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Revdi or welfare, government scheme delivery brings record win for BJP in Gujarat

The findings suggest that the BJP has lead among beneficiaries of some of the welfare schemes such as financial assistance for daughters, free ration, Kissan Samman Nidhi and Awas Yojna

The Hindu 10 Dec 2022 2:52 am

Male voters take BJP to a landslide victory in Gujarat

In comparison to 2017, the performance of the BJP has improved significantly among male voters, with the party registering a rise of 6% in 2022

The Hindu 10 Dec 2022 2:32 am

The BJPs Hindu rainbow

The BJP received great support among all the communities with the exception of Muslims

The Hindu 10 Dec 2022 2:09 am

Is Modis charisma still driving voters?

It is clear that the vote in Gujarat was a vote for the national leadership of the BJP

The Hindu 10 Dec 2022 2:03 am

Corruption has increased in Gujarat, yet BJP prevailed

As a crucial anti-incumbency issue, corruption did not garner the attention that the opposition desired

The Hindu 10 Dec 2022 1:47 am

What contributed to the BJPs massive victory in Gujarat?

The partys historic win can be attributed to the voters faith in Modi, the high levels of satisfaction with the Central and State governments, and a divided Opposition

The Hindu 10 Dec 2022 1:33 am

BJP ends speculation on its mayoral ambitions

Party will play the role of a strong opposition in MCD, says State unit president Adesh Gupta; despite the election defeat, many BJP leaders had claimed that the party will get its Mayor

The Hindu 10 Dec 2022 12:47 am

Support of upper castes, OBCs helps BJP win Rampur

Voter turnout in the assembly bypoll in Rampur was an abysmally low 33% against nearly 57% in Khatauli. While BJP leaders said the turnout plunged due to a oycott of elections by a large section of the Muslim community as a mark of protest against the jailed Samajwadi Party veteran Azam Khan, the ten-time MLA from the seat, SP leaders alleged that the police and administration did not allow voters in many minority dominated areas to vote

The Economic Times 10 Dec 2022 12:29 am

Government's social welfare measures led to BJP's Gujarat win, says Bhupender Yadav

Yadav, who was in-charge of the BJP's election campaign in Gujarat, said the party's electoral sweep was a reflection of the state's desire for continuity and consistency. On Thursday, the ruling BJP recorded a historic win in Gujarat, winning 156 out of 182 assembly seats. The party's seventh consecutive win in the state polls is also its biggest since the founding of the state in 1960.

The Economic Times 10 Dec 2022 12:19 am

Newly elected Cong MLAs authorise party president to pick next Himachal CM

Newly elected Congress MLAs met here on Friday and unanimously passed a resolution authorising the party president to pick their leader who will be the next Himachal Pradesh chief minister. Ahead of the Congress Legislature Party meeting, chief minister hopefuls Pratibha Singh, Mukesh Agnihotri and Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu reached the party office in state capital Shimla along with their supporters, who raised slogans in their favour. The Congress wrested power from the BJP in the hill state winning 40 of the 68 assembly seats. The polling was held on November 12 and the results were declared Thursday. Addressing the media after the legislature party meeting, AICC in-charge for Himachal Pradesh Rajeev Shukla said the one-line resolution was passed unanimously and the party's observers would submit their report to its high command on Saturday. Refuting that there is factionalism within the Congress party as several leaders were lobbying for the chief minister's post, Shukla said no na

Business Standard 10 Dec 2022 12:08 am

BJPs Gujarat MLAs to meet today to pick CM - Hindustan Times

BJPs Gujarat MLAs to meet today to pick CM Hindustan Times

Google News 9 Dec 2022 11:51 pm

Private members' bill on UCC introduced in RS amid protests

A Private Members' Bill on the Uniform Civil Code that had been listed several times in the past in Rajya Sabha was moved by BJP member Kirodi Lal Meena on Friday amid protests from the Opposition while the government claimed it is his right to introduce the Bill.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 11:51 pm

Meghalaya govt took Rs 1,500 cr loan to distribute to farmers ahead of elections: BJP

Shillong: The BJP on Friday accused Meghalayas National Peoples Party (NPP)-led government of availing a loan of Rs 1,500 crore to distribute to farmers under a scheme ahead of the assembly elections due next year. State BJP chief Ernest Mawrie also alleged that the NPP is trying to show the beneficiaries that it is the 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 9 Dec 2022 11:46 pm

What BJPs Gujarat Win Proves

What these elections prove beyond any doubt (if ever there was one) that Modis hold over the public mind and Shahs mastery of election management are unparalleled. It doesnt seem likely that they will be matched any time soon in the Indian political scene BY SHREEKANT SAMBRANI By the time this is read, results of [] The post What BJPs Gujarat Win Proves appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 9 Dec 2022 11:40 pm

Jagan Mohan Reddy is preparing for early polls in Andhra Pradesh, says BJP leader Satya Kumar - The Hindu

Jagan Mohan Reddy is preparing for early polls in Andhra Pradesh, says BJP leader Satya Kumar The Hindu

Google News 9 Dec 2022 11:32 pm

Panneerselvam congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, J.P. Nadda on BJPs victory in Gujarat

In three separate letters he assured them of his continued support

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 11:02 pm

Kurhani result reflection of people's anger against Nitish: Prashant Kishor

Political strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor on Friday claimed that BJP's victory in the recently held Kurhani bypoll was a reflection of people's anger against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Mahagathbandhan government. Kishor, who is on a 3,500 km-long padayatra in the state, also said that he has found out during interactions with people that they were fed up with the ampant corruption in Bihar. Talking to reporters at Ghodasahan area in Motihari (East Champaran), Kishor said, People are not happy with the performance of the Mahagathbandhan government. I have been interacting with people over the last several days, and I can say with full confidence that they are fed up with rampant corruption in the state. The Kurhani bypoll result is a reflection of people's anger against Nitish Kumar. The BJP on Wednesday wrested from Bihar's ruling JD(U) the Kurhani assembly seat. Angry protests greeted Nitish Kumar when he launched his poll campaign in Kurhani two days

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 11:00 pm

Congress' Imran Khedawala lone Muslim MLA in new Gujarat Assembly

Imran Khedawala of the Congress is the only Muslim candidate to be elected to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly in the just concluded polls, which saw the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) win a landslide victory. The outgoing Assembly had three Muslim legislators, all from the Congress. Khedawala, the sitting Congress MLA from the Jamalpur-Khadia Assembly constituency in Ahmedabad city, won the election by a margin of 13,658 votes on Thursday to retain the seat. He defeated his nearest rival, Bhushan Bhatt of the BJP, in the Muslim majority constituency, where state president of the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and former MLA Sabir Kabliwala was also in the fray. The Congress had fielded six Muslim candidates, including three siting MLAs. Of these, five candidates, including two MLAs, lost. In 2017, three of five candidates from the minority community fielded by the main Opposition party had emerged victorious. Muslims account for around 10 per cent of Gujarat's

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 10:45 pm

Himachal Assembly Election: Percentage of MLAs with criminal cases, numbers of crorepatis also up

The high-octane election concluded in Himachal Pradesh in which Congress wrested power from the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). The picture of main tally came out. However, data is being studies to find different highlights of the election. A study by the Association for Democratic Reforms report showed that the percentage of winning candidates to the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly facing criminal cases rose to 41 in 2022 from 32 in 2017 while those with serious criminal cases against them jumped to 18 per cent from 12 per cent.

India TV 9 Dec 2022 10:43 pm

Congress playing into IUML intentions and aiding governments moves to promote nepotism: Surendran

BJP leader says the government intends to aid backdoor appointments and hence the party will fight the Bill to remove Governor as Chancellor of States varsities

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 10:41 pm

A more interesting election ahead

Both the Congress and BJP have huge political investments in Karnataka, but the lines between their supporters have blurred over the years

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 10:30 pm

Congress Imran Khedawala lone Muslim MLA in new Gujarat Assembly

Ahmedabad: Imran Khedawala of the Congress is the only Muslim candidate to be elected to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly in the just concluded polls, which saw the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) win a landslide victory. The outgoing Assembly had three Muslim legislators, all from the Congress. Khedawala, the sitting Congress MLA from the Jamalpur-Khadia 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 9 Dec 2022 10:29 pm

Meghalaya govt took Rs 1,500 cr loan to give to farmers ahead of polls: BJP

The BJP on Friday accused Meghalaya's National People's Party (NPP)-led government of availing a loan of Rs 1,500 crore to distribute to farmers under a scheme ahead of the assembly elections due next year. State BJP chief Ernest Mawrie also alleged that the NPP is trying to show the beneficiaries that it is the programme of the ruling party. The saffron party's accusations came three days after Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma distributed Rs 5,000 each to more than 53,000 farmers of the state under the Focus+ scheme, under which peasants who are part of a group of producers get the money. Efforts to reach government officials or senior party leaders for comments did not fructify. Mawrie claimed that the Conrad Sangma government had taken a loan of over Rs 1,500 crore from foreign investors to woo voters ahead of the elections. I request the people of the state to be careful because you may receive Rs 5,000 but in future, you will have to repay back the loan with interest a

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 10:22 pm

Kurhani bypoll result reflection of peoples anger against Nitish Kumar: Kishor

East Champaran: Political strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor on Friday claimed that BJPs victory in the recently held Kurhani bypoll was a reflection of peoples anger against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Mahagathbandhan government. Kishor, who is on a 3,500 km-long padayatra in the state, also said that he has found out during interactions with people 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 9 Dec 2022 10:18 pm

BJP failed to convert SC voters in MCD polls, weakness remains: Party leaders

New Delhi: The loss of BJP in the Delhi MCD polls yet again betrayed the partys weakness in making inroads among the scheduled caste (SC) voters here, as it managed to win just six out of the 42 wards reserved for the candidates from the group. The 134 wards won by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 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 9 Dec 2022 10:12 pm

Cong forced to look for existence after BJP's record win in Guj: Scindia

The Congress has been forced to look for its existence after the record victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the just concluded Gujarat Assembly polls, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Friday. The BJP has won 156 seats in the 182-member Assembly in the western state, the highest tally garnered by any party in Gujarat's 62-year-old history. The Opposition Congress managed to emerge victorious on just 17 seats, down from 77 it had won in 2017. Today, the condition of Congress is such that it is forced to look for its existence, Scindia, who arrived here to take part in various programmes, told reporters. Speaking about Assembly poll result in Himachal Pradesh, another state where elections were held recently, he said though the Congress has got a majority in the 68-member House and unseated the BJP, the difference in vote share between the two parties was miniscule. Earlier, whenever governments changed in Himachal Pradesh, the difference in vote share woul

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 10:11 pm

Most Cong turncoats win on BJP ticket in Gujarat

Of these 14, all but three won the election on Thursday.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 9:50 pm

Gujarat CM resigns; BJP MLAs to elect party leader

Party insiders say that the outgoing Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is likely to get a second term after the BJP won a landslide victory in the Gujarat polls

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 9:49 pm

AAPs Swati Maliwal faces allegations of corruption and nepotism, Delhi court frames charges

Delhi Commission for Women or DCW chief Swati Maliwal has been accused of nepotism and favouritism while making appointments in the Commission. A Delhi court has now framed charges against Swati Maliwal and three other people. The complaint against Maliwal was made by former DCW chief Barkha Singh in the year 2016. She said that 87 people had been appointed in DCW from August 6, 2015, to August 1, 2016. The prosecution has said that 20 out of the 87 people appointed in DCW have a direct connection with the Aam Aadmi Party. The posts were filled without issuing any advertisement. BJP leaders have demanded that Swati Maliwal must be sacked from her post.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 9:48 pm

How AAP helped BJP get its biggest landslide in Gujarat

The AAP played spoiler in about 50 triangular contests in the State, helping to split the opposition vote to the benefit of he BJP, by getting massive and puzzling levels of support in the tribal belt

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 9:48 pm

Atmosphere of Terror in Karnataka's Marathi-speaking Areas: BJP Ally in Lok Sabha

Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha, Dhairyasheel Mane, the member from Maharashtra's Hatkanangle, said the Marathi-speaking parts of Karnataka had been witnessing protests and agitations and there was an atmosphere of terror in the region.

News18 9 Dec 2022 9:35 pm

TS BJP demands status report on promises fulfilled

KCR has turned a budget surplus State into a five lakh crore debt State; says BJP State president Bandi Sanjay

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 9:29 pm

Rampur is like Kashmir: BJP MLA Akash Saxena

A day after he registered a historic win in Rampur bypoll becoming the first non-Muslim candidate to do so in the constituency BJP MLA Akash Saxena on Friday compared Rampur to Kashmir, citing heavy concentration of Muslim population in it. Rampur assembly seat has 3.9 lakh voters, of which nearly 2.5 lakh are Muslims.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 9:26 pm

BJP vs BJP: Maharashtra vs Karnataka- will border row end?

The Karnataka-Maharashtra border row is simmering. Top leaders on both sides of the state border have appealed to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to intervene. The issue picked up pace both inside Parliament and outside with protests by Uddhav's Shiv Sena, NCP MPs in Parliament and tensions rising on the border. The decades-old border dispute between both states flares up every time an election is around the corner or there's another hearing in court or due to political posturing. There is a history to the border dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra, it dates back to the early 1950s. Karwar, Belagavi, Vijayapura, and Kalaburagi of Karnataka, and Akkalkot, Jath, Solapur, and Pandharpur of Maharashtra are the disputed areas. It was in 1956 that violence over the border broke out for the first time ever between Karnataka and Maharashtra.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 9:26 pm

Congress should follow BJP strategy in denying ticket to seniors: Satish Jarkiholi

He, however, says it is difficult to do so in the Congress, as, at times, seniors are given ticket despite the party knowing the fact that they will lose

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 9:20 pm

Congress, BJP clash over demonetisation legacy in Lok Sabha

Cash in circulation, fake currency, and Swiss deposits have all increased since demonetisation, claims Congress; BJP accuses Congress of siding with those indulging in corruption, tukde-tukde gang

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 9:16 pm

From Bharat Jodo To 'Gujarat Chodo', How Congress Charted Its Exit Plan In Polls

The cue to examine Gujarat verdict doesn't lie so much on 'Modi Magic' or BJP's win as on Congress historic loss

The Quint 9 Dec 2022 9:09 pm

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

How Congress Won 40 Seats With 43.9% Vote Share But BJP Won Only 25 With 43%???

Himachal Pradesh: In Himachal Pradesh Congress won the maximum number of seats: 40, BJP won 25 seats, Independt candidates won 3 seats. While there is a difference of 15 seats between Congress and BJP, youd be surprised to see the vote share difference. Congress vote share is 43.90% whereas that... The post How Congress Won 40 Seats With 43.9% Vote Share But BJP Won Only 25 With 43%??? appeared first on HW News English .

News View 9 Dec 2022 8:55 pm

Himachal Congress Legislature Party meeting begins to discuss next CM

A meeting of newly elected Congress MLAs got underway in Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla Friday evening. The MLAs are expected to pass a resolution authorising the Congress president to pick the legislature party leader who will be the next chief minister. The meeting started at the Congress office here amid show of strength by the chief minister aspirants. State party chief Pratibha Singh, leader of the opposition Mukesh Agnihotri and head of the election campaign committee Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu reached the party office along with their supporters, who raised slogans in their favour. The Congress wrested power from the BJP in the hill state winning 40 of the 68 assembly seats. The polling was held on November 12 and the results were declared Thursday. Two Congress observers - Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and former CM of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda -- and AICC in-charge for Himachal Pradesh Rajeev Shukla attended the meeting.

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 8:50 pm

Karnataka Cong leader praises BJP on ticket allotment, asks party to emulate - Daijiworld.com

Karnataka Cong leader praises BJP on ticket allotment, asks party to emulate Daijiworld.com

Google News 9 Dec 2022 8:33 pm

BJP's record win in Gujarat polls shows it's favourite for 2024; Himachal victory gives glimmer of hope to Congress

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP, however, remains on course to challenge the Congress for leadership of the Opposition camp on the road to 2024.

DNA India 9 Dec 2022 8:30 pm

Letter sent to President, PM over remark against Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: Udayanraje Bhonsle

After Controversial remarks on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Udayanraje Bhonsle on December 09 said that the issue has been addressed by the President's Secretariat to the Home Ministers Office.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:26 pm

MCD mayor to be from AAP: Delhi BJP's u-turn

Several BJP leaders had earlier hinted that the party might go for the mayor's post despite losing the civic polls.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 8:24 pm

AAP is the official opponent of the BJP now and PM Modi should wake up now

A successful strategy is one that takes into account the proper analysis of ground realities and plans for every contingencies. Political developments in the past few years clearly demonstrate that the political landscape has undergone a drastic change. New political equations are taking shape. Earlier, Congress used to be the central pivot in every Lok [] The post AAP is the official opponent of the BJP now and PM Modi should wake up now appeared first on Tfipost.com .

TFIPOST 9 Dec 2022 8:22 pm

After three months, Congress files disqualification petition against 8 Goa defectors

Panaji: Congress on Friday filed a disqualification petition before Goa Assembly Speaker Ramesh Tawadkar against its eight MLAs, who had switched to the BJP on September 14 On September 14, former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, Michael Lobo, Delilah Lobo, Kedar Naik, Sankalp Amonkar, Rajesh Faldesai, Aleixo Sequeira, and Rudolf Fernandes joined the BJP, reducing the 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 9 Dec 2022 8:22 pm

BJP contested Gujarat elections in alliance with AAP and AIMIM, says Jairam Ramesh

Congress with just 17 seats in the Gujarat Assembly, recorded its worst performance in the last four decades in the State.

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 8:09 pm

UP: 3 Rampur scribes booked for assault of voters maintain innocence

By Sana Ejaz Hyderabad: Many questions have arisen in Uttar Pradeshs (UP) Rampur constituency where the just concluded by-election was won by the ruling BJP for the first time ever. Samajwadi Partys Asim Raja lost the by-poll. However, it was the preceding events, in which three journalists were booked that have raised eyebrows. Voting for 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 9 Dec 2022 7:58 pm

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel, CR Paatil, other cabinet ministers resign

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel along with the State BJP President CR Paatil and cabinet ministers submitted the resignations to Governor Acharya Devvrat on December 09. BJP won Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022 with huge margin and broke its own record on December 08.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 7:47 pm

We are ready; BJP echoes Azad's demand for assembly elections in J&K [details]

National general secretary of BJP Tarun Chugh said that the party is ready for assembly elections in J&K at any time. He said that Union Government is committed to conduct elections in J&K.

IBTimes 9 Dec 2022 7:46 pm

Election Commission helped KCR escape from de-recognition of TRS for corruption: Revanth

BRS to be third face of BJP after AAP and AIMIM

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 7:45 pm

23 first-time MLAs in 68-member Himachal assembly

Eight cabinet minister were trounced. Only three -- outgoing Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleagues Bikram Singh and Sukh Ram Chaudhary -- managed to retain their seats. BJP stalwart Rajiv Bindal, who was elected to the assembly five times in a row and served as minister, speaker and party's state unit president, lost the poll.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 7:44 pm

Gujarat Elections 2022: How BJP's election machinery managed a record-breaking triumph - Economic Times

Gujarat Elections 2022: How BJP's election machinery managed a record-breaking triumph Economic Times

Google News 9 Dec 2022 7:44 pm

BJP sheds urban party tag by securing 80% of rural seats in Gujarat

Effective rollout of welfare and healthcare schemes, higher crop prices help BJP score big

The Hindu Businessline 9 Dec 2022 7:40 pm

Disrespect To Woman Is Reprehensible: CM Naveen Cautions BJP After Padampur Victory

Bhubaneswar: BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday lashed out at the Odisha BJP for disrespecting women after his partys thumping victory in just-concluded Padampur by-poll. Patnaik said he was saddened by the way the Bharatiya Janata Party conducted itself making personal attacks at Barsha Singh Bariha, showing total disrespect towards an educated [] The post Disrespect To Woman Is Reprehensible: CM Naveen Cautions BJP After Padampur Victory appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 9 Dec 2022 7:34 pm

BJP must thank Kejriwal for giving it a historic mandate in Gujarat

Indian politics is dynamic. Although, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been emphasising on One Nation One Election policy, it is still a distant dream. India, recently, saw a dry run to the general elections of 2024. Three important elections, national capitals MCD, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat assembly elections, were conducted along with by-polls in the [] The post BJP must thank Kejriwal for giving it a historic mandate in Gujarat appeared first on Tfipost.com .

TFIPOST 9 Dec 2022 7:34 pm

Gujarat: BJP to form govt on 12th December; 25 ministers likely to take oath

Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Gujarat on December 12. It is said that 25 ministers are likely to take oath. Some of the possible names doing the rounds are-Alpesh Thakor, Rivaba Jadeja, Harsh Sanghvi and Purnesh Modi.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 7:26 pm

Gujarat: BJP Legislative Party meet tomorrow, Bhupendra Patel to take oath as CM again

Earlier on Friday, BJP Gujarat state president CR Patil said that Bhupendra Patel is going to take oath as chief minister again on December 12. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah attend the swearing-in ceremony being planned in Gandhi Nagar.

Zee News 9 Dec 2022 7:25 pm

Among 68 Newly Elected MLAs in Himachal Pradesh, 23 Are First Timers

Among the 68 newly elected legislators in Himachal Pradesh, 23 are first-timers -- 14 of the Congress, eight of the BJP, and one independent.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 7:24 pm

Even in the midst of the BJP wave, who could be the 13 per cent voters in Gujarat that voters for AAP? An analysis

Although AAP won only 5 seats in Gujarat despite high volume campaign, it won 13% vote share and became a national party

OpIndia 9 Dec 2022 7:10 pm

Bhupendra Patel To Be Named Gujarat Chief Minister Tomorrow, Oath Monday

Gujarat BJP legislators will officially nominate Bhupendra Patel as the next Chief Minister at a meeting on Saturday.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 7:09 pm

Gujarat polls: BJP fielded 45 new faces, 43 won

In a bid to nullify anti-incumbency sentiment, the ruling party dropped 45 MLAs including former chief minister Vijay Rupani.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 7:08 pm

Uniform Civil Code Bill Presented In Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: BJP MP from Rajasthan Kirodi Lal Meena introduced The Uniform Civil Code in India Bill, 2020 in the Rajya Sabha as a Private Member Bill amid uproar by the Opposition members. The Code seeks to do away with religion based personal laws. Three motions were placed to oppose the Bill, stating that it [] The post Uniform Civil Code Bill Presented In Rajya Sabha appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 9 Dec 2022 6:56 pm

If You Withdraw UCC, Ill Withdraw My Bill:Manoj Jhas Proposal To Health Minister In Lighter Vein

RJD MP Manoj Jha in a funny instance asked govt to withdraw UCC, if he withdraws Right to Health bill. #uniformcivilcode #parliament #wintersession #manojjha #rajyasabha #parliament #bjp #narendramodi #amitshah #ucc #hwnews The post If You Withdraw UCC, Ill Withdraw My Bill:Manoj Jhas Proposal To Health Minister In Lighter Vein appeared first on HW News English .

News View 9 Dec 2022 6:54 pm

Karnataka Cong leader praises BJP on ticket allotment, asks party to emulate

Belagavi: Karnataka Pradesh Congress working president and MLA Satish Jarkiholi has openly appreciated the strategy adopted by the Bharatiya Janata Party for alloting tickets in the assembly elections. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Jarkiholi stated that tickets should be allotted to the Congress candidates on the lines of the Gujarat model of the BJP. The 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 9 Dec 2022 6:48 pm

Harsh Truths: Highest Vote Share, 3rd Stint at 37, Why Minister Sanghavi is BJPs Rising Son in Gujarat

Contesting for the third time in a row, Harsh Sanghavi polled the highest vote share of 82% from Majura in the 2022 Gujarat Assembly elections. The central leadership is expected to back him for more responsibility in the new government

News18 9 Dec 2022 6:41 pm

Gujarat: BJP to form government on 12th December; 25 Ministers likely to take oath

Gujarat: BJP to form government on 12th December; 25 Ministers likely to take oath

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 6:36 pm

Gujarat: BJP to form government on 12th December; 25 Ministers likely to take oath - Economic Times

Gujarat: BJP to form government on 12th December; 25 Ministers likely to take oath Economic Times

Google News 9 Dec 2022 6:36 pm

Govt refraining from debate on China issue: Cong

New Delhi, Dec 9 The Congress on Thursday accused the BJP-led government at the Centre from running away from a debate on the India-China border situation, in the ongoing Winter session of the Parliament. The party also claimed that all the Opposition parties are in favour of discussion in the House as it is a []

Kashmir Media Watch 9 Dec 2022 6:29 pm

From Highest Voter Turnout In Tribal-Dominated Seat To Morbi Hero's Win, Gujarat Assembly Elections See BJP's Record-Breaking Win

The Election Commission of Indias data reveals that out of the 4.91 crore eligible voters, only 3.16 voters cast their vote. Of these, 66.74 per cent were men, 61.75 per cent were females, and 445 belonged to the third gender category.

The LogicaI Indian 9 Dec 2022 6:28 pm

Rajya Sabha: BJP MP Cites Incidents of Crime in Bihar, Claims State on Path of 'Jungle Raj Part 2'

BJP MP Satish Chandra Dubey Friday cited several incidents of crime in Bihar to allege in the Rajya Sabha that the state was moving towards 'jungle raj part two', a claim contested by the RJD, JDU and Congress that form the ruling alliance in the state.

News18 9 Dec 2022 6:17 pm

Delhis new Mayor will be from AAP since it has majority, says BJP in sharp U-turn

Delhis new Mayor will be from AAP since it has majority, says BJP in sharp U-turn

Firstpost 9 Dec 2022 6:15 pm

With population control law in place, I would have had fewer children: Ravi Kishan

BJP MP Ravi Kishan said that he would have had fewer children had the Congress government introduced a law earlier.

India Today 9 Dec 2022 6:12 pm

Cong observers meet Himachal governor amid hectic lobbying for CM's post

Congress observers met Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar on Friday, shared a list of the party's winning MLAs and sought time to formally stake claim to form the government, as the party saw hectic lobbying for the chief minister's post. With the new MLAs slated to meet later in the evening, Pratibha Singh, Congress MP and the wife of former chief minister Virbhadra Singh, indicated that she is in the running for the top job. Some Congress workers raised slogans in support of Singh, who is also the state party chief. Former state chief of the party Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and outgoing legislature party leader Mukesh Agnihotri are also believed to among the frontrunners for the chief minister's post. The Congress wrested power from the BJP in the hill state winning 40 of the 68 assembly seats. The polling was held on November 12 and the results were declared Thursday. At the MLAs' meeting, they are expected to pass a resolution authorising the party president to

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 6:06 pm

Rajnath Singh, BS Yediyurappa and Arjun Munda appointed observers for Gujarat BJP Legislature party meet

Bharatiya Janta Party on Friday appointed Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Minister Arjun Munda as observers for the Gujarat BJP Legislature party meet slated to be held on...

India TV 9 Dec 2022 6:04 pm

Watch | Data Point: How BJP, AAP and Congress fared in Gujarat 2022 Assembly elections

A video dissecting the vote share and seats won by major parties in the Gujarat Assembly elections 2022

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 6:04 pm

BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena reignites 'UCC debate', moves private member's bill

A private member's bill on uniform Civil Code has been introduced by BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena in Rajya Sabha amid strong objections from the opposition. It was introduced after division of votes-63 were in favour while 23 members voted against the introduction of the bill.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 5:51 pm

Bill on UCC introduced in Rajya Sabha; oppn fails to block it

New Delhi: Amid protests by the Opposition, the private members bill on Uniform Civil Code (UCC) was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. The bill was introduced by BJP member Kirodi Lal Meena. A total of 63 members voted for the bill while 23 votes were against it. Three motions that opposed the Bill 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 9 Dec 2022 5:40 pm

BJP demands Swati Maliwal's removal after court orders framing of charges over 'illegal' appointments

The BJP on Friday demanded that Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena remove Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal after a court ordered framing of charges against her in connection with appointments to the panel. A city court on Thursday ordered framing of corruption and criminal conspiracy charges against Maliwal and others for prima facie abusing their official positions to appoint AAP workers to different posts in the women's rights body. In a letter to Saxena, the BJP's West Delhi MP Parvesh Verma demanded Maliwal's removal from her position.

India TV 9 Dec 2022 5:36 pm

Gujarat results 'very disappointing'; time for introspection, tough decisions: Congress

Ramesh also said that an atmosphere of fear was created in Gujarat to ensure that many sections of society who supported the Congress do not come out and vote. In Himachal, we have won even though our vote share is less, he said, adding that winning 40 seats out of 68 is a big thing to achieve against a formidable BJP.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 5:32 pm

Gujarat Elections: Did AAP-Congress Vote Split Help BJP To Win?

The Congress and AAP divided the opposition vote across 32 seats in Gujarat, but did not matter in the final outcome

Boomlive 9 Dec 2022 5:30 pm

NPP misuses FOCUS: Ernest Mawrie

Shillong, Dec 9: The state BJP president Ernest Mawrie has alleged that the FOCUS scheme is being misused by the ruling National Peoples Party (NPP). He said that the NPP candidates in some of the constituencies like West Shillong were going to the public and offering them Rs 4000 -5000 through the scheme even though [] The post NPP misuses FOCUS: Ernest Mawrie appeared first on The Shillong Times .

The Shillong Times 9 Dec 2022 5:30 pm

Gujarat: Month after bridge collapse, BJP wins Morbi by over 62k votes

The collapse of a suspension bridge in Gujarat's Morbi town that claimed 135 lives did not affect the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) winning streak in the constituency as its candidate won by more than 62,000 votes. Five-time MLA Kantilal Amrutiya's victory margin on Thursday was almost 15 times that of Brijesh Merja who had won by 4,600 votes in the 2020 byelection on a BJP ticket. This time, Amrutiya managed to win more than 1.14 lakh votes, while his closest rival, the Congress's Jayantilal Patel, received 52,000 and the Aam Aadmi Party's Pankaj Ransariya got nearly 17,500 votes. Amrutiya shot to nationwide fame when videos showing him jumping into the river to rescue people after the bridge collapse on October 30 went viral. He was hailed as Morbi hero. While Amrutiya had won from Morbi five times in the past (he had lost in 2017 and 2020), Congress's Jayantilal Patel had lost five times to his BJP rivals earlier. The contest turned triangular this time with the AAP fielding .

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 5:29 pm

With Gujarat, Himachal results, stage set for 2024

Though the Congress, AAP and other Opposition parties may have high hopes and some positive takeaways to seize on from the results, it is the BJP which has a big headstart and is firmly in the lead.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 5:25 pm

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NDTV 9 Dec 2022 5:25 pm

Only 1 Woman In 68-Member Himachal Assembly; Raises Concerns Over Women's Representation In Politics

While the BJP fielded six female candidates, the AAP and the Congress fielded five and three women candidates, respectively. In comparison to the 2022 assembly elections, in 2017, four women candidates won seats in the elections.

The LogicaI Indian 9 Dec 2022 5:18 pm

BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena tables Uniform Civil Code Bill in Rajya Sabha as a private members bill

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena on Friday introduced the 'Uniform Civil Code in India Bill, 2020' in the Upper House.

OpIndia 9 Dec 2022 5:16 pm

Private member's bill on UCC introduced in Rajya Sabha

Amid protests by the Opposition, the private member's bill on Uniform Civil Code (UCC) was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.The bill was introduced by BJP member Kirodi Lal Meena.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 5:15 pm

'If anyone molests a girl...,' CM Yogi's open warning to miscreants

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reached Kanpur today i.e. on Friday (December 9). While addressing the Prabuddhajan Sammelan held at VSSD College Ground here, CM Yogi gave an open warning to the miscreants. He said, 'Now some criminal who earlier used to molest sister-daughters at a crossroads. Used to commit dacoity at another crossroads. Will not be able to do it now, because the CCTV camera will capture each and every activity now.' The Chief Minister further said that 'If someone did mischief or committed a robbery at one intersection, all those photographs would be recorded before heading to the next intersection. By the time they reachthe next intersection, the police will detainthem.' CM Yogi Adityanath said, 'Kanpur has created a distinct identity for its industry. Some people kept their eyes on Kanpur and this city became a victim of disorder. Kanpur was identified as Mokshadayani. PM Modi himself came to Kanpur and closed the Sisamau drain falling into the Ganga. The drain has been converted into a selfie point. Earlier Ganga used to be polluted in Kanpur, but after the Namami Gange project, the Ganga here is the cleanest. The result of this is that the Ganga remains clean even in Prayagraj. CM Yogi said that PM Modi started Metro in Kanpur. PM Modi will come here soon to inaugurate the second and third phases of Metro. The main focal point of the Defense Corridor is Kanpur. During this, CM Yogi laid the foundation stone and inaugurated schemes worth Rs 387.59 crore in Kanpur before the civic elections. UP CM gifts worth Rs 388 crore to Kanpur, says development took place under only BJP govt Infighting in Congress started! Pratibha 25 and Sukhu with 18 MLAs claiming CM's post Joe Biden's speech will be in Hindi! Advisory Commission accepts Indian leader's appeal

News Track 9 Dec 2022 5:07 pm

HM Amit Shah to meet Maha, Karnataka CMs on Dec 14 over boundary row: NCP

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will meet the chief ministers of Maharashtra and Karnataka here on December 14 to soothe tempers on the border dispute between the two states, NCP leader Amol Kolhe said here on Friday. Kolhe was speaking to reporters after a delegation of parliamentarians of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) -- Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition -- met Shah to air their grievances on the border dispute. The MVA delegation also complained to Shah about the insulting references to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and some other BJP leaders. The home minister gave us a patient hearing and assured the MVA parliamentarians that he will call chief ministers of Maharashtra and Karnataka on December 14 and work towards finding a cordial solution to the issue, Kolhe, the Lok Sabha member from Shirur in Maharashtra, told reporters here. On Thursday, the MVA parliamentarians had written to Shah warning that the Karnataka-Maharashtra bor

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 4:59 pm

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel submits resignation

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Friday submitted his resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat ahead of the formation of his new government after BJP's historic Assembly elections win.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 4:57 pm

The Big Picture: How AAP bolstered BJP's historic win in Gujarat elections while itself becoming a national party

During the campaign, the party positioned itself and Kejriwal as the sole challenger of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi respectively.

DNA India 9 Dec 2022 4:57 pm

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India Today 9 Dec 2022 4:54 pm

Jal Kal Complex: UP Govt takes Varanasi's development to next level

Varanasi: The Yogi Adityanath government has installed a Polymer Dosing System in the Jal Kal Complex, which is supplying pure Ganga Jal to about 2 lakh households, in order to ensure the overall development of Varanasi and the provision of appropriate basic amenities to the populace, government sources said on Friday. The sources added that Varanasi is the only city in the nation where pure Ganges water is being provided to households on such a wide scale using natural polymers thanks to the Polymer Dosing Plant, which was put up at a cost of roughly Rs 50 lakh. Speaking about the programme, Siddharth Kumar, Secretary of the Jal Kal Department, said that The pure water of the Ganges has started reaching roughly 1.5 to 2 lakh dwellings in Varanasi. He added that Ganga Jal is delivered after being purified at the Bhelupur Jalkal complex. The department is preparing to extend the scheme to Trans Varuna as well. Due to its supply, the people residing in the Varuna area (the area across the Varuna river) are now receiving pure Ganges water as drinking water, he said. The information states that natural polymers are used to purify water, resulting in ppm levels that are nearly zero. As a result, contaminants like germs, sand, chemical compounds, and water-soluble pollutants are virtually completely removed. The most important aspect of polymer dosage is that it preserves the essential qualities and healthful minerals of water, which is good for your health. Using current technology, Ganga water is being directly treated with polymer dosing method on such a huge scale for the first time in India, resulting in the purity of water remaining in its original form. The Jal Kal Department Secretary said. He added that between 120 and 125 MLD of water are treated each day. Soon, it will rise to 250 MLD. The secretary said, Water treated using polymer dosing is healthier than RO and mineral water supplied in the market, whose TDS level is around 200. Breakfast for Rs 3, full meal for Rs 5, laborers happy with Yogi govt's initiative UP Bypolls: Campaigning ends today, main contest between SP and BJP Yogi govt's big gift to the youth, took out jobs on these posts

News Track 9 Dec 2022 4:52 pm

BJP attacks Uddhav Thackeray after Shraddha's father blames Maharashtra Police for inaction

After Shraddha's father blamed Maharashtra Police for inaction, the BJP attacked Uddhav Thackeray for laxity in the probe. BJP asked why didn't Uddhav Thackeray govt act when complaints were filed initially.

India Today 9 Dec 2022 4:52 pm

BJP seeks removal of DCW chief over illegal postings

In a letter to Saxena, the BJP's West Delhi MP Parvesh Verma demanded Maliwal's removal from her position.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 4:48 pm

BJP MP seeks removal of Swati Maliwal as DCW chief, writes to L-G

New Delhi: Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma on Friday sought the removal of Swati Maliwal as the Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women after the court framed charges against her in a corruption case. Verma wrote a letter to Delhi Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena in this regard. Speaking to IANS, Verma said, I 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 9 Dec 2022 4:47 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, BJP to elect new leader on Saturday

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and his cabinet tendered their resignations to Governor Acharya Devvrat on Friday to pave the way for the formation of a new government

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 4:39 pm

Amit Shah to Meet Maharashtra, Karnataka CMs on Dec 14 Over Border Row: NCP

The MVA delegation also complained to Shah about the insulting references to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and some other BJP leaders

News18 9 Dec 2022 4:32 pm

Remove flagpoles, Annamalai asks BJP cadre

Arappor Iyakkam convener Jayaram Venkatesan on Friday tweeted a picture of BJP flagpoles questioning why the party cadre kept them on the road medians on the day of the cyclone.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 4:31 pm

Private member's bill on Uniform Civil Code introduced in Rajya Sabha

BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena moved for leave to introduce the Bill to provide for the constitution of the national inspection and investigation committee for preparation of a Uniform Civil Code and its implementation throughout India

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 4:28 pm

Chrisanghis: The rise of the Christian right in Kerala

Religion Though the term Chrisanghi has been around for some time, it became popular in August 2021 after it featured in a speech delivered by a young priest named James Panavelil. Haritha John Photo: CASA | Facebook The ancient rivalry between the two Abrahamic religions Christianity and Islam has often degenerated into bloody conflicts in other parts of the world. But in India, the relationship between Christians and Muslims has been shaped less by their differences and more by their shared experience of living as minorities among a Hindu majority. This common ground is beginning to erode in Kerala with the emergence of a virulently Islamophobic generation of upper-caste Catholics who are building deep ideological bonds with right-wing Hindutva over a shared hatred of Muslims. Dismissed as fringe elements by the Christian intelligentsia until a few years ago, they were disparagingly labelled Chrisanghis for pursuing the agenda of the Sangh Parivar. These right-wing Christians have gone on to own the label and today many of them proudly self-identify as Chrisanghis. One such self-defined Chrisanghi is 33-year-old George M who migrated to Canada two years ago but continues to watch political developments in Kerala with a hawk-eye. George is an active member of the Christian Association and Alliance for Social Action (Casa), a group in north Kerala defined by its contempt for Muslims. He is an active participant in district-level Casa WhatsApp groups and other groups like the Warriors of Cross. They tend to be confused with the other CASA (Churchs Auxiliary for Social Action), a humanitarian arm of 24 Protestant and Orthodox churches, but their agenda is diametrically opposite. The Casa and Warriors of Cross have one thing in common their revisionist stands on Christianity and their unbridled hatred for Islam and Muslims. Like every other person in these groups, George also believes most of the hate speech and propaganda he hears, such as that the Muslim population is skyrocketing, or that Muslims are taking over the country. George states clearly that he doesnt mind being called a Chrisanghi. Though the term has been around for some time, it became popular in August 2021 after it featured in a speech delivered by a young priest named James Panavelil. James is an assistant vicar at St George Church in Ernakulams Varapuzha. He was criticising the controversy over the Malayalam film Eesho, directed by Nadirshah, who happens to be a Muslim. Many Christian fundamentalists, including priests, had questioned giving the film the Malayalam version of Jesuss name. Be a human first, then you will be a saint. When the film was titled Eesho, Christians here lost their cool. There were many films in the past with similar names but this time they have started a war. In social media, we have a new name Chrisanghi. We were not like this earlier. Now, we have more hatred in us than others. This is religiosity, we dont need that. We need spirituality, which is to love each other, the priest had said in a viral speech. Following the speech, he was subjected to massive cyber bullying. Though James used the term to criticise fundamentalists, it ended up lending legitimacy to the word itself. Soon, many people started saying Proud to be a Chrisanghi on social media profiles, comments, and shows. Growth of Christian extremist groups in Kerala Casa is a growing organisation with committees in every district. They were one of the first among the many Christian extremist groups that emerged in Kerala in recent times. Several other groups and YouTube channels with preachings that are capable of harming communal harmony have also gained popularity. Groups like Casa have a ready roster of issues around which they mobilise Christians against Muslims. They run social media campaigns about narcotic jihad, love jihad, halal food, and the hijab. Never mind that there is no evidence to back these conspiracy theories. George regularly posts crime stories on his social media profiles in which Muslims are the accused. Casas social media pages are filled with posts on love jihad, narcotic jihad, and the anti-halal campaign. They bombard their audiences with content about Christian persecution in Islamic countries but conveniently ignore the state of affairs in India, where attacks against Christians and their institutions by Hindutva groups have seen an alarming spike since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power. Even the 2021 attacks on Karnataka churches were not condemned by Casa or other such groups. It is common to find posts calling for an economic boycott of Muslims, an idea also advocated by a handful of mainstream politicians. We have WhatsApp groups, discussions of current situations, and some casual meetings in church. We keep a keen eye on all the girls in our church. Any attempts by them to get into any relationship with Muslim boys will be blocked, a youth from Kasaragod, who is an active member of Casa, said. I know that Casa might be linked to the BJPs Minority Morcha or some Sangh Parivar groups, I am not sure, but we share common interests with the BJP. We have a common enemy, we will not let India turn into an Islamic country, George added. Preventing interfaith marriages, particularly those where the groom is Muslim, is one of Casas top priorities. The recent death by suicide of college student Nanda Vinod (19), where the man accused of abetting the suicide MK Abdul Shuhaib (20) is a Muslim, was used by Casa and its satellite groups to run a massive hate campaign against Islam and Muslims. Whether it is the Coimbatore car blast or the Mangalore RSS workers murder, all are employed to run political campaigns against Muslims by Casa. Most heated discussions organised by these new-age Christian right-wing groups take place on the Clubhouse app. It has several groups that hold discussions on Islam. Most of the discussions are framed to challenge the historic fact that both Muslims and Christians have a common prophetic tradition started by Ibrahim or Abraham. They do not believe that Moosa and Isa are Moses and Jesus. Many even claim that these similarities were spread by Islam to target Christianity. Christheeya Viswasa Prathirodikal (Defenders of Christian Belief), Proud Catholics, Apologists Preach Islam, Warriors of Cross, and Christian Youths are some of the organistaions that hold discussions on such topics. Even priests, pastors, and nuns participate in these talks. Love jihad was the most popular topic until sometime ago, many citing certain interfaith marriages to prove that it exists. Historical issues between Islam and Christianity in Armenia to Hagia Sophia have been discussed in these groups. These discussions stress that Christianity should not have a fraternal relationship with Islam. Besides the hatred and mistrust towards Islam, Keralas contemporary politics, in which the Hindu right is making deep inroads, has also paved the way for the growth of these groups. Though most of the Christian population has traditionally been supporters of the United Democratic Front (UDF) headed by the Congress, two factors have led to their estrangement. One factor is that a section of the Catholic church has drifted towards the BJP and the second is the traditional rivalry between Christian groups and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a powerful party within the UDF formation. Among these, Christian right groups believe that UDF is ruled by the IUML. According to them, IUML functions only for the Muslim community. The rift between Muslims and Christians had resulted in a split in the vote share too. PC Georges defeat in Poonjar in the 2021 Assembly elections has been attributed to the alienation of the Muslim population owing to his Islamophobic comments. The IUMLs vote share also decreased in some prominent Christian areas. Syro-Malabar Christians, also known as Syrian Christians, are a traditionally wealthy, landed community who claim Hindu-Brahmin origins. They have also accumulated enormous social capital compared to the Latin Catholics. In an earlier article published in TNM, G Pramod Kumar explained the reasons that attract the BJP to the Syro-Malabar population. They carry with them the same caste-based elitism thats associated with Hindus. They are considered to be upper-caste Hindu converts, he wrote. Many leaders of the church have cited an inequality in the distribution of minority scholarships between Christians and Muslims. They blame the IUML and the political pressure it exerts as the major reason for this. A Kerala High Court order on May 29, 2021, quashed a state government order from 2015 providing scholarships in 80:20 ratio to Muslims and to Latin Christians and converted Christians, saying it was legally unsustainable. Kerala witnessed much tension between various groups leading up to the judgement. Casa and its connections Though some group members believe that Casa has links with the Sangh Parivar, the leadership has always denied this. Casa president Kevin Peter had participated in the Hindu Maha Sabha conference in April in Thiruvananthapuram. However, he denied any connections with the Sangh Parivar. Are the Catholic churches in Kerala, especially the oriental rite of Syro-Malabar, backing the extremist group? Though none of the dioceses have openly extended support to the group yet, many of the leaders have been supporting Casa covertly. We have huge support from many priests. During the last Assembly elections (2021), we had gone to different parishes to campaign for BJP candidates. We were welcomed by the parishes, a Casa member from Kasaragod said on the condition of anonymity. The fact that they do not openly endorse the BJP allows these groups to gain a wider audience among those Catholics who are wary of the Hindu right but also Islamohobic in their outlook. On May 26, a video of prominent Catholic preacher Xavier Khan Vattayil extending support to Casa appeared on social media. He said that the organisation is in the hearts of many Catholics across Kerala and that the organisation is not alone. The Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) had extended support to the love jihad and narcotic jihad claims. But on September 12, Father Joshy Mayyattil, a representative of KCBC, posted in his Facebook page that Casa is a terrorist organisation within the Christian community. He condemned Xavier Khans post supporting Casa. These saffron flag-bearers who pray by making the sign of the cross make us think that the Syro-Malabar Church is moving towards saffronisation. These people persuaded Achan [Xavier Khan] to openly support a movement that had rooted itself in hatred and joined hands with the Hindutva forces, Joshy said. The priest also lashed out at the YouTube channel Shekinah News for allegedly supporting Casa by spreading false news. The priest also spoke about how Casa originated and alleged that it has close connections with the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Casa was seeded through an RSS network called Christian Helpline, but now BJPs Minority Morcha is behind it. A considerable number from the Syro-Malabar Church is within their net. It is also true that the extremist Chaldeans and those caught up in their social media groups Modi devotees have started proudly calling themselves Chrisanghis. But there can be no doubt that the synod, bishops, priests, monks, and laity of the Syro-Malabar Church are committed to preserving Christian love, the unity of the Church, and the secularism of India, he said. Christian Helpline was instituted in 2017 by the Kerala BJP Minority Morcha with the intention of campaigning against love jihad. The helpline was initiated by Renjith Abraham Thomas, who is the former Malappuram district secretary of the Minority Morcha. Church and Islamophobia It is not just groups like Casa that are spreading Islamophobia. Many Catholic churches do this both directly and indirectly, with the endorsement of the higher clergy. During the Sunday mass on September 4 in a Catholic church in Kasaragod, the parish priest was furious that the attendance in a meeting held for mothers was low. He said, What are you waiting for, the evil has reached your homes. Your daughters are going on the wrong path. There are predators from terrorist groups waiting for your daughters. The girls of our community are easily falling for them. Mothers are responsible for their daughters. That is why you should participate in the class. This warning from the priest came only a few minutes after a circular from the Thalassery Archbishop Joseph Pamplani was read out. In the circular, the bishop had said that the eight-day Lent from September 1-8 is a remembrance of the incident where Christian women gathered inside a church seeking protection for their virginity from gentile kings. He went on to add that the Lent should be dedicated to protect Christian girls from religious terrorist groups. In the last few years, the Catholic church in Kerala has never failed to find a reason to speak about love jihad and about how to prevent their women from marrying into the Muslim community. Various bishops have spoken about love jihad and alleged that Christian women are being lured by Muslim men. Last September, the Pala Bishop Joseph Kallarangat added the accusation narcotic jihad as well, which triggered a huge row, and barely avoided blowing up into communal violence. A huge rally, which had the potential of causing clashes, was conducted by Muslim and Christian groups in response to the bishop. A parish priest under the Thalassery diocese said, We had classes in the church under the leadership of KCBC and the Kerala Catholic Youth Movement (KCYM) for nuns and priests. Special classes will also be given to parents, separately and together. They cannot be careless and later grieve. We give them awareness that love jihad is not a bogey, that it exists in our society. He added, Mothers are responsible for what path their daughters choose. The different Syro-Malabar Catholic dioceses in the state receive frequent circulars from their respective bishops regarding this. In January 2020, a synod (a high profile meeting of bishops) of the Syro-Malabar Church was held, where it stated that love jihad is real and that Christian women are under the threat of being forced to undergo religious conversion after being allegedly trapped in fake relationships. A circular was sent by Cardinal George Alencherry based on the discussions in the synod over love jihad. However, some of the churches under the Ernakulam-Angamaly diocese refused to read them. This may not be seen solely as an expression of dissent towards the churchs view on love jihad. The Ernakulam-Angamaly diocese is also in the midst of a huge row sparked by financial discrepancies and liturgical conflicts that have turned a large section of the priests against Alenchery. Following this, a few other dioceses also issued circulars warning about Christian women falling in the trap. The Thamarassery diocese even published a handbook on love jihad, which claimed that more than 160 girls had fallen prey to it. The book was meant for class 11 and 12 catechism students. Antony Tharekkadavil, a north Kerala priest, is popular for his talks that are telecast on different Christian YouTube channels. His statements, such as those referring to characters in the Quran as fictional, have provoked the spread of religious hatred. He argued that Christian women are the most easy target of Jihadis. The church and the organisations associated with it, such as the KCYM, have openly supported him and have given him a heroic status. He was one of the torchbearers of the anti-halal campaign that claimed that it is a sin for Catholics to consume halal food. The church and love jihad Many consider the developments in the church as a reflection of the Islamophobia present all over the world. J Prabhash, former pro-vice-chancellor and head of the department of Political Science in the University of Kerala, said that globally there is a tension between the two religious communities, which is being reflected here also. What we see in Kerala is a reflection of the global scenario, he explained. Prabhash, however, added that in reality, there are many interfaith marriages between Christians and Muslims, Christians and Hindus, and Muslims and Hindus. Highlighting the inherent patriarchy of religious communities, he pointed out, It is not that a particular religion targets girls from other religions, but these communities are worried only about their girls marrying men belonging to other religious backgrounds. Many church reformists have pointed out that the Catholics in Kerala are insecure about losing their members. Even earlier too, Hindu-Christian marriages received more acceptance than Muslim-Christian ones. Hinduism was not considered a major threat then. But Islamophobia was always present in the church, as was the case with any other community, Jaiby Joseph, social critic and popular YouTuber said. According to him, love jihad discussions have now become more explicit after 20 Keralites left the country and joined Islamic State (ISIS). Some among them were Christians who converted to Islam. Jaiby also alleged that the church has close connections with the BJP. Even when it came to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the KCBC supported the BJP government. Father Varghese Vallikkatt, spokesperson and secretary of the KCBC, wrote an opinion piece in the RSS mouthpiece Janmabhoomi on January 7, 2020 supporting CAA. He stated, No other party except the BJP has understood or taken a stand on how to tackle political Islam. None of the political parties in the country which focus on the minority vote bank will have the courage to do this. In January 2021, the heads of all three Catholic denominations (Syro-Malabar, Syro-Malankara, and Latin) met with PM Modi to reportedly discuss various issues, including the Kerala Catholic churchs stand on love jihad. The bishops also raised the issue of their discontent with the distribution of scholarships for minority students. A month before that, in December 2020, Modi had met with representatives of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church, both Syrian denominations although not Catholic, to broker peace in a decades-old property feud. The Supreme Court had ruled in favour of the former in July 2017. The churchs sudden affinity with the BJP has been cited as the next reason for its explicit Islamophobia. Indulekha Joseph, a lawyer and member of the Kerala Catholic Church Reformation Movement (KCRM), said that the Catholic leaders who spew hatred are opportunists who dont have any ideology of their own. They go with the politics that are beneficial to them. The church has great wealth and it serves their need to go with Sangh Parivar interests as they can hide all their illegal wealth accumulations, she alleged. Edited by Maria Teresa Raju Also read: Kerala Catholic Church taking right-wing stand on Love Jihad and CAA: Reformists The right turn by a section of Keralas Catholic church is sheer opportunism Kerala Church and the BJP: A shift towards the right or seeking patronage?

The News Minute 9 Dec 2022 4:26 pm

Hang Aftab Amin Poonawalla till DEATH, put restrictions on Dating Apps, demands Shraddha Walkar`s father

Addressing a joint press conference with BJP leader Kirit Somaiya in Mumbai, Vikas Walkar also blamed the Vasai Police for lack of cooperation in probing the case. However, he praised the Delhi Police for a swift investigation. Delhi Police assured us that we will get justice. Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis also assured us of the same, he added.

Zee News 9 Dec 2022 4:25 pm

Just 0.9% less votes cost Himachal for BJP

Congress secures 43.90% vote share, BJP close behind with 43%

Deccan Chronicle 9 Dec 2022 4:24 pm

'BJP will have problems the day Modi...'

'Only time will tell how difficult it would be for the BJP when Mr Modi may not be in a position to actively run affairs of the party and be its biggest vote catcher.' 'Then the BJP could even split.'

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 4:24 pm

HP: BJP loses all 5 seats under Union min Anurag Thakurs constituency

Following the declaration of results in Himachal Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost all five seats under Union minister Anurag Thakurs Parliamentary constituency. The Congress candidate won from Sujanpur, with a margin of 399 votes, from where Thakurs father and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal used to contest. Dhumal was not given 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 9 Dec 2022 4:20 pm

Private member's Bill on Uniform Civil Code tabled, Opposition protests

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirodi Lal Meena introduced the Bill on Uniform Civil Code in Rajya Sabha on iday. Fr

India Today 9 Dec 2022 4:18 pm

Bhupendra Patel quits; BJP meet tomorrow to pick CM

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel tendered his resignation along with his entire cabinet on Friday to pave the way for formation of a new government in the state after the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) landslide victory in the assembly elections.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 4:05 pm

Did AAP break into BJPs vote share? A detailed analysis of Gujarat elections reveals AAP gained at the expense of Congress

AAPs rise in Gujarat converged with Congress declining vote share, busting the myth that it gained at the expense of BJP.

OpIndia 9 Dec 2022 4:00 pm

MCD mayor to be from AAP, BJP to play role of 'strong oppn': Adesh Gupta

The MCD mayor will be from the AAP and the BJP will play the role of a strong opposition, the party's Delhi president Adesh Gupta said on Friday. The BJP will also resist the AAP if it indulges in any corruption, he said. Gupta's statement comes amid speculation that the BJP will contest the mayoral polls in the newly elected Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). We will play the role of a strong opposition in the MCD to save Delhi from the AAP, which has become synonymous with corruption, Gupta said during a press conference while thanking BJP leaders and activists for helping the party win 104 wards in the civic elections. The AAP on Wednesday wrested power from the BJP in the high-stakes civic polls in the national capital. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party bagged 134 of the 250 wards while the BJP won 104.

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 3:57 pm

MCD mayor to be from AAP: BJP's Adesh Gupta

Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta said on Friday that the MCD mayor will be from the Aam Aadmi Party and his party will play the role of a strong opposition.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 3:56 pm

Gujarat Assembly Elections: BJPs performance for 27 years Vs AAPs promise of freebies, a fading Congress and invisible AIMIM

The Bharatiya Janata Party has not only managed to save its stronghold in Gujarat but has also broken all the records with the thumping majority.

OpIndia 9 Dec 2022 3:54 pm

Setback to Anurag Thakur in home district in Himachal polls

Setback to Anurag Thakur in home district in Himachal polls In a setback to Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur and his father Prem Kumar Dhumal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost all the five Assembly seats in Hamirpur, the home district of the duo in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla: In a [] The post Setback to Anurag Thakur in home district in Himachal polls appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 9 Dec 2022 3:52 pm

15 Out Of 139 Women Candidates Won Gujarat Assembly Polls, 14 From BJP

The number of women candidates winning the Gujarat Assembly polls rose marginally as 15 of them emerged victorious this time as compared to 13 in the last election.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 3:42 pm

15 Out Of 139 Women Candidates Won Gujarat Assembly Polls, 14 From BJP

The number of women candidates winning the Gujarat Assembly polls rose marginally as 15 of them emerged victorious this time as compared to 13 in the last election.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 3:42 pm

Gujarat: Bhupendra Patel submits resignation, to take oath as CM for 2nd consecutive term on December 12

Gujarat election results 2022:Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel today (December 9) submitted his resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat after his party (BJP) registered a historic win in the State Assembly elections ahead of the formation...

India TV 9 Dec 2022 3:42 pm

Acrimony continues between BJP, Congress after elections

The public spat between rival political parties generally ends after every election. However, in an unprecedented development, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its rival Congress continue to attack each other even after the results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections were declared on Thursday.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 3:42 pm

Gujarat polls: 15 women candidates emerge victorious in 2022, two more than 2017; 14 of them from BJP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had fielded five women candidates, and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 12. None of them could make it to the state assembly. Six of the successful women candidates are sitting MLAs, including all the five of the BJP and one of Congress. In Rajkot West, which was held by former chief minister Vijay Rupani, BJP candidate Dr Darshita Shah defeated her nearest rival from Congress Mansukh Kalariya by a victory margin of 1.05 lakh votes.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 3:38 pm

Will Himachal slip out of Congress's hands even after winning?

Shimla: As soon as the Congress wins the Himachal Pradesh, the fight started among the leaders regarding the chair. Now a big piece of information is coming out about this. According to sources associated with Pratibha Singh, if the CM is not made from the family of former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, there will be a split in the party. Pratibha Singh's camp claims that 25 MLAs are with the Virbhadra family. Don't commit the mistake of making Himachal Punjab by making another person the Chief Minister. This claim is being seen as a direct challenge to the high command. In such a situation, if there is a split in the Congress, then the BJP will not move back from taking advantage of it and as a result, the won Himachal can also go out of the hands of the Congress. Let us inform you that, Pratibha Singh has already said that, the election was fought and won in the name of Virbhadra Singh, so the Virbhadra family has the right to the Chief Minister's chair. At present, Pratibha Singh is presenting her side by holding meetings with central supervisors and in-charge Rajeev Shukla. Pratibha Singh, the wife of former CM Virbhadra Singh, also said in a warning tone that the 2024 Lok Sabha elections are also near and this should also be kept in mind. Talking to the media before the discussion on the post of CM and the meeting of the Legislature Party, Pratibha Singh said, ''To whom leadership should be given, it is a sensitive matter. People are looking very seriously in this direction. People feel that our feelings should be respected.'' Pratibha Singh said that, when we were contesting this election, we saw that our condition was not good, then we played the card of Virbhadra Singh Ji. His name was taken, his works were counted and people voted in favor of Congress in his name only. He said that we are voting as a tribute to Virbhadra Singh. Now there is a feeling among the people that this family has served for a long time, so if this opportunity is given to this family, they will continue to serve in the same way. Misbehavior with Gehlot minister during Rahul's visit, who once said- High command is nothing... 'Shivpal was asking for BJP ticket, when he did not get..,' BJP MP's big statement RJD leader demands Nitish Kumar's resignation, asked to make this leader CM

News Track 9 Dec 2022 3:35 pm

As Modi's GujaRath Crushes Records, Opponents & Critics, the Amazed World Has This to Say

The Straits Times of Singapore, the Nikkei Asia, Al Jazeera, Independent, ABC News were among the global publications that displayed photographs of jubilant celebrations of the BJP's win in Gujarat

News18 9 Dec 2022 3:32 pm

Non-Muslims studying in madrasas will not be given religious training, NCPCR orders

New Delhi: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has issued notices to all states and union territories, ordering a detailed probe into madrasas admitting non-Muslim children. Along with this, chief secretaries have also been asked to map all madrasas. NCPCR writes to Chief Secys of all States/UTs, recommending conducting a detailed inquiry of all govt funded/recognized madrasas that are admitting non-Muslim children & admit all such children in schools subsequent to the inquiry; also recommends mapping of all unmapped madrasas pic.twitter.com/y2DYNMdWfu ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2022 NCPCR president Priyank Kanoongo has given these instructions while writing a letter to the Chief Secretaries of all states and union territories. The NCPCR Chief in its instructions said that the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights recommends a detailed investigation of all government-funded/recognized madrassas which are admitting non-Muslim children. The NCPCR has said in the letter that it has received several complaints that children from non-Muslim communities are being given admission in government-funded madrasas and they are also being given scholarships. According to the letter, this is a clear violation of Article 28(3) of the Constitution, which prohibits educational institutions from forcing children to participate in religious education without parental consent. NCPCR chairman Priyank Kanoongo also said that madrassas are primarily responsible for imparting religious education. Whereas those which are funded by the government, are giving religious and to some extent formal education to the children. Man blackmailed girl to have sex with him, captures private video of her Misbehavior with Gehlot minister during Rahul's visit, who once said- High command is nothing... 'Shivpal was asking for BJP ticket, when he did not get..,' BJP MP's big statement

News Track 9 Dec 2022 3:28 pm

Odisha CM Patnaik attempting to garner sympathy ahead of 2024 election: BJP

Senior BJP leader Jay Narayan Mishra on Friday rejected BJD president Naveen Patnaik's anti-women jibe at the saffron party and said the chief minister's statement was not based on facts, but an attempt to garner sympathy of women ahead of 2024 general elections. Patnaik in a video message immediately after the victory of BJD candidate Barsha Singh Bariha in Padampur on Thursday, had accused the state BJP leadership of disrespecting a grief-stricken woman who had recently lost her father. I was hurt by the disrespect shown by the BJP towards the rookie nominee Barsha, he said. Bariha scored an emphatic win against BJP's Pradip Purohit by 42,679 votes. Mishra, the Leader of Opposition in Odisha Assembly in a statement claimed that Patnaik has an old habit of creating new stories for getting sympathy. If the Chief Minister's claim that BJP is anti-women was true, today Narendra Modi would not have established himself as the chief servant of the country, BJP would not have won in

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 3:27 pm

Gujarat election outcome precludes need for populist Budget: Analysts

The big victory of incumbent BJP in Gujarat will aid in continued policy momentum and preclude the need for any populist measures in the forthcoming budget, in our view, Motilal Oswal's research analyst Gautam Duggad said.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 3:20 pm

Misbehavior with Gehlot minister during Rahul's visit, who once said- High command is nothing...

Jaipur: In September this year, when there was a political uproar in Rajasthan, Shanti Dhariwal, a minister considered very special to CM Ashok Gehlot, came out openly against the decision of the party's high command. On September 25, Shanti Dhariwal in Jaipur went against the high command's one-line agenda and did not allow it to pass. . pic.twitter.com/tm1WKyeQp3 Acharya Pramod (@AcharyaPramodk) December 8, 2022 Not only this, but Dhariwal had also called former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot a traitor. The party had also issued a notice against him, but no action was taken. Now Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra has reached Rajasthan, but the pictures of Shanti Dhariwal coming out of this yatra seem to be questioning his political future. Two pictures of Congress Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' are going viral on social media. In the first picture, CMGehlot's group minister Shanti Dhariwal himself is seen, while in the second picture, Shanti Dhariwal's son Amit Dhariwal is also seen. In both pictures, Rahul's security personnel are seen pushing Shanti Dhariwal and his son Amit Dhariwal. Looking at these two pictures, it seems that Gehlot's minister is not getting any attention in this yatra, while Shanti Dhariwal is considered to be the biggest leader of the Kota Congress. Shanti Dhariwal was also given the responsibility of leading Rahul's visit to Kota, but the demeanor meted out to him during the yatra is in the headlines on social media. 'Shivpal was asking for BJP ticket, when he did not get..,' BJP MP's big statement Shraddha's father met Fadnavis, said this big thing RJD leader demands Nitish Kumar's resignation, asked to make this leader CM

News Track 9 Dec 2022 3:15 pm

Demonetisation Failed to Meet Its Objectives: Cong Leader Adhir Chowdhury in LS

The comment made in the Lok Sabha was vehemently countered by the BJPs Nishikant Dubey who said the Reserve Bank of India took the big step to eliminate corruption

News18 9 Dec 2022 3:12 pm

Himachal Pradesh Election Results 2022: Meet the big winners, and losers

The Congress on Thursday wrested Himachal Pradesh from the BJP as it crossed the majority mark of 35 seats in the 68-member Assembly in the hill state. Here are the big winners and losers of Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2022.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 3:10 pm

'Shivpal was asking for BJP ticket, when he did not get..,' BJP MP's big statement

Lucknow: The politics of Uttar Pradesh is once again in the headlines. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Subrata Pathak has made a big statement about Shivpal Yadav. Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (SP) president Shivpal Yadav wanted to contest from the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat and was seeking a ticket from the BJP, claimed Pathak. When we did not give him a ticket, he returned to the Samajwadi Party. The results of the by-elections held in three seats, including Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh, have been revealed. In the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Dimple Yadav retained the seat of Mulayam Singh Yadav by defeating the BJP candidate by ahuge margin. With the announcement of the results of the Mainpuri by-election, the merger of Shivpal Singh Yadav's party with SP has also been announced. Meanwhile, BJP MP Subrata Pathak has given a big statement on Shivpal Yadav. BJPMP from Kannauj Subrata Pathak has said that Shivpal Singh Yadav wanted to join the BJP. He was also seeking a ticket from Mainpuri. However, the Bharatiya Janata Party was not fond of including him. Shraddha's father met Fadnavis, said this big thing RJD leader demands Nitish Kumar's resignation, asked to make this leader CM 'India will not be an ally of the US, but a superpower itself,' said a White House official

News Track 9 Dec 2022 3:09 pm

Demonetisation failed to meet its objectives: Cong leader Adhir Chowdhury

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday criticised the government's November 2016 decision to demonetise high-value currency notes, claiming the move did not meet the desired goals as cash in circulation and fake currency have gone up. The comment made in the Lok Sabha was vehemently countered by the BJP's Nishikant Dubey who said the Reserve Bank of India took the ig step to eliminate corruption and terror financing which were ampant under the Congress rule. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, Chowdhury said cash in circulation increased from Rs 18 lakh crore in 2016 to Rs 31 lakh crore currently. Also, fake currency and deposits in Swiss banks have increased, he claimed. The health of the economy is in a bad shape because of demonetisation. Demonetisation was launched with the objective of bringing back black money and stopping fake currency and terrorism. But none of the objectives of demonetisation has been fulfilled, Chowdhury said. Dubey

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 3:07 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

BJP Swells by 57, Congress Shrinks by 60: This Map Shows Drastic Change in Gujarat Results from 2017 to 2022

With the return of the Patidar community back to its fold, the BJP added 57 seats to its 2017 tally to clinch a seventh term in Prime Minister Narendra Modis home state Gujarat

News18 9 Dec 2022 3:00 pm

Himachal Pradesh Elections 2022: Voters Continue State Tradition Of Ousting Ruling Party As Congress Emerges Victorious

Himachal Pradesh hasn't supported an incumbent government for the past 37 years, causing a constant tussle between Congress and the BJP to keep switching power every five years.

The LogicaI Indian 9 Dec 2022 2:55 pm

MCD mayor to be from AAP, BJP to play role of 'strong opposition': Adesh Gupta

Gupta's statement comes amid speculation that the BJP will contest the mayoral polls in the newly elected Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). We will play the role of a strong opposition in the MCD to save Delhi from the AAP, which has become synonymous with corruption, Gupta said during a press conference while thanking BJP leaders and activists for helping the party win 104 wards in the civic elections.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 2:51 pm

Shraddha's father met Fadnavis, said this big thing

Mumbai: The police have still not been able to gather complete evidence in the Shraddha murder case, which has been in the news for a long time. Meanwhile, Shraddha Walker's father Vikas Walker along with BJP leader Kirit Sumaiya has met Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis. After that, now he reached Marathi Patrakar Sangh where he will address the media at 1 pm. According to the latest update in the case, the Saket court extended the judicial custody of Aftab, the culprit of the murder case, for 14 more days on Friday. He was produced in the court through virtual conferencing. Duringthis, the investigating officer of Mehrauli police station was also present in the courtroom. In the court, the police told that the investigation of the Shraddha murder case is going on by the Delhi Police and the judicial custody of the criminal should be extended for 14 days. Thereafter, the Saket court extended the judicial custody of the criminal Aftab for 14 days. Earlier, Aftab was in judicial custody in Tihar Jail for 13 days from where he was taken for polygraph and narco test. Delhi Police is still waiting for all the reports of DNA and FSL in this case. Aftab has also faced a narco test after a polygraph. He has also confessed to the murder in the narco test. Duringthe narco test, when Aftab was asked where Shraddha's phone was, Aftab replied that he had thrown Shraddha's phone somewhere. Aftab has accepted that he killed Shraddha in 'Heat Of The Moment.' RJD leader demands Nitish Kumar's resignation, asked to make this leader CM 'India will not be an ally of the US, but a superpower itself,' said a White House official How did Sonia Gandhi become Cong president after removing Sitaram Kesri?

News Track 9 Dec 2022 2:49 pm

BJP's Gujarat win further boosts its hopes of retaining power in 2024 Lok Sabha polls - Read on

Gujarat Assembly poll results 2022: The BJP's record-breaking win in Gujarat has come as a ringing endorsement for its narrative built around Hindutva, nationalism, development, and Prime Minister Modi's enduring appeal.

Zee News 9 Dec 2022 2:49 pm

Farmers Stage Protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, Demand Legal Guarantee for MSP

The Congress' unit for farmers also accused the BJP-led central government of not cooperating with farmers and reneging on its promises made to them following which, the year-long stir at Delhi borders was suspended

News18 9 Dec 2022 2:47 pm

Bhupendra Patel resigns as Gujarat CM, set for another term

The BJP registered a historic victory in Gujarat by clinching 156 seats in the 182-member House.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 2:44 pm

Naveen Patnaik's Message To BJP After Odisha Bypoll Win: Don't Disrespect Women

Biju Janata Dal president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday cautioned the Bharatiya Janata Party that people in his state will never support disrespect towards women after BJD...

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 2:41 pm

RJD leader demands Nitish Kumar's resignation, asked to make this leader CM

Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party has won the by-election in Bihar's Kudhani assembly seat. In this election, Bharatiya Janata Party's Kedar Gupta defeated Janata Dal United's candidate Manoj Kushwaha fighting on behalf of Grand Alliance. Lalu Yadav's party Rashtriya Janata Dal has blamed Nitish Kumar for the defeat in the Kudni by-election. Even the former MLA of the party demanded Nitish Kumar to resign from the post of Chief Minister and hand over the post to Tejashwi Yadav. Former MLA of Rashtriya Janata Dal from Kudhani, Anil Sahni said that this defeat is not of the Grand Alliance. This defeat is of Nitish Kumar. We lost this election because of the stubbornness of Nitish Kumar. He did not even go to campaign in Gopaganj and Mokama. He said that the way Tejashwi Yadav sacrificed the party symbol in the by-election. Similarly, Nitish Kumar should also resign from the post of Chief Minister and Tejashwi Yadav should be made the Chief Minister to strengthen the Grand Alliance. Voting was held for the Kudhani by-election in Bihar on 5 December. BJP's Kedar Prasad Gupta has won from here in the results that came on Thursday. BJP has defeated Janata Dal-United by around 3,645 votes. Here BJP got 76,653 votes and Janata Dal-United got 73,008 votes. Before the Lok Sabha elections, the Kudhani assembly by-election was being considered a semi-final in the politics of Bihar. These by-elections were held after the disqualification of the Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA from the Kudhani assembly seat, Anil Sahni by the MP-MLA court. On this seat, instead of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal-United fielded its candidate. Rashtriya Janata Dal's Kedar Gupta was in the fray in the 2020 elections, who lost by just 712 votes. 'India will not be an ally of the US, but a superpower itself,' said a White House official How did Sonia Gandhi become Cong president after removing Sitaram Kesri? MPs kept waiting for the meeting, Sonia left for Rajasthan to celebrate birthday

News Track 9 Dec 2022 2:39 pm

Netizens let West Bengal CM know how neither Gujarat nor Himachal Pradesh erupted in violence after the election results

Netizens tell Mamata Banerjee how BJP winning Gujarat and losing Himachal Pradesh didn't led to any violence

OpIndia 9 Dec 2022 2:36 pm

BJP Backtracks On Open Race For Mayor Remark After Delhi Civic Poll Loss

The AAP on Wednesday dismantled the BJP in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls by winning 134 wards, ending the 15-year rule of the BJP in the prestigious municipal corporation and reducing...

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 2:30 pm

Hello MLA: Ravindra Jadeja Congratulates Wife Who Won Gujarat Seat

Rivaba Jadeja was the BJP candidate from Jamnagar North constituency. She defeated her nearest rival, Karshanbhai of AAP by more than 53,000 votes.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 2:29 pm

Hello MLA: Ravindra Jadeja Congratulates Wife Who Won Gujarat Seat

Rivaba Jadeja was the BJP candidate from Jamnagar North constituency. She defeated her nearest rival, Karshanbhai of AAP by more than 53,000 votes.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 2:29 pm

BJP's Bhupendra Patel, Set For 2nd Term, Resigns As Gujarat Chief Minister

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel tendered his resignation along with his entire cabinet today to pave the way for the formation of a new government in the state after the ruling Bharatiya Janata...

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 2:26 pm

Farmers stage protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, demand legal guarantee for MSP

The Congress' unit for farmers also accused the BJP-led central government of not cooperating with farmers

The Hindu Businessline 9 Dec 2022 2:22 pm

Demonetisation failed to meet its objectives: Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury in Lok Sabha

The comment made in the Lok Sabha was vehemently countered by the BJP#39;s Nishikant Dubey who said the Reserve Bank of India took the ig step to eliminate corruption and terror financing which were ampant under the Congress rule.

Money Control 9 Dec 2022 2:07 pm

Demonetisation failed to meet its objectives: Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury in LS

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday criticised the government's November 2016 decision to demonetise high-value currency notes, claiming the move did not meet the desired goals as cash in circulation and fake currency have gone up. The comment made in the Lok Sabha was vehemently countered by the BJP's Nishikant Dubey who said the Reserve Bank of India took the ig step to eliminate corruption and terror financing which were ampant under the Congress rule.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 2:01 pm

AAP & Congress Slam Anurag Thakur, Question Why He Lost All Five Seats Of Hamirpur

AAP MLA Naresh Balyan said the BJPs wave is such that even Union minister Anurag Thakur could not save his booth and Congress Leader Srinivas BV slammed him over his defeat in the elections New Delhi: The BJP lost allfive assembly seats which fall in Union minister Anurag ThakursHamirpur. The... The post AAP & Congress Slam Anurag Thakur, Question Why He Lost All Five Seats Of Hamirpur appeared first on HW News English .

News View 9 Dec 2022 2:00 pm

Explained: Why BJPs defeat in Himachal Pradesh will pinch Anurag Thakur more

Explained: Why BJPs defeat in Himachal Pradesh will pinch Anurag Thakur more

Firstpost 9 Dec 2022 1:56 pm

BJP Creates A Record In Gujarat Riding On HNM Factor

BJP broke the 37-year-old record of the Congress when it won 149 seats in 1985.

Bloomberg Quint 9 Dec 2022 1:53 pm

Modi may be a juggernaut but poll results have shown he is not invincible

The BJP may have won two of the six assembly seats spread across UP, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Odisha, but humiliation in Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat of UP as well as in Khatauli assembly seat showed the party is not invinsible.

India Today 9 Dec 2022 1:41 pm

BJPs Amit Malviya: HP Win Lesson To Keep Rahul Gandhi Away From State Polls

BJP national IT Cell in-charge, Amit Malviya, on Friday sparked a row for suggesting that Congress victory in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections should be a lesson for the latter to keep its leader, Rahul Gandhi, away from poll-bound states New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national IT Cell in-charge,... The post BJPs Amit Malviya: HP Win Lesson To Keep Rahul Gandhi Away From State Polls appeared first on HW News English .

News View 9 Dec 2022 1:37 pm

Gujarat polls: BJP's historic win in PM Modi's home turf grabs worldwide coverage | How global media reacted

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) landslide victory in the Gujarat Assembly elections not only created a buzz in the Indian political arena but also grabbed global headlines. Ridding on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's...

India TV 9 Dec 2022 1:29 pm

Shraddha Walkar's father meets Fadnavis, seeks 'strictest' punishment for Aftab Poonawala

Shraddha Walkar's father Vikas Walkar on Friday met Maharashtra deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and sought strictest punishment for Aftab Poonawala, who killed his daughter and chopped her in 35 pieces. BJP leader Kirit Somaiya...

India TV 9 Dec 2022 1:26 pm

India: BJP wins Gujarat, loses Himachal in state elections

The ruling party won with a landslide in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat. But in Himachal Pradesh, the party suffered a loss with the opposition Congress winning power.

Web Dunia 9 Dec 2022 1:12 pm

Congress Won 15 Himachal Seats With Margin Of Less Than 2,000

Though the Congress wrested power from the BJP in Himachal Pradesh by winning 40 out of the 68 assembly seats, party candidates had a wafer-thin victory margin of less than 2,000 in 15 seats.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 1:11 pm

Himachal: BJP could have won 8 more seats if...

The rebels, who contested as independents in the assembly polls, marred the prospects of BJP candidates in eight seats while Congress candidates were hit in four assembly segments.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 1:02 pm

News18 Afternoon Digest: SC Rejects Plea Seeking Details of Collegium Meeting Over Judges' Appointment and Other Top Stories

Here are the top stories; n 'Twitter Files' Part 2, Shocking Secret Blacklist; Red Alert in TN Districts Due To Cyclone Mandous; Will BJP's Grand Gujarat Win And Congress's Himachal High Point Sway 2023 Karnataka Election? and more.

News18 9 Dec 2022 1:00 pm

Delhi: Trinamools Saket Gokhale Arrested Again, Dereck O Brien Accuses EC

A day after Trinamools Saket Gokhale has arrested again, party leader Derek OBrien has accused the Election Commission of India of looking away when a BJP Chief Minister and an actor turned BJP MP spread communal bile during the Gujarat election New Delhi: Derek OBrien, the Trinamool leader, has accused... The post Delhi: Trinamools Saket Gokhale Arrested Again, Dereck O Brien Accuses EC appeared first on HW News English .

News View 9 Dec 2022 1:00 pm

Gujarat Minister, 6 Other BJP MLAs Lose Seats Despite BJP's Record Victory

Despite the ruling BJP's massive victory in Gujarat Assembly elections, seven of its sitting MLAs, including a state minister, have lost the polls.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 12:54 pm

BJP's record win in Gujarat shows it's favourite for 2024; Himachal loss gives glimmer of hope to Congress

The rise of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has presented the ruling BJP and, more so, its main national rival Congress with a host of challenges as they prepare for a slew of state elections before the mega contest in 2024.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 12:46 pm

2014 was a watershed: S Jaishankar gives a befitting reply to RJD MPs remarks on Indias foreign policy approach after BJP came to power in 2014

S Jaishankar said 2014 was a watershed moment and India's foreign policy approach has become more effective since 2014.

OpIndia 9 Dec 2022 12:42 pm

BJP Wins Gujarat Seat Where Bilkis Bano Lived, Congress Finishes 3rd

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won the Limkheda Assembly seat in Gujarat's Dahod district where 2002 riots victim Bilkis Bano once lived.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 12:42 pm

Congress Calls For A Legislative Party Meeting Will Decide CM

Congress Leaders Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, Pratibha Singh besides Mukesh Agnihotri are now top contenders for CMs Post Shimla: On December 8 Congress won the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections and managed to dethrone the BJPs double-engine sarkar. Congress has won 48 of 60 seats. The Himachal Pradesh Congress has called for... The post Congress Calls For A Legislative Party Meeting Will Decide CM appeared first on HW News English .

News View 9 Dec 2022 12:41 pm

BJP MP gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss Uniform Civil code

On the third day of the Winter Session of the Parliament, BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav gave Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss the implementation of the Uniform Civil code in the country

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 12:41 pm

Congress Veteran Defeats Son-In-Law To Retain Himachal Seat

Veteran Congress leader Dhani Ram Shandil retained the Solan seat in Himachal Pradesh, defeating his nearest BJP rival and son-in-law Rajesh Kashyap in assembly poll results announced on Thursday.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 12:23 pm

Tripura: Former militant leader joins BJP

AGARTALA: Former militant leader Daniel Borak along with 29 other members of his group, on Thursday, joined the BJP in Tripura in presence of the partys state president Rajib Bhattacharjee. Other senior BJP leaders like Phanindranath Sharma and Dipak Majumder were also present on the occasion. They joined the BJPs tribal wing Janajati Morcha under [] The post Tripura: Former militant leader joins BJP appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 9 Dec 2022 12:23 pm

Sushil Modi seeks 2 seats for Kashmiri Pandits, 1 for PoJK refugees in J&K Assembly

New Delhi, Dec 9: BJP MP in the Rajya Sabha Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday demanded that two seats should be reserved for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits and one seat for those from the PoJK living in India in the J&K Assembly as per the J&K delimitation commission recommendations. Modi said that Kashmiri Pandits have suffered a lot during the past three decades and there should be an amendment in the J&K reorganisation commission. He said that power of the [] The post Sushil Modi seeks 2 seats for Kashmiri Pandits, 1 for PoJK refugees in J&K Assembly appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 9 Dec 2022 12:22 pm

Why have Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh responded differently to Narendra Modi#39;s appeal?

Even if Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the BJP#39;s best bet to attract votes, there seemed to be certain preconditions for his appeal to work

Money Control 9 Dec 2022 12:18 pm

MPs kept waiting for the meeting, Sonia left for Rajasthan to celebrate birthday

New Delhi: Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi has reached Rajasthan to celebrate her birthday. From Jaipur, Sonia Gandhi reached Sawai Madhopur, where she will stay at Shergarh resort in Ranthambore. Herdaughter and Congress national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has also reached Ranthambore by road. At the same time, Rahul Gandhi will also take a rest from the Bharat Jodo Yatra and join Sonia Gandhi at her birthday party for a day. Meanwhile, Congress MPs in the Lok Sabha were hoping that Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi would lead a meeting of party MPs in Parliament on Friday and a message was also sent to some MPs that she could attend the meeting, but at the last moment this changed and Sonia Gandhi left to celebrate her birthday. The winter session of Parliament is currently underway. During this time, Congress has planned to corner the government on many issues during the session. Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi is also the head of the Congress Parliamentary Party in the Lok Sabha. She was scheduled to attend a meeting of party MPs ahead of the session on Friday but is now in Rajasthan to celebrate herbirthday. UNSC hails signing of political framework deal in Sudan Pratibha Singh openly expresses her right to CM chair of Himachal, Congress in trouble BJP loses Himachal by just 38k votes, Congress wins Bhoranj by just 60 votes

News Track 9 Dec 2022 12:16 pm

Himachal polls: Rebels played spoilsport in 12 out of 68 assembly seats

Rebels played a spoilsport for both the BJP and Congress in 12 out of the 68 assembly segments in Himachal Pradesh. The rebels, who contested as independents in the assembly polls, marred the prospects of BJP candidates in eight seats while Congress candidates were hit in four assembly segments. Out of the total 99 independents who were in the fray, 28 were rebels. All the three winning Independents -- K L Thakur from Nalagarh, Hoshiyar Singh from Dehra and Ashish Sharma from Hamirpur -- were BJP rebels who were denied party tickets. Thakur had won in 2012 but lost in 2017 and the BJP chose to field Lakhwinder Singh Rana, a two-term Congress MLA, who jumped ship ahead of the elections. Singh, sitting independent MLA from Dehra had joined the BJP on the eve of assembly elections but the party gave ticket to Ramesh Dhawala while Ashish Sharma from Hamirpur was also a BJP rebel. The rebels spoiled the prospects of the BJP in Kinnaur, Kullu, Banjar, Indora and Dharamshala, while the .

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 12:14 pm

HP Polls: BJP Suffers Setback in 3 Out of 4 Parliamentary Constituencies

In Hamirpur parliamentary segment, Congress and Independents won 13 out of the 17 Assembly seats.

News Click 9 Dec 2022 12:11 pm

No Muslim MLA in Rampur for First Time Since Independence. Why BJP's Bypoll Win is a Watershed Moment in UP Politics

BJPs win in Rampur, which had been electing Azam Khan since 1995, has further strengthened the dominance of Brand Yogi in Uttar Pradesh

News18 9 Dec 2022 12:10 pm

BJP Lost All 5 Seats In Minister Anurag Thakur's Himachal Constituency

The Congress won 40 seats in Himachal Pradesh, a comfortable majority, with the BJP at 25. AAP didn't win a single seat.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 12:08 pm

Bhupendrabhai Played Perfect Foil To Modi-Shah

The BJP's massive victory will make it hard for the party to derive a criterion for selecting ministers, as the claimants will be many and the berths, few.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 12:08 pm

Himachal: Congress to hold meeting of newly-elected MLAs in Shimla to pick CM face

The Congress, which wrested power from the BJP in Himachal Pradesh, is expected to meet all its newly-elected MLAs on Friday to decide on the Chief Minister's name. The Congress on Thursday won 40 seats...

India TV 9 Dec 2022 12:07 pm

Election Message: Opposition Alliance Only Check on Hindutvas Expansion

It is clear that using soft Hindutva or fearing the loss of elections cannot ensure success for the rivals of the BJP.

News Click 9 Dec 2022 11:55 am

Himachal poll results: Rebels played spoilsport in 12 out of 68 assembly seats

Out of the total 99 independents who were in the fray, 28 were rebels. All the three winning Independents -- K L Thakur from Nalagarh, Hoshiyar Singh from Dehra and Ashish Sharma from Hamirpur -- were BJP rebels who were denied party tickets.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 11:52 am

UP BYPOLL: AFTER 70 YEARS RAMPUR SADAR GETS ITS FIRST HINDU MLA BREACHING SAMAJWADI PARTY LEADER AZAM KHANS STRONGHOLD

On Thursday, December 8, for the first time, the Rampur Sadar assembly seat has been won by a Hindu candidate. BJP candidate Akash Saxena inflicted a crushing defeat on Samajwadi Party candidate Mohammed Asim Raja, breaching the stronghold of SPs controversial leader Azam Khan. The historic feat has been achieved after 70 years and 20 Continue reading UP BYPOLL: AFTER 70 YEARS RAMPUR SADAR GETS ITS FIRST HINDU MLA BREACHING SAMAJWADI PARTY LEADER AZAM KHANS STRONGHOLD The post UP BYPOLL: AFTER 70 YEARS RAMPUR SADAR GETS ITS FIRST HINDU MLA BREACHING SAMAJWADI PARTY LEADER AZAM KHANS STRONGHOLD appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .

Our Voice WeRIndia 9 Dec 2022 11:49 am

Pratibha Singh openly expresses her right to CM chair of Himachal, Congress in trouble

Shimla: After winning the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, the real challenge before the Congress is to choose a 'chief minister'. Amid the possibility of factionalism in the party over the CM's post, state Congress unit president Pratibha Singh has expressed her family's right to the chair. She has said that the condition of Congress was not good in the elections, but in the name of Virbhadra Singh Ji, people have voted in favor of Congress. She has clearly said that the high command will decide the chief minister, but the wishes of the people should be kept in mind. Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh also warned that the 2024 Lok Sabha elections are also around the corner and this should also be kept in mind. Talking to the media before the discussion on the CM's post and the legislature party meeting, Pratibha Singh said, Who should be given the leadership is a sensitive matter. People are looking at this very seriously. People feel that our sentiments should be respected.'' Pratibha Singh said that, when we were contesting this election, we saw that our condition was not good, then we played the card of Virbhadra Singh Ji. His name was taken, his works were counted and people voted in favor of Congress in his name only. She said that we are voting as a tribute to Virbhadra Singh. Now there is a feeling among the people that this family has served for a long time, so if this opportunity is given to this family, they will also serve in the same way (like Virbhadra Singh). UNSC hails signing of political framework deal in Sudan BJP loses Himachal by just 38k votes, Congress wins Bhoranj by just 60 votes 'Being a copycat won't make you self-reliant': Mohan Bhagwat's big statement

News Track 9 Dec 2022 11:45 am

Gujarat Election Results 2022 In 10 Numbers

The BJP on Thursday made history by winning its seventh consecutive term in Gujarat. This election, which saw the entry of Aam Aadmi Party as an alternative to the BJP and the Congress, also witnessed...

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 11:42 am

Difference Between Revdi And Empowerment Is...: Union Minister To NDTV

The BJP ideologically agrees with the Election commission that public money shouldn't be squandered, and we welcome further debate on what constitutes public empowerment, Mr Yadav said.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 11:38 am

Himachal was close, vote share difference only 1%: BJP chief Nadda on poll results

Himachal was close vote share difference only BJP chief Nadda on poll results

India Today 9 Dec 2022 11:36 am

MISERABLE: Highest turnout with 49% women voters, BUT only `ONE FEMALE` winner in Himachal assembly election- CHECK

Himachal Chunav Results 2022: The BJP fielded six women candidates in the Himachal elections. Congress had five women candidates, AAP three. But among them, only Reena won the election on a BJP ticket.

Zee News 9 Dec 2022 11:25 am

Happiness turned into mourning! Brother dies painfully before sister's wedding

Jamui: A speeding Scorpio hit a motorcyclist on Jamui-Sikandra road in Bihar. He died on the spot. The collision was so dangerous that the young man jumped 30 feet and fell away. Another youth riding a motorcycle was seriously injured. The entire incident was captured on a CCTV camera installed there. According to the news received, the young man's sister was to be married. He was going back home after buying goods from the market. Duringthis, the high-speed Scorpio hit him. Thereafter, the Scorpio driver fled from the other route. The driver and the vehicle are yet to be identified. After the incident, the injured youth has been admitted to a private clinic with the help of locals. The condition of the young man remains critical. As soon as the news of the young man's death was heard, there was chaos in the village. No one was in a position to say anything. As soon as the body of the deceased reached the village, a crowd of people gathered outside the house and the atmosphere of the wedding turned into grief. The deceased has been identified as Ajit Kumar, son of Rajendra Mandal, a resident of Lohara village under the Nagar police station area, and the injured youth has been identified as Chhotu Thakur, son of Bhola Thakur. Fire breaks out in Lucknow hotel, one dead and 3 seriously injured Who will give 'justice' to brutal killing of 700 Kashmiri Hindus? SC again rejected petition BJP loses Himachal by just 38k votes, Congress wins Bhoranj by just 60 votes

News Track 9 Dec 2022 11:18 am

NOTA Factor, Vote Margins & Ranking: As BJP's Gujarat Gameplan Ticks the Right Boxes, Decoding Number Game

CM Bhupendra Patel, who won for a second straight term from Ghatlodia, beat his nearest rival by 1.92 lakh votes. In eight seats, the victory margin for BJP candidates ranged between 1 lakh and 1.5 lakh

News18 9 Dec 2022 11:16 am

Fire breaks out in Lucknow hotel, one dead and 3 seriously injured

Lucknow: A massive fire broke out at Hotel Rangoli in Hussainganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The fire broke out in the restaurant Best Biryani located in the hotel. Due to this fire, one of the 7 people staying in the hotel has been reported to have died. A fire broke out at the best biryani restaurant in Char Bagh at around 9.30 pm on Thursday. Three youths were seriously injured in the flames. After receiving information about the fire, the police and fire brigade personnel reached the spot and controlled the fire after an hour with the help of a fire vehicle. Prakash Sudhakar, a resident of Nashik, who suffered burn injuries in the accident, was declared brought dead at the civil hospital, police said. One is undergoing treatment. The accident occurred due to a leakage in the LPG cylinder. Police and fire brigade teams are investigating the spot. According to ADCP central Rajesh Srivastava, there is Kabir Hotel in Charbagh. There is a restaurant named Best Biryani in its basement. There was a sudden fire in the hotel. As soon as the fire broke out, there was a stir in the entire area. Local workers started controlling the fire with the equipment installed in Kabir Hotel. Along with this, the fire brigade was informed. Fire brigade personnel, who rushed to the spot, brought the fire under control with the help of the vehicle. According to the ADCP, people who came to eat biryani in the restaurant suffered serious burn injuries in the accident and were admitted to the Civil Hospital in a hurry. Prakash Sudhakar Datre (30), a resident of Nashik, was declared dead. At the same time, Anees Shaikh alias Badshah suffered 40 percent burns. Whose treatment is going on. The ADCP said the matter is being investigated. Action will be taken after the investigation. According to CFO Mangesh Kumar, the fire was brought under control in time due to the presence of fire equipment in the hotel kept in the restaurant. Who will give 'justice' to brutal killing of 700 Kashmiri Hindus? SC again rejected petition BJP loses Himachal by just 38k votes, Congress wins Bhoranj by just 60 votes 60 people, including groom, burnt alive in cylinder blast during wedding

News Track 9 Dec 2022 11:14 am

What is in store for India as BJP sweeps Gujarat and Congress wins Himachal Pradesh

Santwana Bhattacharya, Editor, The New Indian Express Group, speaks about landslide victory of BJP in Gujarat, Congress' win in Himachal, PM Modi's image in #Gujarat and many more. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has not lost an election in Gujarat since 1995, has won a resounding mandate while sealing a seventh straight term in the state. BJP has already crossed the majority mark in 182-member assembly and is in line to win over 150 seats, a record tally in the state. This bests the Congress' record tally of 149 seats under Madhavsinh Solanki in 1985. In #HimachalPradesh, the Congress will come back to power after clinching a majority in the 68-seat house.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 11:05 am

AAP, AIMIM split secular votes in Gujarat, alleges CLP Bhatti Vikramarka

Hyderabad: BJP has posted a historic victory in Gujarat, winning 156 seats in the 182-member state assembly. Meanwhile, the Congress pulled off a close victory in Himachal Pradesh in a tight contest with BJP. Congress Legislature Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka said that the success of the Congress party in Himachal Pradesh is an expression 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 9 Dec 2022 11:01 am

Three controversial issues of UCC, waqf & places of worship Act in pvt members bill

New Delhi: Three controversial issues will be introduced as private members bill in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. The Places of Worship Special Provisions) Repeal Bill, 2022, The Uniform Civil Code in India Bill, and Bill to repeal the Waqf Act, 1995 are scheduled to be tabled. BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena will introduce a 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 9 Dec 2022 10:54 am

Landslide win of PM Modi's BJP in Gujarat polls makes global headlines

Noting how BJP has not lost a Gujarat assembly election since 1995, Japan's Nikkei Asia attributed this win to PM Modi's popularity in the state

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 10:54 am

BJP loses Himachal by just 38k votes, Congress wins Bhoranj by just 60 votes

Shimla: The results of the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections have been revealed. The 'custom' of the hill state continues and this time Congress is going to form the government in the state. This time, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was also struggling in the state, but the party could not even open its account and the main contest was between the BJP and the Congress, which the Congress won by a few thousand votes. In the Himachal elections, Congress got 43.9 percent vote share i.e. 18 lakh 52 thousand 504 votes. The party won a total of 40 seats in Himachal Pradesh. At the same time, the BJP, which was trying to stay in power gotonly 25 seats. BJP's vote share was 43 percent i.e. 18 lakh 14 thousand 530. In this context, the BJP lost the Himachal government by just 37,974 votes. This is the lowest figure since 1951. Jai Ram Thakur, who was the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, registered the biggest victory. He defeated Congress' Chetram Thakur by 38,183 votes from the Siraj constituency. At the same time, since the victory of a small margin, Suresh Kumar of Congress defeated BJP's Anil Dhiman by just 60 votes. In the 2017 assembly polls, the BJP had won 44 seats with a voter share of 48.79 percent and the Congress 21 seats. The difference between the two parties was 7.11 percent. According to a report, the results of the year 2022 show that the average margin of victory of the BJP in 25 seats was 7,427, and the victory margin of the Congress in 40 seats (5,784 votes) was less. 'Being a copycat won't make you self-reliant': Mohan Bhagwat's big statement Even after getting a majority in MCD, Kejriwal fears BJP may reverse the mayoral elections Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections

News Track 9 Dec 2022 10:48 am

AAP moves in on Cong territory in Gujarat tribal belt

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clinched 23 out of 27 Scheduled Tribe seats in Gujarat as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the new entrant in the state's politics, swept aside the Congress to find a footing in the state's tribal belt.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 10:48 am

FM to present supplementary demands for grants in LS today

NEW DELHI: Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister, will make a speech to the Lok Sabha on Friday outlining the first round of supplemental grant requests for the current fiscal. She will also give a statement outlining the Lower House's excessive grant requests for the 201920 fiscal year. Apart from that, the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022, would be introduced by Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda. To change the list of Scheduled Tribes in Tamil Nadu, he would also propose a bill to further amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950. The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 will be further amended by Munda's introduction of a bill that would allow for the inclusion of specific communities on Himachal Pradesh's list of Scheduled Tribes. To change the list of Scheduled Tribes in Karnataka, the Minister will also propose a bill to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950. He will also present the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2022, which will alter the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950, to include certain communities on the list of Chhattisgarh's Scheduled Tribes. The Lok Sabha will also attempt to consider and adopt the Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019, which was the subject of initial discussion on Wednesday. The Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022, will also be a topic of discussion and eventual passage in the Lower House. On Wednesday, it was introduced in the House. The joint committee on offices of profit's ninth report will be delivered in the Lok Sabha by BJP MP Satyapal Singh. The 22nd and 23rd reports of the standing committee on food, consumer affairs, and public distribution will be delivered in the Lok Sabha by BJP MP Locket Chatterjee. Smriti Irani, the minister for women and child development, will make a number of remarks regarding the implementation of recommendations made in the standing committee on HRD reports on women's safety as well as the standing committee on women, children, youth, and sports reports Nos. 333, 334, and 338 on requests for grants for the current fiscal year. She will also provide an update on the progress of the standing committee's recommendations regarding grant demand for the years 20212022. Indian companies can hedge gold price risk at IFSC: RBI Markets turned volatile after RBI hiked repo rate by 35 bps RBI's big blow to the common public, all loans became expensive

News Track 9 Dec 2022 10:46 am

Gujarat poll results: BJP sweeps Saurashtra, pockets 40 of 48 seats; Congress down to 3 from 28 it won in 2017

A look at BJP's ticket allocation in the region shows that it banked on Congress' turncoat MLAs and fresh faces to attract votes, observers said. Of the 20 Congress MLAs who had defected to the BJP after winning the 2017 elections, half were from seats in Saurashtra.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 10:39 am

Modis Gujarat Win Makes It To Global Headlines

Global news outlets have widely reported on the landslide victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat where Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a campaign to a record win on his home turf New Delhi: Global news outlets have widely reported on the landslide victory of the Bharatiya Janata... The post Modis Gujarat Win Makes It To Global Headlines appeared first on HW News English .

News View 9 Dec 2022 10:33 am

Cong ahead of BJP in HP by less than 1 pc vote share

The Congress secured 43.90 per cent vote share as it wrested Himachal Pradesh from the Bharatiya Janata Party, winning 40 seats in the 68-member assembly in the hill state which maintained its tradition of voting the incumbent government out of power since 1985.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 10:32 am

'Keep two posts in police for transgenders or...', court warns govt

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has pulled up the Maharashtra government for creating posts for transgenders under the Home Department. He expressed displeasure over not keeping two posts for transgenders and warned to stop the entire recruitment process. A bench of the Bombay High Court said -For seven years, this government is in deep sleep. You do not do your work and the aggrieved persons have to come to the courts. When courts pass orders, we are accused of encroachment. On Thursday, a bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Abhay Ahuja reprimanded the state government and warned categorically that if the government does not show leniency and therefore does not keep two vacant posts for at least two transgenders, then the court will stop the entire recruitment process. In fact, transgenders had approached the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (MAT) over the issue of not being able to fill out the form for the recruitment of police constables. You will not make rules and you will not include them (transgenders) then we will stay the process, then you will be forced to make rules, the bench said. Explain that in 2014, the Supreme Court had asked for the recruitment of transgenders to fill public posts. Many states have implemented it while Maharashtra has not. Last month, a transgender approached MAT and said that they could not fill out the recruitment form as the third gender option was not available. Whereas the MAT had already directed the state government to ensure that transgender persons are able to fill out the form and have an opportunity to get recruited. The MAT had also said that the government should fix physical standards and criteria for testing transgenders. However, the state approached the High Court against the order of the MAT, saying that their recruitment process was already underway and they could not recruit members of the other gender at this point of time. The government claimed in its petition that to implement the tribunal's direction. 'Being a copycat won't make you self-reliant': Mohan Bhagwat's big statement Dalits couple being harassed after love marriage, police not taking action Even after getting a majority in MCD, Kejriwal fears BJP may reverse the mayoral elections

News Track 9 Dec 2022 10:28 am

BJPs win in Guj shows peoples anger against dynasty politics: PM Modi

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS)Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday after the BJPs resounding win in the Gujarat Assembly elections that anger against dynasty politics has been vented by

SarkariTel 9 Dec 2022 10:27 am

Parliament Winter Session 2022 Live Updates: BJP MP in Rajya Sabha moves zero hour notice

Parliament Winter Session Live Updates BJP MP in Rajya Sabha moves zero hour notice

India Today 9 Dec 2022 10:27 am

BJP loses big in 3 of 4 LS constituencies in Himachal

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which won 25 seats in the Himachal Pradesh elections, suffered a setback in the assembly segments falling under Shimla, Hamirpur and Kangra parliamentary constituencies in the hill state.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 10:23 am

'Being a copycat won't make you self-reliant': Mohan Bhagwat's big statement

Mumbai: Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat was in Nagpur on Thursday. At a function here, he explained who a Hindu is, what the Sangh wants, and what India has to become. He said, ''One who believes in India, who has a devotion to India, who tries to walk within the culture, follows those who made sacrifices, worships anyone, wears any clothes, wherever he is born, create a society, it is Hindu. He said, our nation teaches character. Will teach balance to the whole world. We don't want to conquer the world, we want to unite the world. We don't teach volunteers, we make them a habit. Knowing India, we want to be like India. If we are copycats, then we will not become self-sufficient. We have to know India. Mohan Bhagwat said that this is not only the work of the Sangh, it is the work of all. The Sangh does not want to glorify its name. We all want to be like this. Caste pride resides in everyone. There is pride in the language. Mutual behavior should be in the language of India. Many nations merged into independent India through Sardar Patel. There is a need to bring change to society. The credit for the rise of India goes to society only. A country is not just land. The Sangh has nothing to do for itself. The Sangh wants the upliftment of India. Mohan Bhagwat said that presiding over the G20 has boosted India's morale. People are feeling that we are not working anywhere. India has to become a world leader. The world has seen that India is the highway to connect the world. Even after getting a majority in MCD, Kejriwal fears BJP may reverse the mayoral elections Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections Kejriwal is still happy with the defeat in Gujarat-Himachal, know why?

News Track 9 Dec 2022 10:22 am

Landslide win of PM Modi's BJP in Gujarat polls grabs global headline

On Thursday, the ruling BJP recorded a historic win in Gujarat, winning 156 seats. The BJP's 7th consecutive Assembly poll win in Gujarat is also its biggest since the founding of this state in 1960.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 10:18 am

Dalits couple being harassed after love marriage, police not taking action

Rajnandgaon: In Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon, the family of a Dalit couple who had a love marriage has been stopped. The family has accused dozens of people in the village of bullying. On Thursday, the couple's family members appealed for justice for their situation at the Press Club. Actually, Saroj Damle, a resident of Bakhrutola, has a love marriage with a woman from the village. Since then, the couple and their families have been facing difficulty living due to some villagers. It is alleged that the newly married couple is being harassed. They are humiliated by calling a meeting in the village. At the same time, food and drink have been refused to be given to the shopkeeper of the village. The victim's mother Paragabai said that Devsagar Gupta, Charan Sahu, Bhishan Sahu, Kishore Sahu, Bhupendra Sahu, and other people of the village have been very upset. Their son was abused and beaten up by these people. Their sonand daughter-in-law are fed up and forced to live outside the village in the city. The victim's mother also alleged that the bullies of the village are associated with the BJP. Because of this, they are bullying and creating terror. Several complaints have also been made to the police in this incident. But, due to political pressure, the police are reprimanding them instead of taking action. The victim's family says that now they are pleading for justice from the government. Even after getting a majority in MCD, Kejriwal fears BJP may reverse the mayoral elections Appointment of 'AAP workers' in Delhi Women's Commission, Swati Maliwal badly trapped Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections

News Track 9 Dec 2022 10:17 am

Most exit polls get Guj result right, fail to call HP elections correctly

All exit polls predicted a BJP win in Gujarat but only a few got its scale right, while for Himachal Pradesh, most pollsters got it wrong as they failed to predict a Congress win. The BJP posted a historic victory in Gujarat, winning 156 seats in the 182-member state assembly. The Congress party finished second, winning a paltry 17 seats, while the Aam Aadmi Party bagged just five. The Aaj Tak-Axis My India exit poll nearly got it right as it had predicted 129-151 seats for the BJP, 16-30 seats for the Congress and 9-21 seats for the AAP. News 24-Today's Chanakya also was close in its prediction as it had projected an average of 150 seats for the BJP, 19 for the Congress and 11 for the AAP. Both pollsters were a little off the mark in predicting the AAP's seats. All pollsters called the result right but failed to accurately predict the scale. While ABP News C-Voter had predicted 128-140 seats for the BJP, 31-43 for the Congress and 3-11 for the AAP, the News X-Jan Ki Baat exit pol

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 10:04 am

BJP's Landslide Win In PM's Gujarat Grabs Foreign Media Headlines

Global news outlets have widely reported on the landslide victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat where Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a campaign to a record win on his home turf.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 9:58 am

Even after getting a majority in MCD, Kejriwal fears BJP may reverse the mayoral elections

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by ArvindKejriwal may have secured an absolute majority in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD Election), but still a big fear is haunting him regarding the mayoral election. Actually, 'AAP' wants to contest the mayoral election with full force. While gearing up for the mayoral election, AAP is taking information about the legal aspects of the entire election process under the MCD Act. A senior leader of the party has told that it is time for the mayoral election. Right now we are looking into the legal aspects. After that, the name of the mayor will be selected. For this, a meeting of the newly elected councilors will be called soon. Let us tell you that till December 15, the code of conduct regarding the corporation elections is applicable in Delhi. Only after the code of conduct is over, the process of election of the mayor will start with the formation of MCD. For an absolute majority in the MCD, 126 councilors are needed. AAP has won a total of 134 seats. Even after that, AAP is making full preparations to avoid any lapse in the mayoral election. In fact, 14 MLAs and MPs of Delhi have the right to vote in the mayoral election. These 14 MLAs are nominated by the Delhi Assembly Speaker. However, his final approval has to be taken from the Lieutenant Governor (LG). According to a senior party leader, we are currently ascertaining the legal aspects of the franchise. In fact, AAP is afraid that the BJP, which has 104 corporators, may create a ruckus in the election. Since there will be a woman mayor for the first year. Women were given tickets in 140 wards by AAP, in which 75 candidates won. One of them will be selected. However, the party says that no name has been decided yet. The party says that there will be a meeting with the councilors first. After finalizing some names in it, there will be a meeting of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party. Only then the final seal will be put on the name of the mayor. Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections Kejriwal is still happy with the defeat in Gujarat-Himachal, know why? 'Victory due to Bharat Jodo Yatra...', says Kharge on Himachal elections win

News Track 9 Dec 2022 9:58 am

Gujarat polls: Away in 2017, Patidars back BJP to the hilt in 2022

The Patidar community, a section of which had voted against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2017 Assembly polls held in the backdrop of the quota agitation in Gujarat, returned to the ruling outfit in the just concluded polls as it won almost all the seats dominated by the influential social group in 2022. The BJP has done extremely well in the Patidar-dominated constituencies of the state, winning almost every seat that has significant Patel population. Polling for the 182-member Gujarat Assembly took place on December 1 and 5, and votes were counted on December 8. In the Saurashtra region, the Congress had won Patidar-dominated seats of Morbi, Tankara, Dhoraji and Amreli, among others in 2017. However, all these Assembly segments this time went in the BJP's kitty. In Patidar-dominated Surat, where the AAP was banking on the community to bag a few seats, the social group by and large backed the ruling party. The saffron outfit won Patidar seats of Varachha Road, Katargam

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 9:54 am

Gujarat polls: Away in 2017, Patidars back BJP to the hilt in 2022

The Patidar community, a section of which had voted against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2017 Assembly polls held in the backdrop of the quota agitation in Gujarat, returned to the ruling outfit in the just concluded polls as it won almost all the seats dominated by the influential social group in 2022. The BJP has done extremely well in the Patidar-dominated constituencies of the state, winning almost every seat that has significant Patel population. Polling for the 182-member Gujarat Assembly took place on December 1 and 5, and votes were counted on December 8. In the Saurashtra region, the Congress had won Patidar-dominated seats of Morbi, Tankara, Dhoraji and Amreli, among others in 2017. However, all these Assembly segments this time went in the BJP's kitty. In Patidar-dominated Surat, where the AAP was banking on the community to bag a few seats, the social group by and large backed the ruling party. The saffron outfit won Patidar seats of Varachha Road, Katargam

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 9:54 am

43.9% Vote Share Helps Congress Win Himachal, BJP Close Behind With 43%

The Congress secured 43.90 per cent vote share as it wrested Himachal Pradesh from the BJP, winning 40 seats in the 68-member Assembly in the hill state which maintained its tradition of voting...

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 9:50 am

Confident of getting MCD mayor's chair as numbers are on our side: AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said it was confident that its councillor would be elected as the next mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi since the numbers were on their side. Sources in the party said they were also keeping a keen eye on the BJP. This comes after senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged that the BJP had made attempts to poach its newly elected councilors. The AAP on Wednesday wrested power from the BJP in the high-stakes civic polls in the national capital, even as some leaders of the saffron party claimed that its member could be elected to the top post. The municipal polls were held on December 4 and the AAP bagged 134 of the 250 wards, emerging as a clear winner. Amid all this, the party even had plans to take its councillors to Punjab to ensure that they are not poached by the BJP but the plan was cancelled, sources claimed. The MCD will be approaching Delhi LG VK Saxena to seek a date on which the Municipal House can be convened so

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 9:49 am

Maha BJP wants AAP to contest BMC polls to eat into opponents vote banks

The BJP has to fight against Maha Vikas Aghadi mainly against Shiv Sena to wrest the BMC. Sena has been ruling the BMC for last 25 years since 1997.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 9:44 am

Sensex jumps over 100 pts at open; Nifty tests 18,650

Investors are likely to build steady buying positions ahead of next week's much-awaited US monetary policy announcement. Back home, a sweeping and historic victory for BJP in Gujarat elections supported the sentiments.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 9:42 am

'Modi remains deeply involved in every election'

'The BJP while being in government in Gujarat continues to campaign like an Opposition party whereas the Opposition does the opposite.'

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 9:39 am

AAP made 'impressive entry' in Gujarat, gave tough fight to BJP: Italia

The Aam Adami Party has made an impressive entry' into the Bharatiya Janata Party's bastion of Gujarat, giving a ough fight to the ruling outfit in the just concluded Assembly polls, state AAP president Gopal Italia said on Thursday. The Arvind Kejriwal-led outfit contested 181 out of the total 182 Assembly seats in Gujarat, but end up winning just five seats on Thursday, securing about 13 per cent vote share. Italia termed the AAP's win in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state as victory of Kejriwal's politics of honesty and vowed to make the party a formidable challenger of the BJP in Gujarat in the coming years. It's a historic day as the Aam Adami Party today made an impressive entry into Gujarat, which is the BJP stronghold. We gave a tough fight to the rival and won five seats. It's a revolution in Gujarat and victory of Arvind Kejriwal's honest politics, he said at a press conference in Surat. The AAP's Gujarat unit chief, who contested from the Katargam Assemb

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 9:39 am

Gujarat polls: Celebrations at BJP HQ

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during the celebrations of BJPs victory in the Gujarat Assembly elections, at party headquarters in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav) New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the celebrations of the BJPs victory in the Gujarat Assembly elections, at 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 9 Dec 2022 9:36 am

Rampur Election Results 2022: Who is BJP's Akash Saxena, first non-Muslim winner in Rampur in 70 years?

In a surprise win, BJP candidate Akash Saxena took lead over Samajwadi Party's Asim Raza in UP's Muslim-dominated Rampur seat.

DNA India 9 Dec 2022 9:31 am

In Morbi, Where Bridge Tragedy Killed Over 130, BJP Wins All 3 Seats As Congress Collapses

On the ground, such was peoples trust in the BJP that it won not just the Morbi seat, and that too by a massive margin, but also the other two assembly segments in the district: Tankara and Wankaner

News18 9 Dec 2022 9:30 am

BJP to form new government in Gujarat on 12th Dec

BJP has posted a historic victory in Gujarat, winning 156 seats in the 182-member state assembly. The Congress party finished second, winning 17 seats, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that made its debut with a high-decibel campaign won 5 seats. Independents won three seats and the Samajwadi Party picked up one.

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 9:00 am

BJP wins, AAP gains in Guj, Himachal saves Congress blushes

The AAP appears a net gainer in these elections as it got a majority in the MCD and is set to become a national party with the help of its Gujarat votes.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 8:52 am

In Key Gujarat Region, Congress's Seat Count Dropped From 28 To 3

A region wise analysis of the Gujarat assembly results shows that the ruling BJP swept Saurashtra, winning 40 of 48 seats, regaining its hold over a region where the Congress held sway in 2017 polls,...

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 8:50 am

Gujarat Elections Results: BJP wins Limkheda where justice for Bilkis Bano became campaign issue

BJP sweeps central Gujarat, While the premature release of the 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano case became a campaign issue

Zee News 9 Dec 2022 8:49 am

BJPs milkmen prove their doodh shakti

The 2022 assembly election was a litmus test for at least a dozen-odd dudhwalas from Gujarats dairy co-operatives who were fighting to get a footing in the states governance.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:47 am

Padampur bypoll: BJP bid to insult Barsha Singh Bariha painful, says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik here on Thursday said the way a section of BJP leaders humiliated grieving BJD candidate Barsha Singh Bariha, in the run-up to Padampur bypoll, was painful and thats the reason he personally campaigned for her.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:44 am

Clear majority makes Himachal Cong junk plan to shift winners

Congress will now hold a meeting of its newly-elected MLAs in Shimla instead of Chandigarh. Explaining the reason for the change in plans, a senior party leader said that once Congress reached the tally of 40 seats and BJP was limited to 25, there was less fear of horse-trading.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:44 am

Farmers drove BJP, BJD to drawing board

When BJPs Padampur bypoll candidate Pradip Purohit returned without filing his nomination papers on November 14 in a show of solidarity with a group of agitating farmers, the party created a buzz by highlighting the plight of farmers as its key agenda to win the hearts of cultivators,

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:44 am

Padampur win sets BJD tone for 24

Its resounding victory in Padampur has propelled the ruling BJD to an advantageous position, at least in perception, as political parties begin preparations for the 2024 simultaneous Lok Sabha and state assembly elections while the narrative of change by BJP after its Dhamanagar victory

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:44 am

Regularise daily wagers in civic body, says BJP

A delegation led by Parveen Bansal, former vice president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Punjab met municipal corporation (MC) commissioner Shena Aggarwal on Thursday along with Ghanshyam and Ram Jatan, vice president of the Municipal Workers Union.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:42 am

BJP against Muslim men having multiple wives: Assam CM slams AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal

GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Thursday, launched a scatting attack on AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal. Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that BJP is against men from the Muslim community having multiple wives. The Assam chief minister was reacting to the recent controversial statement of Badruddin Ajmal. Ajmal, in an interview [] The post BJP against Muslim men having multiple wives: Assam CM slams AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 9 Dec 2022 8:41 am

Himachal: BJP rebels changed riwaaj in favour of Congress

Despite two heavyweights, JP Nadda and Anurag Thakur coming from Himachal, the party could not change tradition of taking turns to rule.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 8:38 am

BJP rebels changed riwaaj in favour of Congress

Despite two heavyweights, JP Nadda and Anurag Thakur coming from Himachal, the party could not change tradition of taking turns to rule.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 8:38 am

Cong, BJP celebrate election victories in Himachal, Gujarat

Activists of both Chandigarh Congress and Chandigarh BJP celebrated the partys victory in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat at Sector 35 Congress Bhawan and Kamalam in Sector 33 respectively on Thursday.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:37 am

BJP workers celebrate partys historic Guj win

Leaders and workers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday celebrated the partys landslide victory in Gujarat assembly polls and Rampur bypolls, in the city. BJP leaders termed Gujarat state assembly poll victory historic and claimed all rivals lost the battle of Gujarat badly.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:36 am

Sevenfactors behind BJPs meteoric rise, AAP may replace weak Congress as opposition

All three major parties BJP, Congress and AAPwill have positive and negative consequences.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 8:35 am

In Surat, 4 BJP candidates win by over 1 lakh margin

BJP won all 12 seats in Surat city and four in the district, thereby nullifying the AAP factor as its Gujarat president Gopal Italia lost from Katargam. BJP candidate from Choryasi, Sandip Desai, secured a lead of 1.85 lakh votes. He got 2.36 lakh votes (73.12 per cent) of 3.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:34 am

In 8 bypolls over last 4 years, Cong improved victory margin in 4 seats, snatched 2 from BJP

By recapturing Sardarshahar assembly seat on Thursday, the ruling Congress in Rajasthan has maintained its stronghold in the bypolls held in the state in the last four years.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:33 am

Gujarat: After staying away from BJP in 2017, Patidars back ruling party to the hilt in 2022 polls

In the Saurashtra region, the Congress had won Patidar-dominated seats of Morbi, Tankara, Dhoraji and Amreli, among others in 2017. However, all these Assembly segments this time went in the BJP's kitty.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 8:31 am

Babulal, 6 others acquitted in 2014 MCC case

Former chief minister and BJP leader Babulal Marandi and six others were acquitted by the special MP-MLA court and first class magistrate Jitendra Ram on Thursday in connection with an eight-year-old case lodged against them in connection with the violation of the model code of conduct during

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:29 am

CMs oust-Modi plea fails to cut ice with tribals in Gujarat

Chief minister Hemant Soren and his party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)s appeal to fellow tribals in Gujarat to oust BJP failed to cut ice as the saffron camp returned to power with a historic win for the seventh time on the trot.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:28 am

How Patidars drove BJPs TsuNaMo in Gujarat - India Today

How Patidars drove BJPs TsuNaMo in Gujarat India Today

Google News 9 Dec 2022 8:16 am

How Patidars drove BJPs TsuNaMo in Gujarat

How Patidars drove BJPs TsuNaMo in Gujarat

India Today 9 Dec 2022 8:15 am

In saffron surge, BJP sweeps all fourGujarat regions

BJP back to power for record seventh time, with Congress tally coming to its lowest figure of 17 since Gujarats formation in 1960 and AAP managing to win 5 seats in 182-member House.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 8:10 am

Polls Apart: Will BJP's Grand Gujarat Win And Congress's Himachal High Point Sway 2023 Karnataka Election?

The historic victory in Gujarat has kindled hopes in the BJP's Karnataka unit that it can overcome the anti-incumbency challenge

News18 9 Dec 2022 8:00 am

Gujarat: AAP, AIMIM split minority votes of Congress; BJP gains

The entry of the AAP and the Hyderabad-headquartered All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has not only disturbed Congress's minority vote bank but has also helped the ruling BJP, which did not field a single Muslim candidate in the elections, at the cost of the Congress.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 7:57 am

Gujarat landslide, himachal stunner

Such was the popularity of the BJP in this election that it swept the tribal and minority seats, which were considered Congress strongholds before this election.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 7:54 am

Gurugram: Youth robbed of gold chain in Rajiv Chowk, beaten up by 2 on e-way

A 19-year-old man, son of a local BJP functionary, was allegedly robbed of a gold chain and thrashed by two bike-borne men in Rajiv Chowk on Wednesday.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 7:48 am

Odisha bypoll result: BJD trounces arch-rival BJP by 42,000 votes in Padampur

The 29-year-old Barsha got 1.20 lakh votes or 58% of the more than 2 lakh votes polled.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 7:46 am

Gujarat tribals find a new political ally - the Aam Aadmi Party

Although it could win only one seat, the AAP emerged as a direct challenger to BJP in nine of the 27 ST-reserved seats. The Congress won three seats, slipping big from its 2017 tally of 14 seats.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 7:46 am

BJP is peoples first choice for growth: Modi

Speaking to party workers at the BJP headquarters here on Thursday, Modi said the Gujarat election results have proved that the common man aspires to seeing India as a developed nation.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 7:39 am

BJP wins Limkheda constituency where Bilkis Bano lived, Congress finishes third

The candidate of the opposition Congress which had promised to revoke the remission granted by the BJP-led state government to 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case ended up third, polling 8,000 votes.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 7:36 am

Support of people in Gujarat helped AAP gain national party status, says Kejriwal

Gujarat has been called a BJP fortress, however this time the people have helped AAP to make a dent in it, he said.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 7:33 am

Elections 2022 Live Updates: BJP Back With A Bang With Biggest-Ever Win in Gujarat; Congress Takes Himachal's Throne, To Chose CM Today

Elections 2022 Live Updates: BJP won by securing 156 seats in the 182-member Gujarat assembly, while Congress dethroned the saffron party in the hill state by winning 40 seats in the 68-member assembly.

News18 9 Dec 2022 7:30 am

BJP vs BJP: Border Dispute Between Karnataka, Maharashtra May Benefit JD(S) - The Quint

BJP vs BJP: Border Dispute Between Karnataka, Maharashtra May Benefit JD(S) The Quint

Google News 9 Dec 2022 7:30 am

BJP vs BJP: Border Dispute Between Karnataka, Maharashtra May Benefit JD(S)

Among the agitators on the Karnataka side, there is a consensus that JD(S) is a regional party of the state.

The Quint 9 Dec 2022 7:30 am

No law on loyalty in MCD, BJP may court AAP councillors to vote for mayor post

The BJPs assertion of having its own mayor isnt just party bravado. Another factor that BJP leaders cite is there is no provision of an anti-defection law in the civic body setup.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 7:17 am

Himachal Election Results 2022: Pratibha Singh or Sukhwinder Sukhu, who will be Congress CM name in state?

The Congress party is yet to reveal who will be the next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, succeeding BJP's Jairam Thakur in state.

DNA India 9 Dec 2022 7:14 am

Himachal Pradesh polls: BJP suffers setback in three out of four parliamentary constituencies

The promise of restoration of the old pension scheme proved to be a shot in the arm for the Congress while the issues of apple growers marred the BJP prospects in about 20 seats. The voters were enraged over the rising unemployment and inflation and there was a strong anti-incumbency against the government, political observers said.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 6:41 am

Elections 2022: BJP's historic win in Gujarat, Congress' surprise feat in Himachal, but AAP celebrating the loudest

While BJP and Congress both won a state in the assembly election 2022 results on December 8, Arvind Kejriwal was the one celebrating.

DNA India 9 Dec 2022 6:29 am

People of Odisha never support disrespect to women: Naveen

Was pained by the vile personal attacks by BJP on Barsha, the BJD chief said

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 6:26 am

Clinical BJD avenges loss, steals BJPs thunder in last three days at Padampur

The BJD strategy was very clear from the start. No pomp and show. Just focus on each panchayat as a micro unit and keep in touch with voters till the end.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 6:25 am

Buzz in Karnataka BJP on Gujarat-like move on tickets - Deccan Herald

Buzz in Karnataka BJP on Gujarat-like move on tickets Deccan Herald

Google News 9 Dec 2022 6:21 am

BJP against Muslim men having multiple wives, says Assam CM Himanta Sarma

BJP against Muslim men having multiple wives says Assam CM Himanta Sarma

India Today 9 Dec 2022 6:18 am

Gujarat poll results a boost for BJP, warning for BRS

Leaders of both parties analyse the impact of the saffron party sweep on Telangana politics even as the pink party eyes the national stage

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 6:18 am

Naveen magic turns tables on BJP in Padampur bypoll

The bypoll was necessitated by the death of sitting MLA Bijaya Ranjan Singh Bariha.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 6:14 am

Will be first to welcomereunification of AP and Telangana: Sajjala

Reacting to Sajjalas comments, BJP state general secretary S Vishnuvardhan Reddy said the YSRC and TRS had once again started a political drama.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 6:04 am

Biz speaks at the ballot box

Mumbais Gujarati businessmen hail BJPs victory; state no resting on laurels but power on for bigger tests

Mid Day 9 Dec 2022 6:03 am

DNA Special: Decoding BJP's historic win in Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022

BJP comes to power for the seventh consecutive term in a record victory in Gujarat.

DNA India 9 Dec 2022 5:59 am

Gujarat election results: Flipping Kutch and Saurashtra helped BJP to record win

How Modi-led ruling party steamrolled tepid Congress, the upstart AAP in Hindutva laboratory of Gujarat

Mid Day 9 Dec 2022 5:53 am

Time for BJP, SP to introspect in Uttar Pradesh

The bypoll results, barring that of Rampur seat, have surpassed all expectations of political experts and belied claims of the BJP leadership which was confident of winning Khatauli and Rampur and putting up a neck-and-neck contest in Mainpuri.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 5:52 am

'Gujarat landslide an expression for development'

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath termed the BJP's victory in the Gujarat assembly elections and Rampur in Uttar Pradesh as an expression of public affection for development, security and good governance. He categorically expressed gratitude to party workers and the public of Rampur where the saffron party registered its win for the first time.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 5:45 am

Mainpuri pays back to Mulayam, elects Dimple

In a fitting tribute to Samajwaadi Party icon Mulayam Singh Yadav, voters in Mainpuri gifted a landslide victory to his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav in the Lok Sabha bypoll on Thursday. However, BJP handed a stunning defeat to Samajwadi Party in Rampur but lost Khatauli to the Rashtriya Lok Dal in the two assembly by-elections.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 5:41 am

UP CM has 72% strike rate in Gujarat

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's campaign in Gujarat saw a 72% strike rate with BJP wresting five of the 11 seats Congress and Independents won in 2017 assembly elections.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 5:34 am

Won't cede inch of land to Maha, says Bommai

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said he has conveyed - in no uncertain terms - Karnataka's stand on the border dispute with Maharashtra to the BJP high command and insisted that the state will not compromise on the issue.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 5:02 am

BJP wrests Kurhani from Mahagathbandhan

The BJP on Thursday wrested Kurhani assembly seat in Muzaffarpur district, dealing a major blow to the Nitish Kumar-led ruling Mahagathbandhan in the state.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 5:01 am

Several Congress MLAs ready to join us: Karnataka BJP Minister Ashoka

He said several Congress leaders, including incumbent MLAs, are a worried lot seeing the sad state of the party in Karnataka.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 4:32 am

Snap polls in Karnataka? No, says BJP

Bommai is likely to presenta populist election budgetin March 2023, politicalpundits analysed.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 4:30 am

BJP hopes to do well in Bengaluru, then take state

The Jana Sankalpa Yatra, which is their vehicle to galvanise support, will kick off in Bengaluru this Sunday in Malleswaram.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 4:28 am

Gujarat booster for Karnataka BJP; Cong counters with Himachal

Congress urged BJP leaders in Karnataka to take a look at Himachal Pradesh results which are in the favour of the Grand Old Party.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 4:25 am

Gujarat: As BJP registers landslide victory, Cong fails to secure enough seats to appoint Leader of Oppn in Assembly

Gujarat: As BJP registers landslide victory, Cong fails to secure enough seats to appoint Leader of Oppn in Assembly

Firstpost 9 Dec 2022 4:14 am

Gujarat landslide to give BJP the upper hand in upper House

Currently, BJP has eight and Congress has three members in Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. BJP will retain its three Upper House seats from the state when vacancies arise in August next year. The party will gain two additional seats out of four in biennial election in April 2024 and one more out of other four seats that go to polls in June 2026.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 4:14 am

Missing Rahul Gandhi may be behind hand-slide

The rout in Gujarat, coming on the back of losses in winnable states like Left-ruled Kerala and BJP-ruled Uttarakhand, and in Assam and Goa, indicate that the Congress has struggled to play catch up in states where the contest is bipolar.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 4:01 am

Why wait for new MCD mayor may stretch till April

With some sections of BJPs leadership asserting that the mayor of MCD would be a councillor belonging to the saffron party, there are speculations about the election to the post.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 4:00 am

'Record Gujarat win signals faith in PM development model'

In a series of tweets, Shah said, In the last two decades, under the leadership of Modi ji, BJP broke all records of development in Gujarat and today the people of Gujarat have blessed BJP and broken all records of victory.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 3:51 am