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Shankersinh Vaghela says if invited will join Congress without precondition

Shankersinh Vaghela on Wednesday said that to defeat the BJP he will join the Congress if the high command asks him to do so and that too without any precondition. Vaghela in a 2.20 minute video posted on his social media account said, “Today to defeat the BJP I will join the Congress if the...

Gujarat voters secular, will not fall for AIMIM’s political ideology, says Congress MLA Imran Khedawala

With AAP and AIMIM contesting the upcoming civic body polls in Gujarat, the Congress is likely to see a split in its voters particularly in Muslim-dominated areas. But the party’s MLA feels that AIMIM’s entry won’t have much impact. Congress MLA Imran Khedawala said, “Gujarat voters are secular enough and will not fall for the...

Civic body polls: BJP’s new rules for candidates selection has corporators miffed, many send feelers to Congress

The BJPs announcement to put certain conditions in place for candidates if they want to contest the civic body polls has got many corporators miffed. The party has decided not to give tickets to those over 60 years of age, relatives of BJP leaders, and those who have had three terms. This, sources say could...

BREAKING: Shankersinh Vaghela to rejoin Congress, Bharatsinh Solanki to play peacemaker?

As Gujarat gears up for the civic body polls, there is a buzz that veteran leader Shankersinh Vaghela may rejoin the Congress. If the buzz is to be believed, Congress leader Bharatsinh Solanki is negotiating to ensure Vaghela’s return. The high command may approve of his reentry. Shankersinh Vaghela has been part of Gujarat’s politics...

Entry of AIMIM, AAP heats up civic polls in Gujarat

The entry of smaller parties such as Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM has heated up the battle for civic elections in Gujarat. The entry of these parties will definitely result in a division of votes. And, in such a situation, it will be the Congress that is likely to lose elections, whereas the...

Civic Body Polls: BJP’s Legal Cell on stand by mode

The Gujarat BJP has put its legal cell on stand by mode for the upcoming municipal corporation elections in the state. Many times a candidate’s name is rejected by the election commission due to errors in the candidature form or due to some or other legal issues. Also Read: Civic body polls: Congress releases candidate names...

Civic body polls: Congress releases candidate names for 10 AMC wards

The Congress party has released the name of candidates who will be part of the panel for nine seats/wards of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) elections scheduled in February. It has announced names for 10 wards. Although for the Naranpura ward the Congress has named only two candidates on the panel so far. For the...

BREAKING: 3 labourers die after entering a tank in Mehsana’s Mandali Someshwar GIDC

Three labourers who entered a chemical tank in Mehsana districts Mandali Someshwar GIDC to clean it has died. The labourers had entered to clean the tank. A complaint has been filed against the owners of the company. Reports said the the three labourers died after coming in contact with poisonous chemical in the tanks of...

Samarpan Society residents move Gujarat High Court against VMC over encroachment on public access road

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC), police commissioner Vadodara and the president of Samarpan Cooperative Service Society, Manish Malhotra, in a petition filed by the residents of Samarpan Co-operative Housing Society. The petition sought removal of the gate (encroachment) on a 9-meter town...

BJP’s new rules for civic body polls will hit its AMC women corporators hard

The BJP Parliamentary Board’s decision to not give tickets to those over 60 years of age in the upcoming civic body polls will heavily impact women corporators in Ahmedabad the most. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has 14 women corporators who are 60 years and more. Nine male corporators have crossed 60 years of age....

Civic body polls: Patidar community’s show of strength has BJP worried

The coming together of the Patidar community ahead of the civic body polls has forced the BJP to mull a change in its strategy for the upcoming civic body elections. The BJP had suffered badly after antagonizing the community in the 2015 civic body polls. Umiya Dham, the seat of Patidars in Gujarat has indicated that...

War of words between Bijal Patel, Kamla Chavda ahead of AMC poll

Ahead of the civic body elections in Gujarat, former Ahmedabad mayor and BJP leader Bijal Patel has taken a dig at the Congress saying that the latter is interested only in controversy and not development. Bijal Patel said, “As a representative of the people, I have ensured that there is no negligence in development works....