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BJP rushes P Muralidhar Rao to deal with factional feud in Karnataka
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Rao is expected to hold talks with both sides and resolve the issue.

Search for new spokespersons: BJP plans mock parliaments after PM Modi nudge
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The party can pick and groom spokespersons from them, Modi was quoted as saying by sources in the BJP.

BJP leader fumes at agri tax suggestion by NITI Aayog member
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Debroy had made a case for removal of exemptions on personal income tax and about bringing agriculture under the tax net in order to increase resources which could be used for social sector schemes.

MCD election results: Candidate churn, PM Modi appeal scripted BJP win
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

From replacing all sitting councillors to capitalising on the Prime Minister’s popularity, BJP chief Amit Shah rolled out blueprint two months ago.

Off display, 6,000 books founder member gave Indira centre for arts
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The shelves where Vatsyayan’s books had been displayed are now empty.

In Kerala, BJP looks to put up third front
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Although the BJP has managed to make some inroads, winning Hindu votes in certain areas, the community largely stands with the LDF, while the minorities form strong support base for the UDF.

Majority of Indians revere cow but BJP needs to maintain diversity: Himanta Biswa Sarma
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

“I believe that Bhagwatji and the Sangh are very much aware of the diversity of the country."

Social justice must also reach Muslims, but through dialogue, not conflict: PM Modi
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Prime Minister cautions leaders against being ‘motormouths’

Amit Shah’s target: Panchayat to Parliament, and every state
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

The National Executive is meeting for the first time after the BJP’s recent poll success

Eye on Odisha, BJP greets Amit Shah with halfway-mark lotus garland
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reach the city around 3 pm on Saturday and a roadshow will follow.

Move Digital India Day from Good Friday: BJP ally to PM
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

“My concern is that Digital India Day is an occasion in which the government and its employees would have to be active and working."

‘Bounty’ announced on Mamata unites MPs against BJP youth leader
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Yogesh Varshney, 26, who had declare the bounty, has been booked in a case of criminal intimidation, said police in Aligarh, UP.

Money bills bad precedent, (BJP) could be victims next, says Shashi Tharoor
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Shashi Tharoor, Congress, having taken part in most LS debates, assesses the session with The Indian Express.

Speaker turns 73, doesn’t want to keep scolding
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Budget session ends as ‘one of the most productive’, govt thanks Oppn for some bills, criticises over others.

BJP ally from Kerala raises beef red flag at NDA meet, says govt should focus on working for the weak
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Another ally from Goa expressed its reservations on the Supreme Court order curbing sale of liquor near highways and the music ban after 10 pm in the state.

Work selflessly, Hanuman never questioned Ram, says PM Narendra Modi
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

PM stresses on the need for MPs to be disciplined, follow the party line

BJP meet with allies from states today
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Around 50 leaders from various parties are expected at the meeting at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri. Shah as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the leaders.

Ex-BJP MP Tarun Vijay’s insight: ‘We live with blacks (south Indians), can’t be racist’
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

Vijay was not available for comment but apologised for his remarks, while attempting to explain them, in a series of tweets.

If not with syndicate, you are enemy of state: Poonam Mahajan
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

It’s shameful that the Congress is differentiating among cases of violence against youngsters, said Mahajan.

Left and BJP MPs clash over Kerala violence
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

Alleging that Kerala has been witnessing “CPM-sponsored terrorism”, the BJP’s Poonam Mahajan sought the state government’s dismissal because law and order has collapsed.

Praise for ‘sincere’ Nitin Gadkari and his traffic reforms across parties
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

Motor vehicles amendment bill comes back from standing committee, welcomed in Lok Sabha

Prepare for better show in 2019: Amit Shah
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

PM Modi visited BJP headquarters to pay tribute to Deen Dayal Upadhyay, who he described as “our inspiration”.

Debate over whose govt worked for OBC welfare
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

Social Justice Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot, who moved the amendment, said the earlier panel did not have the powers to hear out grievances of OBCs.

Lower House amends taxation laws for new regime
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

The Opposition supported the bill but expressed concerns including over abolition of cess on water consumed by industries.

Bill for OBC panel set to face resistance in Rajya Sabha
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Thawar Chand Gehlot, introducing the bill, said the new panel will be more empowered with its constitutional status and judicial powers.

Food for thought on breakfast table: Next polls will be fought on mobile, says PM Modi
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

According to Modi, mobile phones will be the biggest interface between politicians and the electorate in the next General Election, sources said.

No cap on corporate funds to parties, suggest a way out, Govt tells Opposition
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Will not share information with target of tax probe, can let court know, says Jaitley.

Bill for new panel for backward classes today
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The decision is seen as a move to further consolidate the backward communities behind the BJP.

To check brain drain, govt promises to raise quality of higher education
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Acknowledging brain drain is a problem, Javadekar said 500 top students of the country are being offered Rs 75,000 as scholarship under PM Scholarship Scheme.

Debate on GST bills today, Arun Jaitley briefs BJP MPs, stresses consensus 
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Jaitley told the party MPs that the bills, which will lead to a one-nation, one-tax regime, will be effective from July 1 and the rollout process will be completed by September 15.

A football for every MP, to draw 11 million kids
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

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.

‘Judiciary cannot transgress MPs’ rights… it has a role to play against fear psychosis’
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

"Judicial freedom is the need of the hour when Narendra Modi is ruling the country and their freedom cannot be curtailed."

Minister backs flying ban on MP, PMO for tough stand
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Raju’s response drew applause from some Opposition members who were locked in a verbal duel with Sena MPs.

Government: Crackdown only on illegal Uttar Pradesh slaughterhouses
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Owaisi sought to know what the government was doing to get China to allow buffalo meat exported by India.

Opposition questions the way government tables GST bills
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi also opposed the way the GST bills were introduced.

PM Narendra Modi to Gujarat, Rajasthan MPs: ‘Be ready for polls at all times’
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

BJP chief Amit Shah too addressed the MPs.