Syed Khalique Ahmed

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Amit Chavda to lead Gujarat Congress in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The decision was unanimously taken by the office-bearers at a meeting held to review the feedback received from across the state regarding probable candidates for elections.

10% quota to Economically Weaker Modi govt’s move could be poll jumla: Hardik Patel

Hardik Patel cited a decision taken by the Gujarat government to offer 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections among upper castes, which was quashed by the Gujarat High Court.

Gujarat: Congress leaders Amit Chavda, Paresh Dhanani summoned to Delhi

"Both Amit Chavda and Paresh Dhanani, along with many other senior leaders, have been summoned to Delhi for consultations on the issue of preparing strategy for rural and urban seats for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls," a senior Congress leader told The Sunday Express.

Garib Kalyan Mela: Teachers told to arrange seats, water at CM’s event in Gujarat

The 11th edition of Garib Kalyan Mela will be held from January 3 to 5 in all the 33 districts of the state. A total of 39 such melas will be held in the state, this year.

2019 Lok Sabha Elections: Congress begins search for candidates

In the last Lok Sabha elections in 2014, the Congress had drawn a blank in Gujarat, losing in all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in the state to the ruling BJP.

Congress leaders, MLAs skip party’s foundation day event

The only important party functionaries present were the state Congress president Amit Chavda, Gujarat Pradesh Seva Dal president Rutvij Makwana and three municipal councillors, including Haji Asrar Mirza

Post Jasdan defeat, dissension in Congress against ‘disconnected’ chief Chavda

At least 15 senior leaders and MLA attend dinner party at Modhwadia’s house.

Congress MLAs allege corruption in Gujarat Wakf board

Stating that the amended law only allows development and giving the properties on rent, they wrote that wakf officials sold out more than two dozen properties even after the enactment of the new laws.

Gujarat: Muslim body accuses govt of apathy, demands minority Ministry, panel

The organisers of the protest — Minority Coordination Committee (MCC) of Gujarat — had earlier announced gherao of the state Assembly but they dropped the plan at the last moment as the Gandhinagar police and the district administration did not give permission.

Lok Sabha polls: Vaghela rallies supporters, demands OBC quota in proportion to population

Vaghela also praised UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Rajya Sabha member Ahmed Patel.

Gujarat: will not ally with Cong in state for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, says Samajwadi Party

The comments have come even as former chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela has been making efforts to prevent split of non-BJP votes and present a united front in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Gujarat: Will support Congress candidate… & campaign against BJP, says Vaghela

Vaghela, who was also a Union Minister in the UPA-I government, said: “I will campaign in support of the Congress candidate if I am invited by the Congress. Even if I am not invited, I will campaign against the BJP that will benefit the Congress directly.”

Gujarat: Congress seeks suggestions on Lok Sabha poll manifesto

The party is now holding discussions on various issues with academics, professionals and grassroot party leaders and workers about what should be included in the manifesto.

CAG report picks holes in Gujarat’s Open Defecation-free claim

A year after the Gujarat government declared that the state has become open defecation-free, the CAG in its latest report has dismissed the claim, saying “it does not appear to be correct”.

Malaysia eyes Gujarat to attract more tourists

The number of outbound tourists is likely to touch 20 million in 2020 and these tourists are expected to spend 28 billion US dollars, as per assessment of the United Nations World Tourist Organisation (UNWTO) in 2020.

Gujarat: Congress veteran Madhavsinh Solanki blames ‘poor leadership’ for party’s 20-year exile from power

Praising Rahul Gandhi, the Congress veteran said that the party’s fortunes could be revived under the new Congress president.

Shankersinh Vaghela showers praise on Congress hours after his son joins BJP

Mahendrasinh Vaghela joined the BJP in the morning in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and state BJP president Jitu Vaghani at Karnavati University in Gandhinagar.

Kalsaria inducted into Congress by Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi

Kalsaria, a surgeon by profession who is running two hospitals in coastal Bhavnagar district, holds considerable influence in the rural belt of Bhavnagar district, particularly among the OBC Ahir community.

Former BJP MLA and now AAP leader, Kanubhai Kalsaria likely to join Congress

Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi, when contacted, said, “Talks are on with Kalsaria and he may be taken in the party during Rahul Gandhi’s visit or after it.”

Political Churn: Bholabhai Gohel back in Congress as Kunvarji Bavaliya exits

The Congress also lost no time in announcing Gohel’s candidature for the Jasdan Assembly seat, which has fallen vacant after the incumbent MLA, Bavaliya, resigned from the House as well as the Congress.