Election highlights: PM Modi takes potshots at ‘Congress model’ in Gujarat
Elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 1 and 5 and result will be announced on December 8.
Gujarat has been witnessing high voltage campaigning for elections scheduled for next month with all top leaders of the BJP, Congress, and AAP urging voters to choose their parties. A total of 788 candidates, including 70 women, remain in the fray for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls for 89 of the of the Gujarat Assembly's 182 seats on December 1.
The Election Commission has confirmed to news agency PTI that a total of 1,621 candidates will contest Gujarat polls next month as the deadline to withdraw nominations got over Tuesday.
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Nov 23, 2022 11:27 PM IST
Results of Gujarat election may be surprising, says Rajasthan CM
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said on Wednesday the results of the Gujarat assembly election may be surprising. Speaking to reporters, Gehlot said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was visiting Gujarat for campaigning every week while Union home minister Amit Shah is camping there.
"This is their condition in their home state. I believe that the results in Gujarat Assembly election may be surprising," the Rajasthan CM said, news agency PTI reported.
Nov 23, 2022 10:51 PM IST
‘Cong can’t keep border safe, AAP ruined Delhi’: Yogi in Gujarat
Joining the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) poll campaign in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday alleged that the Congress was not capable to keep the borders safe and its “carbon copy” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has ruined Delhi.
Nov 23, 2022 09:48 PM IST
PM Modi in Gujarat: Congress protected 'anti-social elements' while it ruled
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, during a rally in Gujarat, said the people of Gujarat used to live with fear under Congress while it ruled because "anti-social elements" were given protection by the party.
Nov 23, 2022 08:55 PM IST
Most Divyang voters chose polling booth over postal ballot in Himachal
Despite having the option to vote through postal ballot, such was the enthusiasm among Divyang voters in Himachal Pradesh that 89% of them chose to exercise their franchise at polling booths on November 12.
Nov 23, 2022 08:15 PM IST
Congress, BJP spar over EVM security in Himachal Pradesh
Even as the elections to the state assembly were held over 10 days ago, there is no end to politicking as the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress are at daggers drawn over the security of the electronic voting machines (EVMs).
Nov 23, 2022 08:03 PM IST
‘People excited to vote for BJP’: Union min Dharmendra Pradhan confident of BJP winning Delhi MCD polls
"People are excited to vote for BJP. The common people are connected with PM Modi. People are angry about the corrupt party currently ruling here. There is no doubt that BJP will win here," says Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Delhi MCD polls.
Nov 23, 2022 07:37 PM IST
‘No rift’: KPCC chief on reports of distress in party over ticket distribution in Karnataka
"We don't have any rift. The entire Congress is united. We are one, and we will win the election," said Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President DK Shivakumar while commenting on reports of a rift in the party over ticket distribution. Karnataka is scheduled for legislative assembly election in 2023 first-half.
Nov 23, 2022 07:02 PM IST
Arun Goel's appointment as EC comes under SC scanner
The appointment of election commissioner Arun Goel has come under scanner as the Supreme Court sought the original records pertaining to his appointment for perusal from the Centre, saying it wanted to know whether there was any "hanky panky".
Nov 23, 2022 06:24 PM IST
Ahead of polls, BJP president JP Nadda meets party workers in Junagarh, Gujarat
Ahead of polls, BJP national president JP Nadda met with party workers in Junagarh, Gujarat on Wednesday.
Nov 23, 2022 05:54 PM IST
RJD reacts to Supreme Court remark on EC, CEC appointments
The Rashtriya Janata Dal on Wednesday said the "critical concerns" raised by the Supreme Court over the functioning of the Election Commission prove that the poll panel has not been fair in its conduct.
Nov 23, 2022 05:06 PM IST
Jammu civic body's resolution to make graduation minimum qualification for elected representatives
Jammu Mayor Rajinder Sharma on Wednesday batted strongly for making graduation mandatory as the minimum qualification for elected representatives to contest elections, reported PTI.
Nov 23, 2022 04:30 PM IST
AAP leader Raghav Chadha participates in roadshow in Gujarat
Nov 23, 2022 03:40 PM IST
AAP’s Raghav Chadha pulls of Sholay film’s Gabbar Singh twist in Gujarat campaign
Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha, in one of his election rallies was seen making a reference to film ‘Sholay’ to give voters a “glimpse” of AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal’s governance.
Nov 23, 2022 02:58 PM IST
Anurag Thakur on Himachal election: ‘The way BJP won in UP…’
“The manner in which BJP won in UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa and formed governments once again, it will similarly form governments once again in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat,” says Union Minister Anurag Thakur ahead of election result in Himachal Pradesh.
Nov 23, 2022 02:17 PM IST
PM Modi's attack on Congress in Gujarat: ‘Model of nepotism’
PM Modi during his political rally in poll-bound Gujarat said Wednesday, “Congress is model of nepotism, casteism, sectarianism and vote bank politics.”
Nov 23, 2022 12:52 PM IST
I am confident of winning, says BJP candidate Dheliben Odedara
Kandhal Jadeja (SP candidate from Kutiyana) threatens people to vote. I don't threaten anyone. I tell my voters lovingly to vote for me if they like me. They threaten the voters. I am confident (of winning), said Dheliben Odedara, BJP candidate from Kutiyana to ANI.
Nov 23, 2022 12:34 PM IST
BJP candidate from Kutiyana, Dheliben Odedara attacks her opposition candidate
I have courage to contest against him (SP's Kandhal Jadeja). I'll win with a big margin...Voters of Kutiyana constituency know and respect me. I look after the poor and everyone else. So, I'm confident they'll vote for me: Dheliben Odedara, BJP candidate from Kutiyana told ANI
Nov 23, 2022 11:44 AM IST
People vote for me due to my work, says SP candidate Kandhal Jadeja
Had you asked me this in '80s-'90s, I would have said - out of fear. There was ballot paper then. Now there is EVM. People vote for me due to my work: Kandhal Jadeja, SP candidate from Kutiyana to ANI when asked if people vote for him out of fear or love, given his family background
Nov 23, 2022 11:41 AM IST
'NCP is finished in Gujarat. I've now hopped on bicycle'
When I brought NCP here in 2012, nobody knew about it. I contested and won twice. People voted on my name. I resigned from the party, everybody followed and resigned. NCP is finished in Gujarat. I've now hopped on bicycle: Kandhal Jadeja, SP candidate from Kutiyana to ANI
Nov 23, 2022 10:00 AM IST
BJP suspends 12 more rebels for filing independent nominations
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suspended twelve rebels in disciplinary action, who had filed their nominations as independent candidates after being denied tickets by the ruling party in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections. Read more
Nov 23, 2022 08:53 AM IST
Tribal dilemma in Congress stronghold
For the 42 years that he has lived, Surendra Gamit has been sustained by the river Tapi. On a recent Saturday afternoon, Gamit sits by the bank, the river stretching out before him like the sea, its water quietly lapping the dense foliage along its banks.
Nov 23, 2022 07:46 AM IST
BJP looks to make gains in Saurashtra to better its tally in Gujarat polls
The Bharatiya Janata Party may have won the 2017 assembly elections in Gujarat but the dip in seats, from 115 in 2012 to 99 was largely attributed to its poor showing in Saurashtra, the seat of the Patidar agitation that sought reservation for the politically and numerically strong Patel community in the state. Read more
Nov 23, 2022 07:22 AM IST
Nepal election result: Sher Bahadur Deuba elected for the 7th consecutive time
Sher Bahadur Deuba, Prime Minister of Caretaker Government and President of ruling Nepali Congress elected for the 7th consecutive time from the home district of Dhankuta with 25,534 votes. His competitor Sagar Dhakal got 13,042 votes, reported ANI.