Politics

Move over chaiwalaa, there’s also reriwalaa in Gujarat polls

In the home state of ‘chaiwala’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there are several politicians with a humble beginning of selling tea. Now we have a reriwalaa (street vendor) trying his luck from the Dariyapur Assembly segment in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Taj Qureshi is a candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), one of the three Muslim …

AAP’s Gujarat CM face Gadhavi promises Delhi model, end to joblessness

Journalist-turned-politician Isudan Gadhvi talks about his roadmap based on his boss Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi model, to steer Gujarat out of its misfortune as he easily mingles with common people in the Khambhalia Assembly segment in Devbhumi Dwarka district. With the heavy responsibility of leading the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Assembly poll debut, he says the …

Gujarat polls: Congress MLA lashes out at media, laments lack of funds

With just over a week left for the first phase of voting in Gujarat, senior Congress MLA Vikram Madam, who is facing AAP’s chief ministerial candidate Ishudan Gadhvi in Khambalia, blames the media and crunch of funds for the party’s lacklustre performance but hopes that the Grand Old Party do better in these polls. Speaking …

Gujarat Polls: Running Like An Athlete To Meet Maximum No Of People, says Rivaba Jadeja

Sporting a pair of blue sketchers and a heavily embellished pink sari during her campaign trail, Rivaba Jadeja, BJP’s Jamnagar North candidate exhibits the gait of an athlete. She seems in a hurry to make a difference. Her vision is to turn Jamnagar into a smart city. Just like her husband and ace Indian cricketer …

AAP Mantri Jain’s Jail ‘Masseur’ Is Accused Of Raping Minor

The man seen in a viral video giving massage to jailed Delhi minister Satyendar Jain was not a physiotherapist, but another fellow prisoner lodged in Tihar jail in a rape case, officials sources said on Tuesday in contradiction of AAP leaders’ claims on the masseur’s identity. Last week, a video was widely circulated on social …

Rivaba Has My Blessings & Support, Says Jadeja’s Childhood Coach

Ravinder Jadeja’s wife Rivaba Jadeja is contesting on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Jamnagar North. While one might think she is just a newbie and needs to carve her niche among her voters, her husband’s status as an ace cricketer has already earned her many loyal supporters. One such person is Jadeja’s childhood …

Meet The Young Makers Of ‘Gujarat Badlaav’, AAP’s Campaign Song That’s Winning Hearts

Aam Aadmi Party’s campaign song “Gujarat Badlaav”  is hitting all the right notes. A group of young professionals from different fields came together to compose, produce, release and distribute it on social media. Interestingly, the lead singer is not a professional and doesn’t want to reveal his identity to the world. “It is not written …

Ground Report: In Jamalpur Khadia, Will Goddess Bhadrakali help Hindu Candidate or 3 Muslims?

With two Muslim candidates each fielded by Aam Aadmi Party or All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen contesting from Jamalpur-Khadia, sitting Congress MLA Imran Khedawala has come into a direct contest with two other individuals of the same community, leading to apprehensions of splitting of votes. In an exclusive interview with The New Indian’s Assistant Editor Anand Singh, Khedawala …

AAP Launches ‘Kejriwal Ka Parshad’ Campaign For MCD Polls

Amid the ongoing full-fledged campaigning, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday launched another campaign ‘Kejriwal Ki Sarkar, Kejriwal Ka Parshad’ for the civic elections, seeking victory of party candidate in every ward. The campaign argues that it will be easy for AAP to carry out development initiatives where the party has its councillor. ‘Kejriwal …

BJP Steals MCD Poll Show With Mega Roadshows

Sunday in the national capital was marked by mega roadshows of several high-profile BJP leaders who looked to cement the party’s support base ahead of the December 4 civic elections. A clutch of 14 roadshows named ‘Mega Vijay Sankalp Road Show’ was led by BJP president JP Nadda. Several Union ministers and senior party leaders …