In Maharashtra, a host of key leaders had left the Congress in the months leading to the state polls, and in Haryana, its former state president Ashok Tanwar walked out virtually on the eve of elections.
The 11-member high-level BJP delegation led by general secretary Arun Singh also urged China to take measures to increase imports from India so that the $57.86 billion trade deficit could be brought down.
Shah rejected the suggestion that abrogation of Article 370 was a “communal agenda” and said the provision in the Constitution was discriminatory and against minorities, women and welfare of the people.
The BJP leadership is awaiting the decision of the Assembly Speaker on accepting the resignation of the 13 legislators after which the party is expected to make a formal move on forming the government.
The 17th Lok Sabha has to be constituted before June 3 and formation of the new House will be initiated once the Election Commissioners meet the President to hand over the list of newly-elected members.
Such is the divide, that on Tuesday, with just a day to go for voting, Patnaik approached the state’s chief electoral officer to lodge a complaint against the Election Commission’s decision to stop disbursement of funds t
While it resisted announcement of populist measures, the manifesto did detail steps to reduce agrarian distress by promising interest-free loan up to Rs 1 lakh and pension for small and marginal farmers above the age of 60 ye
“India is a space power, now we have the power to destroy also. But India is a peaceful and peace-loving country, so it’s not for attacking, it’s for our security and a deterrent for our security,” Jaitley said, drawi
After riding to power on the popularity of PM Modi, with 282 of the 543 seats in 2014, leaders said the BJP’s prospects are bright this time while admitting that the
anti-incumbency factor at a local level could pose chal
Former SC judge Kurian Joseph talks about his remark that ex-CJI Misra was working under some external influence, blames lack of communication for delay in appointments earlier, reflects on constitutional morality in faith-l
With BJP president Amit Shah proposing simultaneous polls as a “principle which can be implemented,” the ruling BJP has begun discussing the possibility of holding 12 state elections together in early 2019.
After resigning their posts, Union civil aviation minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju and minister of state (science and technology and earth sciences) Y Satyanarayana Chowdary were careful with their statements and did not targ
WITH FOUR most senior judges of the Supreme Court publicly questioning the functioning of the apex institution, the government struck a cautious note, with Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhury saying that the judiciary “
Both Shah and Modi called the results a victory of the development agenda. Addressing jubilant party workers at the BJP headquarters on Monday evening, Modi coined a slogan” “Jeetega bhai jeetega, Vikas hi jeetega”.
BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao says the factionalism in the AIADMK is their ‘internal problem’, says Modi ‘will be the leader’ as Karnataka goes to polls later this year, talks about the Kerala violence, says
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam to review the flood situation there, BJP president Amit Shah cracked the whip Tuesday on Rajya Sabha members of the party who were not present in the Upper House on Monday during the
BJP leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who has worked extensively with Nitish Kumar, is closely watching his former colleague’s every move, and waiting to see if he breaks away from the Grand A
In a political masterstroke which is likely to disrupt Opposition unity and contribute in some measure to its strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP announced Monday that Ram Nath Kovind, governor of Bihar, “a p
Farmers in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur, the epicentre of the unrest and an oilseed growing area, have been agitating over low prices and the lack of adequate arrangements by the government to purchase them.
Hours Before the Opposition met to discuss their candidates, and with the Election Commission issuing the notification for the Presidential election, the ruling BJP on Wednesday reached out to the Congress, CPI(M) and other p