The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre still has some way to catch up to the Opposition in term of numbers. The BJP’s return to power in Bihar and its possible win in Rajya Sabha election from to claim the Congress seat in Gujarat would be small steps in achieving that goal.
Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit’s comments have backfired on him. He faced massive criticism on social media. Dikshit had to withdraw his comments and tender an apology while the Congress dissociated itself from Dikshit.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as most popular leader of the country after country’s Independence, there is no doubt in this,” Shah told reporters during the press conference.
Bharatiya Janata Party has taken the lead with 28 per cent of the voters vouching for it, while the Samajwadi Party lags behind as second choice, pleasing only 18 per cent of the voters.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed that demonetisation has resulted in black money making its way to bank accounts and the additional money will boost developmental projects.
According to police, Dhulu’s wife Savitri Devi lodged a complaint with Barora police station in Dhanbad a couple of days ago, alleging that a person had called on her number and demanded Rs 25 lakh.
Bhartiya Janta Party won and retained seats in Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The elite Special Protection Group (SPG), responsible for the Prime Minister’s security, arrived in Allahabad and has been busy reviewing security arrangements at the Kayastha Pathshala sports ground.
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Unlike 2014, when the party got relatively greater support among the middle class, there was no class pattern in the support for the BJP this time.
While AIUDF supporters would have backed a Congress-AIUDF alliance overwhelmingly (75%), only a fourth of Congress Hindu voters approved of such a tie-up.
The BJP’s wooing of these 6 communities came with the risk of alienating the Scheduled Tribe Bodos and Rabhas, who are apprehensive that extending ST status to these communities might affect their benefits.
The first alliance to be announced for the Assam elections was a tie-up between the BJP and the BPF.
In state where outcomes are generally seen in terms of ethnicities, religious identity has emerged as the main determinant of choice.
The project to distribute free cooking gas to five crore Indian homes, headed by Pradhan’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, is one of the things the government wants to highlight.