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In Photos: On final day of BJP national convention, Advani corners a seat, and all eyes on Sushma

On the concluding day of its two day national convention, the BJP released its most important document ahead of the coming Lok Sabha polls.
BJP National Convention

Ram Mandir finds place in BJP leaders’ speeches, but not in political resolution

BJP national convention saw top party leaders evoking the temple issue, and hitting out at Congress for ‘creating hurdles’.
BJP national convention

Narendra Modi speech all about what’s wrong with Congress & right with him

At the BJP national convention, PM Modi brought out all his weapons in a high-pitched and dramatic campaign speech.
BJP National Convention

Opposition parties trying to forge alliance against one individual, says PM Modi

SP-BSP alliance dominates discussions at BJP’s national convention, PM says opposition wants weak govt New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday lambasted the opposition parties for their attempt to forge alliances “against one individual (referring to himself)”, and said while they want to install a “majboor sarkar (weak government)” to indulge in corruption and scams, the BJP wants a “majboot (strong) government” to implement welfare schemes for the people. His remarks at the BJP national convention came barely a couple of hours after the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)’s Mayawati and the Samajwadi Party (SP)’s Akhilesh Yadav announced their alliance and Lok Sabha seat-sharing agreement in Lucknow. The alliance dominated the discussion at the BJP national convention in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan, and the party sought to put up a brave face. While presenting the political resolution, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launched a scathing attack on the BSP-SP alliance. Hitting out at BSP supremo Mayawati, who,...
Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari at the BJP National convention in New Delhi

After losing 3 states, BJP seeks to re-establish pro-farmer and pro-poor credentials

On the first day of its national convention, the BJP passed resolutions on agriculture and welfare of the poor, claiming it had done better than the UPA.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.