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Rahul Gandhi Sees ‘Congress Tsunami’ In Gujarat; Confident To Win Polls
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asserted that his party will sweep the Gujarat state polls in December, as a "tsunami is coming and the (ruling) BJP is scared of it", and exhorted his party not to speak low of the office of Prime Minister even while criticising the government. He s..
Himachal Assembly Polls On Nov 9, Gujarat Date Later
Assembly polls in Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh will be held on November 9, the Election Commission announced on Thursday, but gave no dates for BJP-governed Gujarat whose assembly term also ends in January. The result for the election in Himachal Pradesh will be announced on December 18. An..
Unwilling To Contest In Assembly Polls, Says Anandiben
Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has told BJP chief Amit Shah that she is not keen to contest in the upcoming state Assembly elections. In a letter, dated October 4, she cited her age - 75 - as the reason behind her decision, while urging that meritorious and winnable candidates be f..
AAP To Contest Gujarat Assembly Polls
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday announced that it will contest the Assembly elections in Gujarat. The announcement was made by senior AAP leader Gopal Rai in Ahmedabad. "The BJP has ruled the state for many years but failed to fulfil the aspirations of the people of Gujarat. The Co..
Congress Main Challenger, No Place For Third Party: Gujarat CM
The Congress is the BJP's main challenger in Gujarat in the assembly polls later this year and there is no place for a third party including Hardik Patel's outfit, says state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. The Hardik Patel-led Patidaar Anamat Andolan Samiti has already lost steam, claims the chie..
Himachal CM Calls On Sonia, Seeks ‘Free Hand’ In Assembly Polls
With elections to the Himachal Pradesh assembly looming large and his battle of one-upmanship with the state party President unabating, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, a state Minister said. "Virbhadra Singh met Sonia Gandhi this mornin..
Eshwarappa Denies Rift With Yeddurauppa In Karnataka BJP
Asserting that he had no rift with BJP's Karnataka unit President B.S. Yeddyurappa, senior party leader K.S. Eshwarappa on Monday said they would jointly fight the next assembly polls. "Yeddyurappa and me are not like India and Pakistan. We are together. I have no rift or differences with him. He..
BJP Will Oust Left In Tripura: Ram Madhav
The BJP on Sunday vowed to oust the Left from power in Tripura in the 2018 assembly elections "to script history". Addressing the BJP state executive meeting here, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram Madhav said: "We will surely win the 2018 elections, ending the 24 years of uninterrupted rule of L..
BJP Will Form Government In Bengal With Majority: Uma Bharti
Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in West Bengal "with a clear majority" in the next assembly polls. "BJP will form the government in Bengal with a clear majority, just as we saw in Assam and in Haryana wher..
Punjab Announces Reservation For Women, Dumps VIP Culture
The new Punjab Cabinet in its maiden meeting here on Saturday announced reservation for women in jobs and urban and rural local bodies and an end to use of red beacons on official vehicles by the Chief Minister, ministers, legislators and officers. There will also be no auction of land of farmers..