The political reality of women in India pretty much mirrors the actual reality.
Navsarjan Trust said its activities were a “threat to the BJP” and hence its FCRA licence was cancelled.
While the BJP and the BSP will gain from its troubles, the Samjawadi Party’s prospects of returning to power will suffer if it fails to repeat its 2012 performance in these areas.
When asked to comment on the impact of Gandhi’s campaigning in the UP elections, Katiyar chose to respond with a comment on her appearance instead.
His remark came after the Allahabad high court directed the UP government to ensure that no fresh caste certificates are issued to those belonging to 17 Other Backward Classes (OBC) groups.
Manohar Parrikar has roped two Congressmen into the BJP whom he had accused of being corrupt in the past.
Comments by Nitin Gadkari and Amit Shah have fired up speculation on the BJP’s choice for the chief ministerial candidate for Goa.
In conversation with prominent AAP leader, and likely chief ministerial candidate, Harvinder Singh Phoolka.
As the major political parties gear up for the assembly polls, their source of funding remain a mystery.
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.
In a major setback to the opposition, the Supreme Court’s decision comes in response to a PIL that was concerned that the budget might skew election results
Growing animosity against the Centre in Tamil Nadu has taken the form of anger against the prime minister, which many allege has not received its due share of media coverage.
Congress would contest 105 seats while the Samajwadi Party would fight in 298 seats in the state.
The protests at Marina beach over Jallikattu is more of an expression of Tamil solidarity rather than being about any particular grievance.
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Thanks in part to demonetisation, a Dalit consolidation of sorts seems to be occurring in western UP, which could spell trouble for the BJP.
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.
The manifesto will include a comprehensive mobility plan for the state such as electric buses and metro rail.
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.
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