Late Santokben Jadeja’s son Kandhal Jadeja is taking on BJP strongman Vitthal Radadiya in the Porbandar Lok Sabha constituency. NCP’s Jadeja, with his family clout, will look to limit the chances of Radadaiya, the influential Leuva Patel leader, who is clearly perceived a hot favourite. Haresh Pandya reports. Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace Porbandar is witnessing a close contest between late “godmother” Santokben Jadeja’s son Kandhal Jadeja, the Nationalist ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago
The Congress central leadership’s decision to send former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot to work for the party in Gujarat is a strategic one, say Congress sources. Many in the party had blamed Gehlot for the crushing defeat in last year's assembly election. Gehlot has since been ignored by the party which chose Sachin Pilot as the state Congress president and gave more importance to the Congress General Secretary C P Joshi. When candidates were being finalised for the Lok Sabha ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Ravindra Jadeja almost did it for India. Well, almost! - Scorecard The Saurashtra all-rounder nearly pulled off a sensational victory with some lusty hits but they were not enough to take India home in the last over, as the third one-dayer against New Zealand ended in a nail-biting tie in Auckland on Saturday. The result kept the visitors afloat in the five-match series. Chasing New Zealand's stiff target of 315, largely built around opener Martin Guptill's 111, India came ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
While voters have been traditionally used to Kshatriya candidates in Bhavnagar, parties have fielded candidates from a different community this time around, and it would be interesting see how the divided city votes this time, says Haresh Pandya Bhavnagar is an erstwhile princely state of Saurashtra, and it was normal that a representative of the warrior Kshatriya community used to be elected to Parliament from there. The contest was also invariably between two Kshatriya candidates, with the ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
There are constituencies in the remote, far-flung corners of certain parts of Gujarat with only a handful of registered voters. Why, there is just one voter, who lives amid the lions and leopards in the Gir forest. But the Election Commission of India ensures that every eligible citizen gets to participate in the country’s five-yearly democratic rite. But it is not easy. It is a daunting task to make arrangements for voting for the few voters living there. Despite heavy odds, election ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
Chances of holding early assembly polls in Telangana and Seema-Andhra, along with the Lok Sabha elections, seem unlikely, says Renu Mittal With the Lok Sabha polls almost knocking on their doors, political parties in Delhi are working overtime to get their affairs in order, make important announcements, seal alliances with prospective allies and even create new states. The most impatient of the lot is K Chandrashekhar Rao, chief of the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti, who is harbouring dreams of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Politics of division seems to pay in India. This is why Congress seems to have gone ahead with splitting Andhra Pradesh to create Telangana. While the party is being pilloried over the Telangana decision, Congress appeared to have bet on past experience of ...DNA, 1 month ago
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