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Fight between truth and lies in Gujarat, Congress represents truth: Rahul

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Rahul Gandhi in Valsad, Image tweete by @INC

Valsad (Gujarat), Nov 3: Terming the assembly elections in Gujarat a fight between truth and lies, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said truth lies with his party, and not the BJP.

“This is a fight between truth and lies. On one side, it is Gujarat’s people, on the other 5-10 industrialists. Modiji and BJP have everything, they have power in many states. They have power in the central government, in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. They have a lot of power, they have police.

“But the Congress party will win in Gujarat, because truth is with us. They don’t represent truth. Truth lies in the hearts of the people of Gujarat,” said Gandhi during a corner meeting in Pardi.

“There are about 30 lakh unemployed youth in Gujarat today. Modiji had promised two crore jobs every year. Only one lakh youth are given jobs every year. In China 50,000 jobs are created per day, under Modi government, it is 450 per day. It is a matter of shame.”

The Congress leader said all the communities in Gujarat are agitating against the state government, be it the Patidars, the Adivasis, Dalits and the farmers.

“The truth of Gujarat is corruption, land-grabbing, attack on Patidars, lathicharge on Dalits in Una, poverty of Adivasis and unemployment,” Gandhi said.

“The BJP government has handed over the resources of Gujarat like wealth, electricity, water, land, to just 5-10 industrialists. It gave Rs 33,000 crore to one company to manufacture Nano cars. In the past 10-15 days, I travelled more than 1,000 km, why couldn’t I see a single Nano car?

“I didn’t see it anywhere. Not just Gujarat, you’ll not see it anywhere. The question is..this money belonged to whom? Was it Tata company’s, the Chief Minister’s or did it belong to Gujarat’s farmers, labourers and the poor,” he asked.

“With a similar amount (Rs 33,000 crore), the Congress government implemented MNREGA scheme in the entire country, gave employment to crores,” said Gandhi, adding the same amount was given to one company by Gujarat government but the people of the state did not benefit from it.

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Madhya Pradesh By-Polls: Set back to BJP, Congress bags 20 wards of 24 in Raghogarh

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Bhopal, Jan 20: The Congress party showcased an enthusiastic fight in the Madhya Pradesh civil polls by clinching nine president posts in 19 civic bodies on Saturday, tying the Bharatiya Janata Party, which too, won nine top posts. 

Meanwhile, giving a major setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress bagged 20 out of 24 wards in Raghogarh Nagar by-elections. Whereas the BJP won only four wards.

However , the Congress has been in control of the Raghogarh-Vijaypur Municipal Council for the last two decades.

The results are seen as a morale boost for the Congress as the party is planning to go all out against the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections , which slated to held later this year.

Municipal Council elections took place on January 17 in Five districts – Dhar, Barwani, Khandwa, Guna, and Anuppur.

The counting of votes begun at 9 am and ended in the afternoon.

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EVMs to have candidates’ pictures

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Jaipur, Jan 19: The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will carry pictures of candidates along with their names — when by-elections are held in Rajasthan on January 29.

According to Chief Election Officer Ashvini Bhagat, this has been done to ensure there was no confusion if there were two candidates with the same name.

According to the new arrangement, the EVMs will have the name of the candidate, his or her picture and the election symbol.

Bhagat said although this experiment was done in the Dholpur Assembly by-election, it hasn’t been done anywhere in a Lok Sabah election.

Lok Sabha by-polls are scheduled in Ajmer and Alwar on January 29 while Assembly elections will be held the same day in Mandalgarh.

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Assembly elections: Tripura to vote on Feb 18, Meghalaya, Nagaland on Feb 27; results on March 3

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New Delhi, Jan 18: The Election Commission on Thursday announced  the schedule for Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland assembly elections. 

While addressing a press conference, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti said Tripura will vote on February 18, 2017. While polling in Meghalaya and Nagaland will take place on February 27 (Tuesday).

Counting for all the three states will be conducted on March 3, 2018. The results will be declared on the same day.

A total strength of  the three assemblies is 60 members each.

Election to the three states to be held in two rounds.

The term of the Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura legislative assemblies will end on March 6, March 13 and March 14 respectively.

Announcing the poll schedule, Chief Election Commissioner informed  VVPATs and EVMs will be used in the three states for the very first time.

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