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Gujarat Assembly Election Results: BJP ends 2017 in style, but Congress blunders made path to victory easier
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Gujarat Assembly Election Results: BJP ends 2017 in style, but Congress blunders made path to victory easier

The electorate in Gujarat has given out a warning to the BJP not to take it for granted. That the Congress secured more wins than the BJP in this region speaks for itself

Gujarat election: Hardik Patel accuses BJP of EVM tampering, says party used 'money power' to win
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Gujarat election: Hardik Patel accuses BJP of EVM tampering, says party used 'money power' to win

Hardik Patel on Monday reiterated his doubts over the reliability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), saying they can be hacked and that was why the margin between the winning and losing candidates in the Gujarat Assembly elections

Gujarat Assembly Election Results 2017: Narendra Modi's charisma helps BJP override GST woes, Patidar unrest
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Gujarat Assembly Election Results 2017: Narendra Modi's charisma helps BJP override GST woes, Patidar unrest

BJP's win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, nine months after their victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, would settle the demonetisation and GST debates for good in Modi's favour

Gujarat polls: Ahead of counting, Hardik Patel claims BJP-hired engineers may 'hack' EVMs; Ahmedabad collector rubbishes charges
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Gujarat polls: Ahead of counting, Hardik Patel claims BJP-hired engineers may 'hack' EVMs; Ahmedabad collector rubbishes charges

Just a day ahead of the counting of votes for the Gujarat Assembly, Patidar leader Hardik Patel has alleged that the BJP has hired 140 software engineers to hack over 5,000 EVM machines.

Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor cast their votes in Ahmedabad
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Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor cast their votes in Ahmedabad

Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel and Congress leader Alpesh Thakor on Thursday cast their votes in Gujarat.

Hardik Patel in Ahmedabad hits out at Narendra Modi for linking Gujarat polls to Pakistan
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Hardik Patel in Ahmedabad hits out at Narendra Modi for linking Gujarat polls to Pakistan

Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel on Monday took out a roadshow in Ahmedabad, despite police denying permission for it.

Gujarat Election: Congress' confusion becomes apparent as Narendra Modi swings poll debate to emotive issues
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Gujarat Election: Congress' confusion becomes apparent as Narendra Modi swings poll debate to emotive issues

As Gujarat election moves to the second phase of polling, Narendra Modi's last few speeches seems to have switched the poll debate to emotive issues

Narendra Modi in Gujarat: PM questions Congress' quota promise to Patidars, says it will have to snatch others' share
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Narendra Modi in Gujarat: PM questions Congress' quota promise to Patidars, says it will have to snatch others' share

Questioning Congress' assurance of reservation to Patidar community, Narendra Modi said it will either have to "snatch" share of SCs, STs, and OBCs or is making "false promise".

Gujarat election: Amid rising Patel discourse, BJP seeks to mobilise other backward castes to make up for lost votes
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Gujarat election: Amid rising Patel discourse, BJP seeks to mobilise other backward castes to make up for lost votes

With Gujarat voting in the first phase of Assembly polls, BJP strategists are talking about making up for lost Patel votes by mobilising other castes in the OBC community

Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Kin of Patidars who died during quota stir declare support for Congress
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Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Kin of Patidars who died during quota stir declare support for Congress

At a mega rally in Ahmedabad on 25 August, 2015, lakhs of people belonging to the Patidar community demanded reservation under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category.

Gujarat Elections: Tired of Congress and BJP, Dalits seek to shift narrative to development, rise above caste politics
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Gujarat Elections: Tired of Congress and BJP, Dalits seek to shift narrative to development, rise above caste politics

The Gujarat Assembly Election is likely to see Dalits rising above caste politics and vote for development as the community realises the need for political empowerment and not just political representation

Gujarat Elections 2017: Banking on 'activists' Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mewani may prove costly for Congress
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Gujarat Elections 2017: Banking on 'activists' Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mewani may prove costly for Congress

Jignesh Mewani and Alpesh Thakor may have been stellar Dalit and OBC activists, but their maiden run in politics has hit some bumpy patches, with the hype that surrounded them in Gujarat on the wane now

Gujarat Elections: Farmers' distress may give Congress the edge over BJP in Cyclone Ockhi-hit Amreli
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Gujarat Elections: Farmers' distress may give Congress the edge over BJP in Cyclone Ockhi-hit Amreli

Farmer's distress and water woes, egged on by Hardik Patel, are deeply entrenched in the large agrarian belt of Amreli

Gujarat polls 2017: Campaigning for first phase ends, Modi to address SC/ST BJP workers; Rahul rallies cancelled
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Gujarat polls 2017: Campaigning for first phase ends, Modi to address SC/ST BJP workers; Rahul rallies cancelled

The campaigning for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections will end on Thursday.

Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Will Hardik Patel go the same way as Keshubhai Patel in 2012?
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Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Will Hardik Patel go the same way as Keshubhai Patel in 2012?

At the moment, the biggest question remains whether the Patels will again leave Hardik like they left Keshubhai?

Gujarat polls: Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani's convoy attacked during campaign; BJP denies role
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Gujarat polls: Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani's convoy attacked during campaign; BJP denies role

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Tuesday alleged that BJP supporters attacked his convoy when he was campaigning, a charge denied by the ruling party

Gujarat polls: Unhappy with GST, some caste groups and small businessmen may opt for NOTA, predict political analysts
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Gujarat polls: Unhappy with GST, some caste groups and small businessmen may opt for NOTA, predict political analysts

With the NOTA option becoming available to voters in Gujarat Assembly polls for the first time, political analysts feel that some caste groups may make use of that.

Gujarat Elections: 'Temple politics' to the fore as Patidar shrines gain prominence in Congress, BJP ranks
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Gujarat Elections: 'Temple politics' to the fore as Patidar shrines gain prominence in Congress, BJP ranks

As Gujarat nears the first phase of Assembly polls, all eyes are set on two temples that epitomise "the pride and power of the Patidar community" and exercise considerable influence among members, political analysts feel

States challenging SC's 50% reservation ceiling will turn the Ninth Schedule into a 'constitutional dustbin'
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States challenging SC's 50% reservation ceiling will turn the Ninth Schedule into a 'constitutional dustbin'

So who's really afraid of the Supreme Court's 50 percent upper limit for caste reservations? Nobody really, if you hear the latest noises from Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Gujarat polls: As Hardik's influence wanes and Patidar movement fades, Ahmedabad Patels realign with BJP
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Gujarat polls: As Hardik's influence wanes and Patidar movement fades, Ahmedabad Patels realign with BJP

The Patels in Ahmedabad think that Hardik has got distrcted and made an agreement with the BJP. They think the effect of the Patidar agitation now is not profound enough to defeat the BJP.