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7 of 8 new BJP MLAs take oath in presence of Gujarat CM, one takes it in Speaker’s chamber

Seven of eight BJP MLAs who won the recent bypolls took oath on Thursday on the auspicious occasion of Laabh Pancham. One of the MLAs, Akshay Patel from Karjan was administered the oath separately as he was not feeling well. The seven MLAs took oath at 12.39 pm. The oath of office was given by...

Eggs hurled at the meet of BJP’s Dhari candidate JV Kakadia in Surat

Some protestors tried to hurl eggs in the political rally of JV Kakadia who is contesting from Dhari seat. Kakadia was in Surat as part of the bypolls campaign.  Surat has a large population that originally belongs to Saurashtra and they considerably influence the outcome of polls in Saurashtra region of which Dhari is a...

COVID-19 pandemic is a matter of concern in holding civic polls but not bypolls!

The State Election Commission’s decision not to hold civic polls that were scheduled in November has raised many eyebrows. Many have pointed out to the fact that the Election Commission of India thinks it is alright to hold bypolls across the country including eight seats in Gujarat. The bypolls will be held even as the...

Gujarat bypolls: A victory is icing on cake for BJP, a matter of prestige for Congress

Shahbaz Sheikh, Ahmedabad: As the BJP and Congress fight it out in the bypolls for eight seats in the assembly, for each party, victory is needed for different reasons. The BJP, which has always maintained that it did not poach the Congress MLAs (the election to the eight seats were necessitated after eight Congress MLAs resigned...

Double standards: Gujarat fears COVID-19 spread during Navratri but not in election rallies!

The debate over the government’s double standards as far as Navratri and elections are concerned is picking up after the state announced that it will not allow for any Navratri Garba celebrations this year. Although the state has allowed public worship of idols during Navratri subject to certain conditions, many are pointing out to the...

BREAKING: 250 BJP workers in Ahmedabad join Congress

As Gujarat gets ready for bypolls in eight assembly seats and names of possible candidates do the rounds, 250 BJP workers from Chharanagar have joined the Congress. The workers joined the Grand Old Party in the presence of Shashikant Patel and Dinesh Sharma. At a time when the BJP is in power both in the...