Manish Anand

Centre runs into Opposition unity at NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting

The bonhomie of chief ministers of the opposition-ruled states was at display at the conclave.

17 Jun 2018

Worried BJP may cede space to its allies for keeping NDA together

Amid emerging electoral challenges out of Opposition unity, the BJP is gearing up to go extra mile to ensure that the NDA allies stick together and face the 2019 Lok Sabha election battle jointly.

17 Jun 2018

Agrarian distress tops NITI Aayog agenda for Governing Council meeting

The fourth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog on Sunday will solicit states’ cooperation in realising the aim to double farmers’ income by 2022.

16 Jun 2018

Vasundhara Raje holds out on issue of Rajasthan state BJP chief

Incidentally, party insiders claimed that the issue of choosing the next BJP chief for Rajasthan has become a battle of wits between Shah and Raje, with both determined not to yield space.

16 Jun 2018

BJP may increase dose of populism, welfarism to take on United Opposition

A strong dose of welfarism and populism may become the BJP’s mantra to beat the looming spectre of a united Opposition in the Lok Sabha elections. 

10 Jun 2018

BJP brass discusses Mission 2019

BJP brass went into a huddle on Saturday night to take stock of emerging electoral challenges posed by the possibility of a united Opposition in the general elections.

10 Jun 2018

Amit Shah’s outreach to allies Uddhav Thackeray, Nitish Kumar and Badal

BJP chief to reach out to Shiv Sena, Akali Dal and JD(U) ahead of 2019 deal making.

06 Jun 2018

Bihar: Signs of strain in NDA over seat-sharing

As CM and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar keeps allies guessing on next move, BJP believes he has exhausted his options

05 Jun 2018

Jittery over Dalit anger, BJP plans to intensify outreach

Amid talks of Opposition parties closing ranks in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is apparently sensing challenges in consolidating its support base.

03 Jun 2018

BJP bracing for three-front electoral battle in 2019

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections setting out to be a new game altogether and much distinct from the 2014 polls, the BJP is bracing for electoral battles on three fronts.

02 Jun 2018

Lok Sabha bypoll results: Advantage Opposition as BJP loses the plot on retaining turf

The BJP’s loss in nine out of 10 Lok Sabha by-elections ever since it came to power in 2014 appears to confirm the trend of its failing to defend its territory though making gains in rivals' states.

01 Jun 2018

Delhi piqued by Indore’s clean city makeover

Indore, which, at 35 lakh, has one-seventh of the population of Delhi, is also reclaiming old landfill sites for developing forests and commercial properties, as opposed to the national capital.

27 May 2018

Our focus on performance, Congress fuelling trouble: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan believes that the attempts at opposition unity will not work in his state because his government has delivered.

27 May 2018

Niti Aayog’s roadmap to give robust base to National Health Protection Scheme

While the Ayushman Bharat scheme is likely to be rolled out on October 2, the think tank, sources said, is keen to give a major boost to the health infrastructure in Tier-II and Tier-III cities.

21 May 2018

BJP sneers at the possibility of facing united Opposition

In 2015, Bihar had exposed BJP’s weakness against a united Opposition. 

20 May 2018