Syed Khalique Ahmed

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In generational shift, Congress makes Amit Chavda, 42, Gujarat chief
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Congress leader Tushar Chaudhary said Chavda’s selection was in consonance with Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s announcement at the Plenary Session in which he said he will give chance to young leaders to lead the party.

Bharatsinh Solanki’s office denies he has quit as Gujarat Congress chief
Tue, Mar 20, 2018

According to sources, party president Rahul Gandhi was not happy with Bharatsinh Solanki’s performance and was likely to replace him in view of the next general elections.

Buzz on Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki resignation, his office denies
Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Solanki, who was appointed as state party chief in December 2015, had earlier led the party in the state between 2005 and 2007.

Rajya Sabha Polls: Congress nominations spark rebellion
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

“Amee Yagnik has never worked for the party organisation. She has not addressed even a small or a big public meeting anywhere in the state,” Sonal Patel told The Indian Express after sending her resignation letter to All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev.  

Rajya Sabha Polls: Congress yet to finalise names, likely to field Sam Pitroda
Fri, Mar 09, 2018

He had also served as chairman of the National Knowledge Commission from 2005 to 2009 and as an adviser to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on public information infrastructure and innovation with the rank of a cabinet minister.

Rajya Sabha polls: Congress may field Sam Pitroda from Gujarat
Thu, Mar 08, 2018

Sam Pitroda, who is credited with telecom revolution in the country and worked as an adviser on technology missions to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, was actively involved in the last two Assembly elections in Gujarat as chairman of the party’s election manifesto committee.

As sex-ratio worsens, govt plans to rope in religious leaders to ‘change mindset’
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

In urban centres of the state, the sex ratio of girls in the age group of 0-6 years has fallen to 848 per 1,000 boys from 890 girls per 1,000 boys in 2011, despite a number of incentives given by the state government for girl child over the decade.

Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections: Race heats up in Congress, former officers throw their hats in ring
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

Former IPS officer Kuldip Sharma and former IAS officer P K Valera are among several Congress leaders in the race to seek nomination for the Upper House from Gujarat.

Decade later, Gujarat Technological University gets 100 acres for campus
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

The GTU, which has not been paying stipend to its PhD candidates, has been allocated Rs 57 lakh annually for fellowship/stipend to doctorate and post-doctorate candidates.

Socio-Economic review: Share of girls in higher education rises to 40 per cent in Gujarat
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Though many working in the field of education say the 40 per cent of girls share in higher education is quite satisfactory, the report does not make it clear the background of the girl students: how many of them come from rural areas and how many are from urban areas or from which social group or community.

Socio-Economic Review in Gujarat: Technical education stares at bleak future as fewer students opt for it
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

The report, which was presented in the Assembly on Tuesday, shows that though the number of sanctioned seats stood at 77,761 in 230 colleges across the state in 2015-16, it came down to 75,172 — a drop of 2,589 seats — in 2016-17, even as the number of colleges increased.

Gujarat: Congress to train its MLAs how to corner govt in Assembly, organises three-day workshop
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

During the three-day training workshop, the MLAs will be taught about the legislative history of Gujarat, different ways of raising questions in the Assembly and various committees of the Assembly, their role and style of functioning.

Vadodara, Chhota Udepur Districts: Congress leaders demand Narmada water for tribal pockets, Deputy CM says no
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Nitin Patel says areas along the Narmada Main Canal don’t fall in Narmada command area

Congress may send Bharatsinh Solanki, Janardan Dwivedi to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

A senior Congress leader said that as the high command wants Dwivedi’s presence in the Rajya Sabha, it has been decided to send him to the Upper House from Gujarat.

Gujarat Assembly: Congress MLA Paresh Dhanani takes charge as Leader of Opposition, vows to defeat BJP
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Refuses to accept garlands, says Congress’s agenda is to bring an end to the rule of fear, fraud and corruption

Congress MLA Paresh Dhanani to renovate 116 Ram temples in Amreli villages
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

BJP slams move, terms it Congress’s ‘political drama to cheat people of Gujarat on pretext of Hindutva’

Gujarat: Congress comeback in Mehsana municipality
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

In prestige municipality, 10 rebel councillors back with Congress, BJP leaders removed from committees.

Gujarat: BJP loses power in Mehsana municipality, councillors return to Congress
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

The Congress stayed in power for about a year. Last year, 10 Congress councillors “switched’’ over to BJP with their leader Raiben Patel continuing as municpality’s president after defecting from the Congress.

Gujarat: Koli leader Bavaliya stakes claim for Leader of Opposition, Rahul Gandhi to decide today
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Three-time MLA Paresh Dhanani, who has emerged as the frontrunner for the post, reportedly told observers that he “will work as a team member with anyone who is assigned the responsibility of LoP’’

Gujarat: Patidar leader Paresh Dhanani emerges as the frontrunner in Leader of Opposition race
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

To balance caste equation, party may choose tribal MLA as his deputy, OBC leader for PAC chief post

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