Liz Mathew

Profile

Will engage with China to avoid Doklam repeat, govt tells MPs
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The government made this clear in a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs, headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, when members raised queries on the Doklam issue.

Sangeet Som, often controversial, his remarks sometimes disowned by BJP
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Sangeet Som had contested the Lok Sabha polls from Muzaffarnagar as a Samajwadi Party candidate in 2009, and lost. He joined the BJP in December 2011.

Saroj Pandey, often mild, sometimes aggressive against minister or CPM
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Saroj Pandey, 49, has been an MP and an MLA, and served as the Mahila Morcha president as well as mayor of Durg in Chhattisgarh.

BJP may go solo for Meghalaya polls
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

“The BJP won no seats in the last Assembly election. But in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the BJP was first in six of the seven Assembly constituencies in Shillong,” said Nalin Kohli.

Protests brewing, BJP readies volunteers to convince farmers
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

The meeting was attended by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Minister of State for Agriculture Krishna Raj, BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao, Kisan Morcha vice-president Shailendra Sengar, among others.

Citing Maharashtra rural polls, BJP says popularity intact
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

The leader said the BJP’s prospects in the upcoming state elections in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka are still bright because of the credibility enjoyed by the party and the PM.

Amit Shah skips march through Kerala CM’s hometown, BJP cites ‘unavoidable engagements’
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

After flagging off BJP's Janraksha march from Payyannur in Kannur on Tuesday, Amit Shah had returned to the national capital.

In small state like Kerala, 300 died of dengue: UP CM Yogi Adityanath
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

"Kerala's politics is now the politics of violence and murders, which is a matter of concern for us. To us, violence should not have any place in democracy," Adityanath said.

Yogi Adityanath uses ‘love jihad’ to target Left in Kerala
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Referring to “love jihad”, Yogi Adityanath said the Left government in Kerala has not taken effective measures to contain it.

BJP’s Kerala yatra is well planned but is it enough to woo the public?
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

The BJP's latest attempts will definitely provide fresh momentum to the cadre. The young cadre in Kannur, Kasargode and Wayanad districts who descended in large numbers in Kannur have been enthusiastic.

Taj Mahal a prominent tourist centre, initiated number of schemes for its development: Yogi Adityanath
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

This is the first time the chief minister is reacting to the controversy over a tourism booklet released by the Uttar Pradesh government which had no mention of the iconic Taj Mahal.

On Pinarayi turf, Amit Shah says: Lotus will bloom in this muck
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Shah’s Janraksha Yatra, with the theme 'All Have To Live: Against Jihadi-Red Terror', travelled 9 km from Payyannur to Pilathara on Tuesday.

BJP president Amit Shah flags off ‘padyatra’ from Payyannur
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Amit Shah will walk 7 kilometres today in Kannur and will join the march on Thursday again to walk another 8 km with state Chief Kummanam Rajasekharan and other state leaders

Tamil Nadu, four other states get new Governors
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

President Ramnath Kovind appointed Banwarilal Purohit, former BJP member of the Lok Sabha and a veteran of Maharashtra politics, the Governor of Tamil Nadu, moving him to Chennai from Guwahati, where he had been Governor of Assam since August 2016.

BJP holds back on inducting regional leaders Narayan Rane, Mukul Roy
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

When the party wants to go to town with Narendra Modi’s zero tolerance for corruption, the BJP would find it difficult to explain to its cadre the induction of leaders with a tainted image.

War of words within the BJP, some MPs speak in Central govt’s defence
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

As the war of words over Yashwant Sinha’s opinion piece intensified, BJP circles were abuzz with the “reasons” for Sinha’s outburst against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

‘Economy mess’: BJP ducks Yashwant Sinha’s fire, Piyush Goyal underlines ‘clean govt’
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

“If you see, some of the landmark reforms that this government has brought in are unprecedented — something like GST, which was never imagined possible in a country of the size and scale of India," said Piyush Goyal.

Ahead of key Kerala event, Amit Shah tries to end cold war with ally BDJS
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

According to sources, Amit Shah’s move to invite Vellappally for talks is an attempt to buy more time and retain the ties without any major damage for now.

It’s BJP performance versus Congress’s appeasement: Amit Shah
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Addressing an extended national executive meeting of the BJP, Shah underlined the “pro-poor welfare policies, corruption-free governance and measures for a healthy economy” of the Modi government.

BJP national executive meeting: PM Narendra Modi reiterates fight against corruption
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

At the party conclave, PM Narendra Modi also called the BJP to act beyond elections to usher in a new era of mass participation in governance.

BJP national executive meet: Party slams Rahul Gandhi for dynastic politics jibe in US
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

The BJP will work towards an India which is free of poverty, corruption, terrorism, casteism, and politics of appeasement, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said.

BJP national executive meeting begins in Delhi; economic issues likely to take centrestage
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

An unprecedented security and secrecy have been kept for the meeting at the stadium. Media has been kept away from any contact with the attendees.

Job creation, poll roadmap on table at BJP’s executive meet today
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Party sources said while the Prime Minister is expected to assure people that by 2019, the economy will be in a “healthy” condition the resolution will applaud the two crucial measures taken by the BJP-led government — demonetisation and GST.

Govt sensitive, will take right decision: BJP on fuel prices
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Till mid-June this year, the state oil companies had been used to revise prices fortnightly to align them with international rates and factor in fluctuation of currency rates. From June 15, daily revision mechanism has been introduced.

Use majority to clear women’s quota Bill: Sonia Gandhi writes to PM
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

The letter comes amid reports that the BJP government is planning to take the Bill — envisaging 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state legislatures — out of cold storage.

National executive meeting on Sep 25: BJP gears up to allay fears on economy and jobs front
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

At the extended national executive meeting of the party that on September 25, both the party resolution and the Prime Minister are expected to focus on how two major economic steps of the government

Schemes in his name, now mega birthday event to honour Deendayal Upadhyaya
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Part of BJP efforts to revive memory of Jana Sangh ideologue, who it says was treated unfairly by historians

Church issues guidelines on sexual harassment at workplace
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

The new measures have been listed in a 30-page document, titled “CBCI Guidelines to Deal with Sexual Harassment at Workplace”, which was issued this week.

2019 Lok Sabha polls: In Bihar, BJP to man booths contested by allies too
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Amit Shah, who is scheduled to visit Bihar in November, met the BJP’s state core committee members on Thursday and gave specific instructions that the party would have its members to oversee electioneering in all the booths.

BJP plans rally in Gujarat to woo OBC
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Dalits were also upset with the government after the flogging in Una over skinning of a dead cow in 2016. OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, founder of the OSS (OBC, SC and ST) Ekta March, had also threatened a stir against the government and started campaigning among the farmer community.

RSS bound by Supreme Court order on Ayodhya: Mohan Bhagwat
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Says organisation does not support trolling on social media as it amounts to ‘hitting below the belt’

Government, BJP hail triple talaq verdict, will ‘wait and watch’ on legislation option
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “We will consider the issue in a structured manner. Prima facie, the court has categorically held it unconstitutional and illegal... It is a great dawn for women in the country."

Triple talaq illegal now, no need for legislation: BJP
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

"It's illegal now. It was a big battle. There is no need for a legislation. That has always been illegal and the Supreme Court has declared it illegal," Hussain said.

BJP welcomes Supreme Court’s instant triple talaq verdict, says it protects fundamental rights of Muslim women
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

The SC set aside the practice of instant triple talaq saying it was violative of Article 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution. "It was a long awaited demand of Muslim women to live their life with dignity. The judgment definitely protect their fundamental rights which is identified in the constitution," said Bhupender Yadav

Interview: ‘There was convergence between AIADMK, BJP, now more scope’
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

BJP is focused on its growth —bringing a new cadre and positioning itself as a party that can deliver and safeguard Tamil Nadu’s interests will be our target

Twin tasks from PM Modi to BJP CMs: Highlight govt schemes, expose Congress
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

During the meeting of CMs and deputy CMs at the party headquarters here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked them to learn from Shah, who has undertaken a nation-wide tour to highlight the 17 welfare schemes of the government in the form of a ‘Sushasan Yatra’