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Rural Gujarat comes out to vote in Phase 1

The first phase of Gujarat polls registered a record turnout of 67% on Thursday, when 87 assembly segments of Saurashtra, south Gujarat and Ahmedabad rural went to polls. Mahesh Langa reports.

Muslim vote set to go decisively against Modi

During the election campaign in Gujarat various radio channels in the state were wont to interrupt their broadcasts with the sound of a conch shell. Sujata Anandan reports.

No cheering in the ghettos

Has the BJP finally managed to break into the Muslim votebank? Or doesn’t the 9% Muslim population of Gujarat carry any weight any more? reports Ketaki Ghoge.

Delimitation: Modi rides neo-middle class wave in polls

When he announced his party’s manifesto earlier in December, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi doffed his hat to an emerging ‘neo middle class’ as he termed it and laid out a political blueprint to woo this community. Ketaki Ghoge reports.

Will Gujarat Cong find a ‘Captain’ in 72-yr-old Vaghela?

His competitors neutralised, former CM may become party’s face in state, Prasad Nichenametla & Smruti Koppikar report.

Poll outcomes please both national parties

The Congress is happy that it won the Hill State without being decimated in Gujarat. The BJP’s central leadership’s glad that Narendra Modi won but not with the brute majority certain exit polls had projected for him, writes Vinod Sharma.

BJP sweep in urban areas helps party return to power

A clean sweep in urban areas and a strong performance in Saurashtra and the south contributed to the BJP’s victory in Gujarat, report Mahesh Langa and Abhijit Patnaik.

BJP invades Cong’s tribal home turf

Gujarat almost maintained its status quo — but not so the tribal areas. The upset came in South Gujarat, considered the Congress home turf, where the BJP did well, reports Sujata Anandan.

How modi did it yet again

Positive image, Hindutva, a weak opposition... the reasons are many, Mahesh Langa reports.

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

Delimitation effect: BJP to send observers to districts

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and the BJP thinktank on Monday decided to send three observers to each district to meet aspirants vying for party tickets for the two-phase polls in December.

EVMs would be tamper-proof, assures Gujarat EC official

A Gujarat Election Commission official today assured that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) which will be used in the December elections to Assembly in the state would be 100% tamper-proof.


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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.