Following the third consecutive victory in the assembly polls, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party on Tuesday, HT
Internal sabotage and squabbling has emerged as one of the major factors behind the Congress party's poor show in the Gujarat assembly polls.
The BJP today said its top leaders will attend the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister on December 26.
The chorus among Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s supporters for a national role for him after his third straight victory in the assembly elections has not evoked a favourable response from within the BJP-led NDA or any other non-Congress party. HT
Had the BJP cadre worked a little harder, the party could have notched up 16 more seats it lost by narrow margins, a closer scrutiny of the numbers show. Abhijit Patnaik
and Mahesh Langa
Narendra Modi's hat trick win and prime ministerial aspirations found echoes in the foreign media on Friday while New Delhi played down the West's isolation of Modi and the changing stance now.
True, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has scored a hat-trick, winning 115 seats, but his performance in his native north Gujarat has been quite poor.
Muslims comprise 9% of Gujarat's 60 mn people, but when it comes to representation in the Assembly, only 2 of them were elected to the 182-seat House this time. Abhijit Patnaik
and Prasad Nichenametla
report. GPP hit Cong, BJP fortunes
| Modi thanks Maninagar
The verdict in the Gujarat elections has showed once again that the state of entrepreneurs prefers a bipolar polity. There is little place for a third party.
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi today thanked the voters of Maninagar for electing him for the third consecutive time.
Bihar leader makes no comment on his Gujarat counterpart's record victory in Assembly elections. Bihar BJP president C P Thakur says he can't understand why Nitish can't wish Modi.
Narendra Modi, who posted a resounding victory in the assembly elections, will be sworn in as Gujarat chief minister for the fourth time on December 26.
So much was the confusion the exit polls created that CM Narendra Modi called the party principal pollster on Wednesday evening to know what the final tally of seats could be, reports Prasad Nichenametla.
Meet Narendra Damodardas Modi, the 62-year-old Gujarat strongman who won a record third victory as chief minister, in a verdict of such national interest that few precedents match it in independent India’s political history. Rajesh Mahapatra
and Mahesh Langa
report. Knowing Narendra Modi