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.
The uneven pattern in the party’s electoral fortunes across the seven phases of the election is evidence that ‘Good News’ can indeed help swing an election.
In a liberal democracy that rests on the will of the people, the means to an end is as important as the end itself.
N. Biren Singh, a former Congress minister, becomes the 24th chief minister of Manipur.
If the BJP is hegemonic today, it is so because its brute power enjoys popular endorsement. Counter-hegemony is the principal political challenge of our times.
Governor Najma Heptullah invited the BJP to form a government in Manipur under N. Biren Singh, with the swearing in scheduled for March 15 afternoon.
While BJP may have swept the elections, data shows that the vote-share of other parties have actually increased since 2014.
Modi has no clear vision, nor does he have the patience to comprehend complexities. Therefore, the hope that the state is now headed for rapid development is misplaced.
His victory remarks also clearly show the prime minister setting his sights on the 2019 election and beyond.
The party, whose vote share has risen dramatically, will elect its legislative leader on Monday.
Party with three MLAs that campaigned on anti-saffron platform will now join hands to bring the BJP back to power.
In the absence of any positive change, how long can a voter keep casting their vote based on false promises?
The party is now all set to become the biggest player in the Rajya Sabha by 2018, but is still some way off from a majority
If the party’s success in using communal polarisation to build political support becomes the template for governance, the state and country are headed for dark days
The results point to the success of BJP’s election “war room” – the first of its kind in the state – led by Harvard-educated public policy expert Rajat Sethi.
With no chief minister candidate announced before the election, it now remains to be seen who will lead the BJP government in Uttarakhand.
The crux of the election is that Narendra Modi’s opponents could not match him in weaving a broader political narrative around development.
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They said the BJP’s parliamentary board and state party legislature will decide on the next chief minister for UP soon.
With floods and corruption changing the contours of elections in Uttarakhand, an average of exit poll data seem to be weighing in favour of the BJP though Harish Rawat still has a chance.
It is evident that the ‘exit poll’ was part of a well-considered strategy to boost the prospects of the BJP in the UP elections. But who its authors are is still a mystery.
Punjab is the only state in which a BJP loss has been unanimously predicted.
This was a closely fought triangular contest in UP, but it looks like the BJP and BSP are now the main contenders.
Narendra Modi may have declared the BJP the victor, but vote-block arithmetic means UP is still anyone’s game.
A wave of resentment rocked the BJP’s confidence after it denied popular MLA Shyamdev Roy Chaudhury, or Dada, a ticket, prompting a visit from Modi himself.
Join The Wire’s M.K. Venu and Ajoy Ashirwad for a live chat on the UP elections.
Indian shares rose on Monday, with the NSE index moving close to breaching a key psychological level of 9,000, on hopes the ruling BJP would win the ongoing elections in UP.
Till the third phase of the UP assembly elections, the BJP had a relatively quiet campaign, but it seems to have changed its tactic mid-way through the fourth phase, making excessive use of the prime minister.
In the twelfth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the GDP numbers for the financial quarter affected by demonetisation, the debate around nationalism, and a BJP leader’s arrest for being involved in child trafficking.
Given the involvement of “powerful and influential” local BJP leaders, a citizens’ fact-finding team says measures are being taken to impair the legal validity of the victim’s statement.
The forum, which has RSS ideologue Indresh Kumar as its patron, confirmed the sequence of events even as Jamia Millia Islamia authorities rubbished the allegations.
The CID arrested BJP women’s wing leader Juhi Chowdhury from the Batasia area close to the Indo-Nepal border in North Bengal for her alleged involvement in the Jalpaiguri child trafficking case.
Daniel Langthasa posted a series of images about his father’s murder on his Facebook page, questioning the BJP for giving former militants benefits and power.