Abrogation of Articles 370, 35A and NRC dampener pose a dichotomy of citizenship for BJP in Assam, Kashmir
It is ironic that when the Centre hoped that both the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A and publication of the NRC will be a catalyst for it to vigorously push forward its agenda of inclusivity, the situation is actually the other way round in both Kashmir and Assam.
Congress in Assam: Party at risk of being shellacked again if it fails to navigate host of external challenges
Be it the Muslims, tea garden workers or the various Scheduled Tribes in Assam, the Congress no longer has a consolidated voter base to fall back upon.
BJP managed to nullify regionalism, negate citizenship fears among Bengali Hindus by pitting CAB against NRC in Assam
Comfortably in power in the state since 2016, the BJP ran a polarising campaign in the state amid controversial issues of the National Register of Citizens and the Citizenship Bill.
Exit polls predict growing support for BJP in North East; social engineering, initiation of Naga peace talks may have helped saffron party
Most exit polls announced on Sunday predict gains for the BJP in the North East, which has a total of 25 Lok Sabha seats.
Lok Sabha Election 2019, Assam profile: Dibrugarh, Gauhati, Tezpur key seats in state with BJP seeking to improve tally
Assam, which became the BJP’s gateway to North East after the saffron party came to power for the very first time in 2016, is going to polls in the aftermath of the state-wide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
'I will break your head': AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal abuses journalist, threatens to hit him; scribe registers FIR against lawmaker
AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal on Wednesday verbally abused a journalist who questioned him on next year's general elections and even threatened to break his head, while his supporters forced the scribe to apologise publicly.
Nikah halala challenges husband's manhood, punishes him for giving instant divorce, says AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal
Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, a Muslim leader and Lok Sabha MP from Assam, defended the practice of nikah halala saying that the very idea of having to let his wife sleep with another man challenges and hurts the manhood of a husband, and thus prevents him from instantly divorcing his wife
Assam influx: Scrapping of IMDT Act brought AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal into politics as saviour of minorities
In the last Assembly election, the BJP understandably adopted a belligerent posture against the AIUDF projecting Badruddin Ajmal and his party as the messiah of illegal Bangladeshi Muslim migrants.
Bipin Rawat's statement on AIUDF's rise irks Badruddin Ajmal, AIMIM; Congress urges army chief to stay out of politics
Controversy has erupted after Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat apparently linked the illegal influx of immigrants from Bangladesh to the growth of the Muslim-centric All India United Democratic Front in Assam.
Army chief Bipin Rawat blames Pakistan's 'proxy war' for 'planned' influx from Bangladesh into North East
A "planned" influx of people from Bangladesh into the Northeast is taking place as part of a proxy warfare by Pakistan with support from China with an aim to keep the area disturbed, army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday.
Top ULFA rebel leader Paresh Baruah's name figures in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) even as names of many prominent politicians of Assam did not find a place in it.
Assam was the Congress' only hope in this round of polling.
With the Congress and BJP confronting each other with equal might, Ajmal may emerge as a deciding factor in either party forming a government.
Assam CM Tarun Gogoi has ruled out any possibility of forming a secular Third Front as he is "confident" of returning to power for the fourth time
Badruddin Ajmal knows that if the Congress loses and the BJP wins, then a secularist tirade will start against him
Voting in Assam will take place in two phases – on 4 April and 11 April. The state government has declared that the constituencies will have a holiday on the day they go to polls.
Assam Assembly Polls: In the Barak Valley region, India's policy on Bangladeshi immigrants overshadows all other issues
Both the Congress and the BJP have made the issue of shelter to Hindu Bangladeshis as their major poll planks in Assam's Barak Valley region
Assam Assembly polls: Forget crying wolf, BJP cries Badruddin Ajmal in a bid to unite its supporters
"The Assam election is 50:50," says panda (priest) Praveer Sarma. "The general perception is that it will throw up a hung Assembly. And Badruddin Ajmal will become the deputy chief minister in a coalition government with the Congress."
In 2001, the Congress under Gogoi’s leadership snatched power from the regional Asom Gana Parishad and the job was not too difficult.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is now perhaps ruing his earlier brash comment when, in an apparent mood of disdain and haughtiness, he had asked "Who is Badruddin Ajmal?" The target was the president of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)