Tuesday, September 19, 2017
NEW DELHI: The Gujarat elections are just over two months away, and despite admitting that these are ‘crucial’ the Congress has been unable to get its act together. A senior Congress leader from the state said that GST .. Read More
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Ahmed Patel's victory in the Rajya Sabha elections against all odds is a bad omen for the BJP ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections.
While it has boosted the morale of the Congress w... Read More
NEW DELHI: Patidar leader Hardik Patel, in a series of tweets starting with condolences for the seven Amarnath yatris killed and 16 injured in the attack in Kashmir, has asked the BJP to stop crying about the terror attack an... Read More
NEW DELHI: The election for the next President of India, that are around the corner now, has turned into an occasion for the regional parties in particular to exercise their muscle for fear of these being turned flaccid by an incr... Read More
NEW DELHI: Just as the last remnants of the Dalit leadership had joined what passes for the mainstream, two major Dalit leaders have emerged from Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. Jignesh Mewani who came on centre stage in the wake of th... Read More
NEW DELHI: The Congress is gasping for breath. And the oxygen usually administered by the First Family has completely dried up after the Uttar Pradesh elections with individual leaders waffling about, even as the party determinedl... Read More
NEW DELHI: The BJP has fast forwarded its preparations for the Lok Sabha elections with Parliament abuzz with the possibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi advancing these to 2018. Congress leaders confirmed “fears”... Read More
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah emerged from the recent Assembly elections sounding the bugle for the Lok Sabha polls 2019. A BJP-RSS meeting soon after started giving shape to the strategy for ... Read More
NEW DELHI: The outcome of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls has shattered the dream of three leaders, in all probability four, aspiring to be Prime Minister of India.
Uttar Pradesh still remains the State that mak... Read More
NEW DELHI: The Congress party has returned to power in Punjab after ten years not due to the charismatic leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh or Rahul Gandhi-Prashant Kishor's planning but on the BJP vote.
This wa... Read More
It will be tough to find a viable alternative to the BJP at the time of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls because “there is no credible opposition in the country”, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told The Sunday Express. “The problem is that the BJP is playing politics of gimmicks and jumla… I don’t think, as of now, the nation’s important issues are being discussed. I’m worried about the overall situation in the country,” he said in an interview. “There is no credible opposition in the country. The idea of a united opposition is a mathematical one and not a political one. But mathematics doesn’t work in politics. Five ideas working together cannot become the opposition. Five people, who have ambitions to become prime minister or chief minister, cannot be a united opposition. The idea of corruption-free India can be a united opposition, the idea of developing India through education can be one, but who is working towards that?” he said. Sisodia added that the BJP has derailed conversations and discussions about issues that matter. “The Opposition should have been talking about education and health, but the BJP has very smartly driven the discourse to the cow, for example. The downside of this is that the Opposition is also talking about the same issues, even if they are opposing it. But a narrative has been set. They have forced people to move away from discussions on education, health and corruption,” he said.
After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its affiliate organisations against 'playing with fire' during Durga Puja celebrations and Muharram, the saffron brigade said that her "Aurangzebic dictate" against the Hindu festivals, cultures and religious right of the Hindus would prove to be a waterloo for her. Speaking to the media Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue Rakesh Sinha said that with the direction Mamata is heading it is an end to her political career. "It is not the RSS and its allied organizations that are playing with the fire. It is she who is doing this. Her "Tuglaqtic order or the "Aurangzebic dictate" against the Hindu festivals, cultures, religious right of the Hindus would prove waterloo for her. The direction she is heading towards is an end to her political career. She is surrounded by Jihadi elements,". He said it is the Jihadis who are ruling Bengal and Mamata's objective to make Bengal an Islamic state is now completely exposed. Mamata Banerjee had warned the Bharatiya Janata Party and its affiliate organisations such as RSS, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad against playing dirty politics during Durga Puja, asking them "not to play with fire". She reiterated her decision to halt Durga idol immersion on the day of Muharram. Her comments came on the backdrop of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s decision to go ahead with its plan of a "shastra pujan" at private and religious institutions during Bijoya Dashami across the state.