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Tag Archives: Amit Shah

BJP’s new rising star

Amit Malviya is a new rising star in the BJP. Being the head of its IT cell, he is credited with ensuring that party president Amit Shah’s Townhall event in Ahmedabad on Sunday become a global trend #YuvaTownHallWithShah) on social media. Shah’s meeting was shown live across over 300 locations….

Is Amit Shah avoiding unemployed youth?

Speculations are rife as to why BJP president Amit Shah allowed only select young professionals such as engineers, doctors, lawyers and professors, and the students pursuing MBA and commerce courses as the participating audience for his Adikham Gujarat Yuva Townhall event targeting the youth in Gujarat. The youths involved in…

Third cabinet expansion: BJP works on national coalition?

Before he leaves for Xiamen in PRC for attending the BRICS summit and a return trip to Myanmar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may effect his third Cabinet reshuffle in as many years of his five-year regime. The reshuffle is expected to include members of the AIADMK and JDU besides others….

It’s Amit Versus Ahmad in Gujarat today

  It’s Amit Versus Ahmad in Gujarat’s Rajya Sabha poll today. The outcome of the contest between the two giants would depend on Shankarsinh Vaghela, who left the Congress Party not too long ago. Amit Shah is personally contesting for one of the three seats, while Ahmad Patel, Sonia Gandhi’s…

Bhupendra Yadav as BJP’s crisis manager

General Secretary Bhupender Yadav has emerged as BJP’s crisis manager. Whether it be states or Parliament, his persuasive abilities have earned him the respect of his party and parliamentary colleagues. He is also most sought after MP for heading crucial Parliamentary select committees. In the past, he has headed the…

NDA government plans big 3rd anniversary celebrations

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The NDA government wants to celebrate the third year of its power with much fanfare. It’s also planning to launch a publicity blitzkrieg to highlight its achievements during the past three years. I&B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has reportedly written to all ministries seeking a three-page report on achievements, preferably…

Fear of Gujarat MLAs

Gujarat’s sitting BJP MLAs are a worried lot these days. They fear that Amit Shah may do the same to them that he’s doing to sitting councillors  in the Delhi Municipal Corporation elections. Among those likely to be dropped in Gujarat is former minister Saurabh Patel, with whom Shah does…

UP election: Disaster for BJP may be around corner

  The law of diminishing return has come to haunt BJP President Amit Shah’s UP electoral strategy and tactics as badly as it did during the Bihar election. He seems to be happily oblivious of a cardinal fact of life – that, in love and war, nothing goes as planned….

Anandiben is seen out of favor

Gujarat’s former chief minister Anandiben Patel has not yet been made a state governor and continues as an ordinary MLA. This may suggest that she is out of NaMo’s favor. Further, with the backing of BJP president Amit Shah, new Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has initiated  the process of undoing…

Gujarat CM submits resignation

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday submitted her resignation to Governor O P Kohli hours after the BJP Parliamentary Board accepted her offer to quit and authorised party president Amit Shah to pick her successor to lead the party in 2017 polls. Anandiben, who will turn 75 this November,…

Gujarat CM offers to resign

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel submitted her resignation letter to Governor Om Prakash Kohli on Monday. Earlier, Ms. Patel offered to resign as Chief Minister and asked the party high command to start the process of selecting a new Chief Minister. In a letter to party president Amit Shah and…

Quick Take: BJP in a trap of its own making

  A day after Navjot Singh Sidhu quit the Rajya Sabha and the BJP, the air was thick with rumors in New Delhi that  the wife of suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad and three-time National Executive member of the party Poonam Azad may follow suit. The casus belli in both…

SS-AJ war may escalate from today

The question being asked in political circles is whether Finance Minister Jaitley, on his return from China, lock his horns with irrepressible Subramanian Swamy. One of his confidants has reportedly said: “Swamy’s threats through tweets cannot be dismissed as an independent voice since he happens to be a party member.”…

Kalam’s kin made BJP national council member

  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has appointed A.P.J.M. Sheik Saleem, grandnephew of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, as the party’s national council member. Ramanathapuram district president of BJP K. Muraleedharan said the party, in a recent communication, informed that Saleem had been elevated to the new post. Saleem, who…

Intangibles may sway Assam election

The opinion polls in the run-up to the Assam assembly polls, beginning on Monday, have by and large mirrored the BJP’s performance in the Lok Sabha polls when it won seven of the 14 seats in the State and cornered 36.86 per cent of the vote share. This was a…

All are equal in Parliament

To make party MPs more comfortable with NaMo and Amit Shah, the BJP recently made a major change in the seating arrangement at the parliamentary party meeting. Earlier, there used to be the arrangement for seating the PM, the party chief and a senior minister or senior leader L K…

Sanjay Joshi may be back with the new BJP team!

Once again strong rumors are doing round that former general secretary (organisation) Sanjay Joshi is all set to make a comeback into the party fold in new team to take shape after December 2015. Party insiders say that he might make a comeback as a general secretary but some other…

Will it be local versus outsiders in Assam?

With Sarbanand Sonowal taking over as the BJP president of Assam unit, the party is making every move very carefully. Having Bihar debacle in mind that apparently had happened due to bruising local sentiments, the BJP is treading cautiously this time round at least for now. Schism between locals and…

RSS swings into action after Bihar debacle

The BJP veterans and members of the Margdarshak Mandal issued a statement decrying party functioning and also giving pep talk to the party leadership to fix the responsibility instead of diluting it by saying that it a collective responsibility. But actually what the BJP veterans have written to the BJP…

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