Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 News

Paan to cotton, a Patel story

Beyond Hardik Patel, Saurashtra's Patidar country is caught in lure of city, lack of jobs; farmers distress, temple politics; pull of community, and push of divided clans. SANDEEP DWIVEDI tracks a community that could very well decide this Gujarat election

For Rahul Gandhi, the Gujarat-Himachal verdict will be a moment of reckoning

For Rahul Gandhi, set to take over as Congress president, the Gujarat-Himachal verdict on December 18 will be a moment of reckoning. But, as Indian Express explains, the challenges for his party and his leadership go much beyond two states.

Hardik Patel: The Man in the Middle

In a state where more than half of the voters are youths, this 23-year-old has tilted the scales. Whichever side now emerges heavier, the Patidar leader who has captured a community’s imagination with his speeches, roadside meetings, and direct attacks on BJP, is here to stay. The Indian Express on the trail of Hardik Patel

Vijay Rupani- a low-profile RSS man who has the trust of BJP chief Amit Shah

Though the BJP's tally fell below 100 in a long time, Rupani's selection also suggested that the top party leadership wanted continuity before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

PM Modi, Amit Shah to attend Vijay Rupani’s swearing-in ceremony in Gandhinagar

Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel will take oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat respectively for the second consecutive term on December 26

BJP retains Vijay Rupani as CM in Gujarat, but is undecided in Himachal Pradesh

The BJP decision was formally announced Friday by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who, along with party leader Saroj Pandey, came to Gandhinagar as observers for the election. This will be the second term for Rupani and Patel.

Vijay Rupani to remain chief minister of Gujarat, Nitin Patel his deputy

The elected MLAs of Gujarat BJP named Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively.

Gujarat elections highlights: Congress will bring fast track courts to try crimes against women, says Scindia in Vadodara

Gujarat Assembly elections: Congress MP from Guna, Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday arrived in Vadodara for a 'Yuva samvaad' (youth dialogue).

Gujarat BJP MLAs likely to pick next chief minister on Friday

Though outgoing Chief Minister Vijay Rupani remains a strong candidate to retain the post, there has been intense speculation that he might not be handed over the reins after the BJP failed to improve on its previous tally and fell short of the 100 mark.

FIR against Hardik Patel for holding roadshow sans permission

Hardik and his supporters, who were on their bikes, had organised a roadshow on December 11, despite being denied permission by the district authorities, said police.

Gujarat Verdict: Now, Shiv Sena hints at EVM tampering in polls

The bickering ally had yesterday also attacked the BJP claiming "the much-touted Gujarat model had shaken" and the poll outcome in the state was a "warning bell" to those who believe in an autocratic rule.

Gujarat elections: NCP says Congress did not respond to its poll tie-up call

"The way the BJP is treating the Sena, I don't think they will contest together. Whereas both the Congress and the NCP are likely to contest general and assembly elections together."