Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicBharatiya Janata Party

Topic: Bharatiya Janata Party

Jana Sangh was formed on this day 70 yrs ago. How its ideology is reflected in today’s BJP

The establishment of the BJS was significant as it was the foremost counter-measure to challenge the Nehruvian paradigm of politics and present an alternative paradigm.

Modi is the unreliable narrator of India. But there’s a little help from Salman Rushdie

A politician’s career is all about the narrative arc. But Modi’s 20 years of public service – from Gujarat CM to becoming the PM – doesn’t show one.

‘Team Rajasthan’ is BJP’s new buzzword, to make up for no CM face in 2023 elections

'Team Rajasthan' is indication of party’s reluctance to declare Vasundhara Raje as its face for the assembly elections amid a growing rift between the two-term CM and high command in Delhi.  

Babul Supriyo bids ‘alvida’ to politics in FB post, says ‘not joining any party’, then deletes

The former minister of state and BJP MP had been dropped from the cabinet in a major reshuffle that took place on 7 July.

Meghalaya BJP Minister Sanbor Shullai asks people to eat more beef than any other meat

Shullai also told reporters he would speak to CM Himanta Sarma to ensure cattle transportation to Meghalaya was not affected by the new cow legislation in Assam.

How RSS was impacted by the ban after Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination

The ban on the RSS after Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination in 1948 played a significant role in shaping the organisation’s future.

BJP releases second list of 46 candidates for Bihar assembly elections

State minister Nand Kishore Yadav and Nitish Mishra, son of former chief minister Jagannath Mishra, are among those given tickets by the BJP.

BJP worker Ganesh Roy’s body found hanging from tree in West Bengal’s Hooghly

The BJP has alleged that Roy, who was missing since Friday night, was murdered by members of the ruling Trinamool Congress, a charge denied by the state's ruling party.

Haryana Cabinet Minister OP Dhankar appointed BJP state unit president

Dhankar's appointment is seen as an attempt to balance the caste equations in the state, where politics revolves around Jats and non-Jats.

Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Pradyuman Singh Lodhi quits party, joins BJP

Speaking about his resignation, Lodhi said only the BJP can develop his Assembly seat areas and said that CM Chouhan has approved developmental schemes for his area.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.