Liz Mathew


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.

Rewind to Sharm el-Sheikh statement, 2009: Shame, compromise, said BJP, when Manmohan used B-word
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

After Balochistan first figured in the July 16, 2009 India-Pakistan joint statement in Sharm el-Sheikh, the BJP had accused then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress and the UPA government of compromising India’s position on Pakistan.

Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech: Fewer promises, it’s Pakistan, perform and reform
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, on the occasion of 70th Independence Day, Modi hit out at Pakistan in the strongest terms.

Opposition on same page — on the end, not the means
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

All parties barring the Shiv Sena said the use of pellet guns should be stopped.

Cleared by Lok Sabha: Wider tax exemptions in textiles, more overtime in factories
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the changes to the Income Tax Act 1961 and the Customs Tariff Act 1975 would encourage medium-scale employers in the apparel sector and facilitate reconstruction of erstwhile PSUs.

Stay away from ‘divisive’ forces: PM Modi at BJP parliamentary party meet
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

PM Modi was speaking in an apparent reference to gau rakshaks involved in violence in the name of cow protection

5 Questions: ASI and the culture ministry are short-staffed, says Kalikesh Singh Deo
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Kalikesh Singh Deo, BJD, LS, talks to The Indian Express about India’s heritage and manpower shortage in ASI.

UDF split: Sonia Gandhi knew of problems, didn’t rise to occasion, says KM Mani
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Talking to The Indian Express, Mani, a 13-time legislator, said the Congress cannot win any election on its own in the state.

Over Andhra Pradesh and Dalits, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Congress face off with Speaker
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Mulayam was upset with the chair for ignoring continued protests by YSR Congress Party MPs demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

Talks with Andhra Pradesh on special status at fairly advanced stage: Centre
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Making an intervention during zero hour, Jaitley admitted that at the time of division of the state, the division of revenue and finances has been “unfair” to Andhra Pradesh, which has to be “compensated”.

Prime Minister speaks out again: If you have to shoot, shoot me, but not my Dalit brothers
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

RSS, BJP echo PM Modi’s second call in two days against attacks by gau rakshaks.

Modi govt to states: Ratify GST Bill this month
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

Centre gears up for ‘glorious moment’ when Lok Sabha passes Bill on Monday

Anger rising, you must change: Opposition to govt
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The Congress’s K C Venugopal cautioned the government that “sustainable economic growth cannot be possible without freedom, fraternity and equality”.

Feel the pain of those who revere the cow, Hukum Singh tells ‘pseudo-secularists’
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Hukum Singh, a senior party leader and a former minister in Uttar Pradesh, hit back at Opposition leaders who choose to “politicise” any incident involving “protection of cows.”

GST bill: Kerala, Bengal raise fresh sticking points as Arun Jaitley ‘assures discussion’
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

GST Bill: Red flag over the decision to stop short of explicitly providing for “full” compensation to states

Lok Sabha: Opposition wants to debate attacks on Dalits, Govt says no need
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Sources said that Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan maintained that the issue could be discussed as a “social issue” but the Opposition would make it “political.” Mahajan added that the House should deliberate on “development” issues.

5 Questions: Govt more keen to protect RSS than look into serious issues says Sushmita Dev
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Sushmita Dev, Congress, Lok Sabha (Silchar) expresses concern to Liz Mathew over gangrape in UP and child trafficking in Assam.

Special status demand divides BJP, TDP
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Andhra Pradesh: TDP joins YSRCP in disruption of House, govt assures it is committed to finding solution.

Narendra Modi government, 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.