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Modi questions Sonia's 'silence' on inflation

Criticising UPA government for its "failure" to keep its 2009 pre-poll promise on inflation, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Monday questioned Congress president Sonia Gandhi's "silence" on the issue.

Best bet for PM's job but BJP keeps Modi waiting

The BJP would have made a smart move if it had declared the Gujarat chief minister as its prime ministerial candidate in 2007. He was foiled then and BJP paid the price, writes Arvind J Bosmia.

A Muslim BJP candidate in Gujarat? State waits to know

The BJP has been ruling Gujarat interrupted since 1998 but it hasn't had a Muslim minister in the state cabinet since then. The party hasn't fielded a Muslim candidate in assembly elections since 1995. Will the party keep them out in this time too, asks Mahesh Langa.

How to win friends, influence people like Narendra Modi

The chief minister has a negative image outside of Gujarat, but in his state he is a hero. Gujaratis are proud of the national appeal he has, and the bad press that he is given does not really matter to them. Aakar Patel takes look at why this is.

Traders cry foul as poll code nets over Rs. 3 cr

The Election Commission’s (EC) drive to prevent increasing use of money power in elections has resulted in seizure of more than Rs. 3 crore. Mahesh Langa reports.

Narendra Modi, Gujarat home minister and utter failure

He failed to control riots in 2002, his minister has been convicted for rioting and his top anti-terrorism police officer is in jail. The chief minister has failed on four fronts but insists on keeping the portfolio, writes Aakar Patel.

Narendra Modi: is he any match to Sardar Patel?

The Gujarat chief minister's supporters like to call him Lion of Gujarat and Chhote Sardar (junior Vallabhbhai Patel). He likes the first name but not the second, writes Aakar Patel.

Know Narendra Modi, learn why Gujarat needs him

Journalists visiting Gujarat to cover the impact of the 2001 earthquake were surprised. What they saw was very different from what's usually seen in disaster-hit Indian states. Narendra Modi was efficiently dealing with the disaster. Modi haters must go back to 2001 to know him, writes Ashok Malik.

Congress is known for cheating the people: Modi

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has again targeted Congress for 'cheating' the people by falsely promising various dole-outs like free electricity power to farmers.

EC reprimands Gujarat agriculture minister for code violation

The Election Commission (EC) has reprimanded Gujarat agriculture law minister Dileep Sanghani for performing ground breaking ceremony for a paved road in Amreli town, his constituency, which was violation of the model code of conduct. Mahesh Langa reports.

Gujarat polls would force Sonia to change direction, says Modi

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi today asked the voters to reject Congress, which is contesting the coming assembly election with the promise of changing dasha and disha (condition and direction) of the state.

Modi failed on local front: Congress

Gujarat Congress on Saturday dared chief minister Narendra Modi to contest the assembly polls on local issues and give answers on failures of his government and irregularities in huge tracts of lands given away to some industries at throw away rates.

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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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