Manish Anand

Karnataka repeat: BJP gives up on toppling Uddhav government

Unlike in Karnataka, the BJP in Maharashtra is way short of the halfway mark.

08 Dec 2019

In Jharkhand, BJP to shift voters’ focus from local to national issues

Maharashtra, Haryana results showed that campaigns surrounding CMs didn’t pay dividends

02 Dec 2019

Maharashtra floor test: As NCP fights to keep its flock together, BJP hopes for cross-voting

Saffron party leaders are confident that the prospect of facing polls again will make many Oppn MLAs defy party whip and vote for Fadnavis govt in Assembly

26 Nov 2019

Maharashtra drama: Shiv Sena’s drift suited BJP gameplan

Shiv Sena jumping into the NCP-Congress camp for CM’s chair has opened the prospects for BJP to claim exclusive ownership of Hindutva politics.

24 Nov 2019

Jharkhand elections: BJP not to ‘over expose’ PM Modi in rallies

The bulk of the campaigning for the 81 Assembly seats will be done by party president Amit Shah, working president J P Nadda, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.

17 Nov 2019

Belligerent smaller allies push for more space, leave BJP leadership worried 

 Within five months of the landslide in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is faced with assertive allies seeking to dictate terms.

13 Nov 2019

No lessons learnt from Maharashtra? BJP reluctant to give more seats to allies in Jharkhand

Sources said the BJP ceded Lohardagga seat despite the party having made up its mind to field one of the recent turncoat MLAs from the constituency.

12 Nov 2019

Piloting the saffron push

Mounting a rath to drive hard Hindutva, LK Advani championed the BJP’s journey from 2 to 182 Lok Sabha MPs in 14 years

10 Nov 2019

Ayodhya verdict a respite for BJP from the ‘slowdown’ rap

The saffron party, whose overemphasis on nationalism has failed to defy the law of diminishing returns, hopes the roadmap to constructing a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.

10 Nov 2019

Maharashtra logjam: BJP under Amit Shah refuses to give in to Shiv Sena pressure

Acting chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was seen cutting a lonely figure in the past fortnight to bring the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance on track, with communication lines distinctly cut between the two.

09 Nov 2019

Maharashtra tussle: BJP stays firm, wants to let Shiv Sena exhaust its NCP option

With the Shiv Sena tapping the NCP to explore options on government formation, the BJP top brass has decided not to bend to what it sees as political blackmail.

04 Nov 2019

'No noise' over Ayodhya verdict: Sangh diktat to outfits

The Sangh, the sources said, is making an all-out effort to build bridges with the minority community by taking proactive measures to ensure cordial atmosphere in the country.

04 Nov 2019

Maharashtra CM post tussle: BJP mulls on Maratha dyCM to counter Shiv Sena

Sources said that the Raj Bhavan has made full preparations for the swearing-in of the new government.

01 Nov 2019

Maharashtra CM post tussle: BJP hopeful that ‘Devendra Fadnavis will deal with Shiv Sena’

He said there was no hurry to form the next government and rejected speculation that the Shiv Sena may split if there was a delay in the formation of the new Council of Ministers.

31 Oct 2019

'Wall around CM Khattar' blamed for fall in BJP tally in Haryana

Though party workers had nothing against the CM, they were miffed with him on account of his key aides building a wall around him resulting in inaccessibility.

30 Oct 2019