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Gujarat Civic Polls: BJP leading, Congress a distant second

The counting of votes for the second phase of Gujarat civic polls began on Tuesday, with the ruling BJP emerging ahead of all other parties in the fray. The saffron party is leading in majority of the 81 municipalities. It is also widening the gap with closest rival Congress in district panchayats and taluka panchayats....

Gujarat Civic Polls: Results today, BJP optimistic of maintaining its dominance

The results of the second phase of local body elections in Gujarat will be declared today. Notably, in the second phase, elections were held for 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats. The BJP is confident of continuing its winning streak and once again assert its dominance in the local bodies which is...

Nitin Patel casts vote, wishes BJP candidates

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Sunday cast his vote along with his family in his home district Mehsana’s Kadi taluka. Notably, voting for the second phase of civic polls is going on in Gujarat today. Average voting is reported in many districts till 12:30 pm. Ahmedabad and Surat have reported around 12 per cent...

CR Patil, Arvind Kejriwal enter into a tussle on social media

After Gujarat BJP president CR Patil tried to mock the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its chief Arvind Kejriwal for the latter’s roadshow in Surat, the Delhi CM has retorted urging Patil “not to underestimate the power of people”. Notably, Kejriwal on Friday met the AAP candidates in Surat who have won the election and...

Mamata Banerjee attacks PM Modi, BJP during Hooghly rally

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah. Speaking at a rally in Hooghly, Banerjee said that PM Modi is the “biggest rioter” and his fate would be worse than former US President Donald Trump. She said, “Narendra...

Rajasthan Budget: No new tax, various sops announced by CM Gehlot

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who also holds the finance portfolio, presented Rajasthan’s first paperless budget. Gehlot took two hours and forty-seven minutes to complete his budget address. No new taxes have been imposed on the people. Rather gave Rs 910 crore rebate on different tax heads have been announced. With a special focus on the...

BJP wins Vadodara Municipal Corporation, one seat away from winning Jamnagar

The BJP has emerged as the winner in Vadodara Municipal Corporation. The saffron party has already won 45 of the 76 seats thus crossing the majority mark with ease. The counting for the remaining seats is going on and BJP is leading in many of them. Notably, the magic figure in Vadodara Municipal Corporation is...

Puducherry CM resigns, blames BJP for toppling government

With the Congress government in Puducherry losing its majority, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy resigned on Monday accusing the BJP and NR Congress of toppling his government.  The CM also accused former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi of colluding with the opposition. Notably, two MLAs exited the Congress on Sunday that resulted in the government losing the...

Slip of Tongue: Gujarat minister urges people to vote for Congress

The voting for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat that includes Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot is over and the results are going to be out on Tuesday. Now, political parties in Gujarat are busy campaigning for zilla panchayat and taluka elections in the state. A cabinet minister in the BJP government in Gujarat, Dilipkumar...

Woman gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh, BJP leader among 4 accused

In yet another incident of a brutal crime against women in Madhya Pradesh, a 20-year-old woman, a resident of Shahdol district, was repeatedly gang-raped by four people. Notably, the woman was kidnapped, kept captive at a farmhouse for two days and repeatedly sexually assaulted. A local BJP leader is one of the accused in the...

Congress announces development projects to secure victory in Rajasthan bypolls

In a bid to woo the voters ahead of the crucial bye-elections in Rajasthan, the Congress government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a number of schemes for Sahara, Sujangarh, Vallabh Nagar and Rajsamand where bypolls are due. These constituencies are going for bye-elections due to the demise of the sitting MLAs. Barring...

Amit Shah to arrive in Ahmedabad for voting in AMC election

Amid a busy schedule due to the ongoing poll campaign ahead of the West Bengal Assembly election, Union home minister Amit Shah will arrive in Ahmedabad on Saturday. He is likely to cast his vote in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation election from Naranpura ward scheduled on Sunday. He is also likely to remain present during...