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Gujarat govt should announce Rs4 lakh compensation for families that suffered a COVID fatality, says Congress

The Gujarat Congress on Monday attacked the government for its poor handling of the second wave of COVID. This comes at a time when overall cases in the state are on the decline but cases in rural areas that lack good health infrastructure are on the rise. It also demanded that Rs4 lakh be given...

Congress seeks AMC nod to create 50-bed COVID centre at its office in Paldi

The Gujarat state Congress has asked the AMC commissioner to turn its office into a COVID care centre. Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda Chavda has written a letter to AMC Commissioner Mukesh Kumar seeking that the party’s headquarters in Paldi be turned into a 50-bed COVID care centre. In the letter, the party said it...

Rising inflation: Congress MLAs protest with banners outside Gujarat assembly

As the budget session of the Gujarat Assembly began, Congress MLAs stood with banners denouncing the rising cost of essential items in the BJP’s rule. The MLAs stood with banners and postcards adorning their body outside the Gujarat Assembly. Gyasudding Sheikh and Imran Khedawala were among the Congress MLAs that carried out the protest. Congress...

Relief in tax, other promises made in Congress’ manifesto for civic body polls

The Congress on Thursday released its manifesto for the upcoming municipal corporation elections scheduled on February 1. Relief in taxes for citizens and other promises have been made in the manifesto. Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda while releasing the party’s manifesto said every citizen will be given the Gujright Card to ensure they get access...

Civic body polls: More Congress leaders, workers desert party

The announcement of civic body polls in Gujarat has led to another outgo of leaders from Congress to the BJP ahead of the elections. Earlier the Bharuch Congress suffered a major jolt when the local leader Kaushik Patel along with his 300 supporters joined the BJP. Earlier a similar thing happened with the Ankleshwar unit...

Why is PM Modi not following the mask rule? Gujarat Congress’ leader Arjun Modhwadia

The Gujarat Congress has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not following the mask and social distancing rule during his visit to Kutch. A video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is available on social media which Gujarat Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia retweeted questioning why the Prime Minister was without a mask. In a tweet, Arjun...

Farmers protest: Gujarat Congress to hold protests in each district in support

The Gujarat Congress will hold protests across all districts in the state in support of the farmers’ agitation against the Farm Bills passed by the Centre. The farmers’ protest in Delhi is gaining momentum among other farmers’ organisations in the state. Recently, several farmers’ and labour organisations had submitted representations before district collectors...

COVID-19 at Congress office in the city, 6 test positive

Six employees at Congress’ office in Ahmedabad have tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier, the BJP’s headquarters Kamlam had also reported a surge in COVID-19 cases among those working there. Those who have come in contact with the employees were asked to test themselves. Among those who tested positive at the Congress’ office in Paldi are,...

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...

By-polls: 2 Cong Patidar leaders in race for a ticket from this seat in Saurashtra

The fight for tickets for the by-polls to the eight assembly seats in Gujarat has already begun. The Election Commission on Tuesday announced that it will hold by-polls in eight seats of Gujarat on November 3. The results will be declared along with the Bihar Assembly election results on November 20. If sources in the...

Amit Chavda, Paresh Dhanani detained for protest against farm bills

Following an aggressive protest against the contentious farm legislations, around 100 Gujarat Congress workers were detained by the police in Gandhinagar on Monday. Among those detained include Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Paresh Dhanani. The detainees, which also includes several Congress MLAs, had gathered at the Ambedkar statue ear...