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Imran Khedawala resignation: Amit Chavda rejects it

Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda has rejected the resignation given by Jamalpur MLA Imran Khedawala. Meanwhile, Khedawala has sought time from the speaker to submit his resignation and reports suggest that the MLA is adamant on putting in his papers. The Congress legislator was reportedly unhappy with the party leadership for ignoring local youngsters particularly...

AMC elections: Over 30 crorepati candidates in fray

With elections for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) around-the-corner, all political parties in the fray have brainstormed for days to select the right candidates for the polls. Now, it has come to the fore that over 30 candidates fielded by two major political parties—BJP and the Congress—have assets of over Rs 1 crore. Also, around 10...

Petition challenging civic body polls vote-counting schedule is not maintainable, says SEC

The State Election Commission (SEC) has submitted an affidavit before the Gujarat High Court stating that the petition challenging two different dates of vote counting in civic body polls in the state is not maintainable. The SEC affidavit further stated that it is an autonomous constitutional body. “If vote counting for two different phases of...

AAP wants Surat BJP candidate’s nomination form cancelled, begins ‘Ram Dhun’ protest

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Surat has demanded that a BJP candidate for the Surat Municipal Corporation elections hid some information and hence the candidate’s nominations should be cancelled. The party has accused Surat Ward no 8 BJP candidate of hiding information and keeping the election commission in the dark. The BJP had given...

Big Blow: MLA Imran Khedawala resigns from Congress

In what could be a major blow for the Gujarat Congress that is already in poor shape ahead of the local body elections, Congress MLA from Jamalpur-Khadia, Imran Khedawala, has tendered his resignation from the party. The Congress legislator was reportedly unhappy with the party leadership for ignoring local youngsters in the distribution of tickets...

BJP MLA Madhu Shrivastav threatens journalists

BJP MLA from Vaghodia, Madhu Srivastav, on Monday threatened journalists saying that they should refrain from asking him bitter questions or else he will get them beaten. Notably, the BJP has denied a ticket to Madhu Srivastav’s son, Dipak, for the Vadodara Municipal Corporation elections after which he has filed his nomination from ward 15...

Forms of 2 Congress candidates for Rajkot Municipal Corporation polls rejected

The nomination forms of two Congress candidates for the upcoming Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) elections have been cancelled following scrutiny. Ward, no 1 candidate Bharat Shiyad and Ward no 4 candidate Naran Swaseta of the Congress had their nomination forms cancelled following scrutiny. Shiyad had some errors in the mandate that was given to him while...

Breaking: Congress MLA Imran Khedawala may resign

In what could be a major blow for the Gujarat Congress that is already in poor shape ahead of the local body elections, there are speculations that Congress MLA from Jamalpur-Khadia, Imran Khedawala, may tender his resignation from the party. The Congress legislator is reportedly unhappy with the party leadership for ignoring local youngsters in...

Custodial Deaths: Gadhvi community calls Mundra Bandh  

Following the death of two men booked for theft and badly beaten in police custody at Kutch’s Mundra police station, the Gadhvi community has called for a Mundra Bandh on Monday demanding action against the cops responsible for the death. The community has also sought the cooperation of all traders’ associations for the bandh. Notably,...

Asaduddin Owaisi launches AIMIM’s poll campaign in Gujarat with a bang

Asaduddin Owaisi addresses massive rally in Ahmedabad Takes a dig at BJP, Congress for the poor state of Muslims, tribals Rakes up development issues, farmers’ protest AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday began his party’s first poll campaign in Gujarat at Bharuch. He urged Muslims, tribals and marginalised communities to unite against the denial of...

CM Rupani requests Uttarakhand CM to ensure safety of pilgrims from Gujarat

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani has spoken to his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra Singh Rawat requesting the latter to immediately rescue and provide assistance to pilgrims from Gujarat who are stuck in the Himalayan state. Notably, the request from Rupani came after a glacial burst near Joshimath on Sunday triggered an avalanche and flooding along the Dhauliganga...

Gujarat Civic Elections: Migrants to play crucial role

Gujarat being an industrial state draws millions of migrants from across the country, with many eventually settling down in the state. The state has an estimated migrant population of over a crore, with the majority working in Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara. The migrant population plays a crucial role in elections and this is exactly the...