Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Topic: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Former UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya, 5 MLAs join Samajwadi Party ahead of assembly polls

The five BJP MLAs who have joined Samajwadi Party are Bhagwati Sagar, Roshanlal Verma, Vinay Shakya, Brijesh Prajapati and Mukesh Verma.

10 UP MLAs, ministers quitting raises questions about BJP ‘import’ policy at cost of loyalists

All UP ministers and MLAs who quit this week came from other parties, with no ideological grooming in RSS or BJP. There have been similar exits in Bengal and other states too.

Withdrawing farm laws right move, BJP’s anti-minority image a myth: Minister Bhupender Yadav

Speaking to ThePrint's Editor-In Chief Shekhar Gupta on ‘Off the Cuff’, Union Minister Bhupender Yadav and economist Ila Patnaik discussed why they've penned a new book on rise of BJP.

Why BJP minister & OBC leader Maurya’s switch to SP could have an impact on UP polls

Three more BJP MLAs resigned hours after Swami Prasad Maurya, an influential leader who is expected to make a major impact in boosting the SP’s standing among non-Yadav OBCs.

Human chains, doorstep campaigns, yajnas: How BJP is targeting Congress over PM ‘security lapse’

Experts say BJP is building narrative that there was a design behind what home ministry called 'major security lapse', when PM's convoy was stranded on flyover in Punjab Wednesday.

Mamata should not divide Oppn, her attempts to go solo may help BJP, DMK’s TR Baalu says

Ballu says Opposition leaders should meet often to discuss issues related to national politics to fight & defeat 'common enemy' BJP.

Kolkata civic polls turn violent as crude bombs thrown during polling, 72 arrested

Two incidents of hurling of crude bombs were reported from Kolkata's Sealdah & Khanna areas. TMC said strict action will be taken if any party leader was found to be involved in violence.

SDPI, BJP leaders killed within 12 hours in Kerala, Section 144 imposed as Alappuzha tense

SDPI state secretary K.S. Shan was brutally attacked Saturday night while on his way back home, and BJP OBC Morcha state secretary Ranjeet Sreenivas was hacked to death at home Sunday.

BJP confident TMC & AAP will split votes in Goa, but its own alliance plans are up in the air

BJP strategists think a many-sided contest in the upcoming assembly polls could help it retain power in Goa. But it has its own problems with alliances, and many ticket hopefuls.

BJP ally NPP demands repeal of CAA at NDA as well as all-party meetings

Agatha Sangma, NPP leader and MP from Tura in Meghalaya, said like the farm laws, govt should also repeal CAA bearing in mind the sentiments of people of the Northeast.

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Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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