The criticism of AIMIM helping the BJP is something the party has faced several times before. In fact, at several forums, Owaisi himself has answered questions about his entry being beneficial for the BJP.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is set to launch the party’s Bihar campaign from Champaran—a place inexorably linked to Mahatma Gandhi. What is interesting is the fact that Rahul will start off the campaign with a homage to Dalit icon B R Ambedkar, believed to be Gandhi’s bete noire. While the Congress is hoping to use […]
After the exit of the Samajwadi Party from Bihar’s grand alliance, the Trinamool Congress is recalibrating its stance on extending support to the alliance. The decision to support the “secular” alliance had been taken following a series of meetings between Mamata Banerjee and leaders of the alliance constituents, followed by one big meeting at the […]
The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindus population showed a decline by 0.7 per cent at 96.63 crore during the period, the census data said.