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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.

BJP to sweep Gujarat once again in assembly poll: opinion poll

A pre-poll survey shows Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's charisma is set to fetch a bigger victory margin for ruling BJP in assembly elections in the state with seven more seats while Congress may win just 51 seats this time.

Congress an exponent of votebank politics: Modi

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress party of being a "dyed-in-the-wool exponent of votebank politics".

Muslim groups refuse to build bridges with Modi

Prominent Muslim organisations on Saturday rejected suggestions by former MP and diplomat Syed Shahabuddin that Muslims could "join hands" with Modi if he apologised for the 2002 riots, Zia Haq reports.

Modi has BJP's total support: Arun Jaitley

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley today said that since so many leaders have campaigned in Gujarat, it indicates that the entire BJP is behind Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi.

BJP leaders praise Modi for Gujarat's 'development'

Chief minister Narendra Modi received a pat on his back from national-level BJP leaders today for "taking Gujarat forward on the development path".

Gujarat poll showdown in Dec, Himachal in Nov

The Election Commission on Wednesday announced two-phase elections in Gujarat on December 13 and 17 and at one go in Himachal Pradesh on November 4. Counting is on December 20. Cong not to project CM candidate in Guj, HP

Modi welcomes announcement of Gujarat poll schedule

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday welcomed the announcement of state assembly poll dates by the Election Commission.

Cong not to project CM candidate in Guj, HP

Congress will not project any chief ministerial candidate in the Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

Modi aims for Guj sweep to keep PM dreams alive

If he can put up a dazzling show, his supporters believe, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi will be in the driver’s seat to lead the BJP’s war against a weakened Congress-led UPA in the next LS polls. Shekhar Iyer and Mahesh Langa report. | Assembly polls | The mother of all poll battles

Why is Guj govt silent on Modi's travel bills: activist

How big a travel bill did Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, who raised a storm about Gandhi's expenses, run up? An RTI activist asked the question back in 2007 and the state government, she claims, is yet to answer it. HT reports.

Poll boost for Modi govt, cleared in 9 land cases

On the day that the Election Commission announced the schedule for the Gujarat assembly elections and Sonia Gandhi launched Congress's campaign for the polls from Rajkot, the MB Shah Commission gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government on alleged irregularities in allotment of land for industrial projects. HT reports.

Modi now says Sonia speech 'lacklustre'

The Congress has changed tack and focussed on development issues in Gujarat. But chief minister Narendra Modi is single-minded about his target – Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. 'Modi a black chapter in history of Indian democracy' 

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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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