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Wednesday, January 29, 2020



Delhi elections: EC orders removal of Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma as BJP star campaigners

January 29, 2020 2:23 pm

The move by the polling authority comes a day after it sent a showcause notice to the two BJP leaders. Thakur on Tuesday had chanted "desh ke gaddaro ko" at a party rally in New Delhi.

Centre forcing its way, inviting instability: Sena on Elgaar Parishad probe transfer to NIA

January 29, 2020 12:40 pm

"India is a union of states. Every state has its own rights and pride. The Centre forcing its way is inviting instability," the Sena said in an editorial in its Marathi mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

Party should follow Ambedkar's consitution or 'tear and throw it away': BJP MLA trashes CAA

January 29, 2020 10:42 am

BJP MLA Narayan Tripathi said though the CAA was not beneficial to the country, the controversial measure would consolidate the saffron party's vote-bank.

AAP and BJP in classroom warfare: CM says BJP MPs painting incomplete picture

January 29, 2020 3:02 am

With BJP MPs putting out videos to show where Delhi government schools fall short and AAP rebutting the party’s claims, The Indian Express visited six schools at the centre of the political tussle.

Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA opposes CAA: 'Either you follow the constitution or tear it off'

January 29, 2020 2:38 am

"When getting an Aadhar card made is difficult for people in rural areas and the poor in urban areas where will the people get all the documents to prove their citizenship,'' Narayan Tripathi said.

After bearded photo goes viral, this is BJP's 'sincere contribution' to Omar Abdullah

January 28, 2020 1:19 pm

A picture of Omar Abdullah sporting a greyish-white long beard emerged on social media. It showed him smiling in a snow-covered jacket and sporting an unkempt greyish beard. The BJP tweeted that the party is gifting him a set of razors.

BJP rakes up Sonia Gandhi's citizenship after Cong slams govt over Padma Shri to Adnan Sami

January 27, 2020 7:57 pm

The BJP Monday hit out at the Congress, asking if the party only likes Muslims who are "against" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India and its institutions. 

'Shoot the traitors' slogan raised at Union Minister Anurag Thakur's rally, Delhi CEO seeks report

January 28, 2020 11:13 am

The video, shot at an election rally in Rithala, shows the Minister of State for Finance chanting "desh ke gaddaron ko (traitors of this country)" to which the crowd responded "goli maro saalon ko" (shoot down the traitors).

Opposition Congress to move resolution against Kerala Governor

January 26, 2020 4:16 am

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan had stated that the resolution passed by Kerala Assembly — demanding scrapping of the Act — was illegal and unconstitutional as the issue was not in the state’s domain.

Delhi assembly election: Traders who faced sealing heat vow to make votes count

January 26, 2020 5:49 am

As many as 6,682 shops, local shopping centres (LSCs), marble godowns and industrial units have been sealed since December 2017 by the three municipal corporations on the direction of the Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee.


Article 370 'scrapped': BJP supporters celebrate across the country

August 07, 2019 9:36 am

Union Home Minister Amit Shah diluted the special status to Jammu and Kashmir guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution without scrapping the provision. The BJP workers celebrated the development across the country by distributing sweets and bursting crackers.

Scenes from Rashtrapati Bhavan as PM Modi and Cabinet of ministers take oath

May 31, 2019 8:44 am

Narendra Modi was sworn-in as Prime Minister for a second five-year term Thursday evening. Ahead of the ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, he paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and visited the National War Museum.

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Meet the key winners

May 24, 2019 12:35 pm

The results of the 17th Lok Sabha elections, which were held in seven phases between April 11 and May 19, were declared on Thursday. Here’s a list of all the key winners.

BJP workers celebrate as Narendra Modi leads party to massive win

May 24, 2019 11:28 am

BJP Lok Sabha Elections Results 2019 Celebrations LIVE Updates: As the trends came in, pointing to another tenure of Narendra Modi as prime minister, celebrations broke out in the BJP's party offices across the country with people dancing to the sounds of drums.

Big fight: Rahul Gandhi, Nitin Gadkari, Kanhaiya Kumar among key candidates

May 24, 2019 11:09 am

Spread across seven phases, the bitterly contested Lok Sabha election spanned from April 11 to May 19. As the results start pouring in, let's take a look at some of the prominent candidates.

Exit polls predict another term for Modi, Congress far away from majority mark

May 22, 2019 10:09 am

The BJP-led NDA government is projected to get a clear majority in the Lok Sabha elections, according to various exit poll results telecast after the mammoth seven-phase polls came to an end on Sunday.

Calm after storm: Delhi women candidates unwind after hectic campaign

May 15, 2019 10:17 am

After being soaked in hectic election campaigns and rallies for Delhi Lok Sabha polls, the women candidates unwinded in varied ways like running daily errands, spending time with family or reading their favourite book.

A day after Modi's show of strength in mega roadshow, PM files nomination from Varanasi

April 26, 2019 6:50 pm

Senior leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the BJP by his side, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed his nomination from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi’s Lok Sabha constituency.

Marathwada agrarian crisis will not drown out BJP's campaign on nationalism

April 17, 2019 10:36 am

Marathwada dams including Majalgaon, Manjara, Sina Kolegaon and Siddheshwar hve dried up and even the bore wells that cost upward of Rs 20,000, dug to depths of 400-500 feet, run dry too.

Hema Malini's colourful election campaign

April 10, 2019 9:47 am

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini is re-contesting from the Mathura Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh this year after her win in 2014.


Explained: What has been the BJP’s stand over the years on Ram temple

December 22, 2018 10:30 am

From the Vajpayee years to Narendra Modi’s BJP, a look at how the party handled the sensitive issue of building a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

‘The notion that your neighbour is your kin, regardless of faith, is a real thing in South India’

December 16, 2018 4:21 pm

Historian Rajmohan Gandhi talks about the need to chronicle Southern history and why he feels that the region is ‘losing voice’ in Delhi. In a discussion with journalists from Indian Express, he calls the recent lynchings ‘tragic, shameful’.

BJP's star campaigner Yogi Adityanath’s emotive appeals turn a damp squib | DECISION 2018

December 13, 2018 3:06 pm

Yogi Adityanath, the man in a saffron robe, has emerged as one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the last few elections. But his speeches in this election making a strong Hindutva pitch failed to get any results.

As TRS sweeps Telangana, here’s what worked in KCR’s favour | DECISION 2018

December 11, 2018 6:36 pm

K Chandrashekhar Rao will continue as Chief Minister of Telangana for a second term. The victory is, for the most part, not a surprise. But here’s what worked in his favour. And what about the Congress-TDP alliance? Liz Mathew breaks it down.

Campaign heat: The allegations, the promises and more. Who said what on the campaign trail

December 10, 2018 8:21 pm

In the five states where elections were held, here's what national leaders of the BJP and Congress promised to the people.

DECISION 2018: What's at stake in the 5 states this election

December 10, 2018 7:36 pm

As the results of assembly elections in five states unfold, here's a look at the mammoth exercise undertaken by the Election Commission of India.

Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

December 06, 2018 1:52 pm

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?

The Agrarian Unrest Part 1: This could be the Narendra Modi government’s biggest problem

November 29, 2018 11:22 am

Thousands of farmers from across the country have taken to the streets. ‘Dilli chalo’ is their slogan. What do they want? And is agrarian distress this government’s biggest problem? Harish Damodaran explains.

Speech analysis: How Amit Shah is toning down his attack on illegal migrants

November 22, 2018 2:07 pm

As they say, timing is key. And an analysis of BJP President Amit Shah shows that before a key event across the border, he has dialed down his ferocious speeches against illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

November 20, 2018 11:37 am

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.