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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: ANI

Kejriwal meeting with Delhi BJP MPs turns into blame game on tracing Tablighi Jamaat members

Chief Minister Kejriwal met the 7 BJP Lok Sabha MPs and 3 AAP Rajya Sabha members from Delhi via video conferencing on handling the coronavirus crisis.
File image of BJP leaders (from left) Narendra Modi, L.K. Advani and Amit Shah at a 2019 function | Photo: PTI

From 2 Lok Sabha seats to 18 crore members, 10 biggest milestones of BJP’s 40-year journey

Beginning with less than 8% votes in 1984, the BJP has formed the central govt 5 times, and now rules India with a commanding 303-seat majority.

MPLADS encouraged corruption, was poorly monitored. Its diversion to Covid-19 fund a wise move

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
Manju Tiwari

BJP leader booked for firing in air during ‘light-a-lamp’ event, says it felt like Diwali

Manju Tiwari, president of BJP women's wing in UP's Balrampur district, has apologised for her action and said she fired 'out of jubiliation'. 
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

BJP’s Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is actually a Kapil Mishra, but with Allah on his lips

Leaders like Manjinder Sirsa are unapologetic about supporting their communities. But Naqvi plays invisible for minorities, unless it's to defend BJP or praise Modi.
Shah Rukh Khan at a summit in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

BJP-Congress bicker over Modi’s ‘diya jalao’, SRK’s Covid-19 action, Omar’s zoo humour

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
B. L. Santhosh

Those who can’t manage a pet without a maid are criticising PM Modi: BJP general secretary

After Congress leaders Chidamabaram, Sibal and Tharoor criticise Modi's light-a-lamp plan, B.L. Santhosh tweets it's the 'usual suspects' who are disappointed.

With the anti-poor lockdown, BJP is back to its upper caste, middle class, urban roots

Demonetisation’s political gain was to rebrand the BJP as a pro-poor party. The poorly implemented coronavirus lockdown is undoing that image.

Labourers are not poor, Uma Bharti says as she calls out the ‘real poor’ on her list

In a long Twitter thread, Uma Bharti counts as 'real poor' a few categories of people and says labourers should be referred to as 'mehnatkash' or hardworking people.
Former BJP MP Balbir Punj | Twitter

Not apologetic about comments, migrant workers putting lives at risk: ex-BJP MP Balbir Punj

In a series of tweets Friday, Balbir Punj criticised migrant workers for going back home on foot and called them ‘irresponsible’

On Camera

File photo | Dr Li Wenliang, who died of the novel coronavirus | Wikimedia Commons

China’s blunders in Wuhan should settle the debate about democracy and economic progress

The virus exploded from Wuhan to the world because the Chinese form of government abhors transparency. What they need is democracy — and India should learn this lesson.

Is talk of lifting lockdown premature or is it necessary to allow some economic activity?

As the Narendra Modi government considers the option of extending the Covid-19 lockdown beyond 14 April, concerns around its impact on the economy are growing.

Defence

USS Theodore Roosevelt. Photo | Bloomberg

Indian Navy veterans slam ‘childish’ US response to Roosevelt ship incident

Former Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash says captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt should’ve resigned if he felt system let him down, rather than leaking mail to media.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.