Syed Khalique Ahmed

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Delayed by alliance talks, disputes, Congress first list likely tomorrow
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

With the last date for filing of nominations for the first phase coming up on November 21, party leaders said the first candidates’ list is expected to be announced over the weekend.

A bandh over a BJP ticket, exits from Congress as races hot up within
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

A section of the BJP observed a bandh in Una town of Gir Somnath Thursday following rumours that a popular leader would be passed over. From the Congress, two state general secretaries have joined the BJP, one of them complaining of “outsiders”.

Note ban organised loot, real offenders escaped: Manmohan Singh in Gujarat
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Rebutting allegations that past Congress governments were anti-Gujarat, Singh described how leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel and Morarji Desai had been honoured.

Chhotu Vasava likely to meet Rahul Gandhi on November 2 over seat-sharing talks
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Vasava, who is the lone JD(U) MLA and part of the Sharad Yadav-faction of the party, said that though he will not attend Rahul’s event as he has not been invited yet, his party workers will take part in the Congress leader’s rallies and roadshows.

If Congress doesn’t accept our offer, we will go solo: SP
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

State SP president Surendra Yadav said he had taken up the matter in writing with the Congress’s central and state leadership.

Field candidates of my choice, Hardik Patel tells Congress
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Hardik was slated to meet Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday in Ahmedabad, but that meeting was cancelled for unknown reasons.

Gujarat on boil, its voice can’t be bought: Rahul Gandhi, at rally with Alpesh Thakor
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Rahul Gandhi, who began his speech with slogans of “Jai Mata Ki”, “Jai Sardar” and “Jai Bhim”, admitted Alpesh Thakor into the Congress at the meeting.

Gujarat assembly elections: Alpesh to join Congress, party offers tickets to Hardik Patel and Dalit activist Jignesh, too
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

BJP spokesperson Harshad Patel mocked the Congress outreach to the three youth leaders: “The leaderless Congress can’t fight on its own, and hence wants the support of others.”

Gujarat polls: NCP pushes for poll alliance with Congress
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The NCP leader said that he was in touch with the state Congress leaders. “If an alliance is not worked out, then the NCP will fight on its own,” he said.

Gujarat elections: Congress in dilemma to give tickets to MLAs above 70 yrs or not
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Among the 43 MLAs promised tickets after RS polls, five are above 70 years

Where has ‘chowkidar’ gone now, asks Rahul Gandhi
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Recalling Modi's assertion that he would neither engage in corruption nor allow it to happen, Rahul said, “Now, when Amit Shah's son's company has grown 16,000 times, Modiji has gone silent."

Par-Tapi-Narmada link: Tribals oppose river-interlinking project in Gujarat
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

The projects envisages transfer of surplus water of rivers in Maharashtra and south Gujarat to feed the command area of the Miyagam branch of Narmada canal. It will save water in Narmada dam, which will be taken to Saurashtra and Kutch.

Both Congress, BJP evil, but BJP a bigger evil, says Chhotu Vasava
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

"BJP is very dangerous. It is against the Constitution. It will destroy the country. There is no one to listen to the grievances of the poor in the BJP," said Chhotu Vasava.

Gujarat elections: Chhotu Vasava wants Congress to take lead in forming Grand Alliance
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

“After I voted for Ahmedbhai in the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress has now realised who is its real friend and I am sure they would listen to me,” Vasana said. He said Sharad Yadav would talk to Congress leaders about forming a mega alliance.

Gujarat polls 2017: Chhotubhai Vasava to hold meet of weaker sections
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Through the convention, Vasava wants to strengthen his political grip in the district that has five Assembly constituencies.

Gujarat model hollow, helped handful of industrialists: Rahul Gandhi
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

Attacking the Centre’s decision of demonetisation, he said it was “an assault on farmers and an attempt to suppress small businessmen and traders’’.

Many Congress members in local bodies follow former MLA, party says no threat
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Moreover, five Congress members from Jamnagar taluka panchayat and four from Jodiya panchayat also defected to BJP, reducing the strength of the ruling party in these two talukas to 12 and eight, respectively.

Gujarat elections 2017: With 4 yatras, Rahul Gandhi to sound poll bugle
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Cong secretaries given charge of each of the four zones; issues of farmers, youth to be main theme

Gujarat Congress gets four working presidents
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

The party high command has appointed MLA Paresh Dhanani, former Union minister Tushar Chaudhary, ex-Gujarat minister Karsandas Soneri and former MP Kunvarji Bavaliya as the working presidents.

Gujarat Rajya Sabha drama: Vote No. 44 from JD(U), Cong moves closer to Sharad camp
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

The JD(U) vote proved crucial for Patel after Karamsi Patel voted for the BJP, as Modwadia confirmed today. Karamsi Patel was one of the 44 Congress MLAs the party had flown out and put up at a resort in Bengaluru, followed by one in Anand, Gujarat, a day before polling to avoid “poaching” by BJP.

Amit Shah, Ahmed Patel, Smriti Irani in fray: Gujarat braces for vote today as BJP, Congress draw battlelines
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Rajya Sabha polls: In Ahmedabad, the BJP said it was confident of winning all three seats in Gujarat. Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesperson Bharat Pandya said all members of the party were in the state to support its three candidates.

All 44 Gujarat MLAs back from Bengaluru, taken to another resort ahead of Rajya Sabha poll
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

The Congress is claiming to have the support of the requisite 45 MLAs needed to send Ahmed Patel to the Rajya Sabha. "We have the numbers. BJP don't have the numbers, " Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said while in Bengaluru.

JD(U), NCP back Ahmed Patel in Rajya Sabha poll
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

The Congress has 57 MLAs in the 182-member Assembly and it needs 45 votes to win one Rajya Sabha seat.

Congress likely to replace Gujarat chief Solanki with Modhwadia
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

The cross-voting has probably rattled Congress, which wants to keep its flock together ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls on August 8.

Hotel management courses in Gujarat receive only 26 applicants
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Gujarat government’s rules allow the institutes to fill up their vacant seats with candidates from other states after the ACPC admission process is over.

No takers for engineering colleges in remote areas
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

As many as 39 out of a total of 141 engineering colleges across the state, especially those in remote areas, are such where over 75 per cent seats are lying vacant after the first round of admissions, which got over on Wednesday.

Monsoon Measure: Major Gujarat dams running low with water despite heavy rainfall
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

According to figures available with Narmada, Water Resources and Water Supply (NWRWS) Department, the average water level in most of the dams in the state stood at 32 per cent of their total storage capacity by Thursday morning.

After Poor show in Goa & Punjab AAP’s dilemma: To contest or not
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Visuals of Majhi carrying Amanga Dei’s body on his shoulders, with his daughter Chandini walking by his side, went viral and triggered outrage.

Gujarat Congress tries to keep flock together, gives tickets to all MLAs
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

The Wednesday’s meeting also came in the backdrop of Congress promising poll tickets to all its 57 MLAs in the state — a move, according to sources, was to preempt any damage to the party in case Vaghela returns to BJP.

Gurudas Kamat out, Congress appoints Ashok Gehlot as Gujarat in-charge
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Sources said there will be more organisational changes, including appointment of new state Congress presidents and general secretaries, in the coming days.

Shankersinh Vaghela camp wants Cong to name CM nominee
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

“All the MLAs present in the meeting demanded Vaghela to be projected as CM candidate because he is popular and has a rapport with all the communities," said senior Congress MLA

Hackathon 2017: B Tech students develop softwares to protect ISRO data from hackers
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

Mentored by their professors Keshav Kaushik and Amber Hayat, all the six students have been registered as “ethical hackers’’.

Gujarat polls 2017: Solanki, Vaghela meet Rahul, talk poll plan
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

The state Congress leadership had earlier announced that they would release the list of the candidates six months before the elections.

Arvind Kejriwal to visit Gujarat on March 26
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Kejriwal will visit Gujarat to hand over memoranda of peoples’ demands to Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani.

Gujarat: Welfare Party of India, new player in state politics
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

The party will be formally launched in Gujarat during a function on February 12 at Ambedkar Hall in Saraspur.

AAP Gujarat: No local face, but a promise to replicate Delhi ‘achievements’
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

If there is any local face visible in the state unit of the party, it is its media coordinator, 24-year-old Harshil Nayak.