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Gujarat: Newly-elected BJP MLAs to meet on Saturday to pick new leader; CM Patel set for 2nd term

A meeting of the newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs in Gujarat will be held on Saturday in Gandhinagar to pick a new leader, who will take over as the next chief minister, said the ruling party on Friday as incumbent Bhupendra Patel appears set to return for a second straight term in office.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 9:05 pm

Rajnath, Arjun Munda, Yediyurappa appointed central observers for BJP MLAs meet to choose next Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar: The parliamentary board of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced three observers for the election of the leader of the legislative party in Gujarat. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, and former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa have been appointed as the... The post Rajnath, Arjun Munda, Yediyurappa appointed central observers for BJP MLAs meet to choose next Gujarat CM appeared first on HW News English .

News View 9 Dec 2022 9:00 pm

OPINION | How Modi scripted landslide win in Gujarat

Gujarat Election results 2022: The people of Gujarat scripted history on Thursday by giving a record-breaking landslide win to BJP in the assembly elections. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will take oath on Monday (Dec 12), after his party, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, virtually steamrolled the opposition. BJP has been ruling in Gujarat for the last 27 years, and by 2027, it will have completed 32 years of uninterrupted rule. In the evening, while addressing a victory rally outside BJP headquarters in Delhi, PM Modi said that the people of Gujarat have broken all past records, both in seat share and vote share, since the formation of Gujarat. BJP won a whopping 156 out of a total of 182 seats, while the previous record was set in 1985 when the Congress had won the highest number of 149 seats. BJPs vote share this time rose from 49.1 per cent five years ago to 52.5 per cent this time. Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal who had been flourishing a supposedly Intelligence Bureau report about his party likely to get majority, had to eat humble pie. AAP won only five seats, while the main opposition Congress which had won 77 seats five years ago, could manage to win only 17 seats this time. The celebration outside BJP headquarters on Thursday evening clearly depicted the aura of brimming self-confidence. Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, most of the cabinet ministers were present, while several thousand BJP workers thronged the rally. Modi said, the victory is big, the responsibility is big, and we have to fulfil the aspirations of peopleI had said during my campaign that Bhupendra will have to break Narendras record and he did it.Since 2002, each of my steps was scrutinized and criticized, but I never took umbrage. I ensured that there must be no mistake. India is going ahead in its march towards progress and our aim is make India a developed nation by 2047. There were wild celebrations by jubilant BJP workers in almost all the cities of Gujarat. Firecrackers were burst along with drumbeats, and the workers sprinkled coloured power on one another. BJPs voting percentage of 52.5 per cent said it all. Even if the votes of all the opposition parties and independents are counted together, the BJP left them behind. The 1985 landslide win of Congress under Madhavsinh Solanki took place in the aftermath of Indira Gandhis assassination that had triggered a huge sympathy wave across the nation. The Congress, at that time, had set up the KHAM caste combination consisting of Kshatriyas, Harijans, Adivasis and Muslims. This time, Modis 156 landslide win broke all previous records. None of the caste combinations worked. This was the seventh consecutive victory for BJP in Gujarat. The tsunami of popular support for Modi was complete. Bhupendra Patel will be the first CM of Gujarat to sit in the assembly with the support of more than 150 MLAs. He was made the CM only 15 months ago, in September last year. At that time he had the support of only 99 MLAs. On Thursday, Bhupendra Patel thanked Gujarat BJP chief C. R. Patil, the man behind the gargantuan state party machinery. The CM said, the landslide win indicates the level of love and trust that Narendra Modi enjoys among the people of Gujarat. To understand the reasons behind the landslide win, one needs to go through the results from Ahmedabad and Surat. In Ahmedabad, BJP won 19 out of 21 seats, a strike rate of 90 per cent, while in Surat, it swept all the 16 seats, a strike rate of 100 per cent. BJP got good support from Muslim dominated constituencies in Ahmedabad too. Kejriwals AAP had pinned high hopes on Surat, but failed to open its account. Congress too failed to win a single seat in Surat. Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghvi, who won from Majura seat in Surat, said, the people have soundly replied to all those parties who were trying to divide Gujarat. Harsh Sanghvi belongs to the new, young crop of BJP leaders. Alpesh Thakore, who left Congress and joined BJP, won from Gandhinagar seat. Patidar movement leader Hardik Patel who left Congress and joined BJP won from Viramgam. After their victory, both Alpesh Thakore and Hardik Patel said, Congress is no more working for the aspirations of the people of the state. They said, Congress views on national and religion-related issues were totally opposed to the prevailing sentiments of Gujarati people. This, they said, was the reason why Congress had to face a shameful defeat. Hardik Patel went a step further. He said, there is no space for any other party except BJP in Gujarat for the next 25 years. If the Congress does fails to reform itself, it will cease to exist in Gujarat, he added. The result from Morbi, where the hanging bridge disaster killed 130 people and took place a few days before the announcement of elections, surprised everyone. Keeping popular sentiment in mind, BJP denied ticket to its sitting MLA and minister Brajesh Merja and fielded Kantilal Amritiya, who had personally jumped into the river to save many lives. Amritiya won by a margin of 61,580 votes. BJPs win in Gujarat after the end of polling was a foregone conclusion, but nobody expected the Congress to fare so badly. AAP leaders, who were claiming that they would come to power, never dreamed that they would have to contend with only five seats. Opposition leaders, who were saying a few days ago that Modi had to take out a 50-km long road show in Ahmedabad to save his party from defeat, had to eat humble pie. The landslide victory of BJP in Gujarat was not achieved because of Modis five-day campaign and four-hour road show. The Prime Minister had begun preparations for Gujarat five years ago, when BJP won only 99 seats in 2017. Modi had then made up his mind to score a landslide win in 2022. He worked hard to achieve this objective. After the 2017 elections, several Congress MLAs deserted their party, one by one, and joined BJP. Modis eye was also on local and caste equations. He targeted those leaders who had a good base among tribal voters. Modi inducted three MPs from Saurashtra in his cabinet, and then prepared his plan to take the wind out of anti-incumbency wave. In a single stroke, he replaced the entire bunch of ministers in Gujarat, including the then chief minister Vijay Rupani. He made a Patidar, Bhupendra Patel, the chief minister, and after a few days, brought Hardik Patel and OBC leader Alpesh Thakore into BJP. With full care, Modi laid out his matrix of local and caste equations, and stumped the Congress completely. In his poll campaign, Modi spoke of Gujarati pride (asmita), and in the span of a month, he launched a large number of projects, captivating voters. He ensured that Gujarat bagged the Rs 20 billion semiconductor project and the Air Force transport aircraft project. After preparing the field, Modi went full throttle in his campaign, covering each region of Gujarat. He made emotional appeals to the people, and reminded them of the old record of Congress rule. The result was, BJP broke all records in vote and seat share in the history of Gujarat. The reason behind the historic defeat of Congress also lies in BJPs victory mantra. Congress failed to get the requisite number of seats (18) to claim the post of leader of opposition in the assembly. Top Congress leaders on Thursday refused to speak about the partys worst performance in Gujarat. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, on being asked, briefly said: What can we say since we have lost. We will sit together and analyse. We will find out why we lost. What Kharge said, graphically describes the reason behind the pathetic state of Indias oldest political party. Congress leaders may be at a loss to explain the reasons behind the pathetic performance, but lower level Congress workers know why their candidates lost. They went to the state party office in Ahmedabad on Thursday, when the counting was going in. They pulled down a countdown clock and smashed it into pieces. The countdown clock was installed by Gujarat election in-charge Rajasthan minister Raghu Sharma, on which was written, the countdown for change has begun. There will be Parivartan (change) on December 8. Some Congress workers went out on the streets and loudly said, it is not BJP but Gujarat Congress leaders, who made our party lose. It was left to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to rub salt into their wounds. He said, Congress was out of race when the election began. Gujarat was going to the polls, but the Congress leadership was busy with Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo Yatra. If such a situation continues, Rahul Gandhi will have to take out a Congress Khojo Yatra. It is true that the Congress did not fight the Gujarat elections seriously. Rahul Gandhi made a guest appearance only once in Gujarat and addressed two rallies. Priyanka Gandhi did not go to Gujarat for campaigning. The party was fighting the elections under Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and his confidante Raghu Sharma. The new Congress president Kharge addressed a few rallies during the last leg of elections. Kharge may be an old hand and experienced Congress leader, but I feel that if anybody expects that Congress will get votes in his name in Gujarat, then it is simply mindless. Congress made this mindless mistake. The party leadership may now come forward with several arguments. Some may say that Rahul Gandhi is not accountable because he did not campaign in Gujarat. Some have already started saying that AAP and Asaduddin Owaisis AIMIM ensured the defeat of Congress by dividing the Muslim vote bank. I feel such arguments are useless. I have gone through the results of Gujarat in detail. Kejriwals party won only five seats. There are 36 seats, where if the votes polled by Congress and AAP are added, then the sum is more than what the BJP candidates polled. Out of these there are 13 seats including Khambhalia, Jamjodhpur, Dharmapur, Limbdi, Limbkheda, Byara, where AAP got more votes than the Congress candidates. In other words, AAP lost these seats due to Congress. There are 23 seats, where Congress candidates lost because of AAP. So, AAP leaders can also claim their candidates lost due to Congress. I think this argument is incorrect. Kejriwals claim about IB report indicating AAPs win in Gujarat, is now being openly mocked by BJP leaders, including party chief J P Nadda and state party chief C R Patil. Nadda is right. Kejriwal had given it in writing that BJP will lose and Gujarat will witness a change. Kejriwal had also made three more predictions. He had predicted that his state party chief Gopal Italia, CM candidate Isudan Gadhavi and Alpesh Katharia will win by big margins. All three of them lost. Gadhvi lost in Khambhalia, Italia lost in Katargam and Katharia lost in Warchha. For Kejriwal, the only relief is, his party garnered 12.9 per cent votes. Isudan Gadhavi made the claim that, AAP may have won five seats this time, but in 2027, it will repeat BJPs landslide win. Kejriwal is right that AAPs performance in Gujarat was more than expected, but less than was being claimed. He however succeeded in getting his 10-year-old party the status of a national party from the Election Commission. Kejriwals party scores well in those states where the Congress is either weak or is not fighting the election strongly. In Uttarakhand, Congress gave a tough fight to BJP, and most of the AAP candidates forfeited their deposits. In Punjab, Congress leaders fought among themselves, and AAP got a bumper win. The latest example is Himachal Pradesh, where the Congress fought the BJP, scored a majority, and AAP got only 1.1 per cent votes. It failed to win a single seat.

India TV 9 Dec 2022 4:47 pm

Bhupendra Patel Resigns as Gujarat CM, Set for Another Term; BJP Legislative Party Meet on Saturday to Decide Leader

Patel, accompanied by Gujarat BJP chief C R Paatil and party's chief whip Pankaj Desai, handed over his resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat at the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar.

News18 9 Dec 2022 3:02 pm

Maharashtra-Karnataka Border Row: Pro-Kannada Org Members Detained After Staging Protest in Bengaluru

Namma Karnataka Sene, a pro-Kannada organisation staged a protest outside Maharashtra Bank, at Gandhinagar in Bengaluru

News18 9 Dec 2022 1:47 pm

I Bow Before People,Their Blessings Are Overwhelming: Says PM Modi As BJP Bangs 7th Straight Win In Gujarat

Today while addressing the party workers at BJP Headquarters, Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that whenever the country faces any challenges citizens trust BJP Gandhinagar: The results of assembly elections are out and BJP won in Gujarat but was defeated by Congress in Himachal Pradesh. Today while addressing the... The post I Bow Before People,Their Blessings Are Overwhelming: Says PM Modi As BJP Bangs 7th Straight Win In Gujarat appeared first on HW News English .

News View 8 Dec 2022 10:16 pm

BJP storms back to power in Gujarat with historic victory, Congress gains majority in Himachal

Gandhinagar/Shimla, Dec 8: BJP returned to power in Gujarat with a historic victory while Congress made a comeback in Himachal Pradesh in the results announced on Thursday which also marked the start of an election season that will see several assembly polls next year in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls in 2024. The BJP has won 153 seats and is leading in three more of 182 assembly seats in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi [] The post BJP storms back to power in Gujarat with historic victory, Congress gains majority in Himachal appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 8 Dec 2022 8:33 pm

Bhupendra Patel: The soft-spoken Chief Minister returns to power in Gujarat

Bhupendra Patel an MLA from Ghatlodia seat, retained the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency represented by Union minister Amit Shah, the results showed. The seat was previously held by former chief minister Anandiben Patel who is now Uttar Pradesh Governor.

Business Today 8 Dec 2022 8:33 pm

Gujarat Assembly elections: CM Bhupendra Patel wins from Ghatlodia

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Thursday won a second consecutive victory from the urban constituency of Ghatlodia with a margin of 1.92 lakh. The BJP has already announced that Patel will retain the post of chief minister. Patel got 2,12,480 votes, against 21,120 votes polled by his Congress rival Amiben Yagnik. AAP candidate Vijay Patel was in the third place with 15,902 votes. Patidar-dominated Ghatlodia seat, which is part of the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, has given Gujarat two chief ministers -- Bhupendra Patel and Anandiben Patel. It is a stronghold of the BJP. In 2017, despite the Patidar quota agitation which made things difficult for the ruling party, Bhupendra Patel had won the seat with a margin of 1.17 lakh votes. Ghatlodia, which has around 3.70 lakh registered voters, was carved out as an assembly constituency following delimitation in 2012. Earlier, it was a part of Sarkhej constituency. In 2012, Anandiben Patel had won the seat with a margin

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 5:37 pm

Gujarat Polls: Alpesh Thakor Wins BJP Bastion Gandhinagar South

Thakor has won the Gandhinagar South seat with a winning margin of 43,064 votes.

The Quint 8 Dec 2022 5:26 pm

BJP set for record victory in Gujarat, Congress headed for majority in Himachal

Gandhinagar: BJP is set for a record performance and a landmark victory in Gujarat and Congress was poised to form government in Himachal Pradesh according to the results and trends of the counting of votes on Thursday. The byelection to six seats in five states also gave a mixed result... The post BJP set for record victory in Gujarat, Congress headed for majority in Himachal appeared first on HW News English .

News View 8 Dec 2022 5:21 pm

Gujarat elections: CM Bhupendra Patel wins from Ghatlodia

Patidar-dominated Ghatlodia seat, which is part of the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, has given Gujarat two chief ministers -- Bhupendra Patel and Anandiben Patel. It is a stronghold of the BJP.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 4:21 pm

Bhupendra Patel to continue as Gujarat CM: Paatil

Gandhinagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which looks set to register a landslide victory in Gujarat Assembly polls with a record number of seats, on Thursday said Bhupendra Patel would continue as the Chief Minister of the state and his oath-taking ceremony would take place on December 12. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Dec 2022 3:41 pm

AAP plays villain for Congress in Gujarat as BJP scripts massive win

GANDHINAGAR : As the Bharatiya Janata Party heads for a landslide victory in Gujarat Assembly elections almost wiping out the opposition, the one striking element emerging was whether the Aam Aadmi Party played the villain for the Congress. According to the Election Commission of India's data, the BJP has won 42 seats and was leading on 115 seats at 3 pm The Congress has won three seats and was leading in 13, which had a 13-seat advantage. Independents were ahead on three seats, the AAP was in the lead on five, and the SP was in the lead on one. Bhupendra Patel, the chief minister, received 1,98,272 votes, while the Congress candidate received 19,911 votes as of the time this report was filed. Shankar Chaudhary and Kumar Kanani were two more BJP candidates that prevailed in the elections (Kanani defeated AAP leader Alpesh Kathiriya). Alpesh Thakor and Hardik Patel of the BJP were in the lead in the counting. Arjun Modhwadia of the Congress defeated Babu Bokhiria of the BJP to win the Porbandar seat by a margin of 8,000 votes. Mahendrabhai Bhabhor, a BJP candidate, defeated Congress candidate Chandrika Baria in the election. Shailesh Bhabhor of the AAP received 28,574 votes, compared to Bhabhor's 60,021 votes and the 32,965 votes received by the Congress candidate. Gyasuddin Shaikh, another candidate for the Congress, lost the Dariyapur constituency after AAP and AIMIM split the vote. He received 55,847 votes, compared to Kaushik Jain of the BJP receiving 61,090, Taj Mohammad of the AAP receiving 4,164, and the candidate of the AIMIM receiving 1,771. Gujarat Poll results will have positive effect on BJP's prospects in K'taka AAP setting National Party, Gujarat Results Come in: Manish Sisodia Gujrat, Himachal Polls : Congress keeps fingers crossed, BJP hopes to set new records

News Track 8 Dec 2022 3:36 pm

Bhupendra Patel To Take Oath As Gujarat CM On Dec 12

Gandhinagar: Bhupendra Patel will take oath as chief minister of Gujarat for a second time on December 12, the BJP announcedafter the partys landslide victory in the 2022 Assembly elections. The oath-taking ceremony will take place at 2 pm on Monday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, [] The post Bhupendra Patel To Take Oath As Gujarat CM On Dec 12 appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 8 Dec 2022 2:36 pm

Gujarat: New CM Bhupendra Patel To Swear In On Dec 12

The new chief minister of Gujarat will be sworn in on December 12 at 2 pm, state BJP chief CR Paatil said on Thursday as the party swept the Assembly polls with a record-breaking margin Gandhinagar (Gujarat): The new chief minister of Gujarat will be sworn in on December 12... The post Gujarat: New CM Bhupendra Patel To Swear In On Dec 12 appeared first on HW News English .

News View 8 Dec 2022 2:28 pm

Gujarat polls 2022: BJPs decisive leads

Gandhinagar: BJP leaders and workers dance as they celebrate the partys decisive lead in Gujarat Assembly elections, in Gandhinagar, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (PTI Photo) Gandhinagar: BJP leaders and workers celebrate the partys decisive lead in Gujarat Assembly elections, at the party headquarters in Gandhinagar, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (PTI Photo/Pradipta Narayan) Gandhinagar: BJP leaders Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Dec 2022 2:15 pm

Gujarat assembly elections 2022 results: Women BJP workers in Gandhinagar dance as BJP leads

While the counting of votes is underway in Gujarat for the assembly polls 2022, the BJP is on course for a massive win in Gujarat. In Gujarat, BJP is in fact on course to register the best ever performance by any party in the state. Watch women workers dancing enthusiastically ahead of result declaration as BJP leads in Gujarat.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 1:26 pm

BJP gets 53.33% vote share in Gujarat; AAP eats into Congress with 12%

Gandhinagar: It is a big win for the BJP and the AAP in the Gujarat Assembly elections with the former bagging 53.33 per cent vote share and the latter getting a 12 per cent share. The Congress share has shrunk to 26.9 per cent, as per the Election Commission (EC)figures of 12 p.m. According to Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Dec 2022 12:42 pm

Gandhinagar South Election Result 2022: BJP's Alpesh Thakor leading against Congress' Himanshu Patel

Gandhinagar South Election Result 2022: BJP's Alpesh Thakor has secured 35,252 votes till 11.30 am.

DNA India 8 Dec 2022 11:48 am

'Hardik, Jignesh, Alpesh...', Will this young trio be able to succeed in Gujarat?

Ahmedabad: Today on Thursday, the results of the Gujarat assembly elections will come. The credibility of many political parties including BJP, Congress, and Aam Aadmi Party is at stake. In such a situation, the focus is on three young leaders of Gujarat. These leaders are Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor, and Jignesh Mevani. In the last elections, all these three leaders had become a challenge for the BJP, but this time the situation has changed. Of these, Alpesh and Hardik are contesting elections from BJP while Jignesh is trying his luck on the Congress ticket. In such a situation, it has to be seen whether the trio of young leaders of Gujarat can reach the assembly. Will Hardik Patel reach the assembly: Hardik Patel, who was the face of the Patidar reservation movement in Gujarat, left the Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party just before the elections. Hardik Patel is contesting from his hometown Viramgam on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket, challenging Congress's sitting MLA Lakhabhai Bharwad. This is considered a strong seat of Congress and has been winning continuously for the last two elections. While Hardik is from the Patidar community, Lakhabhai Bharwad comes from a backward class. In such a situation, there is a close fight. Will Alpesh Thakor become an MLA again:- Alpesh Thakor, who made his identity as an anti-liquor agitator by forming the Gujarat Kshatriya Thakor Sena, is contesting from the Gandhinagar South seat on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket, facing Himanshu Patel of the Congress and Devendra Patel of the AAP. In 2017, Alpesh Thakor became MLA from the Radhanpur seat of Banaskantha on a Congress ticket but later joined Bharatiya Janata Party. Contested the by-elections from Radhanpur in 2019, but could not win. In such a situation, the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Alpesh from Gandhinagar South, where the Bharatiya Janata Party has been winning continuously for the last two elections. Will Jignesh Mevani reach the assembly again:- Jignesh Mevani, who is considered to be the face of Dalit politics in Gujarat, has contested from the Vadgam seat on a Congress ticket. In front of Mevani, the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Manilal Vaghela, who won from Vadgam in 2012 from the Congress. AAP and AIMIM also have candidates for this seat. Mevani had become an independent MLA from the Vadgam seat in 2017, but Congress supported him. Jignesh Mevani has joined the Congress and is considered a close leader of Rahul Gandhi. Political challenge has arisen for Mevani due to the candidature of Asaduddin Owaisi's party. In such a situation, it has to be seen whether Mevani reaches the assembly again or not. Gujarat election result Live: BJP looks to sweep state; Cong, AAP trail Gujarat Election Results Live: BJP leads in 149 of 182 seats The road to Hawaii is in limbo as Mauna Loa lava continues to crawl.

News Track 8 Dec 2022 11:18 am

Gujarat: BJP's CM face Bhupendra Patel heads for a repeat victory

Gujarat Elections Patidar-dominated Ghatlodia, which is part of the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, has given Gujarat two chief ministers - Bhupendra Patel and Anandiben Patel. PTI Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel on Thursday, headed for a second straight win from the urban constituency of Ghatlodia, where he had taken a comfortable lead of almost 20,000 votes over his nearest rival after five rounds of vote counting. As per the latest update from the Election Commission, Patel had polled 23,713 votes, compared to 3,840 votes polled by his Congress rival Amiben Yagnik. AAP candidate Vijay Patel was running third with 2,168 votes. Patidar-dominated Ghatlodia, which is part of the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, has given Gujarat two chief ministers - Bhupendra Patel and Anandiben Patel. It is a stronghold of BJP. In 2017, despite the Patidar quota agitation, Bhupendra Patel had won the seat with a huge margin of 1.17 lakh votes. The BJP has already announced that Patel will be given the top post again after this election. Ghatlodia, which has around 3.70 lakh voters, became a new assembly constituency following the delimitation exercise undertaken in 2012. Earlier, it was a part of Sarkhej constituency. In 2012, Anandiben Patel then chief minister of Gujarat -- had won the seat with margin of more than 1.1 lakh. To make an impact in Ghatlodia, the Congress party fielded noted lawyer and activist Amiben Yagnik whose door-to-door campaign focussed on price rise, unemployment and corruption during Patel's tenure as CM. Besides Patidars, the other dominant social group comprise the Rabaris, who are classified as OBC and are mostly split between Congress and BJP.

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 10:58 am

Ghatlodia: Bhupendra Patel, BJP's CM face, heads for a repeat victory

Patidar-dominated Ghatlodia, which is part of the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, has given Gujarat two chief ministers - Bhupendra Patel and Anandiben Patel. It is a stronghold of BJP.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 10:34 am

Gujarat Election Results Live: BJP leads in 149 of 182 seats

Gandhinagar: In Gujarat, the BJP has held power for the past 27 years. The counting for the 182-member Gujarat assembly starts today at 8 am, so it will find out if the entry of AAP will make a difference this time. Exit polls show that AAP won't gain more than two digits in Gujarat, giving the BJP the victory. In that situation as well, the AAP and the Congress' positions will be affected by the Gujarat Election Results of 2022 on a national level. AAP hopes to make a good impression in Gujarat while still on a high after its historic victory in the Delhi municipality. Early trends coming out from the counting of votes Gujarat Assembly polls on 144 seats show the Bharatiya Janata Party is leading on 123 seats, while Congress is placed in the second spot with a lead on 22 seats. Of the 182 seats in Gujarat, the majority mark stands at 92. The AAP is leading on 9 seats and is in the third spot on the list. The independents are also leading on 2 seats. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party has gained leads in nine Assembly constituencies and is still making progress. As per the Election Commission data shared till 9.45 am, the BJP continued to retain its first spot with 112 seats out of the 182-member Assembly. BJP candidate from Godhra CK Raulji is leading on the seat with a total of 8,772 so far. BJP's Rivaba Jadeja, who made her electoral debut in these elections, is trailing on the Jamnagar North seat. Congress' Bipendrasinh Jadeja is leading on the seat securing 2,976 votes so far. AAP's Chief Ministerial candidate Isudan Gadhvi, who is in the fray from Khambhalia, is leading ahead with a total 4,088 votes against BJP's Ayar Mulubhai Hardasbhai Bera, and Congress' Ahir Vikrambhai Arjanbhai Maadam. BJPcandidate from Godhra CK Raulji is leading on the seat with a total of 8,772 so far. Gujarat elections: BJP crosses majority mark, workers begin celebrations BJP leads in Gujarat, What to watch out for in Himachal Himachal poll results will decide fate of many senior leaders

News Track 8 Dec 2022 10:34 am

Gujarat elections: BJP crosses majority mark, workers begin celebrations

AHMEDABAD: The counting of votes for the Gujarat Assembly elections began on Thursday at 37 polling booths in the state amid tight security and the presence of observers appointed by the Election Commission of India. Let us tell you that the counting of ballot papers started at 8 am, while the counting of votes recorded in EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) started at 8.30 am. Yes, and in the initial trends for the Gujarat Election Result 2022, BJP is leading in 150 seats. On the other hand, Congress seems to be leading on 19 seats. With this, Aam Aadmi Party is ahead in 9 seats. It is being said that the trends of all 182 seats in Gujarat have come. Let us also tell you that in Gujarat, polling was held on 89 seats in the first phase on December 1 and 93 seats in the second phase on December 5. Yes, and 66.31 percent of votes were cast in Gujarat this year, while in 2017 the voter turnout was 71.28 percent. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fielded candidates for all 182 seats and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for 181 seats. With this, the main opposition Congress contested 179 seats and its ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) two seats. As of now, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is leading in Ghatlodiya by a total of 23,713 votes. With this, according to the trends of the Election Commission, BJP is leading in 129 seats in Gujarat. Yes, and amid all this, BJP workers have started celebrating in Gandhinagar. It is believed that there will be a landslide victory for BJP in Gujarat. Seeing this, the workers started dancing and disappointment is being seen in the opposition parties. BJP leads in Gujarat, What to watch out for in Himachal Himachal poll results will decide fate of many senior leaders Gujrat, Himachal Polls : Congress keeps fingers crossed, BJP hopes to set new records

News Track 8 Dec 2022 10:29 am

Textiles player Chiripal Group forays into solar equipment manufacturing

Company announced its renewable plans at the Intersolar expo at Gandhinagar

The Hindu Businessline 8 Dec 2022 10:01 am

'Modi Modi' Chant At BJP Office As Party Heads To Best-Ever Result In Gujarat

A massive of crowd of BJP leaders and supporters gathered at the BJP office in Gujarat's Gandhinagar and were heard chanting Modi, Modi slogans as the party is headed to its best-ever result in Gujarat. The BJP is ahead in 146 seats in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state. A report by NDTV's Ankit Tyagi.

NDTV 8 Dec 2022 9:56 am

Gandhinagar North Election Results 2022: Counting starts, can BJPs Ritaben Patel make a comeback?

Gandhinagar North Election Results 2022: Counting to begin at 8 am

Business Today 8 Dec 2022 9:40 am

Counting begins for Gujarat Assembly polls

Counting begins for Gujarat Assembly polls Counting of ballots cast in the Gujarat Assembly elections started on Thursday across 37 centres amid tight security. Gandhinagar: Counting of ballots cast in the Gujarat Assembly elections started on Thursday across 37 centres amid tight security. For the first half an hour, ballot paper votes will be [] The post Counting begins for Gujarat Assembly polls appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 8 Dec 2022 8:30 am

Congress likely to shift elected MLAs out of Gujarat

Gandhinagar: On the eve of counting of votes for the Gujarat Assembly elections, the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress have started preparing for the D-day. While preparations for a grand victory celebration have started at the state BJP office here, Congress leaders led by the partys Gujarat in-charge Raghu Sharma are chalking out plans Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Dec 2022 7:37 am

Gandhinagar South Election Results 2022: Can BJPs Alpesh Thakor recreate the magic?

Gandhinagar South, where most of the voters are from the urban areas, is a stronghold of the BJP. The seat came into existence from the Gandhinagar district after the delimitation exercise in 2008

Business Today 8 Dec 2022 7:06 am

Gandhinagar North Election Result 2022 Live Updates: Counting in Gujarat Today

Gandhinagar North Election Result live updates: Get all updates on Gujarat Assembly election results on The Quint.

The Quint 8 Dec 2022 6:00 am

Gandhinagar South Election Result 2022 Live Updates: Counting in Gujarat Today

Gandhinagar South Election Result live updates: Get all updates on Gujarat Assembly election results on The Quint.

The Quint 8 Dec 2022 6:00 am

Young Muslim swimmers lauded for saving lives in Morbi bridge mishap

Gandhinagar/ New Delhi: Whereas the entire nation still struggles to comprehend the tragic occurrence in Morbi on October 30where about 150 lives were lost as a result of a 15-year-old cable bridge collapsing into the Machchu River in Gujaratthe Muslim community of Morbi was able to save over 80 lives after the mishap struck. Hussain [] The post Young Muslim swimmers lauded for saving lives in Morbi bridge mishap first appeared on .

Islamic Voice 7 Dec 2022 7:26 pm

LIVE Updates | Gandhinagar South Gujarat Assembly Election Result 2022: BJP hopes to retain its stronghold

Gandhinagar South Gujarat Assembly Election Result 2022 LIVE Updates: BJP's Alpesh Thakor will take on Congress's Himanshu Patel and AAP's Dolat Patel

DNA India 7 Dec 2022 7:18 pm

Gujarat polls: Kamalam all set for celebrations as exit polls predict sweep for BJP

Gandhinagar: After all the exit polls show positive trends for the BJP in Gujarat assembly elections, state party headquarters Shree Kamalam is geared up for celebrations. Speaking to ANI, General Secretary, Gujarat BJP, Pradipsinh Vaghela said that at the local level we have started a special session of workers for... The post Gujarat polls: Kamalam all set for celebrations as exit polls predict sweep for BJP appeared first on HW News English .

News View 6 Dec 2022 7:45 pm

Gujarat Elections: BJP Confident Of Winning Record Number Of Seats

The exit polls result which have poured in clearly indicate a clear win for the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party Gandhinagar (Gujarat): The exit polls result which have poured in clearly indicate a clear win for the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Commenting on the exit poll results, Gujarat BJP Chief... The post Gujarat Elections: BJP Confident Of Winning Record Number Of Seats appeared first on HW News English .

News View 6 Dec 2022 12:09 pm

Gujarat Elections: Voter turnout at 50.51 pc till 3 pm in second phase

Gujarat witnessed a voter turnout of 50.51 per cent till 3 pm in the ongoing second phase of the state Assembly elections on Monday Gandhinagar (Gujarat): Gujarat witnessed a voter turnout of 50.51 per cent till 3 pm in the ongoing second phase of the state Assembly elections on Monday.... The post Gujarat Elections: Voter turnout at 50.51 pc till 3 pm in second phase appeared first on HW News English .

News View 5 Dec 2022 5:30 pm

Gujarat Poll Phase-2: BSF Jawan Votes First Before Getting Married

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother, Hiraba cast her vote in Gandhinagar

News18 5 Dec 2022 1:33 pm

Gujarat Elections: Voter turnout at 19.17 per cent, Ahmedabad lowest with 16.95 pc

Gujarat witnessed a voter turnout of 19.17 per cent till 11 am in the ongoing second phase of the state Assembly elections on Monday Gandhinagar (Gujarat): Gujarat witnessed a voter turnout of 19.17 per cent till 11 am in the ongoing second phase of the state Assembly elections on Monday.... The post Gujarat Elections: Voter turnout at 19.17 per cent, Ahmedabad lowest with 16.95 pc appeared first on HW News English .

News View 5 Dec 2022 12:25 pm

Vande Bharat Express: Timing of these 25 trains changed for Vande Bharat Express, know the new schedule

Changes have been made keeping in mind the timing of the Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express train. The Western Railway Zone of Indian Railways has changed the timing of 25 trains. This change has been made keeping in mind the timing of the Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express train. As per an officially released statement, timings of [] The post Vande Bharat Express: Timing of these 25 trains changed for Vande Bharat Express, know the new schedule first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 5 Dec 2022 10:39 am

Gujarat Election 2nd phase: PM Modi exercise franchise in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote in the 2nd phase of assembly polls in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Monday, December 5. He exercised his franchise at Nishan Public School, Ranip in Ahmedabad. The Prime Minister greeted people on his way to the school before casting his vote. At the polling station, PM stood in the queue waiting for his turn to vote. Earlier today, he called upon the people of the state to vote in large numbers. The voting commenced at 8 am today and will go on till 5 pm. Taking to Twitter PM Modi wrote: Calling upon all those who are voting in Phase second of the Gujarat polls, particularly the young voters and women voters to vote in large numbers. I will be casting my vote in Ahmedabad at 9 AM, Also, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will cast his vote in the 2ne phase in Ahmedabad today. In 14 districts of north and central Gujarat, voting is being conducted in the second and final round for 93 Assembly constituencies. In the second round of the Gujarat elections, 833 candidates representing 61 parties are running for office. More than 2.51 crore voters will decide who wins or loses. Nearly 36,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used, and the Election Commission has set up 26,409 polling places. In order to facilitate the polls, about 84,000 polling officers and about 29,000 presiding officers have been stationed in 14 districts. Of the total 26,409 polling stations in Gujarat, 93 are model polling booths, 93 are eco-friendly booths, another 93 are handled by Divyang, and 14 are controlled by youth, according to Chief Electoral Officer P Bharathi. In the second phase, webcasting is taking place in 13,319 polling places. A total of 2,51,58,730 people will cast ballots, of which 1,29,26,501 men, 1,22,31,335 women, and 894 people from a third gender, according to Bharathi. Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Patan, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Aravali, Mahisagar, Panchmahal, Dahod, Vadodara, Anand, Kheda, and Chhota Udaipur districts are home to the 93 seats that will go to the polls in the second round. Congress leader Supriya Srinet slams PM Modi amid Gujarat elections Less enthusiasm among urban voters about voting, now EC makes this appeal Protest against Owaisi in Gujarat's Muslim-majority areas, people showed black flags

News Track 5 Dec 2022 10:34 am

Gujarat elections: Voter turnout at 4.75 pc till 9 am, Gandhinagar highest with over 7 pc

The voter turnout in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls till 9 am was at 4.75 per cent, according to the Election Commission data on Monday Gandhinagar (Gujarat): The voter turnout in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls till 9 am was at 4.75 per cent,... The post Gujarat elections: Voter turnout at 4.75 pc till 9 am, Gandhinagar highest with over 7 pc appeared first on HW News English .

News View 5 Dec 2022 10:32 am

Gujarat polls second phase: Voter turnout at 4.75 pc till 9 am, Gandhinagar highest with over 7 pc - Devdiscourse

Gujarat polls second phase: Voter turnout at 4.75 pc till 9 am, Gandhinagar highest with over 7 pc Devdiscourse

Google News 5 Dec 2022 10:18 am

PM Modi Casts Vote, Urges Young Voters, Women To Come Out in Large Numbers For Gujarat Elections, Bypolls

Modi stood in a queue as he voted for in the Gandhinagar constituency and after casting his vote, he walked in front of a crowd showing his inked finger and encouraging others to vote.

News18 5 Dec 2022 9:32 am

Gujarat Elections: Phase 2 Polling Begins

Polling for the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections for 93 Assembly constituencies across 14 districts of north and central Gujarat began at 8 am amid tight security arrangements on Monday Gandhinagar(Gujarat): Polling for the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections for 93 Assembly... The post Gujarat Elections: Phase 2 Polling Begins appeared first on HW News English .

News View 5 Dec 2022 8:24 am

Phase 2 Gujarat Polls: Polling parties gather at EVM distribution centre in Gandhinagar

The polling parties in Gujarat have gathered at the EVM distribution centre in Gandhinagar ahead of the second phase of polling in the state on Monday Gandhinagar (Gujarat): The polling parties in Gujarat have gathered at the EVM distribution centre in Gandhinagar ahead of the second phase of polling in... The post Phase 2 Gujarat Polls: Polling parties gather at EVM distribution centre in Gandhinagar appeared first on HW News English .

News View 4 Dec 2022 7:00 pm

Gujarat Elections 2022: BJP's Alpesh Thakor to contest from Gandhinagar South - All you need to know about the - Times Now

Gujarat Elections 2022: BJP's Alpesh Thakor to contest from Gandhinagar South - All you need to know about the Times Now

Google News 3 Dec 2022 3:16 pm

Gujarat Elections 2022: Campaigning for Second Phase of Assembly Polls to Conclude; Voting on Dec 5

The 93 assembly segments that are part of the second phase of polling are spread across 14 districts of north and central Gujarat, including Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Gandhinagar.

News18 3 Dec 2022 1:58 pm

BJP intensifies campaigning in Gujarat for second phase of Assembly polls

Union Minister Amit Shah will also hold rallies in Bechraji, Vijapur, and Gandhinagar South and will have a roadshow in Vadodara

Mid Day 2 Dec 2022 9:22 am

Gujarat elections: Will BJP be able to turn the table this time at Gandhinagar North Assembly constituency? - India TV News

Gujarat elections: Will BJP be able to turn the table this time at Gandhinagar North Assembly constituency? India TV News

Google News 25 Nov 2022 2:36 pm

Gujarat Election 2022: Close contest between BJP, Congress in Gandhinagar North - India TV News

Gujarat Election 2022: Close contest between BJP, Congress in Gandhinagar North India TV News

Google News 24 Nov 2022 9:41 pm

Kinnaur To Gandhinagar, 5 Less Polluted Cities That Can Help You Breath Easier In India

Our surroundings are being destroyed by urbanisation, and it is our responsibility to protect the remaining green environment.

News18 11 Nov 2022 5:49 pm

Cheesa peeza nights: Streetside Ahmedagoodies get crazier and curiouser

When LK Advanis rath yatra rolled through his Gandhinagar constituency, Ahmedabad was declared the experimental theatre of Hindutva. However, in its 40+ years as my town-in-law, it has proved that it is actually the experimental...

The Times of India 10 Nov 2022 2:05 am

Speed 100 mph, Can Run In 2 Feet Of Water: Train Launched Today By PM

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a high-speed train named Vande Bharat in his home state of Gujarat. The train will run between Gandhinagar and Mumbai, connecting the state capitals of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

NDTV 30 Sep 2022 11:08 pm

All you need to know about Indias 3rd Vande Bharat Express

PM Modi flagged off the Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express semi-high-speed train. This is the third Vande Bharat Express in the country. The first such train was started on the New Delhi-Varanasi route, and the second one on the New Delhi-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra route. The latest semi-high-speed train is being dubbed Vande Bharat 2.0, because of certain upgrades it has received over its predecessors.

The New Indian Express 30 Sep 2022 6:27 pm

PM Modi Flags Off New Vande Bharat Express From Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off the Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express semi-high speed train. PM Modi flagged off the train from Gandhinagar Capital railway station around 10:30 am

NDTV 30 Sep 2022 3:27 pm

Watch: PM Rides Semi-High Speed Train That Offers Flight-Like Experience

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off the Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express semi-high speed train. PM Modi flagged off the train from Gandhinagar Capital railway station around 10:30 am. He then boarded the train for a ride between Gandhinagar and Kalupur railway station in Ahmedabad.

NDTV 30 Sep 2022 2:43 pm

PM Modi to flag off New Vande Bharat Express connecting Gandhinagar to Mumbai on Friday

PM Modi to flag off New Vande Bharat Express connecting Gandhinagar to Mumbai on Friday

The Economic Times 29 Sep 2022 5:50 pm