Liz Mathew


Modi govt, party leadership must send strong message, take strict action: BJP’s Dalit MPs
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

‘Attacks by gau rakshak blot on humanity, country. Cannot limit cow protection to assaulting Dalits... it’s goondagardi’

5 Questions: MP Tathagata Satpathy explains how ‘cow vigilantism’ can damage the social fabric
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Biju Janata Dal MP Tathagata Satpathy tells Liz Mathew how 'cow vigilantism' can damage the social fabric, rural economy and ecology.

‘No point talking, hit back’ at Pakistan, says BJP MP R K Singh
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

There is no point talking to Pakistan because “whenever we talk, they launch attacks”, says Lok Sabha MP and former Union Home Secretary R K Singh.

Opposition slams govt over attacks by gau rakshaks
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Congress, Trinamool, Left MPs walk out to protest inaction, state BJP govts’ ‘support’ to assault of Dalits and Muslims by cow vigilantes.

Lokpal law and shelving of kin assets’ clause: Why, what now
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Indian Express explains the background and context of the united opposition by industry, non-profits and MPs to the provisions of the Act that they say will affect “public servants” and their families adversely, and damage India’s voluntary sector.

Bhagwant Mann: Didn’t breach security, even TV channels broadcast from Parliament
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Although, he has sought an unconditional apology for making the video, his attack against PM Modi and his demand to try him may worsen things.

Asset disclosure by govt staff, NGOs: Deadline extended indefinitely
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

The Lok Sabha cleared an amendment to the Lokpal Act without any discussion.

Narsingh Yadav to ear phones on highways, Lok Sabha MPs seek answers
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

The entire House joined Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan when she demanded a CBI probe into the Narsingh Yadav issue.

PM Modi, BJP can get me killed: Arvind Kejriwal
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Calling him the “mastermind” behind the arrest of AAP MLAs, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP can get him “killed” in the days to come.

Top ministers meet RSS brass, defend FDI reforms
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Power Minister Piyush Goyal, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and MSME Minister Kalraj Misra.

5 Questions: Viplove Thakur on why she called ban on fairness creams
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Viplove Thakur, Congress Rajya Sabha member, tells Liz Mathew why she called advertisements for fairness creams “demeaning for women.”

Gujarat protest: Under fire, BJP tries to contain surging Dalit ire
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Party leaders feel cow issue could bring Muslims and Dalits together in UP, proving disastrous for BJP.

5 Questions: After Narendra Modi came to power, atrocities against Dalits have gone up, says Suresh Kodikkunnil
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Suresh Kodikkunnil, Congress MP from Mavelikkara in Kerala, tells The Indian Express why he raised the issue of the four Dalits assaulted in Gujarat.

Una case: Polls ahead, BJP lines up Dalit leaders in defence
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

It also took swift action against its Uttar Pradesh vice-president Dayashankar Singh, who added to the BJP’s troubles by saying BSP supremo Mayawati’s actions were worse than those of a prostitute.

PM Narendra Modi flags an 8-foot idea for nationalism
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Tells BJP legislators to set out on bikes carrying Tricolour as part of Tiranga Yatra

Sidhu quits RS, may join AAP: I cannot afford to be neutral in war of right-wrong
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Sidhu's exit Monday took the BJP leadership by surprise. At least three senior leaders of the party said they were not aware of his plans.

5 Questions: The reason for our loss was our arrogance and our mistakes, says Ninong Ering
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Ninong Ering, Congress MP from Arunachal, speaks to The Indian Express on the recent developments in the state.

FIR a ‘political vendetta’, BJP set to back Natesan
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

The party has argued that CPM, which so far enjoyed the support of Ezhavas, is now worried about BJP’s “increasing influence” in the community.

Arunachal Pradesh verdict: On day Amit Shah launches Northeast alliance, BJP left looking undemocratic
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Some BJP leaders say that Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh have shown the party “in poor light” and “diminished” its glorious electoral achievements in the state elections

Young protesters in Valley have always defied logic, says BJP Secy Farooq Khan
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Farooq Khan, BJP secretary in charge of minority affairs and former Inspector General of J&K Police speaks to The Indian Express.

The shrinking of Smriti Irani
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Irani's appointment as HRD Minister had made as much news as the decision now to take the portfolio from her.

Wooing Dalits: Release land for petrol pumps for SCs, STs, says minister to CMs
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

There are also another 658 pending cases where letters of intent emerged as the main issue.

Smriti Irani goes from HRD to Textiles in massive cabinet reshuffle
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Smriti Irani lost the prestigious Human Resource Development Ministry to Prakash Javadekar, the lone minister promoted to Cabinet rank in a massive reshuffle in the Narendra Modi government

Dropped minister says his supporters ‘angry’, another says performance not the reason
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

The BJP chief had called Nihal Chand to his residence on Monday, a day before the second reshuffle of the Modi government.

Modi cabinet reshuffle throws up clues to BJP’s assembly poll calculations
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Of 19 new faces, 3 ministers from poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, 10 from backward communities.

Modi Cabinet expansion: Not SP, Mayawati is main target of the BJP
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Of the 19 ministers inducted into Narendra Modi's council of ministers, at least five are Dalits, two are from the OBC communities and three are from the Scheduled Tribes category.

Expanding, not changing, Cabinet to reflect Budget focus: PM Modi on reshuffle
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

‘In 2014, a section of media hoped we would not win... my regret is I haven’t been able to convince that section’

Narendra Modi Interview: My challenge is to win over sceptics and persuade them of our sincerity
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

PM to Indian Express: In a democracy, there will always be parties with their own policies, their own strategies and their own priorities. This is a basic feature of a vibrant democracy.

Cabinet reshuffle: Only PM Modi, Amit Shah know final list
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

PM Modi's message, sources said, was very clear, that he wanted more vigour, action and energy in the performance of the government. This indicates that he would induct performing MPs, mostly young into his council of ministers.

Will be off Twitter for a week: Subramanian Swamy
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

BJP leaders wanted the top leadership to warn Swamy, as they felt he has overstepped “limits of decency” and is even “weakening the foundations of the government”.

Subramanian Swamy takes another swipe at Jaitley, BJP headache gets worse
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Reacting to these attacks, a senior BJP leader said he was “pained”. “We can post tweets criticising him, too. But one cannot stoop to that level.

Swamy targets Jaitley: Nothing to do with what he says, I talk to PM Modi
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

On Wednesday, Jaitley had expressed displeasure over Swamy’s tirade against Subramanian and RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.

After Raghuram Rajan, BJP more wary; Congress rubs it in
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

It said Swamy wants to become Finance Minister and demanded that the Prime Minister should make his stand clear.

BJP to target BSP’s non-core voters in Uttar Pradesh, but some wary of strategy
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Party sources said the current line — decided at the just-concluded national executive meeting in Allahabad — is to unleash an aggressive attack on the state government and confuse the not-so-committed BSP voters, especially Muslims and EBCs.

Among PM Narendra Modi’s 7-point code for BJP, restraint is one
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Panchayat to Parliament, every poll important: Party resolution

BJP National Executive Meet: Among PM’s 7-point code for party, restraint is one
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Panchayat to Parliament, every poll important: Party resolution