Ahead of the counting of votes in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh on Monday, Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were in a huddle to discuss possible scenarios the declaration of results would deliver in the politically crucial home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Most exit polls have predicted a comfortable victory for the BJP in the elections for 182-member Gujarat assembly but the Congress insists that the result will be “surprising” for pollsters.
In Gujarat, the BJP wound up its election office in a swanky mall on the outskirts of Gandhi nagar and held a meeting of all its candidates and polling agents.
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SHIMLA/NEW DELHI: Veteran BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal was on Tuesday named the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls to be held on November 9.
The decision to name the 73-year-old Dhumal, Continue reading
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Gujarat will vote in two phases on Dec. 9 and Dec. 14 to pick a new assembly, the election commission said on Wednesday, setting the stage for a crucial battle that is seen as a test of support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies to revive a sputtering economy.
Chief election commissioner AK Joti said all polling stations will have VVPAT machines, an anti-fraud system with a paper trail that briefly shows the candidate and symbol a person voted for. Continue reading
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The Congress removed Digvijaya Singh as incharge of its Karnataka and Goa affairs. He will be replaced by KC Venugopal in Karnataka and A Chella Kumar in Goa. The party narrowly missed a chance to form the govt In Goa recently.
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