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Gujarat wants to see outcome of 23-year rule, not 23-year-old's CD: Hardik

Gandhinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Hardik Patel, the leader of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), on Saturday said the people of Gujarat want to see what the BJP has done in 23 years rather than the video of a 23-year-old youth. Hardik, who had earlier threatened to drop a bomb against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at prestige rally at Mansa, the home town of party's President Amit Shah, howev...

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Gujarat poll panel chief orders probe against controversial video

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat has ordered the cyber crime cell of Ahmedabad to probe a complaint filed by a rights activist about a video that's viral on social media, alleging it was made with an intention to cause communal divide in the context of the Gujarat Assembly elections. The Gujarat CEO B.B. Swain ordered the cyber crime cell Ahmedabad ...

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Protests, resignations hit Gujarat BJP after first list announcement

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A day after the BJP announced its first list of 70 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections, resentment built up in the party here, leading to vocal protests as well as resignations by many, including some senior party members. To voice their dissent, several supporters of I.K. Jadeja, a senior party leader and party spokesperson with a strong presence in ...

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Rajput leader alleges Bhansali 'kicks up controversies' ahead of film release

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Amid growing protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, the leader of a Rajput group in Gujarat has criticised the filmmaker, alleging it was a tactic of Bhansali to always create a controversy ahead of his film's release to create a boom at the box-office. Protests against Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati are burgeoning around the country, and has als...

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Two former PAAS leaders join BJP ahead of mega rally

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Hours ahead of a mega rally by the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) at Mansa, the Patidar group suffered a blow with two of its former members and group convenors joining the ruling BJP on Saturday. Amrish and Ketan Patel, former aides of PAAS leader Hardik Patel, who had played significant roles in the Patel agitations, have joined the saffron party. <...

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Patidars to hold rally in support of Hardik despite denial of permission

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Ignoring denial of permission by the authorities, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) is determined to go ahead with its mega rally in Mansa town here on Saturday evening to demonstrate the community's support to young leader Hardik Patel, despite the 'sex CDs' on him, - in a big worry for the ruling BJP. PAAS leader Hardik Patel has said that in spite of ...

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Patidar leaders give Congress 24-hour ultimatum on reservation issue

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders have given the Congress party a 24-hour deadline to declare their stand on the reservation status for the community. As the Congress leaders are under pressure and busy over selection of candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections, there seems to be trouble brewing as the PAAS convenors, who had been called to New ...

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Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad's JD-U faction over alliance in Gujarat

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Friday held talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections. Senior party leaders were also closetted with Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders and with recently-inducted OBC community leader Alpesh Thakore in Delhi.<...

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BJP announces Gujarat first list, includes 5 Congress defectors

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday virtually renominated all its sitting MLAs in Gujarat in the first list of 70 candidates it declared while giving tickets to five of the Congress MLAs who defected to it in August. Significantly, the party has decided to field 16 Patels in the contest, in view of the fact that the party and its government in ...

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Congress election committee holding talks with PAAS, Alpesh Thakore

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party's Central Election Committee (CEC) is holding hectic meetings with senior Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders and also with recently-inducted OBC community leader Alpesh Thakore in Delhi, to decide on the candidates for the Gujarat Assembly election first list. With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) declaring its list of 70 ...

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BJP announces Gujarat first list, includes 5 defecting Congress MLAs

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections, giving tickets to five of the 14 defecting Congress MLAs. Staying ahead of the opposition party in making the announcement, the BJP has repeated 49 sitting MLAs from their respective constituencies. This r...

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BJP announces Gujarat first list, 6 defecting Congress MLAs get tickets

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, giving tickets to six of the defecting Congress MLAs. Staying ahead of the opposition party in the announcement, the saffron party list shows that it has repeated most of the sitting MLAs in their constituencies.<...

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PAAS leaders in Delhi to meet Congress, finalise support

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Senior Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders, minus Hardik Patel, are meeting All India Congress Committee (AICC) members in New Delhi on Friday to discuss their demand for reservation, and possibly finalise an alliance ahead of the Gujarat elections. The PAAS leaders, who were invited by the AICC for the talks, flew to Delhi early on Friday fo...

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Ceramics Expo inaugurated by Jackie Shroff in Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) India's ceramic industry, situated mostly in the Morbi region of Gujarat, holds the second spot globally. Film star Jackie Shroff on Thursday inaugurated the official mascot of the four-day Ceramic Expo here and said he was hopeful that with the industry's efforts, it will become the world leader. Jackie said: There is huge development in Gujarat and in the cer...

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Modi to spearhead Gujarat campaign from November 18

Gandhinagar, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spreahead the BJP campaigning for the Gujarat elections from around November 18, BJP sources said on Wednesday. Elections to Gujarat's 182-seat assembly will be held on December 9 and 14. Modi is set to address one big rally in each of the 32 districts of Gujarat and start campaigning around November 18, once the Bharat...

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Congress likely to name candidates for Gujarat first phase

Gandhinagar, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress is likely to declare on Thursday its candidates for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly election when the fate of 89 candidates will be decided on December 9. The party's Central Election Committee met on Wednesday evening in New Delhi to finalise the names of the candidates. The meeting was attended Gujarat Congress leader Bharatsinh Sola...

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New education policy by December end: Javadekar

Gandhinagar, Nov 12 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the first draft of the new National Education Policy will come out by December end. The policy is being prepared by a nine-member panel headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Kasturirangan. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister said the panel held its fifth meet...

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Will continue to fight for single GST rate: Rahul

Gandhinagar, Nov 11 (IANS) Claiming victory for reduction of GST rates on more than 200 items, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his party will continue the fight for capping the tax at 18 per cent and promised the Congress will do it if the BJP government fails. Keeping up the attack on the government on the issue, Gandhi, who is on his fourth visit to Gujarat, said ...

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India doesn't need 5 different GST slabs but one Tax: Rahul

Gandhinagar, Nov 11 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said it was good that the Modi government had been pressurized to slash the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by three quarters, and added that India doesn't want five different slabs of GST, but one single tax. He demanded structural reform in the present GST. Rahul Gandhi, who is on his fourth visit to Gujarat, the ...

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Arunachal Indian territory, others' views don't matter: Sitharaman

Gandhinagar, Nov 11 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh is Indian territory and the opinion of others on the issue is not a concern for India, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday, days after China objected to her visit to the state. Asked about China's objection to her recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh, the Defence Minister said: What is the problem? There is no problem here. It is...

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