Manish Anand

Amit Shah aims to give up party reins on a high note

By the time the BJP and Shiv Sena had concurred on seat adjustments, Shah was able to dehyphenate himself from Thackeray, with whom he had sat for multiple rounds of negotiations in the run-up to the

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Maharashtra polls: BJP not to yield even deputy CM position to Shiv Sena

The BJP is marking each of the 164 Assembly constituencies in Maharashtra to strike closer to the halfway mark to put off any pressure tactics of ally Shiv Sena post the results. 

15 Oct 2019

NITI Aayog plans to make India education hub

The think tank is planning an exclusive education zone in select cities to draw foreign students.

13 Oct 2019

BJP expects economic slowdown impact on Maharashtra, Haryana elections

Goes the extra mile to accommodate allies as internal assessment indicates voter anger over economic slump

07 Oct 2019

BJP counting on JDU help in Jharkhand Assembly elections

BJP fears the Kurmi votebank shifting to the Congress in Jharkhand  In Haryana, infighting for tickets continues in the Congress, threatening its prospects in the Assembly election  In MP, Congress’ U

03 Oct 2019

India’s exterior is diverse: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Bhagwat, incidentally, has been engaging diverse audiences in the past years, in an attempt to steer the RSS- largely seen as the flag bearer of hard Hindutva- as an outfit with an inclusive outlook.

02 Oct 2019

BJP think tank takes RTI route for work audit of poll-bound states

An eight-member PPRC team started work to compile data on delivery against promises made in the manifestos in the four states.

01 Oct 2019

BJP says ‘no’ to dynasts, those above 75 years of age from contesting Haryana elections

BJP leaders maintained that Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa would remain the “sole exception” to the age ceiling norm due to compelling political situations in the state.

26 Sep 2019

Maharashtra polls: BJP aims to maintain ‘strategic edge’ in seat deal with Shiv Sena 

The BJP could contest 156-160 Assembly seats, which would ensure that the saffron outfit maintains strategic edge during government formation, added the BJP functionary.  

24 Sep 2019

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Devendra Fadnavis likely in BJP Parliamentary Board

The BJP is learnt to have sought suggestions from the RSS to find replacements for former Board members Ananth Kumar, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.

20 Sep 2019

With EC likely to announce 3 state poll dates soon, BJP in an overdrive to defend turf

The BJP organisational secretary B L Santosh is overseeing party infrastructure’s preparedness in Haryana.

13 Sep 2019

Fadnavis to hold seat sharing talks with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra

“We’ve asked the chief minister (Fadanvis) to speak to Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray. There’s no agreement as yet on seats,” said a top-ranking BJP functionary.

02 Sep 2019

Faction fight in Jharkhand worries BJP ahead of Assembly polls 

BJP vice president Om Mathur, who has been appointed election in-charge for Jharkhand, is set to camp in the state in the run-up to the Assembly elections in November.

28 Aug 2019

Mr Dependable departs: The many shades of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley, an astute strategist responsible for BJP’s rise, breathed his last at AIIMS; as the finance minister he gave India GST and IBC.

25 Aug 2019

No competition, says BJP as number of members soar in membership drive

The scale of BJP’s ability to attract new members is stellar. Significant chunk of the Congress workers have come to the BJP during the membership drive.

22 Aug 2019