Manish Anand

Lok Sabha polls: After sealing AIADMK pact, BJP now banks on Brand Modi for southern push

The BJP will kick off its campaign in Tamil Nadu with a public rally that will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kanyakumari on March 1.

21 Feb 2019

Varanasi not ready to give up on PM Modi, wants road projects to be finished

Traffic crawls in the ancient city of Varanasi, also called Kashi, while dust swirls on highways on account of roadworks being carried out. 

18 Feb 2019

Legislative overdrive, acrimony marked 16th Lok Sabha: Modi

The Modi government, in its initial years, benefited from then-President Pranab Mukherjee for chiding the Opposition for adopting disruptive stances in the House.

14 Feb 2019

BJP eyes West Bengal to offset seat loss

The BJP is seemingly counting on the block of 89 Lok Sabha seats from West Bengal (42), Odisha (21), and the Northeast (26) to compensate for a possible loss of seats in other states, such as UP. 

07 Feb 2019

Coming soon: Direct cash transfer to small farmers

According to sources, this proposal targets only small farmers while Telangana’s agriculture income support scheme offers Rs 4,000 per acre per season without any cap on landholding.

27 Jan 2019

Congress surge in Uttar Pradesh may help BJP: Party sources

The BJP maintained that though a bipolar contest in Uttar Pradesh is good for the health of the saffron outfit, it would be politically beneficial if the Congress gains credibility in the state.

25 Jan 2019

Priyanka political entry: Congress trump card stumps rivals but caste equations could play spoiler

The Congress, which seemingly lacked a charismatic leader, would have a face to connect with masses in the run-up to the elections, political observers said.

24 Jan 2019

To fight SP-BSP, BJP set to ‘caste’ its net wide in Uttar Pradesh

Sources say BJP has split the state into four zones and entrusted key leaders with the task of translating the strategy to action by hand-picking caste leaders from each parliamentary constituency.

20 Jan 2019

Crackdown against corruption pushing rivals to join hands

Nudging party workers to gear up for the seemingly stiff electoral challenge, Modi stressed that not a single allegation of corruption could be made against the NDA govt unlike the erstwhile UPA

13 Jan 2019

BJP sets 'Mazboot vs Mazboor' sarkar narrative for 2019 polls

The resolution moved by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari stressed on electoral choice for people between "Mazboot or Mazboor (strong or weak)" government at the Centre.

12 Jan 2019

Amit Shah frames 2019 as 3rd battle of Panipat, calls it a must-win fight

The BJP chief dismissed the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties against the BJP as a "sham", saying they are a disparate group with neither a leader nor any policy.

12 Jan 2019

BJP meet on Lok Sabha poll begins today

Aiming to set the electoral narrative for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the two-day-long BJP national convention will begin at Ramlila Maidan on Friday, with over 12,000 delegates in attendance.

11 Jan 2019

Cabinet approves 10 per cent reservation for economically backward among general category

This reservation will be over and above the existing 50 per cent reservation, they said.

08 Jan 2019

BJP quiz: Would you still fight polls knowing you would lose?

The BJP top brass also appears to be making performances of the party in Assembly constituencies key benchmarks in the selection process of candidates for the Lok Sabha.

06 Jan 2019

BJP internal analysis shows erosion of Dalit votebank

The BJP is worried over the electoral impact of Dalit angst in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

31 Dec 2018