Campaigning ends for 21 Oct bypolls to 51 Assembly seats, two Lok Sabha constituencies across 18 states, including UP, Gujarat, Bihar
The BJP and its allies, which had nearly 30 of these assembly seats, are hoping that the winning momentum of Lok Sabha polls will continue.
Ex-Congress MLAs Alpesh Thakor, Dhavalsinh Zala join BJP in Gujarat; saffron party 'confident' duo will work hard to uplift OBCs
Thakor, who heads community outfit 'Kshatriya Thakor Sena', and Zala had resigned as MLAs on 5 July, apparently after voting against Congress candidates in the Rajya Sabha bypolls.
Alpesh Thakor, another ex-Congress MLA Dhavalsinh Zala set to join BJP after OBC leader's outfit gives nod
Both Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala had apparently cross-voted in the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat held on 5 July and then resigned as Congress MLAs.
Congress MLAs Alpesh Thakor, Dhavalsinh Zala resign from Gujarat Assembly after voting in Rajya Sabha bypoll
Congress MLAs Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala resigned from the Gujarat Assembly, apparently after voting against the party candidates in the Rajya Sabha bypoll.
Gujarat Congress to shift party MLAs to Mount Abu ahead of Rajya Sabha bypolls to 2 seats from state
The Congress said its MLAs will chalk out a strategy for the ongoing budget session of the Assembly and denied the decision to move the MLAs to Mount Abu was linked to the bypolls.
Congress leaders alleging scams repeatedly have 'chemical locha' in their minds, says Gujarat MLA Alpesh Thakor
Gujarat MLA and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor said had left the Congress before the Lok Sabha elections, claiming that leaders of his party Kshatriya Thakor Sena were facing insults.
BJP struggles to assuage hurt Dalit pride in Gujarat's Junagarh; Una flogging incident still haunts party
The Dalits are disappointed with the BJP, its state leaders and also Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not standing up for them after the Una incident.
Gujarat MLA Alpesh Thakor quits Congress after Kshatriya Thakor Sena decides to sever ties with party
Earlier, speculation was rife that Alpesh Thakor may quit the Congress as he was unhappy with the local party leadership. Though he was keen to contest from Patan Lok Sabha seat, the Congress chose former MP Jagdish Thakor to contest from there.
Muzaffarpur court orders FIR against Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor for 'attacks on migrants from Bihar'
A court at Muzaffarpur in Bihar directed police to lodge an FIR against Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor while hearing a petition which accused them of inciting attacks against migrants from Bihar.
Gujarat migrant crisis: Alpesh Thakor’s aides struggle in vain to douse fires as Thakor Sena faces ire for attacks
With the situation now back to normal, the events of the past few days may as well become a forgotten blip in the minds of everyone but those who were directly impacted.
Gujarat migrant crisis: No exodus in Thakor-dominated Becharaji; locals credit rapid development for peace in area
Becharaji, a temple town on the border of Mehsana and Ahmedabad districts, remained largely peaceful even as several parts of Gujarat saw anti-migrant violence.
Gujarat migrant crisis: Uneasy calm in Ahmedabad as violence stops, but rumours fuel fear among 'outsiders'
Police claim that things have returned to normal and no new incidents of attacks on the North Indian community have been reported in the past seven days but these migrant vendors are not yet fully at ease.
Congress MLA Geniben Thakor, considered close aide of Alpesh Thakor, says 'rape accused should be burnt alive'
Geniben Thakor clarified that she was just trying to pacify the women as they were anguished over the rape of the 14-month old girl from Thakor community
The Congress claimed that law and order had collapsed in the BJP-ruled Gujarat following large-scale attacks on north Indians.
Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor was caught in a controversy after a video went viral in which he was purportedly seen speaking against migrant workers.
Alpesh Thakor to observe 'goodwill fast' tomorrow; Nitish Kumar, Yogi Adityanath, and other leaders from Hindi-speaking states invited
Alpesh Thakor, who is facing the heat over the violence against Hindi-speaking migrants in Gujarat, will be sitting on a day-long fast Thursday to establish "peace and harmony". He announced the `Sadbhavna Upvas' (fast for goodwill) at his house a couple of days ago.
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Govt in fix as sexual misconduct allegation against MJ Akbar mount, Cyclone Titli makes landfall in Odisha, Sabarimala protests continue and other top stories of the day
Attack on migrants in Gujarat: Panicky Alpesh softens stand as rowdy Thakor Sena imperils Congress prospects in UP, Bihar
Alpesh Thakor's change in stance came after a severe crackdown by the police against those who were fanning hatred and violence against migrants and indulged in rioting.
Gujarat migrant exodus: Nitish Kumar urges workers 'to stay where they are', says Bihar officials monitoring situation
Kumar, who had a telephonic talk with Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani on Monday amid a large number of migrant workers hailing from Bihar and some other Hindi-belt states fleeing Gujarat following attacks on them, said a constant watch is being kept on the situation there.
Gujarat migrants' exodus: India's Iron Man set to be honoured by PM as immigrants threatened and chased out
Against this backdrop is the irony of what is occurring in the prime minister's home state: the exodus of migrant workers, who are being systematically targeted, beaten, threatened and chased out.