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NDA regime committed to empowering minorities sans appeasement: Naqvi

Gandhinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance Government treated every section of the society equally and was committed to minorities' empowerment with dignity but without appeasement. Addressing a cheque distribution programme of Gujarat Minorities Development Finance Corporation here, he said: Mi...

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Be cautious of hostile forces: Minister

Gandhinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Asserting that the government was committed to empower minorities with dignity, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday urged people to be cautious of hostile forces trying to disturb an atmosphere of trust and development. We have to remain cautious against these elements. Every section/community of the country is feeling a sense of trust and developmen...

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Congress rebel Shankersinh Vaghela quits as legislator

Gandhinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Rebel Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela, who was sacked last week for trying to sabotage the winning prospects of the party's official nominee Ahmed Patel in the August 8 Rajya Sabha elections, resigned as a legislator on Wednesday. Vaghela, who was elected in 2012 from the Kapadvanj constituency in Gujarat Assembly, tendered his resignation to Assembly Speak...

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11 more swine flu deaths in Gujarat; death toll 201 since January

Ahmedabad, Aug 14 (IANS) With 11 more swine flu deaths in Gujarat on Monday, the death toll due to the disease since January has risen to 201, even as 145 new cases have been reported from across the state, officials said. According to official figures, as many as 1,754 H1N1 cases have been reported so far, with 913 people still under treatment and 640 of them cured. Ahmedabad wa...

6 days ago
Ahmed Patel barely survives to keep Sonia's Rahul hopes alive

It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmed Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi's furniture, because the entire Congress Working Committee defers to him as Ahmad Bhai with varying degrees of insincerity. Look, how he came out of the throng which was blocking his path to the Rajya Sabha. P. Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma would not be marching back and forth from the...

6 days ago
Ahmed Patel barely survives to keep Sonia's Rahul hopes alive

It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmed Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi's furniture, because the entire Congress Working Committee defers to him as Ahmad Bhai with varying degrees of insincerity. Look, how he came out of the throng which was blocking his path to the Rajya Sabha. P. Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma would not be marching back and forth from the...

6 days ago
Ahmed Patel barely survives to keep Sonia's Rahul hopes alive

It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmed Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi's furniture, because the entire Congress Working Committee defers to him as Ahmad Bhai with varying degrees of insincerity. Look, how he came out of the throng which was blocking his path to the Rajya Sabha. P. Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma would not be marching back and forth from the...

6 days ago
Ahmed Patel barely survives to keep Sonia's Rahul hopes alive

It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmed Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi's furniture, because the entire Congress Working Committee defers to him as Ahmad Bhai with varying degrees of insincerity. Look, how he came out of the throng which was blocking his path to the Rajya Sabha. P. Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma would not be marching back and forth from the...

6 days ago
Ahmed Patel barely survives to keep Sonia's Rahul hopes alive

It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmed Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi's furniture, because the entire Congress Working Committee defers to him as Ahmad Bhai with varying degrees of insincerity. Look, how he came out of the throng which was blocking his path to the Rajya Sabha. P. Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma would not be marching back and forth from the...

6 days ago
Ahmed Patel barely survives to keep Sonia's Rahul hopes alive

It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmed Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi's furniture, because the entire Congress Working Committee defers to him as Ahmad Bhai with varying degrees of insincerity. Look, how he came out of the throng which was blocking his path to the Rajya Sabha. P. Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma would not be marching back and forth from the...

6 days ago
Ahmed Patel barely survives to keep Sonia's Rahul hopes alive

It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmed Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi's furniture, because the entire Congress Working Committee defers to him as Ahmad Bhai with varying degrees of insincerity. Look, how he came out of the throng which was blocking his path to the Rajya Sabha. P. Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma would not be marching back and forth from the...

6 days ago
Ahmed Patel barely survives to keep Sonia's Rahul hopes alive

It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmed Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi's furniture, because the entire Congress Working Committee defers to him as Ahmad Bhai with varying degrees of insincerity. Look, how he came out of the throng which was blocking his path to the Rajya Sabha. P. Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma would not be marching back and forth from the...

8 days ago
Did not act under CBI pressure: Vaghela

Gandhinagar, Aug 10 (IANS) Gujarat rebel Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela on Thursday here said his vote for the BJP candidate in the just concluded Rajya Sabha polls in the state had nothing to do with any kind of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) pressure. With regards to General Secretary Ashok Gehlot's comment that I was acting under CBI-pressure, I want to put it straight and...

9 days ago
Two disqualifications gave Ahmed Patel one evasive vote

Gandhinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) The battle of nerves for the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat that ended at 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday with a hard-earned victory for the beleaguered Congress veteran Ahmed Patel was a fight for just one vote which accrued to him by disqualification of two votes of Congress rebels. The ruling BJP in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President ...

9 days ago
Ahmed Patel thanks 'loyal MLAs' for victory

Gandhinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Congress veteran Ahmed Patel, who won a fifth term in the Rajya Sabha in a hard-fought battle with the BJP, thanked loyal MLAs of the party, the leadership and the workers for his victory. Patel, who scraped through with 44 votes, also took a jibe at the BJP leadership which had sought to corner him in the fight, by appealing to God to give everyone good sense.<...

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BJP will take legal steps over EC decision: Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday said that the Congress won the Rajya Sabha election from the third seat in the state because two votes were invalidated and the BJP will explore legal options to challenge the Election Commission's decision. Rupani told reporters after Congress leader Ahmed Patel won the bitterly-contested Rajya Sabha election tha...

10 days ago
Ahmed Patel deals severe blow to BJP, wins RS poll

Gandhinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Ahmed Patel on Wednesday dealt a severe blow to the BJP when he won the Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat in a cliffhanger contest in which the top BJP leadership staked its all by backing a Congress defector. BJP President Amit Shah also won the election to make his debut in parliament while Union Minister Smriti Irani got another term in the upper house. <...

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Patel wins Gujarat Rajya Sabha election

Gandhinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) In a jolt to BJP, Congress candidate Ahmed Patel on Wednesday scraped through to notch a victory in a bitterly-contested Rajya Sabha election against all out efforts of the BJP to check his attempt to seek a fifth term. Patel, 68, the powerful political secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, is said to have secured 44 votes defeating Congress defector Bal...

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EC's decision wrong, may take legal action: Gujarat Dy CM

Gandhinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel on Wednesday said that Election Commission's decision to reject the votes of the two rebel Congress MLAs was wrong and the party may take legal action against it. I believe they already had plans since yesterday (Monday) to make this fabricated story and conspiracy. Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil had seen the CD hi...

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Ahmad Patel welcomes EC's order

Gandhinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Congress leader Ahmed Patel, one of the candidates in the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat late on Tuesday, welcomed the Election Commission's order rejecting the votes of two rebel Congress MLAs. I appreciate the order of the Election Commission. It will boost the morale of the Congress workers, he said, reacting to the commission's order. Asked about the o...

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