Ritu Sharma


In Gujarat capital, Rahul Gandhi fans upset about jobs, education, prices
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

At Rahul Gandhi’s last election rally in Gandhinagar, various members of the audience expressed disappointment with the BJP government over a number issues, some calling the government one for the rich.

Prime Minister wraps up: Reply to Opposition lies, take Gujarat to new heights
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

PM Modi reached out to OBCs (Baxi Panch) today through the Baxi panch morcha at the district, mandal and shakti Kendra levels via audio from the party headquarters in Kamalam, Gandhinagar.

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: In campaign’s last hour, seaplane is star attraction
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

At the Sabarmati riverfront, BJP workers and a few party candidates from Ahmedabad, including Bhupendra Patel from Ghatlodiya and sitting MLA and state Women and Child Development Minister Nirmala Wadhwani, were seen waiting for the PM.

Congress knows it has lost, has given up fight, says Narendra Modi
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Hits out at Manmohan, says the former PM ‘diverted Gujarat’s electricity in 2007 elections so that I lose’.

‘Won’t disrespect PM Modi, but will speak the truth,’ says Rahul Gandhi
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

"I will definitely speak truth without any fear, not using any bad word. He is yours, Gujarat, and even my Prime Minister,” Rahul said at an election rally in Gandhinagar as he wrapped up the day’s campaigning.

Gujarat elections: Why Pakistan’s ex-director general wants Ahmed Patel as CM, asks PM Modi
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

"Why is Pakistan's retired army officer using his brain in Gujarat elections. Doesn't all these things raise questions and concern? Congress has to reply to this," says PM Modi

Congress respects PMO, won’t use ‘derogatory’ words for it: Rahul Gandhi
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Rahul said, “Campaign is over and STILL no mention of a manifesto for the people, no vision and no ideas presented for Gujarat’s future.”

Amit Shah’s audio request for Gujarat polls: Bring 10 friends, neighbours to vote for BJP
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Amit Shah is banking on the mathematics of “missed call memberships” to add up to the magic figure of 150 seats in the Gujarat Assembly elections.

Gujarat election: Why no BJP manifesto yet? Many leaders, many reasons
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Congress leader Ahmed Patel, too, put out a tweet, giving three reasons for the absence of a BJP manifesto: “... This is because - 1. Vikas was never their agenda, 2. They don’t want to answer questions about 2012 promises, 3. They have realised that their defeat is certain.”

Gujarat elections: Farmer Patel vs industrial Patel, over farm issues and social work
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Following Cyclone Ockhi, Hirabhai was worried about crop damage. “We are sure we will not get insurance. When it was not provided to us following the July flood, we should not expect any after this rain either.”

Gujarat elections: Rally after Modi rally, singing to him
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Rocky Mittal claims to have composed 50 songs praising the PM and made a documentary on him, BJP calls him star campaigner for every Modi rally.

Cyclone Ockhi likely to affect south Gujarat
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Cyclone Ockhi: The Guajrat government has also issued directions to all concerned district magistrates, and NDRF teams have been deployed at critical locations.

Gujarat elections: Congress rigged internal polls, no democracy, says PM Modi; slams Bullet train critics
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

“My problem is, you can oppose the BJP, but why stoop to such a low level that you are opposing development of the country.” PM Modi said if leaders of the Congress have a problem with the bullet train project, they can “roam around on bullock carts”.

PM Modi address on NaMo app: Uttar Pradesh win winds have reached Gujarat
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

In an oblique reference to Patidar leader Hardik Patel, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor’s presence in the Congress camp, Modi said the social fabric of Gujarat cannot be vitiated on caste or sectoral lines for electoral benefits.

Gujarat elections: From industrialist to candidate, with promises of jobs
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Candy maker, 70, is BJP choice for Jain-dominated seat, Congress candidate makes it Patel vs Patel.

Alpesh Takor’s seat in Radhanpur, Gujarat: OBC high and in his zone
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Alpesh was widely expected to get the ticket ever since he joined the Congress. He filed his nomination Monday.

Gujarat assembly elections 2017: Congress’ Alpesh Thakor to contest from Radhanpur, file nomination today
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Alpesh said, “I am on my way to Radhanpur and will file my nomination from there today afternoon.”

Gujarat elections: Half the MLAs say they spent less than half the expense limit for 2012 polls
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

The average amount spent by these 143 MLAs was Rs 8.70 lakh — or 54% of the limit. Over a fourth of the spend went into public meetings, processions etc — Rs 2.33 lakh.

Gujarat elections: Rahul Gandhi bonds with audience – accepts tricolour CM Vijay Rupani ‘rejected’, hugs a teacher
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

"One should have space in the heart for the country’s flag. This is the thinking of BJP ministers. They have no space for flag, but have space for the handful of industrialists.” 

People need change, this is a fight between BJP and Gujarat, says OBC leader Alpesh Thakor
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Gujarat elections 2017: "If I had joined the BJP, I would have been blamed, and asked how much I have been bought for. This is a fight against ideology, and against the BJP’s failure," said Thakor.

Gujarat vs BJP, says OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, on the move on home turf
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Thakor has a strong support base in Chansma constituency with its estimated 60% OBC population.

Gujarat donors gave BJP four times more than to rest together
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Gujarat elections: In 5 years of donations from Gujarat, BJP received Rs 80 crore against Rs 17 crore to other parties.

Wadhwan (Surendranagar District): BJP nomination sparks protest on three fronts
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Jains to field Independent candidate as party drops sitting MLA for a Patidar

Juhapura’s Muslims wait for basic facilities and a political visit
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani started his door-to-door campaign 10 days ago from Khadia-Jamalpur, another Muslim-dominated constituency (over half the voters) in the walled city of Ahmedabad.

Gujarat BJP first list names Opposition turncoats; repeats several ministers, MLAs
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, deputy CM Nitin Patel and BJP Gujarat unit chief Jitu Vaghani, who recently made peace with Karadia Rajputs, who were protesting against him in his constituency, will contest from the same seats: Rajkot West, Mehsana and Bhavnagar West, respectively.

Near salt pans in Gujarat, a community revels at being noticed
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

In first ever voter awareness camp in uncharted area of Little Rann of Kutch, the demand is for facilities for travelling to the booth, authorities noncommittal.

Rahul Gandhi: Congress tsunami will sweep polls under PM Modi’s chopper
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Criticising the Modi government over its demonetisation move and also raising the issue of corruption, Rahul Gandhi said: “When the people were queuing up outside banks, the thieves of India were collecting their black money behind the scenes."

Rahul Gandhi talks Twitter strategy: Will catch Modi’s faults, won’t disrespect PM’s office
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

'Whose fault was demonetisation and GST? It was Modi’s mistake. But did he even say once that perhaps he committed a little mistake? This is the difference between BJP and Congress,' Rahul Gandhi said

As Irani campaigns, residents complain of civic issues — bad roads, waterlogging
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Not interested in getting pictures clicked with the actor-turned politician, 61-year-old Ashutosh Bhatt said, “I told her that we are not interested in selfies and would like to share our problems with her, the purpose for which she was here."

Direction to govt school teachers, students to take part in run scrapped in final hours
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

The city’s private schools had also received similar “direction” for participation in the Run for Unity. Their participation was, however, not cancelled. Nearly, 2,000 students from city’s private schools participated in the event.

Flood Relief Notification During EC Breather: Compensation even for those who encroached on government land
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

The compensation ranged from Rs 9,200 to Rs 95,100 per house.

Gujarat elections 2017: Flood relief, before and after poll breather
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Before Himachal Pradesh's election date announced, govt had distributed 2/3 of funds for Banaskantha, entire allocation in Patan, most in Surendranagar.

40,000 students of govt schools deprived of basic facilities in Gujarat
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

The principal of one of these schools revealed, “Among all other facilities, a safai kamdar and a watchman are the basic facilities that these school have not been provided. Many a times, we are forced to ask students to keep a watch at the school gate.”

In Gujarat tribal village, change springs from local government school
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Since its inception in June this year, says schoolteacher Rakesh Patel, the student body has also helped in getting students more involved in the day-to-day running of the school, which primarily caters to tribal children.

Poll code delayed by Election Commission, Gujarat officials open project purse-strings
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

The BJP-ruled Vadodara Municipal Corporation’s standing committee was convened Friday to finalise a mega event for Sunday where Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is expected to inaugurate development works worth Rs 780 crore.

As Patidars disrupt Gaurav Yatra, Vijay Rupani takes the lead
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

On Wednesday, in a last minute change, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani joined his deputy Nitin Patel, who belongs to Mehsana, during the Gaurav Yatra events in Patan, Mehsana and Banaskantha districts.