Amid talk that he could be the BJP's prime ministerial candidate with another victory in Gujarat, a buoyed Narendra Modi on Thursday remarked it was time to move 'forward'.
As Narendra Modi appeared set for a hat-trick in Gujarat, BJP today parried questions on whether he will be the party's prime ministerial candidate in the next Lok Sabha elections.
Chief minister Narendra Modi was elected to the Gujarat assembly today, retaining Maninagar constituency in Ahmedabad's outskirts by more than 70,000 votes.
On the eve of the declaration of the results, the streets of Ahmedabad show no sign of excitement. Prasad Nichenametla & Abhijit Patnaik report.
Counting of votes for the 2012 Gujarat Assembly elections, which witnessed a historic 71.32% voter turnout, will be held on Thursday for all the 182 constituencies across the state.
Chief minister Narendra Modi was today elected to the Gujarat assembly from Maninagar constituency in Ahmedabad's outskirts.
Here is a look at the rise of Narendra Modi and his political career since 1987.
A record 10% upswing in voter turnout in this election has left everyone guessing, although several opinion polls have predicted a hat trick for Modi with a score that’s as good as, or better than, the last time’s 117 in the 182-seat assembly. Rajesh Mahapatra
reports. Making sense of the results
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi’s third consecutive win seems imminent but top bureaucrats remain skeptical of the sweeping victory that various opinion polls have predicted for the saffron leader. Mahesh Langa reports.
Last Cabinet meeting of the incumbent Narendra Modi government was held at Gandhinagar on Wednesday ahead of declaration of results for recently-concluded Assembly elections which will pave way for formation of new government.
Former Congress leader Narhari Amin who recently crossed over to BJP has alleged that senior leaders of the faction-ridden opposition party in Gujarat subverted ticket distribution process for elections, which prompted party cadres to defect.
The turnout in the final phase of the Gujarat polls topped the figure of the first phase, with 71.85% voters exercising their franchise. The voting for 95 seats was held on Monday.
Gujarat Congress unit on Monday filed a complaint against chief minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by 'campaigning' on the election day at the polling station where he cast his vote.
Top leaders of the state BJP unit were huddled in a meeting in Ahmedabad to analyse the record voter turnout in the Gujarat Assembly elections, party sources said.
Four persons were injured today when the bodyguard of BJP MLA and candidate from Sahera in Panchmahal district, Jetha Bharwad, opened fire in Tarsang village after some stones were pelted at the leader.