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BJP National Council meeting: Paris deal on Gandhi Jayanti, says PM Narendra Modi
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Days after snubbing China by holding out at G20, India agrees to meet year-end deadline on climate agreement ratification

PM Narendra Modi invokes Deendayal Upadhyay, tells BJP: Muslims are your own
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

"Deendayal Upadhyaya ji said, Muslims should not be treated as substance for votes or looked down upon, they should be considered equal," said PM Modi.

PM Modi speaks to people of Pakistan: Let us go to war against poverty, unemployment… let’s see who wins
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Tells massive rally at BJP conclave the day is not far when Pakistanis will revolt against their own government for following script written by terrorists

BDJS patron Vellappally Natesan hits out at BJP for ‘not keeping promises’, praises CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Earlier in the day, Natesan had said that the alliance between the BDJS and BJP would be “meaningless” unless the BJP fulfilled its promises.

Question of playing against Pakistan doesn’t arise today: BCCI President Anurag Thakur
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

“We have defeated Pakistan in three wars and in all the World Cup cricket matches. We can still maul Pakistan. But it is important to isolate it globally." BCCI President Anurag Thakur.

Time to deliver on promises: Amit Shah
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Party says will keep pressure on Pakistan, BJP chief mum.

BJP-BDJS alliance in Kerala on verge of collapse hints leader
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

BDJS Vellappally leader Nadesan said party workers and leaders were very upset with the BJP leadership.

BJP National Council meet: Post-Uri attack, some changes in schedule, political resolution
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Party sources said the tension at the border and the high-level meetings at the Centre have left the organisers unsure about the final schedule.

On governors, Deendayal Upadhyay differed with BJP
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The Narenda Modi government has faced criticism since it took office over replacing “arbitrarily” governors, picking its own candidates for different Raj Bhavans, and “misusing” the post.

Won’t succumb to nuclear blackmail, says Ram Madhav on Uri attack
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Rajnath, Sushma, Parrikar brief Amit Shah on post-Uri developments.

Need planning, not emotion: MoS VK Singh on action after Uri attack
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

"The action has to be taken without getting influenced by emotions, anger. It has to be taken coolly and with proper planning,” Union Minister of State Gen (retd) V K Singh was quoted as saying by PTI.

Deendayal Upadhyay birth centenary: Revisiting Jana Sangh glory, BJP looks back to see forward
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

The BJP is organising a get-together of party leaders who worked with the late leader in the Jana Sangh days to walk down the memory lane.

Worry in BJP: Can SP infighting unite Muslims?
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The BJP’s plan was to divide Dalit votes to hurt the BSP and to split OBC votes to blunt SP’s prospects. A division in Muslim votes would then help the BJP immensely.

Narada sting probe- GST stalemate: In Lok Sabha, BJP will turn heat on Trinamool
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The committee, headed by senior BJP leader L K Advani, had sought an explanation from five TMC Lok Sabha MPs but had not taken further action. Now, a BJP leader said, there would be “developments”.

Kerala: CPM-BJP ideological battle set to spread
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

The CPM argues that it wants to build a “scientific temper” and create a progressive society to get rid of the “medieval philosophy” advocated by the BJP and RSS.

On Onam eve, Amit Shah’s Vaman Jayanti tweet kicks up a row
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Onam tweet: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan calls it humiliating, demands apology; BJP says Vaman Jayanti celebrated in TN, Andhra, Karnataka.

BJP’s success in next LS polls depends on ‘feel-good’ factor it could create among voters
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

BJP leaders are also aware that just programs and propaganda alone would not make the party victorious again, despite the absence of a visible strong opposition national party.

PDP MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig speaks out, says govt has failed to deliver
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

An outspoken leader and former Deputy Chief Minister, Baig has drawn criticism in the past from rival parties over his utterances on radicalisation of Islam in the Valley.

All party meet: Opposition makes Govt backtrack on action against separatists
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

“We have said we are open to speak to all stakeholders, whoever has any input. It means what it means," said Jitendra Singh, MoS in PMO.

Bomb hurled at BJP office in Kerala: Target was party unit chief Rajasekharan,says Nirmala Sitharaman
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Sitharaman said, “We suspect this was an attack on our (state unit) president.”

BJP identifies 115 seats across 7 states as party’s ‘new catchment areas’ to prepare for 2019 elections
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

The seats identified are from Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Northeast.

BJP, RSS leaders to meet next week, may discuss Goa issue
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

BJP leaders called it a routine meeting to discuss coordination, sources said it could be significant in the wake of recent developments that indicate that the RSS leadership does not want its affiliates to confront the BJP leadership publicly.

Making of Saint Teresa of Calcutta: What it’s taken, how it will happen
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

On Sunday at the Vatican, Pope Francis will declare Mother Teresa a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

BJP leader questions Dalit-Muslim unity
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Referring to attempts by some parties to forge Dalit-Muslim unity, the BJP leader said, “Some people say Muslims and Dalits are united. (But) historically it has been proved that it is unsustainable.”

PM Narendra Modi advises Rajya Sabha MPs to expand BJP’s base
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advice came hours after party chief Amit Shah asked them to adopt a Lok Sabha seat that the party lost in the last polls.

Don’t flaunt wealth at weddings, says Kerala church
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Quoting reports, the Church body said more than 800 tonnes of gold are bought for weddings in Kerala, while poor girls are finding it difficult to get married.

BJP MP Udit Raj’s remark on beef sparks row
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

The BJP has been facing flak for the increasing attacks on Dalits and minorities by self-proclaimed cow vigilante groups in the name of cattle protection.

BJP revamps organisation, lines up protests to take on BJD in Odisha
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

The BJD has been in power in the state since 2000.

Focus on welfare of poor: Narendra Modi tells BJP CMs
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Shah, who addressed the one-day meeting of BJP CMs, deputy CMs and its presidents in these states, pointed out that the party rules over 51 per cent of the country’s landmass and 37 per cent of the population.

Nationalists are with us, let’s reach out to Dalits, backwards: PM Narendra Modi to party
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Modi alerted his party leaders that “anti-incumbency” will be a factor in the coming elections and the party should find ways to defeat it.

Pakistan MPs polite, made us comfortable: MP who led delegation to Islamabad
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, BJD MP in Lok Sabha, had led the delegation that also included BJP MP Devji Patel (Rajasthan) and Alok Tiwari of the Samajwadi Party.

Brajesh Pathak exit: Mayawati’s rainbow coalition over; now targetting Muslims, Dalits
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Brajesh Pathak's exit from the BSP indicates a shift in Mayawati's strategy ahead of polls

Mayawati’s former MP Brajesh Pathak, Brahmin face joins BJP
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Pathak was among a few Brahmin leaders who had joined the BSP before the 2004 Lok Sabha elections.

Kerala BJP leaders protest ‘move to turn party booth committees into RSS shakhas’
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Party leaders said they would seek the central leadership’s intervention in the matter, and raise the issue at a state party meeting to be convened by BJP chief Amit Shah on August 23.

Kerala: BJP workers to get Hindi lessons ahead of national party meet
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

With preparations in full swing for the September 23-25 conclave in Kozhikode, training volunteers in Hindi is a priority as the event will see the arrival of hundreds of workers from the Hindi heartland.

New BJP office to be bigger, greener, hi-tech
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

The main part of the three-storey wing will have rooms for the party president, leaders of both Houses of Parliament and the general secretaries. The other part of the building will have seven floors.