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The decision to put on hold the ban on NDTV India is a threat only half withdrawn because of the nationwide protests.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.
In a briefing chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, representatives of all parties have applauded the actions of the Indian Army.
The party is holding small meetings across the state to campaign for the upcoming elections, using alleged corruption and inefficiency in the Congress government as their plank.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
International leaders have condemned the Uri attack, while Pakistan has denied any role in it.
By making Onam ‘Vamana Jayanthi’ – an upper caste Hindu festival – the BJP aspires to create a Hindu vote bank in Kerala and destabilise the state’s deep cultural coherence, unity and diversity.
On the eve of Kerala’s most important festival, the BJP president’s greeting has people in the state up in arms
The complete control exercised by the dominant religious and caste groups cannot go on for ever; when the pressure gets too much, the victims hit back
Some of Hardik Patel’s close allies are quitting his organisation, but that is no solace for the BJP
PAAS supporters in saffron caps barged into the venue where legislators of the Patel community were to be felicitated by Shah.
Only two police station areas remain under curfew today.
The BJP may be inclined to fuel hyper Hindu nationalist sentiment by making Pakistan a villain during the UP election campaign. To prove himself a true statesmen, the prime minister must fight this temptation.
Several Hurriyat leaders and associates have been arrested since Saturday, even as government makes plans to hold talks with Kashmir separatists.
Babasaheb Ambedkar’s grandson says Dalits have now got together for a fight to the finish with the forces that want to subjugate them
The CBI, which investigated the triple murder case under the supervision of the Supreme Court, is looking increasingly like the ‘caged parrot’ the BJP once accused it of being for failing to prosecute politically influential persons.
Rural and semi-urban Gujarat remains a site of extensive and elaborate social discrimination. The only thing new about the Una violence is that it became available on social media and provoked a national hue and cry.