Narendra Modi was sworn in for his fourth term as Chief Minister of Gujarat last Wednesday to the horror of those Indians who have spent more than a decade portraying him as a demon.
Professor PV Indiresan is not a widely known public intellectual when it comes to the world of politics. In the academia however he stands out as a great teacher and institution-builder having worked for forty years within the IIT System.
My dear Sisters and Brothers of Gujarat, The people have spoken yet again and they have spoken loud and clear! The results of the 2012 Gujarat Assembly elections have yet again…
Just returned after attending Narendra Modi’s victory speech at an event organised opposite the BJP Party Office in Khanpur, JP Chowk. This was my first time at a Narendra Modi public rally. In fact it is also my first political event in India in almost two decades, the last being LK Advani’s Rath Yatra. Three things struck me about the crowd at the event.
While many facile analyses will attribute the electoral outcome in Gujarat to factors that were marginally relevant, the more astute of analysts will see in the turnout figures what this election was really about
According to a story published in Gujarati daily Divya Bhaskar, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Naran Rathwa has alleged rigging in electronic voting machines during the Gujarat elections….
Buoyed by the impressive voter turnout in the second and final phase as well of the Assembly elections, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the impressive percentage will force political experts to consider ‘pro-incumbency’ factor in their discussions.
The second and final round of voting in the 2012 Gujarat Assembly elections has come to an end. Your unwavering belief in our democracy and the value you attach to…
In this country both the minorities and the majorities have followed a wrong path. It is wrong for the majority to deny the existence of minorities. It is equally wrong for the minorities to perpetuate themselves. A solution must be found which will serve a double purpose. It must recognise the existence of the minorities to start with.
After weeks of round-the-clock campaigning, public meetings, personal interactions and lot more, we are now moving to the final stage of the Assembly elections.