Liz Mathew

Articles By Liz Mathew

Stung BJP gears up for Lok Sabha polls, lines up meetings

Sources said that before February, Modi is to address around 120 cluster of constituencies where the BJP is perceived to be weak. The party has assessed that his popularity has not dwindled, and is likely to bank heavily on his image.

MP Election Results 2018: Shivraj Singh Chouhan owns up defeat, party bosses stay silent

Pointing out that with 109 seats, the BJP would form a strong opposition in the 230-member assembly, he warned the Congress: “Whenever you stray, we won’t remain silent.’’

Rumbling in BJP: Just as they take credit, top should share blame too

“While we have been shouting Congress-mukt Bharat, the Congress has become more relevant with these elections, making 2019 a tough battle,” a BJP leader said.

‘We have made some mistakes, CM Raman Singh should take responsibility’: BJP gen secy

Saroj Pandey says that outgoing Chief Minister Raman Singh must take responsibility.

Behind TRS landslide, goodwill for KCR, Telangana pride

While the goodwill created by the welfare schemes helped TRS keep its support base intact, the Telangana pride evoked repeatedly by KCR apparently worked against the Congress-led Mahakutami.

A person who is firm can’t be called autocratic: Amit Shah on Narendra Modi

Calling the surgical strikes, demonetisation and GST “historic decisions”, Shah said, Modi has set up a new governance model based on firmness, without diluting the principles of democracy.

Upendra Kushwaha in Delhi, suspense over his attending NDA allies’ meet

Kushwaha, who is likely to announce a split from the NDA soon, has been doing last-minute posturings but RLSP sources have said it would be no surprise if the split were to be announced on Monday itself.

Amit Shah back to Lok Sabha poll preparations, marathon party meet on December 13

The meeting at the party’s national headquarters — two days after the assembly poll results are announced — is scheduled to last seven hours.

Discontent brewing among tenant farmers may dent TRS show in Telangana

According to NGOs working in the agriculture sector, 4,400 farmers in Telangana committed suicide in the past four years.

Telangana Assembly polls: Fish to sheep, KCR’s sop story has it all

As Telangana votes on December 7, it is this that Rao is banking on, apart from his emotional appeal as the face of the statehood movement. He makes a mention of the schemes in all his poll speeches.

Asaduddin Owaisi interview: ‘We’re planning independent course of action… (against) hypocrisy of Congress, BJP’

I am also sure that people of Telangana will bless K Chandrashekar Rao once again and make him Chief Minister, says Asaduddin Owaisi.

Varun Gandhi: ‘Farmers now need more courage to live than to kill themselves’

"MGNREGA is a worthy candidate (for a scheme that has touched rural life and economy the most in recent past). It has had a net positive impact on rural economy by providing meaningful employment to millions,” said Varun Gandhi.

Telangana polls: TRS upbeat with AIMIM support, Congress on backfoot in urban areas

Muslims account for nearly 12.68 per cent of the state’s population and the community’s votes will play a key role in at least 24 seats.

Telangana: In action mode, Congress gets rebels off fray, focus on Dalits, tribals

Having joined hands with the TDP, the Telangana Jana Samithi and the CPI under "Prajakutami", Congress leaders in Hyderabad are upbeat.

Shelf Life: Taking Stock

The book, in a nutshell, “is a powerful indictment of the Modi government's performance” as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh puts it.

From talk of triumph, KCR falls back on Telangana pride and God

Two months ago, when KCR dissolved the assembly to seek early election, the picture was very different — political observers were declaring KCR’s return to power a foregone conclusion. Today, the ground has shifted in the state — the looks of confidence have waned

Telangana elections: ‘Naidu created hype of great fight…we will come back with very clear mandate’

Ahead of Telangana elections, TRS MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha speaks to The Indian Express on the party’s election plan and more

New capacity edition for Nov-Feb: Govt asks Solar Energy Corp to bring tenders of 4000 MW

The proposal that SECI may bring tenders of 1000 MW each in the months from November to February has come with an assumption that code of conduct for the next general election will be enforced in March 2019.

Ahead of 2019 polls, book on Modi to ‘respond to criticism’

The idea behind the book is clear — Modi is the best bet, USP and the unequivocal leader of the BJP in its all electoral tests and the party is heavily relying on him as it battles criticism over joblessness, fuel price increase.

Amit Shah dials down rhetoric on illegal migrants

The Indian Express analysed text and videos of Shah’s speeches posted on the BJP’s official website since September 8 and found a gradual but clear toning down of rhetoric: in at least eight public rallies that he addressed, Shah did not refer even once to the NRC or illegal migrants.