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.
A majority of the 31-candidate list are those who had defected from other parties – particularly the Congress – which has led to protests outside the party office in Imphal.
Party cadres in Mathura are unhappy with the BJP’s choice of Shrikant Sharma as its candidate from that seat and as its likely chief ministerial pick.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
An email sent to the BJP president and to the Prime Minister’s Office suggests Shishir Gupta was serving as the eyes and ears of the ruling party in its war of attrition with Delhi’s AAP government.
The BJP has continually attempted to build political inroads into the seven states in Northeastern India in 2016 and not entirely without success.
The human rights lawyer talks to The Wire about the cancellation of Lawyers Collective’s FCRA license, the cases they took up against those in power and more.
Rs 500 crore was deposited in the head office of the ADC Bank, in which the BJP president is a director, within three days of the demonetisation announcement.
A report suggests that BJP functionaries made transactions worth crores on behalf of the party, in Bihar, till just before demonetisation was announced.
The decision to put on hold the ban on NDTV India is a threat only half withdrawn because of the nationwide protests. The Modi government continues to create a toxic discourse around national security with the idea of nibbling at various freedoms guaranteed under the constitution.
The organisers claim that they were instructed to either cancel the event or disinvite Ayyub, who was meant to be the chief guest.
The politicisation of national security comes from Narendra Modi’s desire to be projected as India’s Rambo prime minister.
Parrikar’s assertion conveniently glosses over the fact that earlier governments consciously chose to operate under the umbrella of plausible deniability, former ministers and officials familiar with some of those operations told The Wire.
Despite no visible economic improvement in people’s lives, the BJP is hoping that Narendra Modi will emerge as the pre-eminent leader in UP.
After the Kargil war in 1999, the brass had opposed attempts by the Sangh parivar to use the army for political purposes.
“Our Army cannot be doubted or questioned or used for political gains,” channel staffers are told in an internal email.
The BJP could see this as a godsend because its position in UP has been steadily slipping over the past year or so primarily because of rural and agriculture distress caused by two back-to-back droughts.
The agency appears to be constrained by the unholy nexus of politicisation and unprofessional excesses, and is in danger of becoming a loyal servant to those in power.
K. Chandrasekhar Rao likely feels that an English newspaper will be able to project his party’s programmes in a positive light and its news items will resonant with national audience.