The actor Paresh Rawal and his supporters in the BJP and on social media say he was reacting to Arundhati Roy’s recent comments on Kashmir. But she never even made them in the first place.
Twitter has often been accused of failing to against trolls who abuse and threaten others, especially women.
An NIA special court found the 14 guilty of diverting government funds to buy arms to carry out attacks on security forces between 2006 and 2009.
While a BJP spokesperson distanced himself from Rawal’s comments, activists and opposition politicians have condemned his statements.
The party today is a pale, forlorn shadow of its once vibrant self.
State BJP members have sought Amit Shah’s “urgent” intervention in reorganising the party leadership in the poll bound state.
With municipal slaughterhouses shut since 2012 and private ones now forced to down their shutters, buffalo-meat sellers have nowhere to go.
There are many opportunities for the opposition, but the question is, are they up to it?
Instead of taking the outcome as a mandate on its own governance, AAP continues to insist the BJP’s victory is not a win for Modi but for faulty EVMs.
While tensions in Kashmir are on the rise again, numerous large cracks are beginning to show in the ruling coalition.
Muslim women will stand to lose the most as BJP appropriates the issue of triple talaq to further the Hindu right’s communal agenda.
A look at the sequence of events – compiled from news reports and residents’ accounts – shows that the riots may well have been pre-planned.
It has become respectable now to articulate latent feelings about issues concerning minorities that were hardly talked about some years ago.
The court has ordered that the trial, to be held in Lucknow, be completed in two years.
MCD elections need candidates and issues with a hyperlocal touch.
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken expressed astonishment at the development, especially since Lovely was campaigning for the party even last night.
The move comes days after Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh resigned from the state government citing ‘interference’ to his authority.
The newly introduced 12% reservation for Muslims in Telangana could help the BJP make political inroads into the state.
The party has also promised to work towards a Delhi “as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
Faced with BJP’s aggression and a dwindling support base, and bereft of its plank of moral politics and good governance, AAP’s political fortunes look bleak.
Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh said that he had been working with certain “visions” that may not materialise due to “interference”.
RSS and BJP activists in Kerala have found themselves in an awkward position.
The chief minister is today the undisputed leader of the desert state and there is currently no one to match her political stature.
While AAP has lost nearly 44,000 votes in the constituency, Congress managed to increase its vote share from 12% to 33%, a trend the party hopes to carry into the municipal elections.
Vote counting for ten assembly constituencies in eight states – Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Madhya Pradesh – is currently underway.
The threat was issued by Yogesh Varshney, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, after he alleged that the police beat up people participating in a Hindu religious procession.
The introduction of a cow surcharge in Rajasthan means that anyone who makes a lease agreement, loans money or rents property, will have to pay an additional surcharge of 10% on stamp duty.
The so-called ‘illegal’ slaughterhouses are public municipal slaughterhouses across UP, which have been allowed to sink into abysmal conditions due to utter negligence.
The likely success of grand alliance in the recent UP polls suggests that the parties the BJP defeated in 2017 will put in a serious effort to get one going at the national level.
While Arvind Kejriwal sought a meeting with the chief election commissioner over the issue, the Congress has demanded that the by-elections in the state be conducted using ballot papers.
Some IIM-C staff members say the BJP misled them into attending the event in the guise of resolving a decades-old administrative issue.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
Across the country, the BJP has fought elections by giving tickets to rebel Congress leaders rather than its own party cadre.
The sting against several Trinamool Congress leaders, showing them allegedly accepting cash, is now beginning to bite the party
The state BJP unit has remained silent on the allegations made by Mmhonlumo Kikon on social media.
In deal, UNC leaders to be released from jail, BJP govt to begin consultation with “all stakeholders” over creation of new districts
If we assume no major changes in the state elections held in 2018 and 2019 (a strong but unavoidable assumption since we can’t predict the future), the NDA approaches a Rajya Sabha majority only in 2020.
The militant Yogi has built his political career out of spewing venom against Muslims.
State BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and Lucknow mayor Dinesh Sharma will be deputy chief ministers.
The opposition must build an alternative model that addresses the issues of governance and corruption along with the promise of a more prosperous future.