BJP general secretary Ram Madhav has been the architect of the BJP’s successful strategy in Assam. Here, Madhav talks about the “rainbow coalition” the party put together, says the Congress defeat was “imminent” and explains how the RSS’s work in the state helped BJP.
In the case of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, it appears that both the ruling dispensations managed to overcome negative feeling towards their governments by focussing their government’s policies on the rural population.
Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister M Vijay Bahuguna and eight other rebel MLAs of the Congress joined the BJP on Wednesday. The fate of these MLAs were in lurch after Congress won the floor test in Uttarakhand assembly.
In Kerala, a state whose political narrative is defined by its bipolar contests between the CPM-led LDF and the Congress-led UDF, the role played by community leaders — of Muslims, Christians, Ezhavas and Nairs — provides for an interesting subtext.
Shah, initially scheduled to take the “Samrasta Snan” along with sadhus from backward communities at Ram Ghat, the main ghat, had to change his plan at the last minute due to protests from a section of sants and Sangh leaders.
The Prime Minister’s message, which he had sent out in two other meetings earlier, came at the BJP parliamentary party meeting, attended by the government and party top brass, including BJP president Amit Shah.
“Chetta (elder brother), you have taken the World Cup catch. We know we are safe in your hands.” The seven-year-old boy’s words may be a confidence booster, but S Sreesanth, who took the catch that won India their maiden World Twenty20 title in 2007, knows he is in the middle of a trying Test match […]
“I believe other Governors also visit RSS shakhas. Just that they do not tweet about it, so nobody comes to know. Being a committed swayamsevak, I have done nothing wrong,” Roy told The Sunday Express.