Press Esc to close

Five ministers in Modi government cede ground to Cong, GPP

Ahmedabad, Dec 20, 2012 (PTI) 17:00 IST
Even as Narendra Modi is well on the road to make a hat-trick in Gujarat, five incumbent BJP ministers lost the electoral battle.

Among those defeated are three Cabinet ministers and two junior ministers.While Agriculture Minister Dileep Sanghani went down to Congress' Paresh Dhanani by a margin of 29,893 votes from Amreli seat, his cabinet colleague and Health Minister Jaynarayan Vyas was humbled by Balvantsinh Rajput of Congress from Siddhpur assembly seat in Patan district by 25,824 votes.

Vyas, also a spokesperson for the state government, had defeated Rajput in the 2007 Assembly elections by a margin of 2,429 votes. However, delimitation considerably dented his prospects to clinch a consecutive win.

Another poll casualty was Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Fakirbhai Vaghela who lost to Congress' Jethabhai Vaghela by a margin of 22,839 votes from Vadgam assembly constituency in Banaskantha district.

Among junior ministers, minister of state for Forest and Environment Kiritsinh Rana put up a brave fight but ultimately lost to sitting Congress MP Soma Ganda by a margin of 1,561 votes from Limbdi assembly seat in Surendranagar district.

Minister of state for Agriculture Kanubhai Bhalala was trounced by Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) president Keshubhai Patel from Visavadar seat by a margin of 42,186 votes.

Go to Top

Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar and actor Rekha pose for a picture...

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar and actor Rekha pose for a picture...

Actor Sunny Leone gives her measurement for her wax statue to be displayed at Madame Tussauds...

Actor Sunny Leone gives her measurement for her wax statue to be displayed at Madame Tussauds...

A woman dries red chillies at a field in a village near Jodhpur on Thursday....

A woman dries red chillies at a field in a village near Jodhpur on Thursday....

Pope Francis holds a cross that reads in Spanish

Pope Francis holds a cross that reads in Spanish "I give you my peace" upon arrival...

A villager displays a mortar shell allegedly fired on a residential area from the Pakistan...

A villager displays a mortar shell allegedly fired on a residential area from the Pakistan...

A contingent of Territorial Army wait during the Republic Day parade rehearsal at Rajpath...

A contingent of Territorial Army wait during the Republic Day parade rehearsal at Rajpath...

'Boyevaya Machine Pekhoty' tanks seen at Vijay Chowk during the Republic Day parade rehearsal...

'Boyevaya Machine Pekhoty' tanks seen at Vijay Chowk during the Republic Day parade rehearsal...

Artists paint an idol of Goddess Saraswati at a workshop in Amritsar on Thursday...

Artists paint an idol of Goddess Saraswati at a workshop in Amritsar on Thursday...

Cranes lift a Boeing 737-800 of Turkey's Pegasus Airlines in Trabzon, Turkey...

Cranes lift a Boeing 737-800 of Turkey's Pegasus Airlines in Trabzon, Turkey...

Tableaux artists rehearse for the upcoming Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi...

Tableaux artists rehearse for the upcoming Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.