Tag: BJP

View: Win for secularism but not human rights

Many liberals have cheered Mamata Banerjee’s election victory in West Bengal as the event of the year. Actually, it was utterly predictable. The BJP invariably...

Maratha quota: Thackeray asks Centre to step in post-SC ruling; BJP, MVA leaders play blame game

Terming the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down reservation for the Marathas in Maharashtra as unfortunate, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday urged the Centre...

ET Analysis: TMC beats BJP at its own game, turns around saffron poll planks for its own gains

Trinamool Congress beat BJP at its own game by turning around the saffron party’s main poll planks to its advantage, be it the Narendra Modi...

BJP gains in Rarh Bengal, retains North, fails in tribal, farmer’s belts & coastal areas

A look at the 77 seats that BJP won in Bengal on Sunday reveals that the party had made gains in Rarh Bengal, retained the...

Congress’ Assam loss shatters hopes of GoP’s revival in the NorthEast

Congress workers were hoping that their party would improve its tally and form the government in Assam, resuscitating the grand old party to regain its...

Covid-19 has to be fought on war footing: Mamata Banerjee

The Covid-19 surge should be handled on a war footing, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said ahead of a meeting of her party’s...

Why BJP lost the battle for Bengal | India News

NEW DELHI: Having lost the battle for Bengal, BJP is yet to sit down on a formal introspection of what went wrong in their carefully...

Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Stalin recreates 2019 magic, wins TN Assembly polls in style

Building a strong narrative over the years against the AIADMK and BJP-led governments in Tamil Nadu and the Centre, DMK president M K Stalin reaped...

How Mamata countered BJP’s Bengal rise to score a hattrick

(This story originally appeared in on May 03, 2021) KOLKATA: It was an election with many firsts for Mamata Banerjee. In a career spanning almost...

Mamata Banerjee effects landslide on a wheelchair – Defectors, boisterous campaign boomerang on BJP as poor stand by Didi

Mamata Banerjee-led All India Trinamool Congress has retained West Bengal, delivering a blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party which had made wresting the state its...

BJP loses lone seat in Kerala;’Metroman’ E Sreedharan, state president K Surendran fail

The BJP-NDA, which fought the April 6 assembly polls with the fancy claim of winning at least 35 seats in Kerala,on Sunday came a cropper...

West Bengal elections: Mamata emerges as ‘Didi Number One’ in the opposition camp | India News

NEW DELHI: Mamata Banerjee emerged as the pre-eminent opposition leader in the country on Sunday, beating the formidable forces of the ruling BJP at the...

Telangana minister Rajender dares CBI probe into allegations against him

Telangana health minister Etela Rajender dared an enquiry by the central bureau of investigation (CBI) or a sitting judge into the allegations against him of...

HC seeks CCTV footage in row over BJP leader distributing Remdesivir | India News

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court at its Aurangabad bench on Thursday said it was of “prima facie’’ view that the “district collector is attempting to...

BJP leader writes to FM on mediclaim rejections, demands CM to impose NSA against black marketeers | India News

BHOPAL: Amid reports of black marketing of Remdesivir injections and claim rejection by insurance companies to the Covid affected families, former vice-president of Mineral Development...

Farmer unions ready to discuss agri laws with Centre but it has to be about repealing those: Tikait | India News

CHANDIGARH: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday said the farmer unions are ready to discuss the three contentious agri laws with the...

Sneak peek into Kerala exit polls ‘predict’ Left’s return | India News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even though the official announcement of the various exit polls done especially by TV channels in Kerala will be officially out on Thursday after...

Bengal elections: 35 constituencies to go to polls in final phase, fate of 283 candidates to be sealed

Over 84 lakh voters in West Bengal will decide the political fate of 283 candidates on Thursday, when 35 assembly constituencies go to polls in...

Tamil Nadu assembly elections 2021: Exit polls | India News

PM Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu chief minister EK Palaniswami, deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam during an election rally in March this year. (Credit: ANI)...

BJP’s national might, TMC’s promise of local solutions key factors in high-stake Jorasanko battle

Jorasanko constituency, which houses the residences of poet Rabindranath Tagore and reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, is also home to many Hindi-speakers, Muslims, Marwaris, Biharis apart...

BJP tries to make its presence felt in Kolkata

Penetrating the TMC bastion and the prestigious Kolkata assembly constituencies is no easy task for the BJP. The Covid restrictions on campaigning, the fact that...

Bengal heads for penultimate phase of polling

West Bengal is going for the last but one round of polling of the eight-phase elections on Monday where 34 Assembly constituencies spread across five...

Times Face-Off: Has the Election Commission’s independence been diluted? | India News

Opposition has questioned the EC’s recent actions but is it a case of blame the referee or has the institution’s independence been diluted?For: Amit Ahuja...

Most BJP-ruled states announce free jabs for all; Chhattisgarh only Cong govt to offer so far

Two days after the Centre announced vaccination for all above the age of 18 years from May 1, state governments are busy finalising the modalities...

Matuas, farmers issues, border districts in focus as 43 seats of Bengal to vote today

The Matua factor centred around the promise of citizenship, closure of jute mills, rising unemployment and agrarian distress are some of the crucial factors likely...