The opposition Congress on Monday called for nationwide shut-down due to hike in fuel prices and falling value of the rupee against the dollar. The 'Bharat bandh' affects normal lives in different parts of the country.
Vijay Rupani was on Tuesday (Dec 26) sworn in as CM of Gujarat for the second consecutive. Rupani, 61, and his deputy Nitin Patel were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor OP Kohli at a grand ceremony in Gandhinagar.
The BJP has retained power in 2017 Gujarat elections with the party winning a comfortable majority in the Assembly.
PM Narendra Modi ended the campaign for the second phase of Gujarat assembly polls in style on Tuesday (Dec 12) as he took a seaplane ride from the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam in north Gujarat and returned after offering prayers at the
Ravi Shankar Prasad blasted the Congress and its vice president Rahul Gandhi for seeking proof of surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army in PoK last year.
BJP president Amit Shah said that there was no scope of any "third alternative" in Gujarat where assembly polls will be held later this year.
Patel quota movement leader Hardik Patel said that he and his supporters "are neither slaves of BJP, nor Congress".
The Raj Bhavan in Patna echoed with chants of 'Nitish Kumar Zindabad' as Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath to national president of Janata Dal (United).