Lalmani Verma


Judge who dissented on collegium, next CJI, and two former govt counsel
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

The Indian Express profiles the four judges who have raised issues about CJI administrative functions.

For once, race in VHP for international president, poll put off
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Until an election is held, the team led by Reddy will continue, with Togadia remaining international working president.

Eye on youth for 2019 elections, BJP plans special event in PM Modi’s constituency
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The BJP has launched an online registration exercise for people between 17 and 35 years on the website of the local party unit. Those who are presently 17-year-olds will be eligible to vote in the 2019 elections.

Coming soon at Delhi book fair: Collection of stories on ‘love jihad’ from firm tied to RSS
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Rajiv Tuli, prachar pramukh of the RSS Delhi unit, described the Sangam as “a group of publishing houses run by people associated with RSS as swayamsevaks”.

‘Focus on Karma Kanda to boost agriculture, employment’
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Writing to Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, the MP sought help to make arrangements for Karma Kanda education in Sanskrit schools across the country to carry forward the tradition of “rishi-krishi”.

New team of Uttar Pradesh office-bearers soon: BJP likely to retain those who helped party win elections
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Insiders said party state president Mahendra Nath Pandey will declare new state team after Makar Sankranti when the Hindu calendar begins.

‘Employment up 1.85 lakh in 8 sectors in Jan-March’
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Of the total estimated increase in employment, the self-employed category recorded a positive change of 15,000 only.

Quarterly Employment Survey reveal addition of 1.85 lakh workers over previous quarter
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

The survey reveals that out of the total estimated positive change in employment of 1.85 lakhs, female workers accounted for a change on 59,000, that was much less than male workers who accounted for a change of 1.26 lakh.

View From The Right: Message in the polls
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

Is it that the Congress is shying away from taking a position on two critical bills, pertaining to criminalising triple talaq and taking action against illegal migrants? The Organiser editorial flags these issues.

Charan Singh’s birth anniversary: Eye on 2019, Opposition parties gear up to meet on farmers’ issues
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

Sources said the BSP too was contacted but organisers were not hopeful of seeing any representation from the party. “Sharadji is the convener and he tried, but you know the BSP,” said an RLD leader.

Gujarat swing zone: 49 seats changed hands between Cong and BJP, 41 of these in rural areas
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Of the 49, Congress wrested 33 seats that the BJP won in the 2012 assembly elections while the BJP snatched 16 seats from the Congress.

Gujarat elections result: BJP deepens urban support, Congress widens rural reach
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

The BJP’s lead across 99 assembly constituencies amounts to a total of 29.67 lakh votes over Congress.

What does it take to catch 921 snakes? In Akhilesh Yadav’s UP, 24 snake catchers, Rs 50 lakh
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

The Akhilesh government had spent around Rs 396 crore on developing the Janeshwar Mishra Park across 376 acres.

Gujarat Assembly elections: In final round today, BJP defends narrower leads than in first
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Gujarat Assembly elections: Of 93 seats, the Congress won 39 to the BJP’s 52, winning 3 seats for every 4 lost; of the first 83, the Congress had only 22 to the BJP’s 63, losing thrice as many as it won.

Gujarat Assembly elections: Congress hopes for 2017 chemistry but it faces an uphill 2012 arithmetic
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

An analysis of 2012 victory margins of BJP and Congress reveal that the incumbents have a much bigger cushion in the form of higher victory margins than their counterparts in the rival Congress.

Hindu Yuva Vahini dissolves Lucknow city unit, over 2,500 workers resign
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Lucknow unit in-charge Anubhav Shukla alleged that Singh has been misusing the name of HYV and Adityanath to grab government contracts directly without following the process of e-tendering.

UP urban local body poll review: BJP holds meetings to identify workers who went against candidates
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Sources said the exercise was aimed at pre-empting anti-party activities during the Lok Sabha elections.

What Uttar Pradesh civic poll numbers say
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

The Indian Express unpacks the data to lay out the broad trends in the results of the local body elections, and links them with the larger message for all parties as they head to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

On Babri anniversary, Hindu groups to PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath: Build the temple
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Mahant Suresh Das of Digambar Akhara said there will be no “samjhauta” (compromise) on the issue of Ram Janmabhoomi. After Ayodhya, he said, temple construction would also be undertaken in Mathura and Kashi (Varanasi).

Babri demolition 25 years later: VHP, Sena to ‘celebrate’, Muslim group to observe ‘day of sorrow’
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

"That is a routine programme that we hold every year. There we will take a pledge that only Ram temple should be built and there will be no mosque at the site of dispute," VHP spokesperson said.

Having lost to BJP in civic polls, Amethi remains very proud of Rahul
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

With Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi becoming president of the Congress party, Amethi-wallahs say they are under pressure to perform more than ever.

UP civic poll results: SP may be losing Muslim vote to BSP
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

A majority of the community, which has backed SP in most elections after the Babri Masjid demolition, appears to have voted for the BSP this time.

A message to Rahul: PM to meet BJP’s Amethi local body chairpersons on Dec 5
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

The move to include Jais nagar palika parishad chairperson-elect Mahesh Pratap and Amethi nagar panchayat chairperson-elect Chandrama is being seen as “message against Rahul” ahead of the Gujarat elections.

UP civic polls: BJP sweeps cities, Independents rule urban belts outside
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Among the 5,260 wards in 198 nagar palika parishads, Independents have won 3,380 (64.25 per cent). BJP, on the other hand, managed to win 922 wards (17.53 per cent). While SP won 477 wards, BSP emerged victorious in 262 and Congress in 158.

BSP mayors at Aligarh, Meerut
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

In Aligarh, BJP leaders blamed polarisation of Muslim votes and division of non-Dalit Hindu votes.

UP Civic Polls 2017: CM Yogi Adityanath takes dig at Rahul Gandhi, BJP rides winning spree
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

UP Civic Polls 2017: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath credited his party’s workers, and welfare schemes of the state and central governments, for the win.

‘Beti bachao, bahu lao’: RSS group to help Muslim women marry Hindu men
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

The Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) said it will facilitate the wedding of around 2,100 such couples in the next six months under a campaign called “beti bachao, bahu lao”.

Urban local body elections: In final lap, 26 districts to vote today; BJP set to face tough fight from Oppn candidates
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Along with Saharanpur, Moradabad, Bareilly, Firozabad and Jhansi municipal corporations, polling will be held in 152 nagar panchayats and 76 nagar palika parishads.

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: BJP ally SBSP to contest alone
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

SBSP president Om Prakash Rajbhar said the decision to field candidates in Gujarat will not affect SBSP’s alliance with BJP in UP though he admitted the talks regarding an alliance for the civic polls had failed.

In Lucknow, the Muslim vote: ‘Don’t know candidates, have to rely on party symbols’
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

In the 2012 polls, BJP’s Dinesh Sharma won by securing 3.35 lakh votes, around 1.72 lakh votes more than the Congress nominee, who came second.

Infighting cloud over BJP Allahabad mayor nominee’s chances
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

BJP Allahabad Mahanagar president Awadhesh Gupta said the letters were being circulated by opposition parties, but another party leader said the discontent among party workers were genuine.

Urban Local Body elections: 2nd phase today, on menu— high-stakes
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

In PM’s Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, BJP leaders have been appealing for votes on the development and cleanliness agenda of the party.

Lucknow mayoral campaign: Spotlight on candidates’ prominent relatives
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

BJP’s Sanyukta Bhatiya’s supporters flaunt her late husband’s achievements and the family’s close connections to the RSS top leadership at her election rallies. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on November 19, citing these points said, “... aur aaj unke pariwar ke anubhavon ka laabh Lucknow ko milega

Why the BJP is treating the UP civic polls like an assembly poll
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Sources said that the Gujarat assembly polls, scheduled for next month and the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 are in being kept in mind.

Uttar Pradesh civic polls: Yogi Adityanath says Kairana-like incidents won’t recur
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Municipal corporation elections will be held in Mathura-Vrindavan and Ayodhya for the first time.

BJP bigwigs root for Lucknow mayoral candidate
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Compared to this, the SP and BSP have kept an arm’s distance from the campaign, while the Congress, which had earlier announced a list of star campaigners, has had only state party chief Raj Babbar speak for its candidate Prema Awasthi.