Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Topic: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.

‘No softening towards BJD’: Amit Shah sets 2024 Odisha road map, says BJP will form govt ‘soon’

BJP set to renew efforts to dislodge BJD in Odisha. Party had not prioritised Odisha thus far because of CM Naveen Patnaik’s equation with the Modi government.

Ayodhya MLA, mayor, ex-BJP legislator find mention in ‘leaked list of illegal colonisers’

The purported list, reportedly prepared by the Ayodhya Development Authority, identifies 40 areas in the district where "illegal colonies" have allegedly mushroomed.

Can you beat Modi’s BJP? Not impossible, but only if you win back enough Hindu voters

The future challenger to Modi will be somebody who can bring the Hindus and Muslims together again. The Hindus as Hindus, not broken caste groups.

‘Othered’ Muslim in Modi-BJP era: 3 essentials before mounting a political challenge to correct it

If the BJP has unchallenged power, as it seems now, do they want one in seven Indians alienated because of their faith? At the very least, this would make for a very imperfect Indian democracy.

Udaipur tailor’s killing ‘terror attack’, Rajasthan govt solely responsible, says BJP

BJP spokesperson Rajyavardhan Rathore said the killers proliferated the video of the incident in an attempt to terrorise society.

Yashwant Sinha — opposition presidential candidate is Vajpayee protege, staunch Modi critic

Sinha was announced Tuesday as opposition's pick for presidential polls. IAS-officer-turned politician, who was finance minister in Vajpayee govt, left BJP in 2018 and joined TMC last year.

Eye on consensus President pick, Rajnath ‘reached out’ to Mamata, Pawar & Kharge before oppn meet

Defence minister also reached out to Nitish Kumar, Naveen Patnaik, SP & BSP, according to BJP leaders, who say Modi govt is keen on having consensus candidate.

KCR vs Modi? How PM’s meeting with corporators fits into BJP’s 2023 Telangana gameplan

PM met BJP corporators from Hyderabad Tuesday in 'first of many initiatives' as party makes push in Telangana ahead of polls. BJP has made gains in bypolls & civic polls in past 2 years.

BJP trumps Shiv Sena, NCP & Cong alliance in Maharashtra in RS polls, wins 3 of 6 seats

Of 6 Rajya Sabha seats from Maharashtra for which voting was held Friday, BJP could win 2 easily, while Shiv Sena, NCP & Congress could win 1 each. BJP, however, managed to also win sixth seat.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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