Tag: BJP

10% quota for poor upper castes

Centre’s announcement exceeds SC cap on the reservation   In a major move ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Centre on Monday cleared a 10 per cent job and education quota for the “economically weaker” section among upper castes who have demanding the same. In view of the Supreme Court cap of a maximum 50 per cent reservation,...

Religious fraternity upset over Modi’s Ram Mandir statement

‘The matter should not be muddled with electoral strategy’ The religious fraternity based in the holy city has reacted sharply to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya and made its annoyance clear on the matter hanging in the balance for an inordinately long time. Notably, PM had said that the...

‘Mann Ki Baat’: Uttarakhand BJP distributes radios among party workers

‘Similar distribution would be held in every booth’ – Ajay Bhatt Uttarakhand has probably become the first state in the country where BJP workers have been provided with radio sets to listen to ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  In a ceremony organized at the state party office on Saturday, the state BJP president Ajay Bhatt...

BJP to do away with 75-plus bar

Come Lok Sabha polls, the BJP will remove the age-bar on contesting and holding political posts as two of its prominent women leaders Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharti have suo moto announced their intention to not contest and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan may be opting out of the poll. The post-2014 victory in the Lok Sabha polls led the BJP...

BJP meets adamant JD(U)-LJP halfway

Shah, Nitish agree on 17 seats for each in Bihar; Paswan has his way with 6 seats for LS polls Days after the Lok Janshakti Party served an ultimatum on the BJP to end the logjam over seat-sharing in Bihar, the NDA big brother made a major compromise by agreeing to contest five seats less than they won in...

Many alliance leaders ready to back Rahul’s PM dream

While some ambitious leaders might pose hurdles in Rahul Gandhi path to the prime ministership, there are others who are keen to back him and his big dream. Leaders who also have their eyes set on the most coveted post in India consider Rahul as their competitor and are consistently working on a strategy to push him to the...

War on Rafale spills to streets

BJP workers tear posters at Rajiv Bhawan, Cong to retaliate by torching effigies The continuing spat between Congress and BJP over Rafale aircraft deal spilled over on to the roads in Dehradun on Wednesday as the workers of both the parties confronted one another near Rajiv Bhawan, the State Congress head office, on Rajpur Road. Agitated over the relentless...

Won’t let Modi sleep till farm loan waived: Rahul Gandhi

Buoyed by the just concluded electoral success, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday vowed to fight for the interest of farmers and said he and other Opposition leaders will not let Prime Minister Narendra Modi sleep until all farm loans are waived, prompting the ruling BJP to describe the Congress president’s remarks as lowest in the country’s public discourse....

Changes in UP ZA Act against spirit of Uttarakhand formation: Harish Rawat

‘Gairsain ignored, farmers, unemployed and statehood activists in trouble’ The objective behind the formation of Uttarakhand has been nullified by the Uttarakhand Government’s decision to incorporate changes  in Uttar Pradesh Zamidari Abolition Act 1950 to facilitate  outsiders to purchase unrestricted amount of land in the state, said All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and former Chief Minister Harish...

Factionalism resurfaces in Haridwar BJP

A BJP leader lodges a complaint against another, police yet to lodge a case With the party left nursing its wounds following the urban local body poll debacle in its redoubt, factionalism has come to fore in the district Bharatiya Janata Party  (BJP) roost. The allegation runs that the district BJP general secretary Vikas Tiwari and the senior BJP...