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CM’s promises are insults: Ajay Maken

Tearing into Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s claim of inclusive development in the state, Ajay Maken, housing and urban poverty alleviation minister accused him of misleading people with false promises. HT reports.

Unusually low-key Congress campaign makes BJP jittery

With only three days of campaigning left for the first round of voting on December 13, the Congress’s low key-vote consolidation election strategy has left the ruling BJP fearing a low turnout of voters on polling day — leading to a tighter electoral contest, reports Shishir Gupta.

'Policies of Centre, Guj govt benefiting corporates'

Accusing the Congress-led UPA government at Centre and Narendra Modi government in Gujarat of coming to power on the "financial muscle power" of corporates, BSP chief Mayawati today attributed the surge in corruption to "anti-poor and anti-Dalit" policies.

BJP attacks PM, says Cong will fair badly in Guj polls

BJP today hit back at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that Congress will be in a minority in Gujarat after the Assembly elections.

Reeling under water crisis, Saurashtra may wash Modi out

Bharat Vasavda is a house-keeping supervisor in a modest Rajkot hotel. Part of his job is to see that not more than two buckets of water are used to clean each room.

Pathan campaigns for Modi, sparks controversy

Cricketer Irfan Pathan on Wednesday shared the stage with Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in the campaign rally of BJP, the party which is trying to appease minority community voters in the state.

Campaign hrs over, Cong and BJP take to e-canvassing

In the most digital Indian political campaign to date, both the BJP and the Congress are beating the end-of-campaign rule by turning to voters on social media.

Angry Adivasis keep Congress, BJP on tenterhooks

Sitting in his cluttered office at the St Francis Xavier Church in Anand, Father Albert Delgado, the parish priest, revels in the fact that 24 hours before polling day, Adivasis are giving both the Congress and the BJP a run for their money - literally. Sujata Anandan reports.

Riot-hit localities likely to take a rain check on voting

In the riot-hit Naroda Patiya locality and Gulbarg (Housing) Society, which go to polls on Monday, few are planning to step out and cast their votes. Few voted even in 2002 and 2007. Harinder Baweja reports.

At 71.3%, voter turnout breaks Gujarat record

The turnout in the final phase of the Gujarat polls topped the figure of the first phase, with 71.85% voters exercising their franchise. The voting for 95 seats was held on Monday.

Keshubhai hurts Cong, not Modi, poll results show

Soon after his victory in the Gujarat elections became clear, chief minister Narendra Modi visited BJP dissident and former chief minister Keshubhai Patel, exchanging sweets in images telecast on television, Charu Sudan Kasturi 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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