ANI | December 19, 2017 2:40 PM
Without taking name of Congress’ leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah said on Tuesday the grand-old party would have won Gujarat elections, had some of its leaders avoided using wrong words.
IANS | December 19, 2017 2:39 PM
It was Rahul Gandhi versus the entire government machinery and more in this Gujarat Assembly Elections.
Mani Shankar Aiyar, Kapil Sibal statements may have undone Rahul Gandhi’s gains, says Congress leader M Veerappa MoilyPTI | December 19, 2017 2:09 PM
Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily today indicated that the controversial statements of Mani Shankar Aiyar and Kapil Sibal might have undone the gains made by party president Rahul Gandhi during campaigning in the Gujarat elections.
Day after Gujarat polls result out, Rahul Gandhi claims moral victory, says PM Modi has a credibility problem nowFE Online | December 19, 2017 1:25 PM
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today claimed moral victory even as he said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a credibility problem
Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh Election Results 2017: BJP’s win unsettles political equations in West BengalPTI | December 19, 2017 12:38 PM
The BJP’s victory in the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh has unsettled political equations in West Bengal and it was likely to have far-reaching consequences in politics of the state, say political leaders.
BJP’s lowest Gujarat seat tally in 2 decades: Reality check in Modi’s home state signals end to India reformsBloomberg | December 19, 2017 12:25 PM
It should have been an easy win, but the too-close-for-comfort poll victory in his home state is expected to pressure Prime Minister Narendra Modi to embrace more populist policies as he seeks to retain power in India’s 2019 federal election.
FE Online | December 19, 2017 12:04 PM
The Gujarat verdict, for the BJP, is more about ‘just made it’ rather than ‘did it again’. Clearly, the upcoming elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and North-Eastern states won’t be a cake-walk for the Prime Minister and his team.
PTI | December 19, 2017 10:23 AM
BJP chief Amit Shah yesterday blamed Congress’s “caste politics” for his party’s lowest tally in Gujarat since 1996, but cited the rise in its vote share and the sixth straight victory in the state to assert that the people had chosen its “politics of performance”.
FE Online | December 19, 2017 9:17 AM
In the 99 seats which BJP has won, it got a total of 29.67 lakh votes over Congress. The major part, almost 72 percent (21.26 lakh votes) of this lead is concentrated in 48 urban areas won by BJP.
Gujarat Verdict: 100 percent match in random vote count on EVMs and paper trail slips, says EC officialPTI | December 19, 2017 8:38 AM
There was a “100 per cent match” in the random vote count on EVMs and paper trail slips carried out by the Election Commission in 182 Gujarat polling stations, a senior official said.
Gujarat Elections Results: Takeaway for Congress, other Opposition parties after defeat in PM Narendra Modi’s home stateFE Online | December 19, 2017 8:11 AM
Now, these are positive takeaways for Congress but there is also a big message for the grand old party and other opposition parties after Gujarat Elections Result.
Gujarat Polls favour BJP: The Saffron party still faces challenge from Patidars after Jats, Marathas in other statesFE Online | December 19, 2017 7:10 AM
The BJP clinched the Gujarat Assembly polls sixth time in a row, winning 99 seats in the 182-member House.
Gujarat election results 2017: BJP 99 not out in PM Modi’s home state; Congress show good but not good enoughPTI | December 19, 2017 7:11 AM
Surmounting the incumbency factor, attempted caste-based social engineering by the Congress, and perceived anger over the GST, the BJP clinched the Gujarat Assembly polls sixth time in a row , winning 99 seats in the 182-member House.
PTI | December 19, 2017 2:21 AM
As the BJP retained Gujarat, its bickering ally, the Shiv Sena, today said it was the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress which had emerged as the “real winner” in the election.
PTI | December 19, 2017 1:38 AM
Though the BJP today won Gujarat for the sixth successive time, the saffron party was completely routed in two districts of Saurashtra region.
PTI | December 19, 2017 12:14 AM
The BJP today managed to wrest from the Congress the Godhra seat, which the saffron party had last won in 2002, in a nail-biting contest.
PTI | December 18, 2017 11:44 PM
Almost all the exit polls were spot on in predicting BJP’s victory in Gujarat but a majority of them were off the mark when it came to forecasting the victory margin for the saffron party.
Gujarat election results 2017: Country is ready for change in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, says Jignesh MevaniIANS | December 18, 2017 10:56 PM
Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani, who won the assembly polls from Vadgam in Gujarat, said on Monday that the country is ready for change in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
FE Online | December 18, 2017 10:46 PM
The Congress gave a morale-boosting performance in Gujarat and the battle will now be for five states in 2018, senior party leader P Chidambaram said on Monday.
FE Online | December 18, 2017 10:39 PM
The ruling BJP on Monday retained power in Gujarat for a record sixth time by securing 99 seats. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dropped hint of who next Gujarat CM will be.
PTI | December 18, 2017 10:21 PM
Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav today said the outcome of the Gujarat Assembly election had exposed the hollowness of the “model of development” in that state.
Gujarat election result 2017: AAP loses all seats in Assembly polls, asks why VVPAT slips not countedIANS | December 18, 2017 10:13 PM
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which lost all 29 seats it contested in the Gujarat Assembly elections questioned why VVPAT slips were not being counted and said that the BJP will be “exposed soon”.
Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh election results 2017: Arun Jaitley says development agenda ensured party’s winFE Online | December 18, 2017 10:35 PM
BJP on Monday posted a thumping victory over Congress in both the assembly elections held in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.
Gujarat Assembly Election Results 2017: Congress was not portraying ‘soft Hindutva’ with Rahul Gandhi’s temple visits, says Ahmed PatelIANS | December 18, 2017 10:03 PM
Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Monday said the party was not trying to portray a “soft Hindutva” face when Rahul Gandhi visited temples during the campaign for the Gujarat elections.
PTI | December 18, 2017 9:38 PM
Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary Kailash Vijayvergiya today said the election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh would have a far reaching impact on the politics of West Bengal.
Sunil Jain | December 18, 2017 7:40 PM
With even the most optimistic exit poll not giving the Congress party anywhere near the 80 seats it finally won, it is clear the Gujarat elections have helped bolster new Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s credentials considerably.
Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh election results 2017: Narendra Modi full speech at BJP HQ; check out what PM said in victory addressFE Online | December 18, 2017 7:24 PM
After BJP’s spectacular win in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed his party members at the BJP headquarters in Delhi and congratulated them for the results.
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