Congress' Virji Thummar assures Nitin Patel of support to form new Gujarat govt if he 'comes with 10-15 MLAs'
A senior Congress MLA on Saturday urged "aggrieved" Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel to quit the BJP and join hands with his party to form a new government in the state with the help of the "10-15 MLAs" supporting him.
Amid reports of cracks in the newly-formed Gujarat government, Sardar Patel Group (SPG) chief Lalji Patel has demanded that Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel "be announced as the chief minister of Gujarat."
Gujarat chief secretary JN Singh has said that distress among farmers, coupled with unemployment, led to some sections of the society to vote against the ruling BJP in the recent Assembly elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met his 97-year-old mother in Raisan village near Gandhinagar
Despite wins in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, BJP lacks muscle in Rajya Sabha to push through critical bills
Its recent Assembly election wins in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will not give the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the legislative muscle to push critical bills through Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Parliament, according to an analysis.
The BJP legislature party decided to maintain the status quo in Gujarat as it elected Vijay Rupani to remain the chief minister, while Nitin Patel was made to continue as his deputy.
Gujarat results show Rahul can't beat Modi alone, Congress needs strong CM face to defeat BJP in Rajasthan
If Rahul Gandhi learns the lessons of the Gujarat chapter quickly, the Congress might find itself ahead of the BJP in the next round of elections scheduled in 2018.
Defeat in Gujarat election teaches Congress, NCP a lesson; parties may turn friends again for 2019 polls to stem saffron tide
Two days after the Gujarat election results were announced, giving the BJP a sixth straight win in the state, rival parties have already begun making their plans, to ensure it doesn't repeat its victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Gujarat Election Results 2017: Congress-BJP contest, NOTA debut relegated ‘others’ to insignificance
One factor, completely absent in the 2012 elections, but had a significant impact in several seats was NOTA (None of the Above)
Post Gujarat, parties inimical to Congress will develop a stake in Rahul Gandhi re-energising it before 2019
The significantly improved performance by his party in the Gujarat Assembly polls presents the newly anointed Congress president Rahul Gandhi with an interesting dilemma. He has managed to snatch a moral victory from the jaws of defeat by dragging the BJP below a hundred seats in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bastion. But he has done so by ceding vital space to three political mavericks from outside the Congress using their energy to charge up his party’s electoral campaign regardless of the risks involved.
Gujarat election results: Rahul Gandhi has earned his spurs, but must spell out his agenda, 'cool' nothings won't do
Even as a chronic critic of the Nehru-Gandhis, I concede that Rahul has finally earned his spurs. He deserves to be congratulated both on his elevation to Congress president and the party's impressive show in Gujarat. This is not a convenient change of heart. But, I do believe Rahul has come of age.
Devendra Fadnavis says Gujarat results have made BJP stronger, says voters don't want Congress or NCP
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the results of Assembly elections in neighbouring Gujarat had made his own government stronger.
Gujarat results: All Shiv Sena candidates lose deposit as none get more than one-sixth of valid votes
Shiv Sena, a bickering ally of the BJP, recorded a dismal performance in Gujarat, with all the 42 candidates it fielded for the Assembly polls in the state losing their deposit amount paid for filing their nomination papers.
Gujarat results: Sitaram Yechury seeks 'broadest platform' of secular forces to defeat 'communal juggernaut'
CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Tuesday the Gujarat Assembly poll result has shown the need for forming a "broadest platform" of secular and democratic forces with alternative policies to defeat the BJP-RSS "communal jaggernaut".
Surmounting numerous factors like the much-discussed anti-incumbency factor, attempted caste-based social engineering by the Congress and perceived anger over the GST, BJP managed to clinch the polls
Mamata Banerjee is scared, says Mukul Roy day after TMC chief dubs Gujarat results 'moral defeat' for BJP
The poll results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have made Mamata Banerjee nervous as she knows that in 2019 Lok Sabha polls Trinamool Congress will lose its dominance in West Bengal, BJP leader Mukul Roy
BJP's Gujarat win proves GST, demonetisation aren't potent weapons; Congress needs new strategy to fight Modi
The outcome will also infuse BJP with confidence that GST is no longer a threat. This will be crucial as the party faces more Assembly polls next year.
Gujarat results: Shiv Sena says BJP pretending to have passed exam with distinction despite 'barely managing to pass'
The Shiv Sena on Tuesday launched a stinging attack on its ally BJP, saying "the much-touted Gujarat model has shaken" and the poll outcome in the state was a "warning bell" to those who believe in an autocratic rule.
Despite the fact that the BJP won, the long-drawn battle in Gujarat could well have changed the Modi-centric template of electoral politics in recent years.
Gujarat Election Results: BJP wins by smallest margin in 22 years; did farmers' distress hurt party in its traditional bastion?
The BJP has won Assembly elections in Gujarat, this time by a margin of 22 seats, down from 54 seats from five years ago, or a 59 percent drop. The BJP won 99 out of 182 seats, the least it has since it first came to power in the state in 1995