TDP MP T.G. Venkatesh addressed a press conference against the author and sought that he be “hanged publicly”.
No charges have been pressed against BJP leader Sangeeta Varshney or members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, who allegedly roughed up the couple.
A Rajya Sabha committee led by Sushma Swaraj in 1997 first recommended that these refugees from Bangladesh be granted Indian citizenship.
Patel said that with the state elections around the corner, the BJP would offer the Patidar community many “lollipops” in their fight for reservation.
Vinod Dua discusses why Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs an efficient team of ministers for governance and BJP’s doublespeak on Kashmir.
The pledge also says, “from today, I will throw garbage and dirt in the dustbin, will not dirty my country and not let anyone dirty the country”.
In an interview the day after Lankesh was killed, Guha said, “It is very likely that her [Gauri Lankesh’s] murderers came from the same Sangh Parivar from which the murderers of [Govind] Pansare, [Narendra] Dabholkar and [M.M.] Kalburgi came.”
Shah’s statement came at a time when messages critical of the ‘Gujarat model of development’ in the poll-bound state were being circulated on social media.
The recent cabinet reshuffle has exposed the fault lines within the ruling alliance. With the BJP now calling all the shots and its allies increasingly sidelined, does this sound the death knell for the NDA?
There is an all-out effort by the Right to change the nature of higher education institutions because universities like JNU do not follow their ideologies of sectarianism, violence and intolerance.
Unlike the Modi government, coalition cabinets from 1977 to 2014 have been based on a quota system in which no prime minister has had the privilege of choice, perhaps not even within his own party.
Given recent trends in India, there is a risk that a UCC would, in fact, serve as a tool for the BJP to entrench an ethnic state, thereby instituting the ‘tyranny of the majority.’
Nana Patole has claimed that when he tried to discuss the farmers’ plight with Modi, he got “very angry”.
At least five Union ministers tendered their resignations on August 31 after meeting with party president Amit Shah.
Sikkim: BJP’s North-East Democratic Alliance Ally Tables Bill in State Assembly to Ban Cow Slaughter
With the introduction of the Sikkim Prevention of Cow Slaughter Bill, 2017, the state is set to become the first in the Northeast to impose a ban on cow slaughter.
The by-election victory has taken the BJP’s tally up by one seat only, to 14 MLAs. With 16 seats, the Congress is still the single largest party in the 40-member House.
The BJP was hoping that using a candidate who defected from AAP would push them over the edge, but that was not to be.
The opposition needs to offer a comprehensive socio-economic agenda that is different from the BJP’s and which can form the basis for a successful electoral challenge to Modi and the NDA in 2019.
Launching a scathing attack at the newly-formed JD(U)-BJP government in Bihar, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav claimed that the entire country will be united against such forces.
BJP Bhagao, #DeshBachao: Lalu Prasad Yadav Tweets Morphed Image of Rally, Gets Called out on Twitter
While trying to ‘save India from PM Narendra Modi’, the opposition seems to be have picked up a trick or two usually used by the BJP government.
The party has been riding the Dera tiger in order to secure its vote bank and is today showing spectacular ineptitude in dealing with the consequences.
“Who is right? Crores of people who see god in Ram Rahim or that girl who filed a complaint?”
Several Hindu outfits have said that they will ignore the government’s directives and will ask the puja committees to do the same.
Even as the new anti-conversion Bill threatens to rip apart the state’s tribal society, it is the amendments to the land laws that continue to rock the boat.
Lakhs of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers, now camping in Panchkula and Chandigarh in support of their ‘Living God’, are most impressed with his welfare work.
Eight candidates are in the fray in the election, which is being carried out at 379 polling stations. The counting will take place on August 28.
Vinod Dua discusses the landmark Supreme Court verdict on instant triple talaq and asks why BJP leaders keep referring to 2022.
Did Upadhyaya’s mysterious death have something to do with the factional tussle within the Jana Sangh? Why did his body go unnoticed for hours at the Mughal Sarai station yard?
Harish Verma claimed that his party’s own government did not release the annual grants for the maintenance of the goshalas in a state where cow slaughter is banned.
NE Dispatch: Rally Against BJP Policies in Assam; Nagaland Village Chiefs Meet Modi Over Naga Accord
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
JD (U)’s homecoming has cemented the Bihar chief minister’s position as an ideological partner of the BJP.
The West Bengal chief minister blamed the Centre for threatening the opposition and hampering the country’s economy by introducing demonetisation and alleged that education was being saffronised in the country.
While Ram Nath Kovind, in his independence day address, talked about Nehru’s efforts to strike a balance between the traditional and the modern; Amit Shah, a few days earlier, had said Nehru “borrowed western ideas” and ignored India’s glorious past.
The platform for unity was called the ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ (save our composite culture) meeting and was hosted by JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, who appeared to emerge as a rallying point for the Opposition.
Adivasi leaders and activists say that behind the recent communal legislations is the state government’s hidden agenda to transfer community land to corporates and deflect attention from its failure to address crucial developmental issues plaguing the state.
At an event on Sunday, senior BJP leaders including Union minister Radha Mohan Singh began yelling at Drèze as he criticised the Jharkhand government and demanded that he be removed from the stage.
‘You spent most of your time in West Asia, in that single circle, that way of thinking, among those people. After retirement, be it in the minorities commission or Aligarh Muslim University, your circle remained the same.’
Nitish Kumar seems to have forgotten the BJP’s communal propaganda cost it votes in Bihar.
While the opposition parties called the variance in Rs 500 and Rs 2000 currency notes the “biggest scam of the century,” the Centre dismissed it as a “frivolous” issue.
Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar were arrested a day after ‘stalking’ a woman, but were released on bail within hours.