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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.

Hindutva icon Narendra Modi's enemies are from the family

There are around 40 seats in Gujarat where BJP won with margin of less than 5,000 votes in the last assembly elections. The best challenge to the CM in these seats comes from disgruntled Sangh Parivar leaders, writes Arvind J Bosmia.

Best bet for PM's job but BJP keeps Modi waiting

The BJP would have made a smart move if it had declared the Gujarat chief minister as its prime ministerial candidate in 2007. He was foiled then and BJP paid the price, writes Arvind J Bosmia.

From obscurity to popularity: how Narendra Modi built his brand

When Narendra Modi took over as Gujarat Chief Minister in October 2001, he was an unknown BJP leader without mass appeal. He is now strong state leader and claims nationwide popularity. Arvind J Bosmia explains how Modi built his brand.


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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.