Category: South Asia

Gujarat Poll Special -5: Top non-political farmers body to hold 14 day motorbike campaign across state to vote against BJP

Rahul Gandhi interacting with KSG farmers on Nov 3 By Our Representative In an unusual move, the powerful non-political farmers’ organization, Khedut Samaj Gujarat (KSG), has thrown its weight behind the Congress, declaring on Wednesday that it would take out 2,000 km long motorbike rally from South Gujarat’s Bhilad to […]

GUJARAT POLL SPECIAL-4: 73% voters, religion & caste overshadow candidates’ “criminal” background: ADR survey

AHMEDABAD: In a clear warning on the manner in which Gujarat society is getting increasingly divided along religious and caste lines, a voter behavior survey ahead of the state assembly polls has revealed that caste or religion is all set to play an important role in polls. Thus, said the […]

Gujarat Poll Special-3: 10,000 Rann of Kutch saltpan families’ voting right hangs fire as assembly polls approach

By Pankti Jog* Would Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch agariyas, or saltpan workers, who migrate, live and work on what has now come to be popularly known as Survey No Zero for six months starting with September, exercise their voting rights this December, when the state goes to polls? While agariyas, […]

Gujarat Poll Special-2 : Cong in Guj’s urban areas in margins, as Rahul ‘pulls’ huge crowd in rural, semi-urban areas

Crowd in Petlad, Central Gujarat, on Rahul Gandhi’s visit By Rajiv Shah in Ahmedabad Even as Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi this week completed the second leg of his whirlwind visit to Gujarat ahead of the state assembly polls, to be held in December, all eyes are set on whether the […]

Gujarat Poll Special-1: BJP begins showing signs of unease as Gujarat’s non-party OBC, Patel, Dalit leaders move “closer” to Congress

By Rajiv Shah in Ahmedabad As the Gujarat state assembly elections draw nearer, all eyes are set on whether the BJP, which won 47.9% of votes in the 2012 polls as against the Congress’ 38.9%, would be able to successfully keep intact this huge 9% gap in order to again […]