Liz Mathew

Have been in journalism covering national politics for 23 years. Have covered six consecutive Lok Sabha elections and assembly polls in almost all the states. Currently writes on ruling BJP. Always loves to understand what’s cooking in the national politics (And ventures into the act only in kitchen at home).

Articles By Liz Mathew

Opposition targets govt: No roadmap for $5 trillion goal

The BJP, on the other hand, argued that anti-corruption measures remained on paper till Prime Minister Narendra Modi started taking initiatives on them.

Karnataka Trust Vote today: Supreme Court verdict not in our way, says Congress, will issue whip

The decision to issue the whip to all 116 MLAs of the coalition (minus the Speaker) was taken by the Congress and the JD(S) shortly after the SC issued an interim order on the pleas of 15 rebel MLAs who approached the court for directions to the Speaker to accept their resignations.

Current Session of Parliament may be extended to clear pending legislation

Modi, according to sources, told the Parliamentary Party meeting that the government has pending legislative agenda so the session may be extended.

PM Narendra Modi pulls up ministers for being absent in House

Urging his party colleagues to rise above politics, Modi asked them to indulge in social services and work for the welfare of people as well as other living beings.

Govt can’t do away with tolls, pay for good services: Nitin Gadkari

The minister also said that the NDA government built 40,000 km of highway during its previous term.

Karnataka hand BL Santosh is new BJP organisation general secretary

Santosh’s appointment to the crucial post comes at a time when the BJP wants to focus on the south as it has so far not been able to make deep inroads into the region, except in Karnataka.

Karnataka crisis: Congress leads Lok Sabha walkout, Pralhad Joshi points to ‘threat’

The BJP maintained that it did not have any role in whatever happened in the state.

Debate on Budget: Opposition targets govt on NREGS allocation, unemployment

Opposition members said it has no roadmap and does not address the serious issues of agrarian crisis and unemployment.

Rajiv Pratap Rudy targets tourism ministry for no move on projects in Bihar

Rudy, a BJP national spokesperson, even challenged Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel’s statement over the submission of a proposal by Bihar government, saying he would table the copy of the proposal in Lok Sabha.

Government introduces eight Bills, Opposition raises fundamental rights

Parliament Monsoon Session: Opposition members expressed their apprehensions over the changes in the DNA Bill, the human rights Bill and the Jallianwala Bagh memorial Bill.

Kumaraswamy back from US, goes into huddle with Cong to save govt

BJP preparing to form alternative govt, say leaders

Notice to son, Vijayvargiya says PM is supreme, party can act

BJP sources, meanwhile, said the state unit has served Akash a show-cause notice, seeking an explanation for his behaviour.

BJD member Bhartruhari Mahtab seeks probe into Syama Prasad’s ‘mystery death’

Bhartruhari Mahtab said the Central government should conduct an impartial investigation into the “mysterious death” of Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

PM Modi on Vijayvargiya Junior: No matter whose son, behaviour unacceptable

The Prime Minister made the remarks at the first meeting of the parliamentary party after the BJP returned to power with a landslide.

From birth to death, cut money everywhere in Bengal: BJP MP Locket Chatterjee

The Trinamool MPs took strong exception and said that Parliament of India is “increasingly being converted into a forum to discuss the law and order issues of West Bengal”.

Pragya Thakur adds spiritual guru’s name to her own, kicks up row

With Opposition members raising objection, pro-tem Speaker Virendra Kumar ruled that only the name written on Thakur’s election certificate will get recorded.

Nadda is BJP working president, Amit Shah continues as party chief

Nadda is the BJP's first working president who will lead the party during internal elections as well as Assembly polls to three states. He was secretary of the BJP Parliamentary Board.

Fresh from Lok Sabha victory, Amit Shah says BJP yet to reach its peak

He urged BJP leaders to reach out to all sections of the society to expand the organisation in regions where it is yet to emerge as a major force and bring in more people into its fold.

Amit Shah may continue as BJP president till December

In the BJP national executive meeting held in September 2018 in the national capital, the party had deferred its internal elections until the Lok Sabha elections were over. This, in effect, extended Amit Shah's term, which was to end in January.

All in a day’s work: Morning order omits Rajnath Singh from key panels, he’s in by night

The new Home Minister, Amit Shah, was a member of all 8 committees, giving rise to talk that he was now the de facto No. 2 in the government. Within 16 hours, Rajnath Singh finds place in 6 of 8 panels, including political and Parliamentary affairs.