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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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).

Minister Anurag Thakur chants desh ke gaddaron ko, poll rally crowd completes goli maaro…
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Speaking to The Indian Express later, Thakur said he merely asked people what should be done with traitors of the country. “I just wanted people to say what is to be done with traitors of the country.

Delhi Assembly election: From CAA to Shaheen Bagh, BJP hopes to gain with harder faultlines
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

“When (Deputy CM) Manish Sisodia declared his support (for Shaheen Bagh), he was trying to consolidate Muslim votes. When (CM) Arvind Kejriwal said we (BJP) are backing Pakistan by granting Hindus citizenship, he was terming half of Delhi as Pakistanis,” Anil Jain said.

Rajnath Singh: What’s the problem if NRC brought in?
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Addressing a rally in Mangaluru, Singh said: “On NRC, I want to ask you: should every country not know how many citizens live and foreigners live on its soil? I want to ask, doesn’t a country have the right to know how many people are its citizens?”

Catholic churches to read out Preamble after Sunday Mass
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

In a letter to all the parish priests under his diocese, Paul Antony Mullassery, the Bishop of Kollam in Kerala, has asked all the parishes as well as Catholic organisations to read the Preamble and take a pledge to protect the Constitution on Sunday, Republic Day.

Amid CAA protests, Catholic Church of India to declare Jan 26 as Constitution Protection Day
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

In a letter to all the parish priests under his diocese, Bishop of Kollam in Kerala, has asked all the parishes as well as Catholic organisations to read the preamble and take a pledge to protect the Constitution on Sunday.

Kailash Vijayvargiya: Saw workers eating poha not roti… suspicious… they were Bangladeshis
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

When contacted by The Indian Express, Vijayvargiya said his comments had been “twisted” by rivals and that he was only trying to drive home the importance of the Act to “differentiate between refugees and infiltrators”.

Coronavirus scare after Indian nurse in Saudi put on watch
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

The nurse, who hails from Ettumanoor in Kerala’s Kottayam district, is believed to have got the virus from a Philippines national who was under treatment in Al-Hayat Hospital where she worked in southwestern Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait.

Nadda, Modi go back 20 years, his loyalty won Amit Shah over
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

With J P Nadda succeeding BJP’s most successful president ever, Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was sure the party would scale newer heights during Nadda’s presidency.

No other name, JP Nadda is elected new BJP president
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Nadda, who was the only one in the fray, takes over from Amit Shah as the BJP’s 11th president.

Nadda set to lead BJP — under Shah’s shadow
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Nadda, party leaders say, is unlikely to take any big decision on his own for some time. Sources in BJP said even changes made over the last two days were primarily Shah’s choices.

‘CAA, NRC could be agenda to raise BJP tally in Upper House’
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Azad, who was told by the court to not attack the PM while being granted bail, said the “Bharatiyata (Indianness)” in him is stronger than in many in the government.

Would be shameful if I don’t call out PM for ‘identify people by clothes’ remark: Azad
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

CAA Protest Today News: A Delhi court had granted bail to the Bhim Army Chief on the condition that he leave the national capital for the next four weeks.

BJP condemns provocative remarks but says: Protesters trigger such reactions
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Continuing with his campaign in support of CAA, which is facing people’s protests in many parts of the country, BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah will address a rally in Vaishali, Bihar, on Thursday.

For surrogacy law, RS panel to visit hub Anand, get feedback
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

When Health Minister Harsh Vardhan took up the Bill in Rajya Sabha in Parliament last year, MPs had sought amendments in certain provisions.

At pre-Budget meeting with FM, BJP leaders seek incentives for black money disclosure
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

FM Nirmala Sitharaman held four rounds of meetings with BJP leaders here, taking feedback for the Budget.

Amit Shah: 90 per cent promises in BJP election manifesto fulfilled
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Amit Shah also maintained that Prime Minister Narendra Modi never takes steps to please people but looks at what will be good for them.

Govt & BJP blame Opp, but allies back students, JDU says sack V-C
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

The party’s ruling ally in Bihar, JD(U), demanded the immediate sacking of Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, and an inquiry by a Supreme Court judge into Sunday’s violence on the campus.

Amit Shah to kick off BJP campaign to back CAA
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

In a meeting held at the BJP headquarters on Wednesday evening, the party leadership decided to specify the differences between the three processes and urge people to not get confused.

No to CAA: Prasad tells states to seek better legal advice, Pinarayi hits back
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

A day after the Kerala House passed a resolution demanding the scrapping of the CAA, Prasad cited Constitutional clauses and asked state governments to get “better legal advises”.

To cement ties before Bihar polls, BJP may get JD(U) to join govt
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah has already announced that Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar would be the NDA’s CM candidate in the state polls.