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  • Gujarat Assembly election Results: Congress owes more to Patels, less to Muslims

    NEW DELHI: A post-result survey by Lokniti states that Congress did manage to get a substantial vote share from the communities it had banked upon, says TV channel News 18. The party drew its major gain in vote share from the BJP’s most loyal voter. 36 percent of the Patel votes went to Congress this time. In 2012 state elections, only 10 percent of the Patels had voted for the Congress party.

  • Congress grabs all 4 Zila Parishad seats from BJP in local body by-elections in Rajasthan

    Jaipur: Close on the heels of an improved performance in Gujarat, the Congress on Tuesday won all the four Zilla Parishad seats and also 16 of the 27 Panchayat Samiti seats and six Nagar Palika seats, for which by-polls were held. The ruling BJP had to remain content with 10 Panchayat Samiti seats, although it won seven Nagar Palika wards.

  • Gujarat Assembly Election Results 2017: Congress lost 15 seats with small margins

    New Delhi: The Congress party would have won the Gujarat Assembly elections but for the National Congress Party of Sharad Pawar and the Bahujan Samaj Party of Mayawati cutting into its vote bank to help the BJP win at least 15 seats. Two of the seats were lost by a small margin of less than 500 while others were lost by 906 to 2839 votes, i.e. less than 3,000 votes.

  • Three Muslim candidates make it to Gujarat Assembly

    Ahmedabad: Three Muslim candidates, all fielded by the Congress, emerged victorious in the Gujarat Assembly elections this time, against two in the previous House. The ruling BJP did not put up any Muslim candidate in the state where the minority community accounts for 9.67 per cent of the population. The Congress this time put up six Muslim candidates, three of them in urban seats.

  • Gujarat Election results gave a massive jolt to BJP, says Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the Gujarat election result has dealt a “massive jolt” to the BJP and raised questions about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s credibility because of his silence on corruption charges including BJP chief Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah’s meteoric business rise.

  • Gujarat Assembly Elections Result 2017: Congress fails to pierce urban strongholds

    Gandhinagar: The Congress, though it raised its tally significantly, failed for the fifth time to snatch Gujarat from the hands of the BJP with PM Narendra Modi proving an unsurmountable obstruction as a preliminary analysis of the results shows. The campaign, as it progressed in the initial stages, was cause of considerable concern for the BJP, which was battling anti-incumbency as well as three determined youth who were spearheading the discontent of their

  • Gujarat Assembly Elections Result: BJP spooked but will form government 6th time

    Gandhinagar: The BJP won Gujarat on Monday, setting a record of sorts, and is set to form the government for the sixth time in a keenly fought election. However, its tally was down to less than 100; the Congress made significant gains but fell short, primarily because of its inability to break through the ruling party’s urban bastion.

  • A moral victory for us in Gujarat, says Congress

    New Delhi: Asserting that it has secured a moral victory in Gujarat, the Congress today said it may have lost a front “by a whisker” but not the war and will take on the BJP in assembly elections due next year.

  • Gujarat Assembly Election Results 2017: BJP loses PM Narendra Modi’s hometown to Congress

    Ahmedabad: Although the BJP retained power in Gujarat, it lost the Unjha assembly constituency in Mehsana district, which includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hometown Vadnagar, to Congress. Congress candidate Asha Patel defeated BJP nominee and sitting MLA Narayan Patel with a comfortable margin of over 19,000 votes to win the Unjha seat. The 79-year-old BJP veteran had defeated Asha Patel (40) in the 2012 assembly elections.

  • Tale of two states: Gujarat trumps over Himachal Pradesh on NOTA votes

    New Delhi: Gujarat voters have emerged to be twice as likely to reject all candidates in the fray, compared to their counterparts in Himachal Pradesh, with over 5.5 lakh in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state opting for the NOTA (None of the above) button.