The latest bribery scandal, relating to Medical Council of India clearance for colleges, has once again revealed the factionalism within the Kerala BJP.
The ambitious Modi-Shah duo are keen to break Congress chief minister Madhav Sinh Solanki’s record 149 seats out of 182 in the 1985 elections – a mark they could not cross even when Modi was chief minister of Gujarat.
His election is a key element of the party’s strategy for the 2019 election, and its aftermath.
The social media post by 59-year-old Manzoor Ahmad allegedly praised the Pakistan army.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Members of parliament and legislators in 31 states today turned out in large numbers to vote for the next president of India.
The Madhya Pradesh minister has been disqualified as a legislator for using paid news in his election campaign and not furnishing proper accounts of poll expenses.
The decision to nominate Venkaiah Naidu was taken at today’s parliamentary board meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The strength of the first-ever BJP-led coalition government in Manipur has increased to 40 in the 60-member House, with two Congress MLAs joining.
Just how seriously should the prime minister’s strong words be taken?
In the 82nd episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses how the BJP IT cell indulges in organised trolling, and the imposition of linguistic nationalism in India.
The Sonowal government has employed measures that appear designed to pressurise local authorities to work at its behest, all the while creating fear and giving rise to renewed anger among the Muslim community.
In the eightieth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent spate of fake news published by some members of BJP and Air India’s decision to not provide non-veg meals for its domestic economy passengers.
BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s use of a Gujarat riot photo when talking about West Bengal tells us the party is beyond caring about truth and authenticity.
With its engrained anti-Muslim agenda, the current political regime may find it problematic to hold up its image as a champion of Muslim women.
In 2006-07, the BJP-governed Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation wanted to demolish two historical Islamic structures for ‘road expansion’.
NE Dispatch: BJP Wins Karbi Anglong Council in Assam; Sikkim to Sue Bengal over Gorkhaland Agitation
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
It is important for the Muslims in Bengal to understand that they are part of an India where an aggressive Hindu majoritarian politics is in ascendance.
However, instead of patronising multiple social clusters, which is the bedrock of TMC’s strategy, the BJP is trying to consolidate support on religious lines – its agenda elsewhere in the country too.
The BJP has long had its eye on West Bengal, because without it, its idea of a Hindu Rashtra cannot fully be realised.
The government has imposed the highest-ever GST rate in the world, said senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala.
A 40-year-old meat trader, a resident of village Manua in Hazaribagh district, was beaten to death by a mob on Thursday on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his vehicle.
The rampant culture of viewing dissent as treachery and an opposing point of view as an act of war is deeply ingrained and when there are ‘left-liberals’ involved, it is immediately seen as anti-Modi.
Ambedkar had argued that Dalits did not wish to be represented by others, much less nominated by them, and vehemently favoured separate electorates since it brought to the forefront of democratic practice the most oppressed.
Unwilling to support a candidate with an RSS background, the Left parties have shared their own list of candidates with the Congress, and the final decision will be taken at an opposition meet on June 22.
Yechury said that the non-NDA parties will take the decision “keeping in mind the country’s history that the ruling and opposition parties contested the polls on all occasion except once”.
In 2012, the BJP’s presidential nominee testified in support of former BJP president Bangaru Laxman, who was eventually convicted of corruption.
Opposition parties will meet to take a final decision on their strategy on June 22.
The Congress has spurned the BJP’s appeal for consensus on its choice for president and said the opposition will take a call on contesting the poll after a meeting on June 22.
Language may have triggered off the current round of violence, but the basic demand is for statehood.
The visit to Jain’s house, which AAP has termed a ‘raid’, took place in pursuance of a preliminary enquiry registered by the CBI in April.
Shiv Sena Slams BJP Chief Amit Shah, Says Party Should Focus on Kashmir Instead of Maharashtra Polls
In an editorial in Saamana, the Shiv Sena also said Mehbooba Mufti was openly supporting “youth attacking” soldiers and blaming soldiers for the tense situation in the Valley.
No candidate’s names have been announced so far by the ruling party or the opposition.
While the BJP had said its three-member committee will meet the Congress on Friday to select a consensus presidential candidate, Congress insists it has not received any formal proposal yet.
Adityanath said Nitish Kumar and other “secular leaders” shouldn’t be silent on triple talaq and illegal slaughterhouses.
While the minister said “everything will be done in the true spirit of democracy,” he added that it was necessary for the other parties to “respect the mandate of the people which is with us”.
General secretary of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury discusses various aspects of current national politics with Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K. Venu, founding editors of The Wire.
After promoting a morphed photo of Iwo Jima and a doctored video of Kanhaiya Kumar, he now cites notorious Pakistani website to target NDTV
“I cannot compromise on the sentiments of the Garos,” Bachu Marak said while resigning.
The National People’s Party, the BJP’s ally in the Northeast, has written to Narendra Modi asking that he de-notify the recent directive banning cattle trade for slaughter.