Ravish Tiwari explains how Karnataka is likely to vote in the 2018 assembly elections.
Ashok Gajapathi Raju is one of the two ministers that the TDP pulled out of the Union Cabinet to protest against the denial of special status to Andhra Pradesh. In this edition of Idea Exchange, the senior TDP leader explains why Andhra Pradesh was right in asking for special status and also adds that the […]
A first-time MP, Raju is a senior TDP leader and hails from the royal Gajapathi family of Vizianagaram. During his stint as aviation minister, there was double-digit growth in air passenger traffic nearly every month
BJP prepares to form its first ever government in Tripura, creating history. How did the party pull it off? Liz Mathew explains. The BJP and its alliance partner Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) ended the Left Front’s 25-year-rule in Tripura with a strong showing in the Assembly polls. It is a huge turnaround for BJP, […]
Sachin Pilot at The Indian Express, Idea Exchange: The myth of BJP being an ‘election-winning machine’ has been broken, accuses the Raje government of being cut off from reality, believes the Padmaavat row could have been settled by talking to parties.
As the poll fever rises ahead of the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat Assembly elections, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has intensified his attack against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre. Ever since he delivered his speech at the University of Berkley in the US, Rahul Gandhi, who is likely to take over as […]
BJP’s Janraksha Yatra, the campaign against the ongoing violence in the left ruled Kerala has entered its second week. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan also joined the Janraksha Yatra. Chauhan participated in the padyatra from Mannuthy to Thrissur and addressed public meetings at Wadakkanchery and Thrissur. Attacking the Kerala Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan […]
Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav talks about his new role as convener of the ‘Save Composite Culture’ campaign, says democracy in the JD(U) was a “bit constrained” under Nitish Kumar, admits it is a challenge to bring the Opposition together, and asserts that Congress was more “mature” in power than the BJP.
Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav talks about his new role as convener of the ‘Save Composite Culture’ campaign, says democracy in the JD(U) was a “bit constrained” under Nitish Kumar, admits it is a challenge to bring the Opposition together, and asserts that Congress was more “mature” in power than the BJP
Congress leader Manish Tewari triggered a row on Sunday after he posted a tweet using abusive language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The tweet evoked sharp reactions from the BJP and the Twitterati, who demanded an apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Tewari is the second Congress leader after party general secretary Digvijaya Singh to […]
The Prime Minister’s remarks in Rajya Sabha come four days after Ansari, speaking at the annual convocation of the National Law School of India University in Bengaluru, expressed concern over “enhanced apprehensions of insecurity amongst segments of our citizen body, particularly Dalits, Muslims and Christians”. To know more about the story watch out the video.
Former Congress veteran Shankersinh Vaghela slammed the party for ‘conspiring’ to win one seat in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections. He claimed the party planned to get the votes of two MLAs disqualified in order to secure a position for Ahmed Patel in the Upper House. To know more about the story watch out the […]
Former Union minister and Member of Parliament from Ajmer, Sanwarlal Jat, passed away while undergoing treatment in AIIMS, Delhi, early Wednesday morning. He was 62. “The MP passed away at about 6:30 am in Delhi,” Jat’s aide Naveen confirmed. Jat had fainted during a meeting of Rajasthan BJP MLAs and MPs with party chief Amit […]
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday ruled out the resignation of state BJP chief Subhash Barala whose son was arrested for stalking a woman, saying the father couldn’t be punished for son’s action. The Opposition is gunning for Barala after his 23-year-old son Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar, 27, were arrested in […]
Calling Nitish Kumar an “opportunist”, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav lashed out at the Bihar Chief Minister for ‘deceiving’ him and joining hands with BJP. “I considered him as my younger brother and told him he could be the CM. People asked me what I would do if I got more number of seats. If I was […]
Making a clarion call for opposition unity, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it was the need of the hour. Participating in a panel discussion during the launch of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s book “Fearless in Opposition” as part of the Express Book Series along with Rupa, he said, “It is time […]
Nitish Kumar has resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar. Kumar has submitted his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. The decision to quit was taken by Kumar at a meeting of JDU MLAs on Wednesday evening. The MLAs reportedly endorsed his decision to quit. The latest development will only widen the rift between the two parties. Talking […]
His remarks came on the day when a village in Ballabhgarh, home to 15-year-old Junaid Khan who was stabbed to death after being called a beef-eater while returning from Eid shopping in Delhi on June 22, wore black bands to protest the killing. According to Ansari, the Prime Minister’s statement slamming gau rakshaks for outrageous incidents […]
Both Rajnath Singh and Naidu also met BJP veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi on Friday. The BJP president, in his separate meetings with party seniors Rajnath, Venkaiah, Nitin Gadkari, did not reveal any names but sought their views instead. “The BJP president wanted to know if there are any names the leaders […]
Rejecting US President Donald Trump’s claim that India signed the Paris climate agreement to get “billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid”, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Monday said New Delhi signed the pact “not because of greed… not because of fear” but because of its “commitment to protecting the environment”. The […]