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Union ministers arrive in Gujarat to oversee selection of new CM

Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Joshi landed in Gujarat on Sunday as the BJP’s central observers. The duo will participate in a meeting of the BJP legislature party at 3 pm at the state headquarters for the selection of the new chief minister following the resignation of Vijay Rupani. Notably, Rupani resigned on...

7 complaints registered against AAP leader Gopal Italia for calling BJP state chief CR Patil a bootlegger

BJP workers have filed seven different complaints against AAP leader Gopal Italia for his alleged insulting comments about various public figures, most of them from the BJP. The comments were allegedly made in various social media posts of the party. The Saffron Party has asked Gopal Italia to publicly apologise for his comments. The BJP...

Remdesivir Controversy: Gujarat HC grants more time to CR Patil, Harsh Sanghavi to respond

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks additional time to Gujarat BJP chief CR Patil and MLA Harsh Sanghavi to file their reply in connection with the controversy that erupted over the distribution of Remdesivir injection by them in Surat. Congress MLA and Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani has moved the court with...

Gujarat HC seeks reply from CR Patil, Harsh Sanghavi in Remdesivir controversy

Following a controversy over the distribution of Remdesivir injection by Gujarat BJP president CR Patil in Surat, the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Patil, BJP MLA Harsh Sanghavi, chief secretary, additional chief secretary (health), Surat collector, Surat police commissioner and drug inspector. The court has directed them to file their response in...

16-year-old girl stabbed 32 times in Gujarat for refusing marriage proposal

In a heart-wrenching incident, a 16-year-old girl in Jetalsar village of Gujarat’s Rajkot district was stabbed to death by a 23-year-old man for declining his marriage proposal. The police have arrested the accused, Jayesh Sarvaiya, and charged him with murder. According to the police, the incident took place on March 17 when the victim was...

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...

Congress not even worthy of being in Opposition, says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Following the thumping victory of the BJP in the six municipal corporations in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has taken a dig at the Congress for its dismal performance in the civic elections. CM Rupani said, “Forget about getting elected to power, the people of the state do not consider Congress worthy of staying in...

Gujarat Civic Polls: BJP gearing up to celebrate victory

With the BJP leading in all six municipal corporations in Gujarat and likely to win all of them, the party is gearing up for celebrating the peoples’ verdict. There are reports that the saffron party will organise an event to celebrate the victory at its Khanpur office in Ahmedabad. In the celebrations, BJP Gujarat president...

Local Body Polls: Several BJP candidates elected unopposed

With the nomination process for the local body polls scheduled later this month coming to an end on Saturday, several BJP candidates across the state emerged victorious even before a single vote was cast. Notably, Gujarat BJP president CR Patil on Sunday tweeted a list of party candidates who have won the election unopposed and...

Gujarat BJP administers oath to party workers, candidates on Samarpan Diwas

The BJP on Thursday celebrated the contributions of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, the founder of Jan Sangh, as Samarpan Diwas across the country. The Gujarat BJP too commemorated the occasion during which state president CR Patil administered oath of community service to BJP party members and candidates for the local body elections scheduled later this month....

Congress releases sting operation video of Somabhai Patel

The political battle between the BJP and the Congress intensified on Sunday just before the bye-elections for eight Assembly in Gujarat. Notably, Gujarat Congress on Sunday released a sting operation video of former Congress MP and MLA Somabhai Patel and a corporator from Gandhinagar to drive home its allegations of horse-trading by the BJP. Notably,...

Jayesh Patel, Bullet Train protester, joins BJP

Jayesh Patel, prominent co-operative leader and face of the protest against the bullet train in Gujarat, on Monday, joined the BJP. Surat-based Patel heads the Dakshin Gujarat Khedut Samaaj.   He led several protests by farmers in Surat, Navsari and Valsad to demand better compensation for land being acquired for the ambitious project.  The farmers...