In Uttar Pradesh, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders held a brainstorming meeting with the core group on 10 January to shortlist candidates for the forthcoming Assembly elections. The meeting authorised party state president Keshav Prasad Maurya to ... catchnews.com, 2 months ago
UP polls: BJP recommends to party high command of candidates list - Business Standard, 2 months ago
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With the BJP and the Congress locking horns over the economic blockade and Naga Accord ahead of the Manipur assembly polls, the state's new and smaller parties are stressing on local issues and hope to play a decisive role in case of a fractured mandate.Business Standard, 4 weeks ago
The Delhi BJP is banking on its mega convention of booth-level workers here, to be addressed by Amit Shah tomorrow, to reinvigorate the party's ranks ahead of the municipal polls in the national capital. The party's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari today said ...Business Standard, 6 days ago
'Compared to other social groups, managing the Muslim constituency has always been easier for the secularists.''Just some symbolic measures and window-dressing would keep the Muslim flock together.''Having been betrayed by all the supposedly 'secular' political parties, Muslims should turn into citizens without any ascriptive identity marks,' says Mohammad Sajjad. IMAGE: A voter in Kairana, Uttar Pradesh, February 11, 2017. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters Inside Kairana, the town that ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Even though the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party failed to secure a majority in Goa, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the party is in the ‘best position’ to form the government and it could do so by roping in smaller parties. The saffron party suffered reverses in the state, where its tally plummeted to 13 in the 40-member house as the poll results threw a hung assembly. Opposition Congress emerged the single largest party with 17 seats. “In the situation of a ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago BJP also in race to form govt in Goa: Parrikar Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
The Congress today emerged as the single largest party in Goa, relegating the BJP to the second position in Assembly polls which threw up a hung house with both parties hoping to form the new government. The Congress won 17 seats in the 40-member house, while ...Deccan Herald, 2 weeks ago Congress on top in Goa, BJP suffers setback Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The Congress today claimed it has the numbers to form the government in Goa and alleged that the BJP was indulging in "horse-trading" to reach the majority mark. "The BJP has been involved in horse-trading, promising sums, ministries, corporations and SUVs to ...Deccan Herald, 2 weeks ago
BJP’s overwhelming win in UP shows that 2014 was no fluke, says R Jagannathan. Image: BJP workers carry a giant cut-out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate the party’s victory in the UP and Uttarakhand assembly elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi on March 11, 2017. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo. There is always a tendency to read too much, or too little, into poll verdicts. But even with this caveat, it is difficult to not be swayed by the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
In the dangal of UP politics, much as Muzaffarnagar wants to leave its past, the shadows are never far behind.Rediff.com's Archana Masih visits the offices of political parties, shops and people's homes in Muzaffarnagar and Kawal to discover that even if the political parties don't want to, its people want to drop the suffix 'riots' from Muzaffarnagar.Photographs: Seema Pant IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party workers in the BJP's poll office in Muzaffarnagar. "Kawal ke babaal ne Modi ka future hi ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Election Commission's recognition to the Akhilesh Yadav faction as the Samajwadi Party and allotting 'cycle' symbol to it will have an impact on Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and might force both the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party to redraw their poll strategy. Both the parties had been banking heavily on the internal feud in the first family of the state with Mayawati projecting her party as the only force to take on the saffron brigade in the face of a weakened ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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