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Gujarat civic body polls victory: How CR Patil & CM Rupani managed the show for BJP

Zainul Ansari, Ahmedabad: The BJP’s stupendous performance in the Gujarat civic body polls and the earlier held bypolls in eight assembly seats is also a reflection of the work put in by state party president CR Patil and Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. The BJP scored a hattrick of sorts winning back to back the...

Junagadh BJP leader Nitin Faldu resigns from party. Here’s what he is miffed about…

Former general secretary in the BJP Nitin Faldu has resigned from the party ahead of the civic body polls in the state. The Saffron leader from Junagadh has reportedly sent his resignation to Gujarat president CR Patil. Efforts are now on to prevent him from joining the Congress. Nitin Faldu is reportedly unhappy with the BJP’s...

Polls: BJP relies on delimitation to keep hold of voters, Congress on Muslims, Dalits & Adivasis

The election results have time and again proved that BJP has a better grip over urban voters while for the rural voters, Congress continues to be the party of choice. Whatever few seats Congress manages to win in urban area are a result of Musli, Dalit and Adivasi voters in these urban pockets. BJP meanwhile...

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...

Gujarat bypolls: Has BJP decided to bypass Soma Patel in Limdi?

As BJP and Congress gear up for the bypolls in Gujarat, the political tug of war between candidates is also heating up. The BJP has announced candidates for all the seats except for Limdi. In all, eight seats will go to polls in the coming days. Of the seven candidates announced by the BJP, five...

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...