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MP bypoll: BJP suffers blow as Congress wrests Ratlam-Jhabua LS seat

MP bypoll: BJP suffers blow as Congress wrests Ratlam-Jhabua L...

In a major setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party close on the heels of its drubbing in Bihar, its candidate Nirmala Bhuria was on Tuesday trounced by Kantilal Bhuria of Congress in the bypoll in Ratlam-Jhabua (ST) Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh, which the saffron party won in 2014. However, the BJP, in power in the state, retained the Dewas assembly seat. Nirmala Bhuria, daughter of Dileep Singh Bhuria, whose death necessitated the bypoll, lost to former Union minister Kantilal Bhuria, who ..., 3 days ago

More trouble for NaMo and Amit Shah? Voice of dissent grows louder in BJP

There was no let up in the chorus of dissent in the Bharatiya Janata Party over the Bihar poll debacle with MP Manoj Tewari today finding fault with party’s strategy and sulking MP R K Singh supporting the demand of veterans like L K Advani that accountability be fixed. “Accountability has to be fixed. Review should be made of the election debacle. We need to find out what went wrong, who were responsible. That’s what ‘margdarshak mandal’ said,” Singh, ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Dissent should be raised within party, not publicly: Naidu to veterans  Rediff.com2 weeks ago As dissent grows, BJP asks leaders to 'observe restraint'  Rediff.com2 weeks ago Man who has the third most important job in the government  Rediff.com2 months ago

After Bihar thumping, blame game begins within BJP

Rumblings of discontent in the Bharatiya Janata Party followed the party’s disastrous performance in Bihar assembly elections on Sunday with its president Amit Shah coming under attack over the “high-pitched” campaign crafted by him. “It seems that the low-key GA(Grand Alliance) campaign and its decision to project soft-spoken Nitish Kumar as the chief ministerial candidate did the trick, with voters rejecting the high-pitched BJP campaign crafted by party president ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago 6 reasons why the BJP might win Bihar elections  Rediff.com1 month ago In Bihar, BJP's war machines versus Nitish's rag-tag coalition  Rediff.com1 month ago BJP fields just 2 Muslim candidates in Bihar polls  Rediff.com2 months ago

Amit Shah's ship is sinking. Here's why...

Amit Shah's formal leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party might have its days numbered, given the range of resentment now coming forth against him. Archis Mohan reports. 'Arrogance' and 'pride' is how several seniors have come to describe Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah and the group around him. L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Yashwant Sinha and Shanta Kumar, a quartet now past their political prime, are unlikely to find resonance among an electorate largely of those too young to ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Tell us about your agenda: BJP president Amit Shah snaps back at media  Rediff.com1 month ago Amit Shah reprimands BJP motormouths over controversial remarks  Rediff.com1 month ago

At Dussehra rally, Sena president Uddhav 'burns' BJP

Breaking his silence over his party’s strained ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday attacked the coalition partner on issues like Pakistan, beef, Ram temple and inflation but ruled out walking out of the Maharashtra government any time soon. He also said that the Dadri lynching incident brought shame to the country, and not Sena’s campaign against cultural or sporting ties with Pakistan. “If you can get along with (Jammu and ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Just wait and watch, says Sena on alliance with BJP  Rediff.com1 month ago

Ready to kill and get killed for cow: Sakshi Maharaj on Dadri lynching

The war of words in the Dadri lynching case will not cease for now. Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sakshi Maharaj, known for his controversial statements, jumped added fuel to the fire on Tuesday when he said that they were ready to kill in order to protect cows from slaughter. The remarks came on a day when Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan is expected to visit the village. “We won’t remain silent if somebody tries to kill our mother. We are ready to kill and get killed. The Uttar ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Kejriwal backs Jung, says Lt Governor is good man with bad political bosses

A day after a Bharatiya Janata Party MP demanded his removal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal surprisingly came out in defence of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, saying he was just following directives of the Prime Minister’s Office and that he is a good man with bad political bosses. Notwithstanding his confrontation with the Lt Governor over a number of contentious issues, Kejriwal said Jung’s removal will not help as the “real solution” lies in the Prime Minister’s ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Bihar polls: BJP to contest 160 seats, allies to fight from 83

The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to contest 160 of the 243 assembly seats in the upcoming polls, leaving 83 other seats to its three allies. The seat-sharing formula was revealed by the party’s national vice president Renu Devi. Speaking to the media, Devi said that the BJP wanted 170 seats, but in view of its three allies, decided to contest 160 seats.  “We will not give more than 83 seats to the three allies, including Lok Janshakti Party, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'My becoming CM proved that Dalits are not weak'

  Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, president of the Hindustani Awam Morcha, is part of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance in Bihar that is determined to oust Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ally Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal in the state assembly polls in October-November. The 70-year-old soft-spoken Mahadalit leader, who has established himself as a political force in the last one and half years after he became the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Ahead of winter session, govt calls all-party meeting today

With the winter session of Parliament beginning Thursday, the Government has convened an all-party meeting on Wednesday morning to reach out to the opposition parties to ensure smooth business in both Houses. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will also hold a meeting with leaders of all political parties on Wednesday evening to seek their cooperation in proper functioning of the House. The meetings will be significant amidst anticipation that the session could be stormy as the opposition is ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago Ahead of winter session, BJP warms up to Congress  Rediff.com1 week ago
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