Gujarat Election 2022

Gujarat polls: Why third front is a non starter in the state

Aam Aadmi Party’s entry into the fray in Gujarat has opened up discussion about the feasibility of a third front in the state. Historically, the possibility of a third front forming a formidable power block in Gujarat has been bleak. But with first phase of voting in Gujarat over for 89 seats and remaining 93

Dwarkadhish Chief Priest demands shifting of Aurangzeb’s Idgah mosque in Mathura

Referring to religious texts that traces back Krishna Janmabhoomi’s origin in Mathura to over 5000 years back, the chief priest of Dwarkadhish temple in Gujarat demanded Shahi Idgah be shifted to free up the six doors of Kansa’s karagaar, where Lord Krishna appeared in his human form. “I recently went to visit thakurji’s temple in

Gir locals demand quick NOCs; relaxation of SEZ norms for better tourism income

Gir, Somnath: The residents of over forty villages that fall within the radius of Gir National park share a deep bond of love and care for lions of the forest. They look at these magnificent creatures as an extension of their own family and are adept at tackling village sightings of the lions without being unnerved

Gujarat polls: 21 years after earthquake, Modi is still saviour in Bhuj

Karsan Bhanusali vividly remembers when he first came across Narendra Modi in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that killed nearly 20,000 people in Gujarat’s Bhuj in 2001. After 21 years, he is still beholden to the current prime minister. Bhanusali, 44, shivers when he recalls the horror of the natural calamity, which left around

Gujarat polls: In Gandhi’s birthplace, locals grateful for no violence in 20 yrs

Porbandar on India’s western coastline reflects the calm and peaceful demeanour that its greatest son Mahatma Gandhi wears in a lifesize portrait hanging in Kirti Mandir, his birthplace-turned-museum. But only a few follow Bapu’s teachings now. People in Porbandar are sympathetic towards Congress which claims to follow Mahatma’s principles of truth and non-violence, but they

EXCLUSIVE: Somnath Priest disturbed by Aaftab-like killers; blesses Modi to keep India safe

The head priest of the Somnath temple, one of the holiest sites for Hindus, follows a unique ritual that’s not just confined to his spiritual duties that he offers to lakhs of devotees on a daily basis but directed at political ends. At the centre of his ritual is the trinity of Modi-Yogi-Shah.”For the last

AAP making big inroads in Bhavnagar, say locals

Quinquagenarian Vikram Bhai has been voting for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for more than two decades, but in this election, he is caught in a dilemma. With just three days left for voting in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar, he is still undecided on whether to continue with the tradition or a new party – AAP. “Overall,

Butter me up: Milky Anand looks at hand, licks at saffron

In the Congress stronghold of Anand, popularly known as the ‘Milk City of India’, the wind seems to be blowing in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has ruled Gujarat for 27 years now. Anand is the home district of India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and is currently represented by five

Kejriwal’s lies have been exposed in Delhi, says Azamgarh MP Nirahua

Azampur MP and actor and singer Dinesh Lal Yadav popularly known as Nirahua said that Kejriwal’s Delhi model has utterly failed and that the party has lost the plot in Delhi and has no prospect in Gujarat. “Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi model has been exposed. You look at what he had done with Yamuna. We were

Ground Report: Chaat sellers of Manek Chowk give their take on Gujarat Polls

The chaat sellers of Manek Chowk serve up many a scrumptious dishes to satisfy the late night hunger pangs of the foodies of Gujarat. They also are equally adept at whipping up interesting political conversations. The New Indian team visited the hub of food joints that is not only a symbol of great culinary diversity