The state government claims this is being done as part of its implementation of the Sachar Committee’s recommendations.
The BJP has been eyeing tribal votes in this election after sensing a dent in its loyal Patidar vote bank.
He alleged that he had time and again raised certain issues with the prime minister, but they were ignored.
Speeches made by Adityanath and Anurag Thakur during an election campaign in Amreli were clearly aimed at dividing the electorate on religious lines.
While peasants in the Patidar-dominated districted have sided with Hardik Patel, affluent industrialists still harbour mixed feelings on whether the BJP has addressed their issues.
While the BJP has rarely talked about the community in a positive light, the Congress too is ignoring Muslims this time as it tries to build a soft Hindutva image in the state.
The saffron party received Rs 80.45 crore as donations in the state between 2011-12 and 2015-16.
“On the basis of law, we have decided that Kairana-like incidents won’t happen again,” the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said in Lucknow.
The delay comes after the CBFC sent the film back because the forms were ‘incomplete’ and the makers and actors of the film faced numerous threats of violence.
Breaking down the details of the defence contract and key political debates around it.
“If you vote for us, you will be better off. If you don’t vote for us, the difficulties will become obvious to you.”
The chief minister also said that “distorting history” is akin to sedition and that “Pakistan” is used as an abuse in Europe, as is “Paki”.
Party leaders in Rajasthan are joining the chorus against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film and threatening to stall its release.
Hitting Rs 2.22 lakh crore at the end of March 2016, the debt has risen due to the rising costs of Gujarat’s infrastructure projects and ill-advised investments in state-owned companies and statutory corporations.
An article in The Wire had pointed out the conflict of interest involved in the think-tank run by NSA Ajit Doval’s son and BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav Varanasi.
Thirty-two civilians, including political workers, have been killed in South Kashmir allegedly by militants this year, the police have said.
Former MP Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki is the prime accused in the 2010 murder of Amit Jethwa, whose family is still fighting for justice.
A recent circular asks state colleges to install statues of ‘Swami Vivekananda Ji’ to inculcate nationalistic values among students.
It seems Facebook is increasingly becoming a platform for people who wish to divide people, and not for those who ridicule these divisive tactics.
Radio Mirchi accused of broadcasting “defamatory content.”
The prime minister, who now spends several days a week campaigning in Gujarat, is reduced to blaming the Congress party, who he says did not allow development.
Investigations into accusations of public officials’ corruption need to be sanctioned by the government before they begin, a new state ordinance says.
While the party has been relentlessly campaigning for simultaneous elections to parliament and state assemblies, it has not expressed unhappiness with the decision not to align Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.
Two ‘private citizens’ are now in the eye of a political tug-of-war for their business dealings, one the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the other the son of BJP president Amit Shah.
The growing loss of faith in the prime minister arises from the same source from which faith had been generated: his self-centredness.
Suresh Mehta, who quit the BJP in 2007, argues that successive governments in Gujarat have pushed the state towards becoming permanently trapped in debt.
While state-level leaders insist otherwise, Amit Shah’s early exit from the ‘Jana Raksha Yatra’ suggests even the BJP recognises its failure.
Book on Deendayal Upadhyaya published by external affairs ministry says the BJP is the only political alternative in the country, Hindu thought is Bhartiya thought, and only Hindu society can be spiritual.
The number of civilian casualties from terrorist-related violence increased almost five times to 52 in 2016-17 from ten in 2015-16.
Incidents of religious violence have been on the rise in Uttarakhand since the BJP came to power earlier this year.
Between university elections, Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Berkeley and the BJP’s defensive attitude, it seems as though the grand old party may be re-emerging as a political alternative.
In the 2014 general elections, the BJP and its allies were able to form the largest majority government since 1984. The NDA’s combined vote share was at 38.5%.
The tourism minister appears to be backtracking on his statement that people in Goa, Kerala are free to eat beef and says tourists who want some should eat it before they come.
Under the premiership of Narendra Modi, India’s culture of one-party dominance is violating both standard operating procedures and dharma to get the better of its political rivals.
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.
Grover, who holds various portfolios including urban local bodies, cooperation, printing and stationery, blamed the media for creating a sense of panic in the state.
A great responsibility falls upon the democratic and secular parties – whatever be their differences on policy matters – to come together and defend the country’s values.
Without a doubt, Ansari was the target of the prime minister’s wrath because he is the senior-most Muslim in public life.
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.
Former Union minister and National Democratic Alliance candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu is pitted against opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi.