While tribals are unevenly distributed across Madhya Pradesh, one-fifth of the Assembly constituencies in the state (47 out of 230) are reserved for them. The BJP had won 31 of those seats in the 2013 elections.
While “change” is in the air after 15 years among a section of the rural strata, it doesn’t appear to have been supplemented by a coherent Congress narrative among voters lower down the economic ladder who want to vote out the Chouhan government.
Beyond the declared purpose for targeted welfare/subsidy delivery, Aadhaar has grown as a digital infrastructure created by the government that served as a platform for creating a host of authentication-based services for the private sector.
BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday asked senior party cadres from across the country to highlight the BJP government’s achievements of the last four years to counter Opposition parties for the 2019 elections.
The veteran politician, who has been associated with former Prime Ministers Charan Singh and V P Singh, also suggested that the appointment of a political person as Governor was a signal that the Centre was underlining the primacy of people’s concerns.
From an ideology with no space in the political arena, the BJP is now the dominant pole in India’s largely bipolar polity. The journey of that party can be told through the journey of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. RAVISH TIWARI & LIZ MATHEW trace both
Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: Vajpayee, in fact, did secure for BJP, its highest ever electoral support in the 1998 elections — 9.43 crore votes, a jump of almost 40 per cent from its 6.79 crore votes polled in 1996.
In his characteristic style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s last speech from Red Fort before seeking a fresh mandate in 2019 sought to project that he has provided an assured stewardship of the leap of faith taken by the electorate in him in 2014.
Through his repeated invocations to Mother India (2014), Team India (2015) and New India (2017), Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s referred to his fellow “125 crore” Indians 31 times during his previous four speeches from the Red Fort.
Be it Lalu, Mulayam or Ram Vilas Paswan, the leaders of the Hindi heartland who championed the cause of social justice always viewed Karunanidhi as an icon and guardian. Paswan said the DMK patriarch had a major role in implementing the Mandal Commission report.
Speaking ahead of the Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi refrained from referring to ‘secularism’, invoking instead the theme of protecting ‘Ambedkar’s Constitution’ as the main narrative to indicate his broad theme for the 2019 campaign.