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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)


13 names yet to be announced: Few surprises, many repeats as BJP announces 57 candidates for Delhi polls

January 18, 2020 11:06 am

Four women candidates and 11 from the Scheduled Caste figured in the list of 57. Last year, the party, which won three seats in the 70-member assembly, had fielded eight women candidates.

Bengaluru institute declares two-day shutdown after 'anti-Modi' graffiti row

January 17, 2020 9:51 am

Yelahanka BJP MLA S R Vishwanath alleged that multiple complaints were raised about the graffiti work by the students of the Institute.

Karnataka: Hindutva outfits, backed by BJP-RSS, hold massive rally to oppose 114-ft Jesus Christ statue

January 13, 2020 6:57 pm

RSS and BJP leaders said the area's MLA, Congress leader DK Shivakumar, was "supporting plans of forced conversion of Hindus to Christianity" by granting land for the statue.

Bharat bandh unlikely to disrupt life in Karnataka, bus, metro services to operate normally in Bengaluru

January 08, 2020 6:59 am

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) services are unlikely to be affected since the management of both corporations have warned their employees of disciplinary action if they participated in the nationwide strike.

Delhi: BJP rolls out 49 vans to gather inputs on manifesto

January 04, 2020 2:13 am

These were launched Friday as part of the party's two-week drive, 'Mera Dilli, Mera Sujhao'. It was inaugurated by several senior BJP leaders, led by Union Minister Smriti Irani, and included Manoj Tiwari, Vijay Goel, Meenakshi Lekhi, Vijender Gupta and MPs Parvesh Verma and Hans Raj Hans.

Delhi BJP focussing on 12 reserved seats to boost its chances of returning to power

December 15, 2019 4:32 pm

"We have already held meetings of 13 scheduled castes including Valmiki, Jatav, Khatik, Dhanuk, Mallah. In the coming days, some more meetings are planned," said Delhi BJP SC Morcha president Mohanlal Gihara.

Karnataka bypolls: BJP sweeps Bengaluru, Shivajinagar lone bright spot for Congress

December 09, 2019 10:03 pm

Congress lost two of their seats — Yeshwantpur and KR Puram — and JD(S) one — Mahalakshmi Layout — to the saffron party.

Karnataka bypolls: 66.25% polling, poor show in Bengaluru city constituencies

December 06, 2019 2:24 am

Karnataka bypolls: While the highest turnout was recorded in Hoskote (86.77 per cent), situated 30 kilometres off Bengaluru city, all four constituencies in the capital city witnessed poor turnout.

Days after praising MK Stalin, Tamil Nadu BJP vice-president joins DMK

December 05, 2019 3:51 pm

Arasa Kumar had stoked controversy on Sunday after praising Stalin at a wedding function of DMK MLA Periyannan Arasu’s daughter. He had said the DMK chief was the only person who deserved the post of the chief minister.

Karnataka bypolls: Top Congress, BJP leaders descend upon KR Pura ahead of high-stakes contest

December 03, 2019 4:33 pm

Sitting MLA Basavaraj Byrathi, a close aide of former CM Siddaramaiah, had won the seat in 2013 and 2018 by a margin of over 32,000 and 24,000 votes, respectively. He joined the BJP earlier this year.


BJP stalwart Lal Krishna Advani turns 92: His journey so far

November 08, 2019 5:43 pm

BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani turned 92 on Friday. Leaders across the political spectrum extended their wishes to senior BJP leader. PM Modi also greeted Advani on his birthday, saying that he made BJP dominant pole of Indian politics.


Decision 2018: Unpacking the BJP's game plan for winning the Karnataka election

May 10, 2018 8:00 am

If the BJP forms the government in Karnataka, this will be its 21st state. But what does it take to get there? How is it being planned? Liz Mathew unpacks the strategy.  

PM Narendra Modi's Karnataka campaign theme: Attack on Congress, Rahul & Sonia Gandhi, even Tipu Sultan

May 09, 2018 8:00 am

What is PM Modi most sharply attacking on the Karnataka campaign trail? The Congress party, of course. But what is he saying, really? Jyoti Malhotra analyses.