Ravish Tiwari

Articles By Ravish Tiwari

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Interview to Indian Express: ‘Khan Market gang hasn’t created my image, 45 years of tapasya has… you cannot dismantle it’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Interview to Indian Express: It’s the last day of campaign for the penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019. Before he leaves 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, on May 10, for his first rally of the day in Rohtak, Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to RAVISH TIWARI and RAJ KAMAL JHA.

Rahul Gandhi interview: I’m very happy 2014 happened, it taught the Congress a hell of a lot

Rahul Gandhi interview: In the last laps of what he calls a brutal campaign, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, en route from Allahabad to Agra on May 3, speaks to The Indian Express

In UP, Muslims can’t decide, leave it for end: Congress or gathbandhan?

In this toss-up, the Congress is inching ahead, on the belief among the community that ultimately, it stands the best chance of dislodging the BJP at the Centre.

It’s BJP vs alliance, candidates count for little in Uttar Pradesh

By contrast, candidates of the Congress are afloat on the basis of their personal popularity, rather than that of the party or its leaders.

Amit Shah interview: Nationalism should be an issue in every democracy

BJP president Amit Shah is keeping count: 96 rallies since polls were notified, he will cross his 100th this weekend. On April 19, en route to Gujarat, from where, he says, he’s seeking a public mandate to the ‘highest panchayat (Lok Sabha)’, he spoke with The Indian Express.

Exit Ayodhya architects, enter new-age Hindutva

The choice of Sadhvi Pragya is an attempt by the BJP to consolidate its core Hindutva base by lending its support to a person it believes is the “victim” of the Congress-led UPA’s plot to script a narrative of “Hindu terror.”

Stirrings in UP: Latrine is need, cattle a worry, ASAT proof India is World no. 4

Although “polarisation” remains their concern, Muslim respondents in Amroha, Bijnor, Nagina, Rampur, Moradabad and Sambhal cite demonetisation and GST impacting their immediate livelihood as reasons for their voting choice.

For BJP, mahagathbandhan in UP: ground reality vs best-case

The doomsday scenario for BJP, projected by the BSP and SP citing their combined might, appears to be at variance with the situation on the ground after individual career-best performances in 2007 (BSP) and 2012 (SP).

BSP, SP supporters rally behind gathbandhan but cracks are visible in western UP Jat base

“Didn’t they (BJP) form a government with Mehbooba Mufti in Kashmir? Didn’t they release the stone-pelters? Weren’t they the ones who released Masood Azhar in the past?” ask Raghunath Singh, a middle-aged farmer.

Arun Jaitley: Take Modi away, 90% of speeches of Opposition will be over

Arun Jaitley asserted that Modi stands out as a brand during the Lok Sabha elections because of “transformational” changes during the last five years that will prove to be “turning point” for the country.“

Arun Jaitley interview: ‘These five years have transformed India into an aspirational nation’

I think this government will be remembered for establishing a precedent that India is capable of running a 100 per cent honest government, says Arun Jaitley.

Rajnath Singh interview: ‘(Valley) turmoil will end… How long can a handful of leaders betray people’

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh talks about the BJP’s prospects in the Lok Sabha elections, the government’s achievements and its approach in Kashmir.

Lok Sabha polls: In face of BJP nationalism, Congress manifesto muted on minorities

The omission of the recommendation of Sachar Committee in the manifesto this time is a tell-tale sign of the Congress's recalibration of its stance on the minorities issue in the backdrop of the ruling party's cultural nationalism politics.

Explained: How the show in Gandhinagar underlines Amit Shah’s stature in BJP today

BJP president Amit Shah has pulled a grand assembly of leaders at the time of filing his papers from Gandhinagar for his first Lok Sabha elections.

Yogi Adityanath: ‘People are looking to elect the Prime Minister, candidates not going to be the important factor’

People will vote in this election to choose the Prime Minister and the local candidate is not going to be the most important question on their mind, says Yogi Adityanath.

I believe that in a democracy, there can be matbhed but not manbhed: Nitin Gadkari

"I am a member of the Sangh, but I was not brought by the Sangh. When L K Advani gave four names (for party chief), there was me, Manohar Parrikar, Modiji and Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Shivraj was sent to Madhya Pradesh, Modiji said he wanted to concentrate on Gujarat and I was made the party chief."

Second chance? Some clues from 27 state elections since 2014

Although the dynamics of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls differ, the votes polled in the 27 states since 2014 show that the BJP stayed ahead of the Congress, which gained in numbers but still came up behind its key rival.

First-time voters could hold key to 282 seats in this Lok Sabha elections

The analysis is based on new voters who crossed the eligibility age of 18 years after the 2014 elections and were added during subsequent annual summary revisions of electoral rolls.

BJP fans out: 170 call centres, 2 lakh kendras, 10 lakh booths

The BJP has around two lakh Shakti Kendra workers involved in organising, coordinating and managing programmes at about 10 lakh polling booths across the country.

After tri-state loss, BJP gets new talking points for Lok Sabha election campaign

BJP leaders present in Parliament House suggested that announcements related to farmers and middle-class would add to their talking points of the 10 per cent quota and the government’s readiness to release the land around the disputed Ayodhya site.