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Gujarat polls: BJP intensifies campaigning for 2nd phase

Published on Nov 23, 2022 09:25 AM IST

BJP’s star campaigners including JP Nadda, the party chief, Union home minister Amit Shah, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, and Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma were among those who hit the campaign trail on Tuesday

BJP supporters at the a rally of the party in Chanasma. (Twitter)
ByMelvyn Thomas and Amit Cowper

Gujarat polls: BJP suspends 12 more rebels for filing independent nominations

BJP leaders who have been suspended include Dinubhai Patel from Padra, Madhubhai Shrivastav from Vaghodia and Kuldeep Sinh Raul, all three from the Vadodara district.

This is the second list of rebels who have been suspended after the party suspended seven rebels on Sunday. (Representational Image)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 09:21 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Election highlights: PM Modi takes potshots at ‘Congress model’ in Gujarat

Elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 1 and 5 and result will be announced on December 8.

live Gujarat election highlights: A total of 1,621 candidates will contest Gujarat polls in two phases on December 1 and 5.
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 12:04 AM IST

Tribal dilemma in Congress stronghold

Some men travel on their cycles to the JK Paper Mills in Songarh, around 10km away. Different world it may be, but this poll season, villages such as Thuti are bathed in political significance.

The road to Thuti has divided the village residents between the desire for development and local displacement (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 12:26 PM IST
By, Tapi

What could explain the subdued rural anger in Gujarat this poll cycle?

Unlike 2017, rural anger does not seem to be dominating the campaign in Gujarat in 2022.

 The BJP has done well to nullify some issues such as Patidar discontent. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 12:26 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Himachal BJP: Kangra candidate Kajal complains about CM's close aide, 2 others

Notwithstanding the revolt in its house, the BJP picked Pawan Kajal as its face from Kangra, after which many leaders skipped the election campaign, while the party’s block president Kulbhash Chaudhary jumped into the poll fray as an independent.

Pawan Kajal, a former Congress working president and two-term legislator, had joined the BJP a couple of months before the assembly elections held on November 12. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 03:55 PM IST
By, Dharamshala

Congress lodges complaint over ‘misuse’ of children in PM Modi’s campaign video

Congress leader Supriya Shrinate filed a complaint with the NCPCR over a video shared by PM Modi in which a girl is seen speaking about BJP's governance in Gujarati.

Screengrab of Prime Minister Modi's campaign video featuring a minor shared by Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan.(Twitter/Surpiya Shrinate)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 10:07 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Himachal Pradesh assembly elections: Congress, BJP spar over EVM security

Congress has pitched tents outside the strongrooms in at least half a dozen places where the EVMs have been stored; BJP submitted a complaint to CEO accusing Congress of violating model code of conduct.

The elections to state assembly were held on November 12 and the counting would be done on December 8. Till then the EVMs will be kept in strong rooms in three-tier security. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 04:01 PM IST
By, Shimla

‘Russia, Ukraine tanks kept silent for 3 days after Modi’s call’: Amit Shah

The tanks of Ukraine and Russia had kept silent for three days to enable the evacuation of Indian students after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Ukrainian Prime Minister and Russian President, Union home minister Amit Shah claimed on Tuesday

Amit Shah addressed poll rallies in his and PM Modi’s home state Gujarat, which will vote for the assembly elections in two phases on December 1 and 5. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 09:34 PM IST

Gujarat polls: Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja bats for wife Rivaba in Jamnagar

Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja held a road show in Gujarat’s Jamnagar on Tuesday seeking votes for his wife, Rivaba, who is contesting in the upcoming Gujarat assembly polls on a BJP ticket

Jamnagar is hailed as a land of cricketers that has produced greats like K. S. Ranjitsinhji, in whose honour the first-class Indian cricket tournament ‘Ranji Trophy’ was named. (Twitter/Rivaba4BJP)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 07:18 PM IST

'If BJP takes credit for Gujarat, who is responsible for Morbi?' Owaisi's latest

Gujarat assembly polls: The state votes in two phases on December 1 and December 5; votes will be counted on December 8.

In this picture taken on November 19, 2022, president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMM) Asaduddin Owaisi (C) speaks at a rally in Jamalpur area of Ahmedabad, ahead of Gujarat assembly elections. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 11:29 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal promises 10 lakh govt jobs in Gujarat if voted to power

AAP has fielded candidates in all 182 assembly seats in the state for the first time in Gujarat and aims to become a challenger to the ruling BJP, which is in power in the state for the last 27 years

The Delhi chief minister also promised to provide free electricity. (Facebook | Arvind Kejriwal)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 10:04 AM IST

Elections highlights: Congress lodges complaint over PM Modi's campaign video

Election highlights: Haryana is holding local body elections on Tuesday in several areas.

live Gujarat elections will take place on December 1 and 5. (File image)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 10:48 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal: Gujarat headed for ‘cyclone of change’

Speaking at a campaign rally in Amreli town of Saurashtra region, Kejriwal highlighted the work of the government headed by him in Delhi in the field of education.

Halol, Nov 20 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal waves to the crowd during the roadshow for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, in Halol on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (AAP Gujarat twitter)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 06:23 AM IST
By, Gandhinagar

Gujarat poll: PM , Shah mount attack on Cong for ‘ignoring growth and security’

Modi took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra, and Shah attacked the opposition party for allegedly compromising with development and national security during their rule at the Centre.

Addressing a gathering in Surendranagar town, Modi took a swipe at Gandhi’s nationwide rally, saying people who were dethroned long back were taking out yatra to get back power.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 06:24 AM IST
ByMelvyn Thomas and Amit Cowper, Hindustan Times, Surat/gandhinagar

Poll battle heats up with rally overdrive in Gujarat

Eighty-nine seats in the Saurashtra and south Gujarat regions, dominated by Patidars and other farming communities, will go to the polls in the first phase on December 1 and are considered the key to grabbing power in the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at three rallies in Surendranagar, Navsari and Jambusar as part of his campaign blitz in the final weeks of the election campaign. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 04:50 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad/surat/rajkot

In land of diamonds and textiles, larger Guj pointers from triangular contest

By night, deeply business-oriented as it is, Surat is alive well into the wee hours, the malls and shopping complexes full of customers. “There is something in the water of the river Tapi. It makes things grow,” Chainani said. “But every garden needs a gardener, even if you have water. And the BJP has always been strong here.”

BJP’s Ravi Kishan addresses supporters in Surat on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 01:00 PM IST
By, Surat

With PM by her side, young girl praises BJP; Cong cries poll code violation

In the 57-second video, the girl said no one can defeat the ruling party in Gujarat that functions on the “principle of development”. “Who made curfew the thing of the past? Who removed Article 370? Who took Narmada to Nar (man)? Who fulfilled the wait of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya?” she added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets a young Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter after addressing a public meeting for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, in Navsari on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 11:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘BJP protecting real culprits of Morbi bridge collapse’: Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the party’s Kanyakumari-to-Kashmir Bharat Jodo Yatra, held his first election rally in poll bound Gujarat on Monday

Rahul Gandhi addressing a public meeting in Gujarat’s Rajkot on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 09:16 PM IST

‘Choose between Cong’s communal violence, BJP’s security’: Amit Shah in Gujarat

Amit Shah said Gujarat’s development was stalled due to communal violence during the Congress rule in the state

Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday held rallies in Gujarat’s Dwarka, Gir Somnath and Kutch. (ANI)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 08:50 PM IST

Gujarat polls: ‘Hindi Chalega?', Rahul to man who interrupted him mid-speech

During the Surat rally on Monday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at the BJP by saying the saffron camp wants the tribal community to “live in the jungle”.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 09:27 PM IST

Gujarat polls: In attack on BJP over Morbi tragedy, Rahul says ‘no action…’

A suspension bridge in Gujarat's Morbi town on October 30 collapsed just days after it was reopened following renovation, killing over 130 people.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi addresses a poll rally in Gujarat's Rajkot.(Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 07:17 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Gujarat election: ‘Zero electricity bills’, Kejriwal's mega poll promise

Gujarat Assembly elections 2022: Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal hit out at the BJP and Congress, saying both parties never spoke about inflation.

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said his party will save Gujaratis from price rise.(Twitter)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 06:23 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

'I have no aukat, let's discuss Gujarat's...': PM Modi dares Cong to face-off

Apparently targeting Congress leaders, he said, "You belong to the royal family, I hail from an ordinary family, I have no problem. I am a servant and a servant with little to do."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, at Jambusar, in Bharuch on Monday.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 06:07 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

‘BJP wants you to live in jungle’: Rahul's msg to tribals before Gujarat polls

Calling the tribals the “asli malik (real owner)” of India, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the BJP addresses them as “vanvasi” instead of “adivasi”.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a public rally in Surat, Gujarat. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 05:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Gujarat polls: Modi attacks Congress, says Bharat Jodo Yatra a march for power

Addressing a rally at Surendranagar in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region, Modi on Monday listed the insults Congress has allegedly subjected him to

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a public meeting in Gujarat’s Surendranagar. (ANI)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 03:32 PM IST

Amit Shah meets Rivaba Jadeja, Ravindra Jadeja ahead of today's Gujarat campaign

Gujarat election: Amit Shah will be joined by prime minister Narendra Modi and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath in campaigning for the BJP today.

Gujarat 2022 election: Amit Shah and Rivaba Jadeja, and India cricketer Ravindra Jadeja at the Jamnagar airport (Source: ANI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 01:57 PM IST

‘BJP fear being wiped out in Gujarat’: Raj CM Gehlot ahead of Rahul’s rally

On the Congress' campaign in the poll-bound state, Gehlot declared Gandhi would cover Gujarat as part of the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 01:35 PM IST
Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Poll campaign gets intense with PM, Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal in Gujarat

Gujarat is due to vote in two phases - on December 1 and December 5 - and votes will be counted on December 8.

Gujarat polls 2022: PM Modi campaigning in Surendranagar. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 02:02 PM IST

Elections 2022 highlights: Rahul targets BJP in his first poll rally in Gujarat

Elections 2022 highlights: Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections will be held on 4 December, whereas the Gujarat Assembly Elections will be held in two phases - on Dec 1 & 5.

live Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 11:54 PM IST
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