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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.

Hate him or love him but Modi has worked for Gujarat

Gujarat has historically been a trading hub, but it's in his decade in office has seen the state take the next leap to hi-tech manufacture. Of course, some people will never be convinced about him, writes Ashok Malik. Full Coverage

No fight left but they won't stop attacking Modi

Keshubhai Patel blames Narendra Modi for his removal as chief minister in 2001, but forgets that it was his governance failure that signalled the end of his career. Abuse for Modi, and not always in off-the-record chats, comes from BJP and VHP has-beens, writes Ashok Malik.

Know Narendra Modi, learn why Gujarat needs him

Journalists visiting Gujarat to cover the impact of the 2001 earthquake were surprised. What they saw was very different from what's usually seen in disaster-hit Indian states. Narendra Modi was efficiently dealing with the disaster. Modi haters must go back to 2001 to know him, writes Ashok Malik.

Narendra Modi vs rivals: how they match up in elections

The BJP leader is now Gujarat's longest serving chief minister but there is little sign of anti-incumbency against him. Anti-incumbency is limited to the constituency MLA, writes Ashok Malik.

Capitalist hero: how Modi made reforms work for Gujaratis

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has been able to sell economic reforms to his people by being transparent and convincing them they will be benefited. He has established that capitalism can be successful in India, writes Ashok Malik.

Popular but polarising: can Narendra Modi be PM?

The Gujarat CM can be a national leader only when India votes for the BJP with him as the party's mascot. The proof of Modi's popularity will come only when he campaigns and seeks votes for himself nationwide, writes Ashok Malik.


Gujarat Elections 2012:
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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.