The decision is seen as a move to further consolidate the backward communities behind the BJP.
The idea, apparently the brainchild of Sports Minister Vijay Goel, is to reach out to 11 million children and “create football fever” across the country.
"Judicial freedom is the need of the hour when Narendra Modi is ruling the country and their freedom cannot be curtailed."
Raju’s response drew applause from some Opposition members who were locked in a verbal duel with Sena MPs.
Owaisi sought to know what the government was doing to get China to allow buffalo meat exported by India.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi also opposed the way the GST bills were introduced.
BJP chief Amit Shah too addressed the MPs.
Ranjeet Ranjan, Congress, Lok Sabha, speaks to The Indian Express.
An MP said the prime minister was trying to remove the impression of many MPs that the UP government’s work in future should be in such a way that Hindus in the state get consolidated.
Raising the issue of the newly launched “anti-Romeo squads” in parks, colleges and public spaces, Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan alleged that the “majority the BJP has received in the election cannot be used to ridicule the Constitution, the freedom of youth, girls and boys nor for making rules to harass them”
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked on, Prasad did not hide the government’s reservation on the apex court’s move to overturn a new law on appointment of judges.
Welcoming Krishna into the party at a function at the BJP headquarters, party chief Amit Shah said: “He will increase the BJP’s strength in Karnataka.
Modi’s rebuke came after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar made an appeal in the meeting that the MPs should not be absent.
Yogi Adityanath also joked about the BJP’s poll rivals Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav.
Arun Jaitley noted the Opposition’s argument was that “it is only taxation proposals and nothing else, which is incidental, really can find a place as far as the money bill is concerned”.
"If one leader gets elected continuously for six times, he has obviously done something,’’ BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav said
With every electoral defeat, the party finds its footprint shrinking and questions being asked of Rahul Gandhi’s ability to take it forward.
Describing polling booths as power centres, the Prime Minister asked all leaders to ensure that they visit every booth.
For families that migrated to Pakistan and China during Partition, no claim to properties in India
Sources said that Shah was “quite confident” that it would not be a tough job for former Goa Chief Minister Parrikar, who has strong ties with most politicians in the state, to help the party form the government.
The Prime Minister set 2022 as the target year for bringing in this New India. “I don’t live by election calculations. My target is 2022, not 2019. 2022 will mark 75 years of India’s Independence."
Among these candidates, only Shrikant Sharma has been elected in the current Assembly elections.
Both Modi and Shah have indicated that the party will focus more on the pro-poor image.
The BJP parliamentary board will meet on Sunday and is expected to discuss the issue. Going by past experience, Modi could pick a rank outsider for the position.
Narendra Modi clearly spearheaded the BJP's campaign in Uttar Pradesh.
In the R K Nagar bypoll, the fight will be between us and DMK, Sasikala’s candidate will be a remote third, says Maitreyan.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar refused to comment on it, but said the Army has been asked to work out a mechanism to ensure that the complaint is addressed.
As the House met, eight party MPs rushed to the Well with placards showing pictures of Jayalalithaa’s body and raised slogans calling for a CBI probe into her death.
It is the duty of the Centre, Prime Minister and Home Minister to act. There is no justification.
Going by the ground reports from these states, especially from Uttar Pradesh, and the crowd at PM Narendra Modi's rallies prove that he is still the most popular politician in the country.
The Muslim population share in the 11 districts that voted in the fifth phase is higher than the state average.
Intimidating the young girl is wrong, will be dealt with strongly: Prasad
“A strong Arm Force prevents a war. India never attacked anyone but a weak India was always invaded."
Voters from Allahabad to Rae Bareli, Faizabad to Gonda and even in the temple town of Ayodhya, where the BJP’s presence is stronger in discussions as well as in the demonstration of support to the party, react coldly to the remark.
Katiyar said the country should have a uniform civil code and “triple talaq is an injustice to Muslim women” and has to be “banned”.
Sahu does not vote for the BJP; he is a committed supporter of Raghuraj Pratap Singh, or Raja Bhaiyya. Yet he feels demonetisation was not a bad decision.