gujarat elections 2022

Meet 5 AAP soldiers who raised victory flag in Gujarat

Though its claim of a big win in the Gujarat elections fell flat, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did manage to impress a section of voters in PM Narendra Modi’s home state – bagging five seats and securing a vote share of 13 per cent. Several AAP leaders like its chief ministerial candidate Isudan Gadhvi […]

Gujarat Poll Results : AAP sinks Congress’ boat in Khambalia

Speaking to TNI during the poll campaign,  Vikram Madam admitted to the fact that the AAP could diminish his chances of winning. He said, “AAP has no role in this election except cutting into Congress’ vote share. And I’m concerned how much of my vote share will be cut. Either they (AAP) will totally fail  or they will take me down along with them. That’s what I’m watching out for.”  

Gir locals demand quick NOCs; relaxation of SEZ norms for better tourism income

Gir, Somnath: The residents of over forty villages that fall within the radius of Gir National park share a deep bond of love and care for lions of the forest. They look at these magnificent creatures as an extension of their own family and are adept at tackling village sightings of the lions without being unnerved […]

Milk production contributes 20 to 25 % of Gujarat’s GDP, says Amul MD Amit Vyas

The New Indian special correspondent Alok Singh, who was in Gujarat’s Anand district for the assembly election coverage, caught up with Amul Dairy managing director Amit Vyas for a quick chat. Edited excerpts: Alok Singh: Welcome to The New Indian, Mr Vyas. To begin with, please tell us about the origin of the brand name […]

AAP making big inroads in Bhavnagar, say locals

Quinquagenarian Vikram Bhai has been voting for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for more than two decades, but in this election, he is caught in a dilemma. With just three days left for voting in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar, he is still undecided on whether to continue with the tradition or a new party – AAP. “Overall, […]

Butter me up: Milky Anand looks at hand, licks at saffron

In the Congress stronghold of Anand, popularly known as the ‘Milk City of India’, the wind seems to be blowing in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has ruled Gujarat for 27 years now. Anand is the home district of India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and is currently represented by five […]

In Modi’s birthplace, Gujaratis want CAA forever to rescue Hindus

In Lakhvad locality in Gujarat’s Mehsana, more than 300 Hindus of Pakistan-origin are all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they see him as the only politician who can ensure them Indian citizenship. Navigating through the bylanes of Lakhvad, a mix of shanties and concrete buildings, a team of The New Indian meets 65-year-old Rupa Ben […]

Why are Muslims of Mehsana smitten by PM Modi?

Contrary to the widely-peddled narrative that Gujarati Muslims live in “fear”, auto-rickshaw driver Barkat Bhai of Mehsana, the home turf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, favours the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over other parties in the ensuing Assembly elections. Donning a pink shirt and a pair of black pants, Barkat Bhai, in his 50s, is […]