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70% of candidates contesting bypolls in Gujarat are undergraduate

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: Almost 70% of candidates contesting for the 8 seats in Gujarat where bypolls will be held on November 3 are undergraduates. 58 of 80 candidates representing various parties are undergraduates according to the data released by ADR (Association for Democratic Reform) According to the data, 19 out of a total of 80 candidates...

BJP’s Morbi candidate Brajesh Merja incurred no election campaign expense from Oct16 to 23!

The election expenses given by BJP’s Morbi candidate Brajesh Merja shows his election campaign expense as zero for the period from October 16 to 23. Gujarat is set for bypolls on November 3 and Morbi is one of the seats that will see elections. Brajesh Merja is a former MLA from the seat. He had...

Rs25 lakh cash seizure from Congress candidate: Police raid office of a builder in Surat recover Rs30 lakh case

Surat police have raided the premises of a Sarthana builder in the city and recovered Rs30 lakh in cash from him. The name of the builder emerged after the Surat police nabbed two people from a checkpoint in Bharuch with Rs25 lakh.  The two were allegedly on their way to meet Congress’ Karjan candidate Kritisinh Jadeja...

BREAKING: Chappal thrown at deputy CM Nitin Patel near Karjan in Gujarat

A chappal was thrown at deputy chief minister Nitin Patel who had gone for campaigning in Karjan assembly seat near Vadodara on Monday. Karjan is among the eight seats in Gujarat where bypolls will be held on November 3.  Speaking about the incident, Patel said that earlier too such incidents had happened with BJP candidate...

To accept or not to accept: CM Rupani, BJP state chief CR Patil sing different tunes on Congress leaders’ entry into BJP

It seems there is some difference of opinion in the BJP about poaching leaders and workers from the Opposition party. While chief minister Vijay Rupani warned the Congress that it will see more of its MLAs breaking away from the party, BJP state president CN Patil had earlier said that the BJP does not need...

Who is the independent candidate who has upset BJP candidate Jitu Chaudhary’s game plan in Kaprada?

BJP has got itself another worry in yet another seat in Gujarat that is set for the bypolls in November. This seat too belongs to one of the five turncoat Congress MLAs. BJP has given the ticket to Jitu Chaudhary, a former Congress MLA from the seat. But the presence of an Independent candidate in...

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...

Morbi bypolls: 8 more local Congress Nagarpalika members/leaders join BJP

One more local Congress leader from Morbi has left the party to join the BJP. After Kishor Chikhaliya left Congress with his supporters, it was the turn of the president of Morbi Nagarpalika to find greener pastures with the BJP. Morbi Nagarpalika president Ketan Vilpara and seven other members of the nagarpalika have joined the...

Limdi: Independent candidate Gopal Makwana’s candidature form rejected

Independent contestant for the Limdi seat Gopal Makwana’s nomination for the seat has been rejected. This has come as a big relief to Congress party which has announced Chetan Khachar as its candidate. As per sources, Khachar’s nomination has resulted in Koli leaders within the party and the community, in general, being unhappy. Kolis dominate...

Morbi seat: Hardik Patel sends legal notice to Cong turncoat Kishor Chikhaliya over ‘seat selling’ allegations

Congress leader Hardik Patel has issued a legal notice for defamation through his lawyer to Kishor Chikhaliya, who had joined the BJP on Thursday. Chikhaliya had after joining the Saffron Party party with his supporters said that he was not given the ticket for Morbi because Hardik Patel and Lalit Kagathara were selling the seats...

Bypolls: Limdi to be an interesting battle as Soma Patel jumps in as Independent

The most interesting battle this bypoll will be in Limdi. With former MLA Soma Patel filing his nomination as an Independent from the seat, it will be a closely contested fight. It should be noted that both the BJP and the Congress had difficulty announcing a candidate for the Limdi seat. The BJP had initially...

Amit Shah in Gujarat to help state BJP resolve Limdi seat problem?

Limdi seat, which will be among the eight assembly constituencies, that will go for bypolls on November 3, is one of the reasons why Union Home Minister Amit Shah had to visit Gujarat early than what was planned originally. It should be noted that Limdi remains contentions even within the BJP because there are too...