Why the EVM bashing should stop now

Pic: The Hindu

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.

Read more


How Modi saved the day for the BJP in Gujarat

modilaughingFor 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.

Read more 

Bigger effort was needed from Congress to dislodge BJP in Gujarat: Dr Shastri

sandeepshastriThe 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.

Read more

Close shave: How a lone wolf attack at an election rally was thwarted in Gujarat

terroristIt 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.

Read more 

Himachal, Gujarat elections: No exit polls before Dec 14 says EC

exit-pollsThe 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.

Read more

Congress used terrorists to defeat ‘one man’ says Jaitley in Gujarat

arunjaitelyThe Congress used groups like the Lashkar-e-Tayiba to defeat one man, Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley said.

Read more

Why the KHAM theory is likely to fail in Gujarat

gujarat2Will 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.

Read more 

How many seats will BJP win in Gujarat? Check IB report

BJP3Two 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.

Read more 

Why are you so slow on Asaram Bapu rape trial: SC pulls up Guj govt

asaramThe 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.

Read more

Modi to celebrate birthday in Gujarat on September 17

modi_7593Prime 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.