'Jilted' over lack of representation in Narendra Modi govt, Nitish expands Bihar cabinet to return 'one-berth' favour to BJP
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar expanded his cabinet on Sunday by inducting eight ministers. Otherwise a normal exercise and a prerogative of a chief minister, but the timing and the manner in which only JD(U) lawmakers were made ministers ignoring the ally BJP has raised many eyebrows.
NPF to decide on withdrawing support to BJP-led govt in Manipur after Lok Sabha election process concludes
Naga People's Front (NPF) has said it will formally announce its decision to pull out of the BJP-led government in Manipur after the election process is over.
Ram Madhav's remarks that BJP may fail to win absolute majority in Lok Sabha could boost Opposition's campaign drive
Ram Madhav's statement could provide impetus to the waning drive of the Opposition parties to come together to form an anti-BJP front.
With Lok Sabha polls looming, Congress has its work cut out for it in forming alliances; BJP is far ahead in the game
With the Lok Sabha election less than a month away, the Congress come up with better negotiation tactics to thwart the BJP's bid for another term.
Anupriya Patel says Apna Dal to leave BJP, 'choose own path'; party 'still part of NDA' claims president Ashish Patel
In December 2018, Anupriya Patel who is the Minister of State for health and family welfare in the BJP cabinet had said that the BJP was not giving due respect to its smaller allies.
BJP seeks 'middle ground' as North East shuns citizenship bill, but quest to make inroads in Bengal seems greater priority
The Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019, relaxes the eligibility rules to get Indian citizenship for immigrants belonging to six minority religions — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
10 North East political parties, JD(U) oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 'in one voice' after meeting in Guwahati
A meeting among representatives of ten political parties of the northeast along with the Janata Dal (United) at Guwahati, unanimously decided that the parties would oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said.
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: AGP, NPP to host North East regional party meet today on proposed legislation; BJP allies likely to attend
Regional parties across the Northeast which are in alliance with the BJP will meet in Guwahati to discuss the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill.
After making mischief in Karnataka, BJP eyeing up Madhya Pradesh? Saffron party must instead set own house in order
The situation in MP seems tailor-made for the sort of manipulation for which the BJP has become under its current dispensation
Amit Shah handpicks election in-charges for 17 states, reposes faith in old faces in Bihar and Chhattisgarh
Shocked by the defeat in recent Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is acting promptly to put its house in order before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. As a first step in the direction, BJP president Amit Shah Wednesday appointed the party's in-charges for the Lok Sabha polls for 17 states, drafting in Union minister Prakash Javadekar for steering the campaign in Rajasthan and Thawarchand Gehlot, another minister, for Uttarakhand.
Apna Dal's discontent with BJP in UP reveals worrisome trend ahead of 2019: Party must make effort with allies
The BJP's losses in three Hindi heartland states in the Assembly elections came not only as a jolt for the saffron front, but also gave its smaller allies a voice to speak up about their qualms with the party.
Blow to BJP in Bihar: Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP rejects Amit Shah's 20:20 seat-sharing formula for Lok Sabha polls
Only days earlier, the RLSP had blamed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) for creating "confusion" over seat-sharing with the BJP within the ruling coalition.
BJP team leaves for Goa to forge political roadmap, will submit finalised options to Amit Shah tomorrow
The BJP needs to make a decision on how to go about the government in Goa as Manohar Parrikar is unable to continue as chief minister due to ill health.
Is the Opposition uniting for 2019 with the sole agenda of challenging Narendra Modi, or is there more to it?
Both the prime minister and the BJP president feel that the opposition’s “sole agenda is to remove (Narendra) Modi”. They have said it clearly in interviews and speeches recently. Is this true? Aakar Patel finds out
If the BJP demonstrates political arrogance, it can prove to be costly for the party, as the coalition phase in Indian politics has not yet come to an end.
NDA partners restless amid BJP's relentless expansionism; Narendra Modi should keep window open for post-poll stitch-ups
BJP under Narendra Modi and Amit Shah is perceived as a fundamentally different beast unlike the gentle creature of Atal Bihari Vajpayee years.
There are some who have raised questions on the kind of politics played by the BJP and its allies in Punjab (Akali Dal) and PDP (Jammu and Kashmir) over terrorism.
"Narendra Modi is the Prime Ministerial candidate of BJP-led NDA. There is no question of finding a more acceptable Prime Ministerial candidate as a compromise if we come to power," he said.