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Riders on the storm

In Gujarat today, Muslims want the narrative of victimhood and persecution to change. This is a poignant example of how at times good results from the terrible. Sagarika Ghose writes.

Many a slip between the cup and lip

Narendra Modi’s Gujarat is shining for a handful of corporates. The less privileged people are strangers in their own homeland. Sujata Anandan writes.

Beyond religion: Change of heart among the Hindus?

As film star and Congress MP Raj Babbar regales a fascinated audience in a small village maidan smelling of cow dung, it seems most people living here might be Muslims. Sujata Anandan reports.

On poll duty, they cast postal votes

The Election Commission is all geared up to conduct postal ballot at various facilitation centres across Gujarat, where about three lakh polling staffers — including policemen — are expected to cast their votes, officials said.

Building Brand Rahul

The Congress has brought Rahul Gandhi to the centre stage because of the 2014 parliamentary election. He must reinvent Nehru's ideology in a globalised economy. Shaibal Gupta writes.

Modi versus the rest

The Congress's biggest problem in Gujarat is the absence of a credible face to take on Brand Modi. The result is a low-key campaign that lives in hope as much as fear. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

Narendra Modi: Hero without a villain in 2012

The 2012 assembly polls were the dullest of the three election campaigns ran by Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. The frenzy he managed to whip up in 2002 and 2007 was evidently missing. Varghese K George reports.

EC pulls up Gujarat Cong chief over ‘monkey’ barb

The Election Commission has reprimanded Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia for violating the model code of conduct with his “monkey” comment against chief minister Narendra Modi.

Voice of the 'other' Gujarat

In poll-bound Gujarat, where chief minister Narendra Modi is seeking a record third term on the back of claims that the state developed the fastest under his tenure, the issue of relative deprivation is as much under the spotlight as is the challenge of alleviating absolute poverty. Rajesh Mahapatra writes. Gujarat vs India | Disparities galore

Modi and the Hindutva rate of growth

Gujarat's economic growth over the last decade has no doubt been impressive, but other states such as Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu too have shown equally impressive growth. Varghese K George reports.

Gujarat glittering, but is it gold?

Gujarat's economy is growing at a healthy clip, the state leads the way in exports and industrialists gush about a reduction in red tape. Narendra Modi clearly sees business and industry as his strong suit as he seeks a third term. Sitaraman Shankar and Mahesh Langa report.

When the student outdid the mentor

As results came in on Thursday, Keshubhai Patel’s home wore a deserted look. The assumption that the Patel satrap would restrict the BJP’s tally by damaging its prospects in Saurashtra proved wrong. The damage was limited to eight of 54 seats, Smruti Koppikar reports.

Modi as PM: BJP, RSS grapple with dilemma

All eyes are on the BJP's leadership dilemma after Narendra Modi's third straight win in Gujarat, reports Vikas Pathak.
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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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