Syed Khalique Ahmed

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Disqualify Alpesh Thakor as MLA, Congress writes to Gujarat Assembly Secy

Alpesh, who had quit the party on April 10, just in the middle of the Lok Sabha elections, had campaigned for an Independent candidate in Banaskantha, Swarupji Thakor, where the Congress had also fielded its nominee.

Lok Sabha elections: Rahul Gandhi to launch campaign from Patidar-dominated Saurashtra on April 15

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be launching the party’s campaign in Gujarat on April 15 from Asrana, near Rajula, in the Patidar-dominated Amreli district of the Saurashtra region where the party won most of its seats in the 2017 Assembly election.

Manifesto talk: No room for vigilante groups in country, promises Congress

The manifesto, which was released by party chief rahul Gandhi in New Delhi, was unveiled here by AICC general secretary and party’s Gujarat in-charge Rajeev Satav along with state unit president Amit Chavda and other leaders.

Post 2015 stir, Congress and BJP camps field more Patidar nominees this time

The Congress, which had given tickets to only four Patidars in 2014, has fielded eight candidates this time and its rival BJP has fielded six Patidar candidates.

Gujarat: Seven MLAs in Congress list of 24 candidates for Lok Sabha poll

Party sources said that the sitting MLAs have been chosen over others owing to their popularity in their areas and thus winnability in the parliamentary elections.

Gujarat Congress wants Ahmed Patel to contest from Bharuch

State party vice-president and Bharuch Lok Sabha seat in-charge Gaurav Pandya told The Indian Express, “We have personally requested Ahmedbhai Patel to contest from the constituency.”

Lok Sabha polls: Ahmed Patel’s son Faisal tells cadres how to mobilise voters against BJP

Faisal told party workers the importance of poll booth management—from ensuring that voters reach the booths to making sure that they cast their votes—in winning elections.

Take the fight to BJP, don’t fear its Balakot pitch: Rahul to party

Speaking at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee in Ahmedabad, Rahul Gandhi told the party top brass that the BJP was trying to divert attention from issues like the Rafale deal by citing national security.

Modi to launch scheme on March 4: 1.75 lakh unorganised workers enrol for PM pension scheme

The contributory scheme, Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan (PMSYM), announced in the interim Union Budget in February, assures a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 to unorganised workers enrolled for it.

Priyanka Gandhi set to make rally debut in Gujarat

Earlier this month, Priyanka took part in a 30-km-long roadshow in Lucknow along with Rahul Gandhi and colleague AICC general secretary in charge of western UP Jyotiraditya Scindia.

After a gap of 60 years in Gujarat: CWC to meet on Feb 28 in Ahmedabad

The meeting comes as the party gears up to challenge the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Opposition leader Dhanani meets ex-Unjha MLA: After she quits, Congress hopes to win back Asha Patel

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Paresh Dhanani met Asha Patel at her residence in Unjha on Monday.

Gujarat Congress MLA quits, cites ‘infighting’

According to Congress leaders, Patel, a first-time MLA, attended a meeting of the party MLAs at state Congress headquarters on Saturday evening to chalk out the party’s strategy in the forthcoming session of the Assembly.

Gujarat: Shankersinh Vaghela joins NCP, made general secretary

Welcoming him to the party, Sharad Pawar said that the NCP will use Vaghela’s political experience and mass following in Gujarat as well as for strengthening the party at the national stage.

I foresee a UPA-III govt in India: Shankarsinh Vaghela after joining NCP

Vaghela was ousted by the Congress in 2017 on allegations of him engineering a possible defeat for Ahmad Patel during Rajya Sabha election with hopes of benefitting the BJP.

Women from tribal villages ‘lose’ BPL status after getting Ujjwala LPG

28.2 per cent surveyed households did not buy refills even once, 37.4 per cent families bought refill second time, says study.

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.

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