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A 12-day operation, a line to Ajit: how BJP turned tables on Sena, NCP, Congress in Maharashtra
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

BJP national president Amit Shah put on the job his trusted lieutenant Bhupender Yadav, the party general secretary who was in-charge of elections in Maharashtra.

How BJP stitched a deal with Ajit Pawar to return to power in Maharashtra
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

Even as the closed-room talks between NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and the Congress leaders were taking place, and there were revelations before the media by them, the BJP kept its cards close to its chest

In House panels, NDA members wave rule book to skirt debate
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

NDA members in many committees are using the rule book to stonewall scrutiny on issues that may raise uncomfortable questions for the government.

What SC Ayodhya verdict indicates: Mandal-Kamandal politics has come full circle
Tue, Nov 12, 2019

While the Mandal demand of caste-based reservations is older, the BJP was the first to politically weaponise Kamandal — seizing the opportunity presented by the setting up of the Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas in 1986.

No Kashi, Mathura in near future: new Party-Parivar consensus
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

After today’s verdict that clears the way for a Ram temple at the site, sources in the Sangh Parivar said, this won’t be invoked. At least, for now.

Behind Govt’s RCEP reluctance: Opposition from dairy to India Inc, Congress to Parivar
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

The decision to not join RCEP came in dramatic fashion given how the government positioned its stance on the issue in the last couple of days.

How RSS, BJP agreed on Ayodhya: Many meetings before LS polls
Fri, Nov 01, 2019

Thirty years after the BJP’s resolution to build the temple, the issue emerged as an irritant between the party and RSS barely six months ahead of the announcement of 2019 general elections, according to sources briefed about the events.

Ahead of Supreme Court ruling on Ayodhya, Congress works on its response
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

The Congress was caught off guard by the BJP government’s Jammu and Kashmir gambit. And it does not want to repeat the mistake.

Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections: How 303 plus 370 didn’t quite add up this time
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections: The BJP, riding on the high of its 303 Lok Sabha seats, the high-octane pitch on Article 370 and a call to expel all illegal migrants and implement the National Register of Citizens across the nation, had lost seats in both states.

A new Lal: Manohar Lal Khattar holds steady in Haryana
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

A few months ago, BJP won all 10 LS seats and more than half the votes in Haryana. However, it is not this alone that is holding Manohar Lal Khattar steady. From a feeble, divided Opposition to a successful job hiring scheme and appeal of Art 370, The Indian Express travels across the state to find out why BJP is sitting pretty

Amid trade negotiations, RSS chief cautions Govt: Don’t yield too much
Wed, Oct 09, 2019

Bhagwat invoked Dattopant Thengadi to advocate Swadeshi, and suggested that the country “create and expand trade relations with the world on the basis of our strength and terms”.

Yogi Adityanath interview: ‘People now have faith that if I work as per law, I will get security, government will support me’
Mon, Sep 16, 2019

September 19 is the halfway mark of Yogi Adityanath’s term as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Last week, at his residence, he spoke to The Indian Express on the work done — and the task ahead.

Yogi Adityanath interview: ‘If need be, Uttar Pradesh can look at NRC in phases… Assam an example’
Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Speaking to The Indian Express in an interview, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said his government will “respect” the verdict in the Ayodhya case that is being heard in the Supreme Court.

NRC final list released: 17 resolutions later, tally steals BJP’s migrant bogey thunder
Sun, Sep 01, 2019

While underscoring that people excluded from the NRC will not be deported as this “option is not on the table”, a senior government source said that the NRC exercise would not be attempted in other states.

Farewell Arun Jaitley: Firefighter goes down fighting
Sun, Aug 25, 2019

The body of Jaitley, 66, will be taken to the BJP headquarters on Sunday morning for leaders to pay their last respects. The cremation will be held in Delhi in the afternoon.

Explained: What fertility rate data show
Fri, Aug 16, 2019

PM has flagged ‘challenges’ posed by India’s ‘population explosion’. While India is expected to soon overtake China as the world’s most populous country, the total fertility rate has been falling almost everywhere in India

PM Modi flags population boom: Fertility rate falling, 7 key states over India average
Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Seven states — UP, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand — that account for about 45 per cent of the total population in the 2011 Census, recorded a higher TFR than the national average.

PM Modi’s Independence Day speech: Decisive against protracted issues, solicits people’s participation
Thu, Aug 15, 2019

Speaking to the country on Independence Day, PM Modi appeared to use the opportunity for a larger objective to wipe off the hangover of socialist outlook of the past when he told the nation that “unless wealth is created, we can not distribute wealth” and consequently the wealth creators should not always be suspect in public eyes.

Modi brings 2014, 2019 election themes to table: Focus on growth and opportunity
Fri, Aug 09, 2019

Referring to hope, aspiration and opportunity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the people of J&K that withdrawing the state’s special status was not about claiming territory but an instrument for their development and prosperity.

No chest-thumping please, long haul ahead: PM Modi’s message to party
Thu, Aug 08, 2019

The Prime Minister, according to this source, reminded his ministerial colleagues that being the ruling party, BJP leaders should be aware of the “repercussions” of such a decision and its effect on a section of people.

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