congress party will return to its old agenda.

‘Pappu’ was a paid media creation, this is the real Rahul Gandhi: Congress’s Sam Pitroda

Sam Pitroda is credited as the man behind Rahul Gandhi’s recent ‘repackaging’, and is currently developing the Congress’s Gujarat manifesto.

30 ministers, one day: BJP plans blitzkrieg in battle for Gujarat

Central ministers as well as CMs are set to address three rallies each on one day in a massive show of strength by the BJP in Gujarat.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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