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Gujarat results show Rahul can't beat Modi alone, Congress needs strong CM face to defeat BJP in Rajasthan
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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.

Post Gujarat, parties inimical to Congress will develop a stake in Rahul Gandhi re-energising it before 2019
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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
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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.

Post Gujarat election, Congress calls for restoring dignity in public discourse
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Post Gujarat election, Congress calls for restoring dignity in public discourse

The Congress party called for restoring dignity in political discourse in the country after it was vitiated during the campaigning for the keenly-contested Gujarat Assembly polls.

BJP's Gujarat win proves GST, demonetisation aren't potent weapons; Congress needs new strategy to fight Modi
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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'
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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.

Gujarat Election Results: Congress takes sheen off BJP win, but outcome sends warning signs to both parties
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Gujarat Election Results: Congress takes sheen off BJP win, but outcome sends warning signs to both parties

When Congress president Rahul Gandhi boasted that the Gujarat elections would throw up a zabardast result, he didn’t, of course, have in mind the outcome delivered on Monday

Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Narendra Modi tells BJP workers to cheer up, says victory matters not numbers
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Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Narendra Modi tells BJP workers to cheer up, says victory matters not numbers

BJP won with increased vote percentage than that of 2012 but with a reduced margin vis-à-vis Congress and the final result tally said 99 for BJP and 80 for Congress and its allies in the 182-member state Assembly.

Narendra Modi thanks people of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh for BJP's victory, says nation is now ready for reform agenda
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Narendra Modi thanks people of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh for BJP's victory, says nation is now ready for reform agenda

Narendra Modi on Monday asked Gujaratis to "forget" what happened in the last two-three months and come together to work for the development of the state

Gujarat election results: Narendra Modi's GST gambit validated; govt must pivot to rural distress and unemployment
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Gujarat election results: Narendra Modi's GST gambit validated; govt must pivot to rural distress and unemployment

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) spectacular electoral victory in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election was, among other things, a validation of the 8 November, 2016, demonetisation decision of the Narendra Modi government.

Gujarat Assembly Election Results: BJP's victory shows Narendra Modi's connect with people, says Manohar Parrikar
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Gujarat Assembly Election Results: BJP's victory shows Narendra Modi's connect with people, says Manohar Parrikar

The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat shows the strength of the connect between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of his home state

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 election: NOTA makes Assembly debut in state with over 5 lakh votes, leaves BSP and NCP in dust
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Gujarat election: NOTA makes Assembly debut in state with over 5 lakh votes, leaves BSP and NCP in dust

Even as the BJP won a majority of seats in the Gujarat Assembly election with around 49 percent of the votes and the Congress made modest gains by winning 41.4 percent of the vote share, None Of The Above (NOTA) garnered 1.8 percent of vote share (5,42,196 voters), according to data from the Election Commission (EC).

Gujarat election: Congress banked on economic discontent to counter BJP, misread Modi's prowess in campaigning
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Gujarat election: Congress banked on economic discontent to counter BJP, misread Modi's prowess in campaigning

Congress needs to have a clear plan to work with other than being reactive to Modi government’s policies. At this stage, the Congress is left with its lone weapon—economy—to counter BJP. It clearly overestimated the power of this lone weapon and thus lost an opportunity to beat Modi at home.

Gujarat Assembly Election Results: BJP's victory is due to party's politics of trust and development, says Devendra Fadnavis
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Gujarat Assembly Election Results: BJP's victory is due to party's politics of trust and development, says Devendra Fadnavis

As the BJP is set to retain power in Gujarat for the record sixth time, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday that the mandate is for the party's politics of "vishwas" and "vikas"

Gujarat election: Congress shouldn't claim moral victory over BJP, must learn that Rahul isn't ready to take on Modi yet
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Gujarat election: Congress shouldn't claim moral victory over BJP, must learn that Rahul isn't ready to take on Modi yet

Even though Rahul doesn't have a magic wand, he Congress should be happy that India's politics is no longer frozen in 2014. The spell that Modi cast may be fading.

Yogi Adityanath says BJP's Gujarat win a lesson for Congress, claims people have rejected Opposition's divisive politics
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Yogi Adityanath says BJP's Gujarat win a lesson for Congress, claims people have rejected Opposition's divisive politics

Yogi Adityanath on Monday said the BJP's imminent victory in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat was a lesson for the Congress.

Gujarat polls: Election Commission withdraws show cause notice to Rahul Gandhi over TV interview
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Gujarat polls: Election Commission withdraws show cause notice to Rahul Gandhi over TV interview

The Election Commission has withdrawn the show cause notice it had filed against Rahul Gandhi for holding TV interviews after campaigning for Gujarat polls had formally ended

Gujarat election: Results today in battle of prestige between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi
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Gujarat election: Results today in battle of prestige between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi

Counting of votes will be held at 37 centres across the state's 33 districts on Monday for the Gujarat Assembly polls which is considered a prestige battle for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his home state and a litmus test for new Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

Exit Poll result 2017: Pollsters predict comfortable victory for BJP in Gujarat, Congress to improve its 2012 tally
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Exit Poll result 2017: Pollsters predict comfortable victory for BJP in Gujarat, Congress to improve its 2012 tally

Six out of the seven exit polls showed the BJP getting well over 100 seats in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, way over the 92 seat majority mark. If these predictions hold true, the BJP would have fallen short of Amit Shah's famous pledge that the BJP would win 150 seats in the Gujarat Assembly, but enough to easily retain control of the state.