gujarat polls

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.”  

PM Modi indirectly attacks AAP; says country must be wary of ‘neutral’ forces

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech at the Delhi BJP headquarters addressing karyakartas of the party following a historic win in Gujarat attacked the Aam Aadmi Party in a cryptic reference to “neutral forces”and a party that “lost deposit in Uttarakhand and Himachal”. He said, “We must analyse the past few elections on a […]

AAP’s Sanjay Singh expects to win 15 per cent of vote share in Gujarat

Speaking to The New Indian’s special correspondent Alok Singh, AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP said that it was a big achievement for the party to have breached the citadel of BJP, and made in-roads into several corners of the state cutting both BJP and Congress’ votes. The party is also now officially a national party, because […]

Gujarat CM oath taking on Dec 12: BJP’s Patil after 150-plus tally

The BJP is set for a landslide victory in Gujarat to retain power for a seventh straight term and is likely to break previous records by winning the highest number of seats in any assembly election in the state. As BJP hit the 150 plus seats mark, the Gujarat state leadership wasted no time in […]

Gujarat polls: Key Assembly seats to watch out for in second phase

It’s going to be curtains down on the last elections of the year on December 5.  The second phase of Gujarat elections will be held for the remaining 93 Assembly seats, for which 833 candidates of nearly 60 political parties, including the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its traditional challenger Congress and the third player […]

Drugs seizures high due to crackdown; we are not Punjab, says Harsh Sanghavi

The journey of Harsh Sanghavi from a self-made diamond merchant to that of Gujarat’s most important politician has been meteoric. One of the reasons for 38-year-old Sanghavi’s popularity within the party ranks has been his extreme dedication to the larger causes the party espouses and his closeness to the top leadership. He is known to […]

Gujarat polls: Why third front is a non starter in the state

Aam Aadmi Party’s entry into the fray in Gujarat has opened up discussion about the feasibility of a third front in the state. Historically, the possibility of a third front forming a formidable power block in Gujarat has been bleak. But with first phase of voting in Gujarat over for 89 seats and remaining 93 […]

Gujarat Polls: Narmada water reaches Kutch; has it changed people’s lives?

This monsoon it didn’t matter whether the rain Gods showed their mercy on the farmers of Kutch. River Narmada had flowed into their fields in one of the driest regions in India. In July water parked in Sardar Sarovar Dam reached Gujarat’s most water-starved region through the 357.18-kilometer-long Kutch Branch Canal (KBC). The water from […]