After Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s hat-trick in the state assembly elections, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh Saturday accused the BJP of paying Rs 500 to each Muslim in the state to stop them from voting.
Rebutting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s charge that minorities were feeling "insecure" in BJP-ruled Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused him of playing votebank politics with the minority community.
Gangs and musclemen could play a dominant role in elections in some assembly constituencies of Bhavnagar, Porbandar, the birthplace of apostle of non-violence Mahatma Gandhi, and Rajkot districts of Saurashtra region of Gujarat.
GPP led by Keshubhai Patel on Monday withdrew its candidate expressing solidarity to Congress candidate from the Maninagar seat Shweta Bhatt, who is contesting the election against Gujarat CM Narendra Modi.
The govt on Monday clarified that it has not violated the Model Code of Conduct in poll-bound Gujarat a day after the EC expressed unhappiness over its announcement of the highly-publicised direct cash transfer scheme.