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How Narendra Modi took over Gujarat BJP, pushed out rivals
Aakar Patel

How Narendra Modi took over Gujarat BJP, pushed out rivals

The BJP's Gujarat unit is loyal first to an individual and not the party or its ideology. The Gujarat BJP is today one man who has pushed out all potential competitors, writes Aakar Patel.

Dear Mr Modi, open your heart and apologise for riots
Harinder Baweja

Dear Mr Modi, open your heart and apologise for riots

The UK has moved to end the diplomatic isolation of the Gujarat chief minister, but he remains a prisoner of his own politics. Modi has to embrace all Gujaratis, writes Harinder Baweja in an open letter.

Narendra Modi and 2002: moving on from a terrible date
Ashok Malik

Narendra Modi and 2002: moving on from a terrible date

Hindu-Muslim issues haven't been settled, but Gujarat is far less likely to have a riot today. Narendra Modi hasn't apologised for 2002 but he has taken steps to make minorities feel safer, writes Ashok Malik.

Leaving them speechless: Narendra Modi
Varghese K George

Leaving them speechless: Narendra Modi's campaigning style

Narendra Modi has done to politics what Baba Ramdev has done to Yoga – converting it into a performing art. Modi's speeches are all about himself. His ability to electrify the crowd is immense. Varghese K George writes.

Community power: how the Patels hold sway over Gujarat
Arvind J Bosmia

Community power: how the Patels hold sway over Gujarat

Arvind J Bosmia explains how people of farm tillers became one of the most prosperous and powerful communities of the state in a matter of decades. Plus, who will the Patels vote for in this election.

Numbers show it: it
Sanjay Kumar

Numbers show it: it's a challenge to oust Modi in Gujarat

The BJP has not only won four Gujarat assembly elections in a row since 1995 it did so with a lead of over 10% against the Congress. The Congress will need to perform exceptionally well to win the 2012 elections, writes Sanjay Kumar.

Hindus, Muslims: divided citizens in
Raheel Dhattiwala

Hindus, Muslims: divided citizens in 'Vibrant Gujarat'

'India's first-ever Muslim property show' in Ahmedabad shows how Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat live: separate, segregated. Raheel Dhattiwala visited the show and asked can the two communities live together. The answer was no.

A Muslim BJP candidate in Gujarat? State waits to know
Mahesh Langa

A Muslim BJP candidate in Gujarat? State waits to know

The BJP has been ruling Gujarat interrupted since 1998 but it hasn't had a Muslim minister in the state cabinet since then. The party hasn't fielded a Muslim candidate in assembly elections since 1995. Will the party keep them out in this time too, asks Mahesh Langa.

Gujarat
Shabnam Hashmi

Gujarat's unheard voices must remember Gandhi

Closure and justice for 2002 riots victims will be a difficult task but they must keep faith in Mahatma Gandhi's words: all through history the ways of truth and love have always won, writes Shabnam Hashmi.

Congress’s best hope: Contain Modi
Vinod Sharma

Congress’s best hope: Contain Modi

The Congress’s strategy obviously is to deny Modi a national pedestal. But in Gujarat he stands taller than campaigners from other parties, including the BJP. Vinod Sharma writes.

Foreign direct intervention
Dipankar De Sarkar

Foreign direct intervention

UK’s decision to make up with Narendra Modi has been governed by economic and political considerations. Going by exclusive and detailed accounts of the normalisation process, the real surprise is that it took Britain so long. Dipankar De Sarkar reports. The fall and rise of Narendra Damodardas Modi

Narendra Modi, titan in Gujarat but he can’t win Delhi
Vir Sanghvi

Narendra Modi, titan in Gujarat but he can’t win Delhi

Those who believe that the Gujarat CM should become leader of the BJP at a national level challenge the very foundations of the BJP’s leadership policy. Not unnaturally, BJP leaders are quick to point out that Modi has not demonstrated that he is a great vote-winner in other states. Vir Sanghvi writes.


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Cong to target Modi through music CDs

In a carefully crafted strategy for the coming elections in Gujarat, the Congress is avoiding personal attacks on chief minister Narendra Modi. Instead, the party will target him on development issues, Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.

EC bans using Navratra functions for poll campaign

 Election Commission which on Sunday barred all kinds of political activities at religious functions in poll-bound Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh during the nine-day revelry.
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