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Not going with the flow in Gujarat

In many ways, the 2012 assembly elections in Gujarat could be challenging for chief minister Narendra Modi. Himanshu Thakkar writes

Congress breaks tradition, Virbhadra to contest polls

In a bid to shore up its electoral fortunes, the Congress may break its tradition of not allowing a sitting member of parliament (MP) to contest an assembly election.

One-third seats marked as 'expenditure sensitive' in Guj: I-T

To keep a strict vigil on cash and bullion movement in poll-bound Gujarat, the Income Tax department has deputed its teams in every district and airport in the state and have also flagged around one-third seats as 'expenditure sensitive', a top official said in Ahmedabad today.

Narendra Modi to end Vivekanand Yatra today

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is set to end his month long Swami Vivekanand Yatra at Pavagagh, site of a historical Mahakali temple, in Panchmahal district central Gujarat. Modi will be addressing last public rally of the yatra at Pavagadh at 5 pm today. Mahesh Langa reports.

Modi winds up yatra, attacks PM, but silent on Vadra

Winding up his month long Swami Vivekanand Yatra, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi continued his attacks on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, accusing them of not "treating Gujarat as part of India." HT reports.

Narendra Modi slams Centre for defending Vadra

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi attacked the Manmohan Singh govt for its defence of Robert Vadra but refrained from attacking Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law for allegedly receiving favours from real estate major DLF. HT reports.

Sanjay Joshi attends meets with 'disgruntled' elements in BJP

Former BJP general secretary and Narendra Modi's bete noir Sanjay Joshi today attended a series of meetings in Gujarat where many state party leaders apparently sidelined by the chief minister were present.

Rebel BJP MLA to field 5 candidates in Guj polls

After Keshubhai Patel's defection from BJP, another rebel MLA from the party has decided to take on Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi under the banner of his Sadbhavna Manch and will field five candidates in the forthcoming State assembly polls.

Modi invites Bihar leaders, douses controversy

Putting a lid on the controversy arising out of the perception that Bihar BJP leaders were 'unwelcome' in Gujarat, chief minister Narendra Modi telephoned state party president C P Thakur, inviting him and other leaders to his state to campaign for the party.

BJP faces problem of plenty, 4,000 line up for 182 seats

Gujarat BJP is facing a problem of plenty as the party has received almost 4000 applications from the ticket aspirants for 182 assembly constituencies for which the polls are due in December, Mahesh Langa reports.

Tribal development to be JD-U's main poll plank in Gujarat

Janata Dal-United (JDU) Thursday said it will contest the Gujarat Assembly poll on the issue of tribal development and ruled out any seat-sharing arrangement with its ally BJP in the state.

Narendra Modi takes swipe at PM, Shashi Tharoor

Making a scathing attack on the Congress, Gujarat CM and firebrand BJP leader Narendra Modi on Monday accused the party of institutionalising corruption. HT reports.
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Road to power through cities

In a bid to dent the ruling BJP's prospects in the assembly polls in Gujarat, the Congress is eyeing cities to improve its tally. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi 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.