The Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) was the real winner in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh said former Chief Election Commissioner, T S Krishnamurthy. The EVM bashing must stop now, he also said amidst charges by some parties which claimed that the machine had been tampered with to favour the BJP.
For the BJP in Gujarat, it was Narendra Modi who saved the day. None of the local leaders of the BJP were able to step up the campaign. It had to be Modi for the BJP and had it not been for him, the verdict would have something very different.
The exit polls are out and the BJP is the clear winner in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. The Gujarat battle was in fact more closely watched and all exit polls now say that the BJP is the clear winner. While there may be much for the BJP to rejoice, there is also some soul searching that needs to be done. The headline reads the BJP is retaining Gujarat. The deeper narrative however is that the BJP does not better its performance in the state when compared to 2012 says leading psephologist, Dr Sandeep Shastri.
It was a close shave in poll-bound Gujarat. A person who had promised to supply a large chunk of explosives to carry out lone wolf attacks in Gujarat was arrested.
The Election Commission of India has barred exit polls for the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat assembly elections 2018 till December 14. The EC said that exit polls cannot be made public before December 14 evening.
The Congress used groups like the Lashkar-e-Tayiba to defeat one man, Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley said.
Will the revival of KHAM (Kshatriya Adivasi, Harijan, Muslims) help the Congress revive its fortunes in the Gujarat assembly elections 2017? The BJP has accused the Congress of working caste factors instead of focusing on the development agenda.
Two opinion polls in the past two days has given the BJP a big edge over all its rivals in the Gujarat assembly elections 2017. The India-Today Axis My India opinion poll said that the BJP would win anything between 115-125 seats.
The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the government for the slow progress in the trial against Asaram Bapu, the self styled godman. Asaram Bapu is facing trial in a rape case in Gujarat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate his birthday in Gujarat this year. Modi will be in Gujarat on September 17, the day of his birthday and will dedicate the Narmada dam to the people of the state.