The all out attacks on minorities and on opposition governments show that the BJP and the Modi government have no regard for democracy
Will Kovind as president be a champion for Dalit justice? Will he uphold the values of the constitution?
The opposition missed out on a big opportunity to show its solidarity with Dalit movements across the country by not nominating a Dalit candidate of its choice before the Modi government did.
Like Jeremy Corbyn, the party and its leader must stick by their principles no matter what the situation, only then will it eventually pay off.
The opposition will need to think harder, beyond the usual idea of fielding a “secular” candidate, to defeat the BJP’s messaging if it decides to contest.
Dalit leader Kovind is a two-time Rajya Sabha member, former BJP national spokesperson and headed the party’s Scheduled Caste Morcha between 1999 and 2002.
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.
“India and Pakistan will continue to play at international tournaments but neither India plays in Pakistan nor Pakistan plays in India.”
“Your chelas may be good at counting votes and notes, but I cannot bring myself to keep quiet in the face of the creeping institutionalised shoddiness in India’s political life and public space.”
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.
Shah’s remark not only reduces Gandhi’s status by identifying him only by his caste, but is also a stunning reminder of how pervasive caste prejudices are.
The newly formed committee by Amit Shah will carry out consultations with the NDA and the opposition on the matter and try to come to a consensus.
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”.
Vinod Dua discusses the impact of demonetisation in light of SBI’s recent admission that it has led to a slowdown in Indian economy, and Amit Shah’s comment on Gandhi.
Can a nation be imagined around symbols that are controversial and pit one community against another?
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
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.
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”.
The chief minister is today the undisputed leader of the desert state and there is currently no one to match her political stature.
Like the Nizam’s rule in Hyderabad under the British Raj, K. Chandrasekhar Rao is trying to woo the BJP in hopes that he will be able to lord it over Telangana as long as he promises suzerainty.
Modi wants to conquer India by hook or by crook. His governors are his co-conspirators. He has put the constitution on a slippery slope.
Judges whose rulings have gone against the BJP and its leaders are discovering that their prospects for advancement have been blocked.
Party with three MLAs that campaigned on anti-saffron platform will now join hands to bring the BJP back to power.
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 crux of the election is that Narendra Modi’s opponents could not match him in weaving a broader political narrative around development.
They said the BJP’s parliamentary board and state party legislature will decide on the next chief minister for UP soon.
The decision by various TV channels to broadcast live an ongoing anti-terror operation on the last day of UP polling raises many questions about the intent of their coverage.
The BJP has been capitalising on an anti-Yadav sentiment that has been brewing against the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have raised the communal temperature in the state from the fourth phase onwards, but it remains to be seen whether the party will be able to get its critical mass of Hindu votes cutting across various castes.
Playing fast and loose with facts to a willing audience has not hurt either Narendra Modi or Amit Shah.
Even as the election fever in Uttar Pradesh continues to mount, the Sultanpur MP has gone missing from the BJP’s list of star campaigners.
A whole lot of issues that differ from region to region will dictate the electoral outcome in Uttar Pradesh, not leadership in political parties.
What bearing will a loss in the assembly elections have on the BJP ? Narendra Modi’s position remains unassailable, but will Amit Shah be safe?
The BJP Manipur chief discusses the core issues the party is raising in the elections, why the party hasn’t declared a chief ministerial candidate for the state and more.
Now that promises of progress and development haven’t played out as they hoped, the BJP’s top duo are turning back to communal polarisation.
BJP president Amit Shah said the party would ensure the Ram Temple is constructed under constitutional provisions.
Dalits have been subjected to vicious caste violence for years in Gujarat.
Comments by Nitin Gadkari and Amit Shah have fired up speculation on the BJP’s choice for the chief ministerial candidate for Goa.