The new BJP government in Gujarat is likely to be sworn in on December 25, party sources said today amid speculation that a new leader could be chosen to helm the state
Jignesh Mevani who won is now an MLA of Gujarat, on Tuesday visited the collector’s office to submit an application form.
Sharad Pawar-led NCP today said the ‘acceptance’ of Congress party will increase in states where it is directly pitted against BJP, after its good performance in the Gujarat elections.
The poll results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have made Mamata Banerjee nervous as she knows that in 2019 Lok Sabha polls Trinamool Congress will lose its dominance in West Bengal, BJP leader Mukul Roy said today.
The Aam Aadmi Party, which contested the Gujarat Assembly polls for the first time, came a cropper, with all the 27 candidates put up by it losing their deposits.
As many as 16 senior leaders from Gujarat, including ministers from the outgoing BJP-led dispensation and Congress heavyweights, were humbled in the just-concluded Assembly elections.
Only five of the 905 independent candidates who fought the Assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh romped home, Election Commission data reveal.
Three Muslim candidates, all fielded by the Congress, emerged victorious in the Gujarat Assembly elections this time, against two in the previous House.
The Gujarat election results have come as a “warning bell” to those who believe in autocratic rule, the Shiv Sena said today.
Gujarat election result: BJP has won 99 seats, falling short of the Target 150 set by party chief Amit Shah. The Congress managed to get just 77 seats, which is also way short of 125 seats predicted by an online survey conducted by the party ahead of the verdict.
BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal was defeated from the Sujanpur Assembly seat in Himachal Pradesh.
The Gujarat Assembly election results have thrown up the trend of an urban-rural divide between the ruling BJP and the Congress.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Himachal Pradesh Pushpendra Rajput denying tampering of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the state Assembly elections on Monday said that the machines cannot be manipulated and urged people to ignore the rumours surrounding it.
Gandhi made deals with various Patidar leaders, vehemently raised the issue of Goods and Services Tax and Demonetisation
The saffron brigade is now looking for alternatives to replace septuagenarian Prem Kumar Dhumal.
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.
It was Rahul Gandhi versus the entire government machinery and more in this Gujarat Assembly Elections.
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.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh tendered his resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat today, a day after his Congress party suffered a drubbing in the assembly polls.
It was widely expected to be a crowning moment for the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab this year, but it was the Congress which took top honours.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today claimed moral victory even as he said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a credibility problem
Thakur was first elected to Himachal Pradesh Assembly from Mandi and had won his first election in the year of 1998.
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.
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.
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.
Himachal Pradesh Election: In 2012, Rana had contested the election as an Independent and defeated his nearest Congress rival Anita Verma by 14,155 votes.
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”.