During the resumed hearing, SAD counsel Harpreet Singh Brar questioned the intentions behind the PIL filed by a lawyer last week and termed it as a “political interest litigation”.
For whom will the election bells toll a confident BJP or a reviving Congress? The opinion polls suggest that this may not be a Rahul Gandhi moment.
“Rahul Gandhi opposed Nirma and instructed Jayanthi Natarajan to not give environmental clearance. Was willing to kill jobs in Gujarat to undermine to hurt developmental agenda of Narendra Modi”
Hardik Patel’s former aide Dinesh Bambhania alleged that the PAAS convener met Vadra, Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, at a five-star hotel in Ahmedabad in October.
“We have got a complaint regarding telecast of an interview. We have collected the DVDs. We will be doing due examination & look into whether it has violated Rules 126 RP Act or not,” Election officer said.
The issue exploded into a full-blown war between the Congress and the BJP after PM Modi hinted that the Grand Old Party was colluding with Pakistan.
In the video, former deputy chief minister K S Eshwarappa asked BJP workers at a meeting in Koppal region of Karnataka on December 4 to lie to voters if necessary to win their support.
Leaders like NCP’s Praful Patel and state Congress chief Ashok Chavan stated that the two parties could together wrest power in 2019.
Congress says in 2012, on 42 seats, Independents ate into 12 per cent of its votes; BJP says confident of its vote share.
Industrialists are miffed that despite the state’s announcement in October that subsidised power tariff for industry at Rs 5 per unit will be implemented from November 1, but there is no notification about this till date.
“These roadshows might create law and order problems. We have allowed public meetings…We are ready to take legal recourse if roadshows take place,” Ahmedabad police commissioner AK Singh told The Indian Express.
The defence forces veterans, who have been visiting different regions of Gujarat during the Assembly polls, told mediapersons that instead of implementing OROP, the Modi government used police force to evict protesters from Jantar Mantar on November 2.
Alpesh Thakor, who has joined the Congress, doesn’t seem to have swung many supporters to the party even in Radhanpur Assembly constituency of Patan district, where he is contesting.
“I reject the innuendos and falsehoods as I did not discuss Gujarat elections with anyone else at the dinner hosted by Mani Shankar Aiyar as alleged by Modi. Nor was the Gujarat issue raised by anyone else present at the dinner.”
Sonia will officially hand over the mantle of the 132-year-old party to her son around 11 am after which Rahul will meet leaders from across the country at the Congress headquarters, party leaders said.