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Tag Archives: BJP

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…

Modi cabinet reshuffle 2017: Full list of Council of Ministers

Here is the full list of PM Narendra Modi’s Council of Ministers with their new portfolios. Nirmala Sitharaman is the new Defence minister, Suresh Prabhu gets Commerce & Industries, Piyush Goyal gets Railways Minister.   CABINET MINISTERS 1.Rajnath Singh: Minister of Home Affairs. 2.Sushma Swaraj: Minister of External Affairs. 3.Arun…

Cabinet reshuffle 2017: A list of who all entered, exited Narendra Modi Govt since 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may reshuffle his council of ministers on August 3 morning, the third time since he took office with a massive mandate in May 2014. Rumors of a probable reshuffle started doing the rounds following a series of reported meetings of BJP president Amit Shah with a…

Bapu seen as an insurance against BJP’s opponents in Gujarat

On Wednesday, Shankersinh Bapu Vaghela, flanked by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy CM Nitin Patel and other BJP ministers, submitted his resignation as an MLA. Does this signal return of Bapu to the BJP – his old home? And if it does, what would Bapu do to bridge the…

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…

BJP’s headache in Uttarakhand

Despite a headstart in Uttarakhand by way of announcing its candidates for 64 of the seats while the Congress is still stuck over its choices, the BJP is said to be in a fix on the remaining six seats.  At least two of these seats are giving a special headache…

N D Tiwari approaches BJP for a ticket for his son

Uttarakhand BJP is out to pull a big surprise. It is said to have decided to oblige veteran Congress leader and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand N D Tiwari. The latter is said to have approached the BJP for a Kumaon ticket for his son Rohit Shekhar….

Opinion poll gives BJP an edge in UP

India Today-Axis opinion poll has given BJP 206-216 seats in the UP state election.  In a poll survey conducted between October and December last year, voters gave a thumping mandate to BJP with its vote share increasing from 31 percent in October to 33 percent in December, a clear indication…

BJP makes PM”s Lucknow rally a prestige issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled rally in Lucknow on January 2 seems to have become a prestige issue for the ruling party BJP. Those who are seeking party tickets to contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections have been asked to gather as many people as possible to attend the rally….

BJP, PDP differ over KPS officers cadre restructuring

Differences are said to have surfaced  in the relationship between ruling PDP and BJP coalition partners on the issue of restructuring of Kashmir Police Service officers cadre. At a Cabinet meeting on Friday evening, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti  is said to have walked out midway, following opposition from some of…

Centre helpless on frequent transfers of IAS officers in states: Jitendra Singh

With the Haryana government recently transferring Pradeep Kasni, an IAS officer, twice in 48 hours, union minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh said he was aware of frequent transfers in states, but could do little about it. Kasni has been transferred 65 times in 36 years. On transfers of…

Ex-IAS officer Shivaram to join BJP

K. Shivaram, a retired 1986 batch IAS officer, is expected to join BJP on 14 October 2016 in the presence of Rajnath Singh in Bengaluru. His popularity may also be gauged by the fact that he has also acted in 10 Kannada films.  He joined the Congress immediately after his…

Buzz about Nitish joining hands with BJP

Power corridors are again abuzz with speculation about Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) joining hands with the BJP, following Kumar’s glowing praise of NaMo on surgical strike against Pakistan. This came a day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav at his residence on Wednesday. While the purpose…

BJP Dalit leaders to campaign to project party’s image. 

On Monday, over 100 Dalit leaders of BJP gathered for a brainstorming session to discuss ways to counter the anti-Dalit propaganda against the party and convince the country’s downtrodden about its bonafide. While agreeing on a broad plan to campaign for refurbishing the image of the party, each participant was…

Chandra playing peacemaker in the Yadav family feud

Zee TV Subhash Chandra is said to have held a lengthy meeting with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at the latter’s Delhi residence on Wednesday. It is believed that  Chandra is playing the role of a peacemaker in the in escalating intra-Yadav family feud. Chandra recently entered Rajya Sabha…

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…

BJP plans it big for Independence Day

The BJP is planning to mark the 70th year of India’s Independence with a grand celebration stretching over a week from August 15 to 22, with rallies of two-wheelers called Tiranga Yatra in every constituency where the party has an MP. The plans were sketched out by Prime Minister Narendra…

Quick Take: Good luck, Navjot; but why did you do this?

The departure of Navjot Singh Sidhu from the BJP may not shock and awe its leadership which, like all its political competitors, has come to believe in a supremo culture. But it’s a terrible blow to its ego for sure and breaks open its fault-lines once again. If the blunder…

Upper caste pressure mounting in BJP

The upper caste pressure in the BJP is mounting to make the leadership declare the name of the person who would lead the party in the UP assembly elections. Even though the party is counting heavily on its upper caste support base, it has refrained from naming its CM candidate….

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