Full Coverage - 2012 Assembly elections

2012 Assembly elections

Profile: Adore or abhor but you cannot ignore Narendra Modi

Modi has created history by emerging as the first BJP chief minister to have third successive win.


Top state BJP leaders were talking to non-Congress candidates, including Kandhal Jadeja.
Foxed by high turnout, BJP hunts for turncoats

Wednesday , 19 December '12

Despite exit polls predicting a victory for it, party eyes non-Cong candidates who are likely to win.
Women voters stand in a queue to vote at a polling station for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections ...
Record 71.32% turnout this polls saw female voters catching up

Wednesday , 19 December '12

Gap between turnouts of male and female voters has reduced considerably to mere 3.52% this election.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi
Gujarat BJP's top brass meets, analyses record voter turnout

Tuesday , 18 December '12

Meeting is held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Jetha Bharvad, who is seeking a re-election was hurt after locals allegedly pelted stone at his vehicle. (IE P...
Three hurt as BJP MLA’s guard opens fire, leader detained

Tuesday , 18 December '12

Eight rounds fired from machine gun near a poll booth in Panchmahals, minor among injured.
Bhutan delegation impressed with electoral practices in Gujarat

Monday , 17 December '12

Priority to senior citizens and women to exercise their franchise is a step in the right direction.
Congress candidate Shweta Bhatt and GPP candidate Jagruti Pandya.
Homemakers vs Modi, on behalf of their husbands

Monday , 17 December '12

Each believes the chief minister or at least his party had wronged her husband.
R M Patel campaigns in Asarwa constituency in Ahmedabad. (IE Photo)
Ex-babu confident of a seat in House

Monday , 17 December '12

R M Patel banks on ‘BJP loyalists’ to win Asarwa, a party stronghold since 1990
Liquor worth Rs 53,000 seized, Waghodia Cong candidate’s son booked

Monday , 17 December '12

Police found 15 crates of Indian Made Foreign Liquor in the vehicle, said Dabhoi DSP R D Patel.
BJP minister Saurabh Patel
In central Gujarat, four Modi ministers in the race

Monday , 17 December '12

Patel has changed his home constituency in Botad and is contesting from Akota seat in Vadodara city.
Phase II today, 95 seats up for grabs

Monday , 17 December '12

1.96 crore electors will decide the fate of 820 candidates.
Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela
Vaghela puffs up as crowds hail him as next CM

Sunday , 16 December '12

In Kapadvanj constituency, sitting Cong MLA Manibhai Patel introduces Vaghela as next CM.
Kathuriabhai leads his family to a polling booth at Rojghat village in Narmada. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
59 votes in a family, led by 117-year-old

Friday , 14 December '12

Kathuriabhai Vasava, who recalls having cast his vote in first-ever elections held in Independent India.
28-year-old all-rounder Irfan Pathan shared the dais with Narendra Modi in the BJP campaign rally at Kheda.
Not interested in politics: Irfan Pathan

Friday , 14 December '12

28-year-old all-rounder shared the dais with Modi in the BJP campaign rally at Kheda.
Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's wife Shweta contested against Narendra Modi from Maninagar constituency.
Narendra Modi’s rival revels in new role

Friday , 14 December '12

Shweta Bhatt, IPS officer’s homemaker wife, finds herself challenging the chief minister
First phase voting for Assembly polls in Gujarat tomorrow

Wednesday , 12 December '12

1.81 cr voters will decide fate of 846 candidates-- Narendra Modi, Keshubhai Patel.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani during an election campaign for party candidate Kamabhai Bharwad for the upcoming ...
BJP will complete hat-trick of poll victories: L K Advani

Wednesday , 12 December '12

Modi development politics is backed by discipline, honesty and will-power in decision-making: Advani
MLA Dr Kanubhai Kalsaria
Rebel challenges BJP on his turf

Wednesday , 12 December '12

Support for his movement growing, Kanu Kalsaria tests his strength in 5 seats
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi shifts Gujarat Assembly poll fight away from communal rhetoric

Tuesday , 11 December '12

Gujarat is the laboratory of Hindutva politics, but a paradigm shift is seen in BJP's poll rhetoric.