Narendra Modi sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister for 4th time

Modi sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister

In the presence of a galaxy of top BJP leaders and allies, iconic leader Narendra Modi, who led the BJP to an emphatic victory in the 2012 Gujarat Assembly election, on Wednesday took oath as the Chief Minister for the fourth consecutive time. Governor Kamla Beniwal congratulated Modi with red roses.

Gujarat has won! A victory of people, party and performance

Gujarat has won! A victory of People, Party and Performance

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 established the victory of development politics and good governance over everything else! I thank the people for their affection, support […]

Modi: Good economics is good politics

Modi: Good economics is good politics

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.

Triumphant Modi addresses people, credits ‘Team Gujarat’

Triumphant Modi addresses people, credits 'Team Gujarat'

When a triumphant Narendra Modi walked on to the stage in Ahmedabad, he could hardly make himself heard over the screaming crowd of his followers. The incumbent Chief Minister’s first address to the people of his State was, at once a message of peace towards his political opponents and a message of hope for the future of Gujarat.

Modi shows humility, seeks Keshubhai’s blessings after poll win

Modi shows humility, seeks Keshubhai's blessings after poll win

In a show of political humility, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called on Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) President Keshubhai Patel and sought his blessings after BJP’s victory in the Assembly election. “Modiji had come to seek blessings after his win in the elections. I congratulated him for the […]

BJP hails Modi’s win, admits party was not united in HP

BJP hails Modi's win, admits party was not united in HP

Following party’s record performance in Gujarat, the BJP on Thursday gave credit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi for leading the party to a landslide victory for the third consecutive time in a row. “Narendra Modi has a lot of support of the cadre and the party. This is an emphatic win and […]

Modi aide Amit Shah wins from Naranpura seat

Modi aide Amit Shah wins from Naranpura seat

Former Minister of State for Home in Gujarat Amit Shah has won Naranpura seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Jitu B Patel by a margin of 63,335 votes. Shah polled 1,03,988 votes, while Patel secured 40,653 votes. Shah, the close confidante of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, is currently out on bail […]

Modhwadia quits as Gujarat Congress president

Modhwadia quits as Gujarat Congress president

Owing moral responsibility for Congress’s defeat in Gujarat Assembly election, State Congress president Arjun Modhwadia resigned on Thursday. “Our State president has sent his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi taking the moral responsibility of the defeat,” Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said. Modhwadia lost to his immediate rival […]

Congress contained BJP in Gujarat, claims Chidambaram

Congress has been able to contain BJP in Gujarat: Chidambaram

Basking in the glory of party’s victory in Himachal Pradesh, senior Congress leader and Finance Minister P Chidambaram has a different take on the results of Gujarat election. “Congress has won in Himachal Pradesh. In Gujarat too, I think Congress is a winner. Congress has gained several seats and BJP […]

Guj Congress president Modhwadia loses Porbandar seat

Guj Congress president Modhwadia loses Porbandar seat

If Gujarat Congress president Arjun Modhwadia thought he would win from Porbandar constituency for the third consecutive time, he was seriously mistaken. Modhwadia, who had spearheaded a sustained and aggressive campaign against BJP, was defeated by his BJP rival Babu Bokhiria by a margin of 17,146 votes. He polled 60,458 […]

In pictures: NaMo fans all over the country celebrate Gujarat victory

Gujaratis celebrate as NaMo heads for win

Supporters of BJP wear masks of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate early reports that their party is leading in the Gujarat Assembly election in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Votes are currently being counted with the final results expected later in the day. (AP Photo by Ajit Solanki)