In the BJP’s lust for power, old friends are being conveniently forgotten and new alliances are being forged.
Western UP residents say they will choose who to vote for depending on the communities the candidates belong to and who they are seen as supporting.
A former transport secretary L.K. Joshi-led committee had termed the cancellation of 26 allotments as unjustified and had recommended the urban development ministry to withdraw the cancellation.
The minister of state for finance said that a complaint has been lodged.
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
The move by the CIC can likely revive the BJP-AAP spat over the prime minister’s educational qualifications.
Union minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar discusses the BJP’s poll prospects in UP, the Samjawadi Party feud, demonetisation and more.
TMC General Secretary Subrata Bakshi urged the police to look into the role of local MLA and BJP state President Dilip Ghosh in the deaths of two party activists in Kharagpur.
The Modi government’s claim that the public supports demonetisation ignores the localised agitations and dissenting voices from across the country.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The commission notice issued last night said prima facie he has violated the model code of conduct with his recent inflammatory statements.
The commission has sought a report from the Meerut administration over Maharaj’s comments that Muslims are responsible for the population-related problems in India.
Institutional feebleness and political imperfections have given the prime minister the upper hand.
The commission has written a letter to cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha asking him to respond to the plea by January 10.
The Shiv Sena will have to tackle anti-incumbency and allegations of corruption to win, while the BJP is keen to consolidate on gains made in 2014 to take control of the Asia’s richest civic body.
Advancing the Budget presentation could give the BJP an unfair advantage in the upcoming state elections. By failing to defer it until after the polls, the party is unwilling to follow the high principles expected in a bipartisan polity.
Populist announcements during the budget this year could influence the elections which have been scheduled soon after, in five states, including Uttar Pradesh.
Despite the uncertainty about the political impact of note ban, the party holds an advantage for several reasons, including its strong track record of capitalising on crises within regional parties.
The central allegation is that the congress could have recognised any number of researchers in the country for the award but chose to go with Appa Rao anyway.
While Modi’s statements about the economy fall flat when compared to data, most of the promises the prime minister made are simply new packaging on old schemes.
The move to grant citizenship to Bangladeshi Hindus is aimed at polarising the state and diverting attention from the lack of development.
Because not all science that happens is covered; not all science that is covered is consumed; and not all science that is consumed is remembered.
Our top ten list of those who got away this year.
The BJP has continually attempted to build political inroads into the seven states in Northeastern India in 2016 and not entirely without success.
Only persons born in undivided Jammu and Kashmir or descended from such persons are entitled to permanent residency rights in the state. Hindu refugees from PoK have received residency but not migrants from Pakistan.
In the book I am a Troll, Sadhavi Khosla has said BJP IT cell head Arvind Gupta sent directions to volunteers on what to post, including attacks on journalists and politicians.
The mid to late 1980s were a point of transition in Gujarat. As the Congress’s hold on power had weakened, the winner in this upheaval was the BJP – and the figure of Latif provided it with the perfect foil.
If the Modi government is serious about acting against black money and corruption, why is it shying away from regulating political funding?
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.
The party has accused the AAP of only being interested in firing salvos and then running away from debating them.
Joykishan said that he had decided to quit the party because the BJP had failed to address the problems of the people of the state.
Recent communal violence may have shifted the tide towards the ruling Samajwadi Party and the BJP, but it is unwise to rule Mayawati’s BSP out of the race, at least in Bijnor.
“I am spending two hours daily to ease the problems caused by demonetisation. I am breaking my head daily but we are unable to find a solution to this problem,” the chief minister said.
Eminent poets, politicians and students groups had criticised the charges of sedition against the author and had implored the state government to intervene.
Both the BJP and Prakash Ambedkar have claimed that demonetisation was B.R. Ambedkar’s brainchild. But a closer look at his writing proves otherwise.
The BJP MP from West Delhi also said the community keeps its distance from the party because it does not want to be associated with development.
Although a law exists that criminalises insulting the national flag, national anthem and the constitution, it does not make it mandatory for a citizen to stand up when the anthem is played. The apex court has thus created a new offence without any legislation to back it.
Although the BJP says demonetisation will target unaccounted money, it and other national parties have in the past failed to submit their income tax returns and disclose sources of donations.
Despite the hardships being faced by the working class due to the note ban, the rhetoric of fighting corruption and targeting the wealthy means they are bearing the pain in silence.
In Being the ‘Other’: The Muslim in India, Saeed Naqvi chronicles the events that have led to Muslims being identified as the ‘other’ in the country.