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Darshan Desai

Gandhinagar Is Child's Play For Amit Shah, But Not Without Its Irritants

Apr 03, 2019 Darshan Desai

That the Patidar factor continues to haunt the BJP is also clear from the initiative taken by a US and Canada-based organization of Patidars, called Pratham Gujarat Abhiyaan (Gujarat First Campaign), to launch a campaign of sorts against Amit Shah.

Gujarat MLAs Give Themselves Hefty Pay Hike, Get 64 % Richer

Sep 19, 2018 Darshan Desai

The monthly salary of a legislator in Gujarat will now be Rs 1.16 lakh, up from the existing Rs 70,727.


Hardik Patel 2.0: ‘A Fight On The Lines Of JP, Lohia Against Modi, Amit Shah’

The 25-year-old Patidar leader has done something that was unthinkable in Gujarat’s politics and society.

Fasting Hardik Patel In Hospital, Govt Ignores Patidar Leader

Sep 07, 2018 Darshan Desai

He has been demanding reservations for his community, debt waiver to farmers and release of his associate Alpesh Kathiria, who is in jail on sedition charges.


Gujarat Government Faces The Heat As Hardik Patel's Fast Enters 11th Day

On Sunday, an angry Hardik sent back a government medical team in protest against the police lathicharge on his supporters who came calling during the day.

13 August, 2018

Gujarat’s Big Idea To Counter New Hardik Patel Juggernaut

Darshan Desai

The Vijay Rupani government has announced as many as eight schemes to provide financial assistance in jobs and education to economically backward classes.


28 July, 2018

Come 2019, Gujarat Braces For Hardik Patel Phase II

Darshan Desai

Hardik, now 25, is himself eligible to contest Lok Sabha elections. But unless he can have the verdict -- two years in jail -- overturned by a higher court, he will not be able to fight elections, as it is being strongly speculated.


04 July, 2018

More Jolt To Gujarat Congress As Kunwarji Bavaliya Quits, Joins BJP To Become Minister

Darshan Desai

The going of Bavaliya, who has been gifted with a ministership, is a big jolt for the Congress because of his sway over the Koli community that influences as many as 33 assembly constituencies.


12 September, 2003

Cracking India

Darshan Desai

In our rush to 'crack the case' whenever an atrocity takes place, aren't we forgetting that we perhaps are widening the cracks between communities that are becoming unbridgeable?


25 July, 2003

'I Write What My Inner Voice Says'

Darshan Desai

The 37th Jnanpith awardee seems unaffected by the recent hype around him, just as he says he has elevated himself above temporary phases such as the recent violence in Gujarat. Even Mahatma Gandhi, he says, couldn't unite the Hindus and Muslims. He j


04 July, 2003

The CM's Man

Darshan Desai

He started with Shankersinh Vaghela in 1997, then the chief of the Rashtriya Janata Party he had formed after staging a revolt in the BJP, continued with Keshubhai Patel and now it is the turn of Narendra Modi.


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