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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.

On social media, Modi goes soft

Gujarat’s elections are near, but in the arena of social media, Modi has already won. From over a million subscribers on Twitter to a Facebook page flooded with “likes”, Modi’s net is cast wide, Zia Haq reports.

Only 16 women in fray on BJP, Cong tickets

Only 16 women candidates have been fielded by the ruling BJP and opposition Congress for phase one of the Gujarat Assembly polls though both the parties back the Women's Reservation Bill that provides 33% reservation.

Narendra Modi has over Rs 1 crore in assets

The value of assets owned by Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has crossed the Rs 1 crore mark in 2012, from Rs 40 lakh five years ago, as per his affidavit accompanying the nomination papers for Assembly elections.

The party has no gameplan

Endorse Modi by all means, but the BJP must first deal with its internal problems.

Why seniors back Modi

Pressure from a restive cadre tired of leadership crisis, RSS’s ‘growing fondness’ for him and his performance in Gujarat have left senior BJP leaders little choice but to rally behind Narendra Modi.

Modi goes virtual, relies on hi-tech used by rock stars

The 62-year-old saffron leader has been long known for putting technology to its best use in political campaigns. This election, he has taken it to a new high -- becoming the first Indian politician to use the latest 3D holographic projection technology, Rajesh Mahapatra and Mahesh Langa report.

Congman from Rajkot wears ‘richest candidate’ crown

In Gujarat, politicians are known to be business-friendly and businessmen routinely enter politics. So, it is not unusual to encounter crorepatis among the candidates in the coming assembly polls. HT reports.

Polling booth for lone voter in Gujarat

The Election Commission values the importance of every vote and to prove that, they have created a full-fledged polling booth at Banej inside the Gir National Park in Gujarat.

Liquor prices rise, spirits droop in Gujarat

“Dry” Gujarat has never felt drier, and tears of vexation are no compensation for bootlegged liquor.

‘We have moved on. But has Modi?’

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s `sadbhavana’ was put to test earlier last month, when the BJP finalised its list of candidates. It failed. The party gave the Muslims a miss. Ketaki Ghoge reports.

This time, caste trumps religion

The Gujarat contest this time isn't about Hindus versus Muslims. Not yet. The powerful Leuva Patel community’s rebellion against Narendra Modi has lent an unmistakable caste dimension to the ongoing campaign. Vinod Sharma reports.
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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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