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Saturday, May 28, 2022

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).

BJP big guns to lend Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur a hand as corruption, factions mount hurdles
Fri, May 27, 2022

While the BJP's eyes have been largely on AAP, which is focused on Himachal Pradesh after the spectacular win in neighbouring Punjab, the Congress too is getting its act together.

The plot thickens: Union Steel Ministry, BJP beckon R C P Singh, as Nitish holds out
Thu, May 26, 2022

BJP keen to see him nominated to RS, but doesn't want to upset JD(U).

Eyeing 2024, BJP ministers to visit seats lost in 2019
Thu, May 26, 2022

The ministers are expected to launch their electioneering work during the outreach exercise to mark eight years of the Narendra Modi government, sources said.

‘Brahmin CM’ voices in BJP amidst sense of restiveness in community
Wed, May 25, 2022

As the community's influence wanes, Brahmin leaders fear BJP too diluting its upper caste focus

Tempered by power, BJP’s shift away from 1989 Palampur Resolution on temple rows
Tue, May 24, 2022

In the document, the party, referring to the Ramjanmabhoomi issue, took the stance that courts cannot settle disputes related to temples and mosques. Now, at the helm of the country, its position has changed.

Technology for good of humanity, it shouldn’t shape us: Ram Madhav
Mon, May 23, 2022

Madhav said technology has more intelligence than the humans but it doesn't have the heart, and the intervention of humans is necessary.

Technology crossing redlines… India to take centrestage in developing intervention: Ram Madhav
Sun, May 22, 2022

Madhav, while addressing the concluding session of the three-day India Ideas Conclave, said that the topic of the conference — Meta 2.0 — was chosen to change the discourse from religious topics so that India does not miss out on another era of technology like in the past.

Bangladesh minister urges India to protect minorities, says applies to all nations
Sun, May 22, 2022

Moni was addressing a session titled ‘India@2047’ at the India Ideas Conclave, organised by India Foundation, a think-tank working closely with BJP and RSS.

India will provide 25% of global workforce and contribute 15% of world GDP by 2047: Scindia
Sun, May 22, 2022

While diplomacy and diaspora, which Scindia said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reinvented to India’s advantage, will be the seventh pillar and India’s global standing will be the eighth one.

Hardeep Singh Puri: India to reach $5-trillion economy target before 2025
Sun, May 22, 2022

The minister said that with 60 million going to a petrol pump every day, and with a daily consumption of 5 million barrels a day, it’s the steps taken by the Indian government that will ensure energy security.

Fiscal prudence, less litigation, reforms for Economy 2.0: CEA
Sat, May 21, 2022

"Technology can be the icing on the cake," he said, addressing the inaugural session of the 7th India Ideas Conclave on ‘India-2.0 Rebooting to Meta Era’, organised by India Foundation, a think tank backed by the RSS.

India 2.0 needs fiscal prudence, power and education reforms, new health approach: Chief Economic Advisor
Fri, May 20, 2022

Addressing the inaugural session of India Ideas Conclave, organised in Bengaluru by the RSS-backed India Foundation, Chief Economic Advisor V Anantha Nageswaran also says ‘technology can be the icing on the cake’.

In BJP bid for ‘most favoured’ status among Dalits, Nadda banks on ’emotional connect’
Thu, May 19, 2022

According to sources, the BJP wants to ensure that its Dalit support base in key states should be expanded ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

After Gyanvapi, needle moves within BJP on Kashi, Mathura: ‘Shivling changes everything, Ayodhya context invalid’
Wed, May 18, 2022

Senior BJP leaders, including some office-bearers, told The Indian Express that “new developments” have triggered fresh debate within that could also include a relook at the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act 1991.

Know BJP event: Nadda to envoys, UCC not on poll agenda, development is
Tue, May 17, 2022

Envoys of US, Australia, Canada, Israel, Denmark, Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Suriname and Dominican Republic attended the event hosted by the BJP's Overseas Cell.

Why the BJP needs the Congress, not a ‘Congress mukt Bharat’
Mon, May 16, 2022

Now that the BJP's rule covers almost 50 per cent of the country's population, how relevant is the “Congress mukt” slogan for the party? Will it have the same game-changing effect on the electoral scene, as some BJP leaders said it did in 2014?

Fast rise, hard fall: The story of Biplab Kumar Deb
Sun, May 15, 2022

One crisis too many for old-time Sangh hand who was close to top BJP leaders

Year to polls, shock change in Tripura: BJP replaces CM Biplab Kumar Deb
Sun, May 15, 2022

Manik Saha was elected leader of the legislature party — and thereby the new CM — at a meeting held in the official residence of the Chief Minister.

Celebrations to mark 8th year in power: BJP plans minority outreach to discuss Centre’s initiatives
Thu, May 12, 2022

Party workers have been asked to dedicate 75 hours over 10 days to convey to the people the welfare schemes initiated by the BJP government in the past eight years.

Bommai interview: ‘Halal or azaan, orders issued in Cong rule. It is not ready to obey own orders… I am following rule of law’
Thu, May 12, 2022

‘People are getting confused with removal of illegal constructions. The sound of bulldozers is not new to Delhi – right from 1977 Turkman Gate to Sanjay Gandhi's efforts’

BJP hits president, V-P poll campaign trail; among first stops, Nitish
Sun, May 08, 2022

Smooth run ahead, but BJP irons out creases; amid tension with JD(U), sends Union minister to Patna

Floundering in Bengal, BJP pins resurrection hopes on Amit Shah
Tue, May 03, 2022

Party looks to Union home minister to put an end to infighting in state unit and boost morale of 'disillusioned cadre'.

Polls 2023: Shivraj Singh Chouhan back in favour for MP but BJP may go without CM face in Chhattisgarh
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

The rift-ridden Chhattisgarh unit has not shown any sign of revival, with one faction alleging that the dominant faction led by former chief minister Raman Singh is calling the shots without taking others into confidence.

BJP readies booth-level blueprint for better reach, results in 2024 LS polls
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

"Basically, the aim is to strengthen the booths in the constituencies where the BJP has already won to retain them and to make more strongholds, we will be working on 100 more Lok Sabha seats where the party has not won,” said a member of the team.

From Vajpayee to Modi, Mulayam to Yogi: The changing politics of iftar parties
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

The near-disappearance of the iftar culture from the political landscape is being seen as a sign of the distance India's politics has travelled over the last few years, a shift that is being attributed to the dominance of the BJP in national politics.