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EC issues notice to Gujarat minister for alleged election code violation

The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to Gujarat Agriculture minister Dilip Sanghani for alleged violation of the model code of conduct for elections, the first such action in the run up to the assembly polls.

Congress firm on united fight

This time around, the Gujarat unit of the Congress seems determined to end factionalism to put up a united front against the formidable BJP government led by chief minister Narendra Modi in the assembly elections in December, Mahesh Langa reports.

How Narendra Modi took over Gujarat BJP, pushed out rivals

The BJP's Gujarat unit is loyal first to an individual and not the party or its ideology. The Gujarat BJP is today one man who has pushed out all potential competitors, writes Aakar Patel.

UK ends no-contact policy with Gujarat CM Narendra Modi

Britain is ending its official no-contact policy with Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, replacing it with a programme of "active engagement" that could see the rehabilitation of the controversial Indian politician in the West. Dipankar De Sarkar reports.

Dear Mr Modi, open your heart and apologise for riots

The UK has moved to end the diplomatic isolation of the Gujarat chief minister, but he remains a prisoner of his own politics. Modi has to embrace all Gujaratis, writes Harinder Baweja in an open letter.

Gujarat's unheard voices must remember Gandhi

Closure and justice for 2002 riots victims will be a difficult task but they must keep faith in Mahatma Gandhi's words: all through history the ways of truth and love have always won, writes Shabnam Hashmi.

Modi, man for all jobs and minister of all he surveys

The Gujarat chief minister holds 14 portfolios. Could it be the reason that BJP leaders feel disgruntled? He leaves little else for his fellow ministers to do other than thump the table in his praise, writes Aakar Patel.

Sanjay Joshi to visit Gujarat, BJP leaders clueless

Ahead of the crucial assembly polls in Gujarat, former BJP general secretary Sanjay Joshi, who is known as bête noire of chief minister Narendra Modi, is coming to the state for a two-day visit to meet local leaders and BJP workers.

Britain votes in Gujarat polls, makes it easy for Modi

The pariah tag that the chief minister has is the biggest stumbling block for his ambition to be the prime minister. By moving to do business with him, Britain has made Modi acceptable, writes Vinod Sharma.

Foreign direct intervention

UK’s decision to make up with Narendra Modi has been governed by economic and political considerations. Going by exclusive and detailed accounts of the normalisation process, the real surprise is that it took Britain so long. Dipankar De Sarkar reports. The fall and rise of Narendra Damodardas Modi

Narendra Modi taking truthful road to poll win?

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi takes poll manifestos quite seriously, and even has his own style of preparing it. The Congress has tried to get a headstart by promising populist schemes. Shekhar Iyer reports.

No fight left but they won't stop attacking Modi

Keshubhai Patel blames Narendra Modi for his removal as chief minister in 2001, but forgets that it was his governance failure that signalled the end of his career. Abuse for Modi, and not always in off-the-record chats, comes from BJP and VHP has-beens, writes Ashok Malik.

Leaving them speechless: Narendra Modi's campaigning style

Narendra Modi has done to politics what Baba Ramdev has done to Yoga – converting it into a performing art. Modi's speeches are all about himself. His ability to electrify the crowd is immense. Varghese K George writes.

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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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