Jai Ram Thakur retains BJP leadership’s faith, but rivals wait in the wings

He rose to the top of Himachal Pradesh politics by navigating internecine power struggles in the state BJP and kept the infighting largely in check. Now, amid reports of his rivals in the party manoeuvring, the central leadership has made it clear that Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will be the BJP’s face for the … Read more

bjp: BJP draws a blank in 5 bypolls across 4 states | India News

NEW DELHI: BJP drew a blank in bypolls to five seats across four states on Saturday, ceding the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency to Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress in Bengal, finishing third behind CPM in the battle for the Ballygunge assembly segment and losing by big margins in Chhattisgarh’s Khairagarh, Bihar’s Bochaha and Maharashtra’s Kolhapur North. … Read more

BJP a party of ‘hooligans, rapists’: AAP MLA Atishi

The BJP is a party of “hooligans and rapists”, AAP leader Atishi said on Friday, a day after the saffron party felicitated its eight youth wing activists who were arrested over the alleged attack at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. Addressing a press conference here, the Kalkaji MLA said the BJP has shown its “real … Read more

PFI local leader hacked to death in front of his father in Kerala

A local leader of the right-wing Popular Front of India (PFI) was hacked to death in front of his father in Kerala’s Palakkad district on Friday. A Subair, 44, who was the PFI area president at Elappully, was murdered minutes after he emerged from a local masjid after Friday prayers along with his father. The … Read more

SP defends Akhilesh’s ‘strategic silence’ on minority issues, but questions remain

Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav’s alleged silence on issues concerning Muslims drew the ire of a section of his party last week. While leaders close to him called the move “strategic”, adopted in the run-up to the elections to stop the BJP’s “politics of religious polarization” and keep Other Backward Class (OBC) and upper … Read more

‘Shouldn’t bulldozers be used against those troubling poor?’: Madhya Pradesh CM | Latest News India

As the opposition continues to criticize the use of bulldozers against those accused of violence on Ram Navami in Madhya Pradesh, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has defended the action by his government. “Shouldn’t bulldozers be used against those who trouble the poor?” he asked. The houses of poor people were burnt in Khargone. They … Read more

‘Our doors open for Hardik Patel’: AAP Gujarat chief

🗞️ Subscribe Now: Get Express Premium to access the best Election reporting and analysis Italia, who is also a Patidar and was formerly associated with the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) founded by Hardik to spearhead the quota agitation, said Thursday, “Our doors are open for Hardik Patel, and we will definitely welcome such a … Read more

‘Where is the FIR?’ asks former Himachal AAP chief about ‘misbehavior’ charge as party dissolves state unit

Denying allegations of “misbehavior with women” made by Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, former Himachal Pradesh AAP president Anoop Kesari said he is “planning to move court against the senior AAP leadership for slinging mud at me”. Show me the complaint and the complainant. Is there any proof? Is there any FIR? I rose … Read more

BJP Sweeps Elections To UP Legislative Council, Loses Key Varanasi Seat

UP MLC Election Result: It’s a win-win situation for the BJP Luicknow: The BJP today headed for a massive win in biennial elections to the Uttar Pradesh legislative council or upper house, weeks after its record victory in state elections, but had to settle for a loss in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency. The … Read more