Delhi BJP leaders stage protest against Rahul Gandhi near Congress HQ; detained

Delhi BJP leaders stage protest against Rahul Gandhi near Congress HQ; detained

Leaders and workers of the BJP’s Delhi unit, along with its president Manoj Tiwari, were detained near the Congress headquarters on December 19 for protesting against Rahul Gandhi, who they said was spreading “lies” on the Rafale deal. The protesters had assembled at the Vigyan Bhawan here and raised slogans against the Congress and its president, who has been instrumental in mounting a scathing attack on the Modi government over an alleged “scam” in the…

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BJP ally attacks Congress for targetting Goa CM over his health

BJP ally attacks Congress for targetting Goa CM over his health

Opinion Poll: GFP leader and Goa minister Vijai Sardesai on December 19 attacked the Congress for “targetting” Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar over his health, days after the opposition party asked the ailing BJP leader to unfurl the national flag at the state Liberation Day function on December 19. Sardesai’s Goa Forward Party (GFP) is one of the constituents of the BJP-led coalition government in the coastal state. Three Independent legislators and the Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party…

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Previous governments did not do enough on infrastructure front: Narendra Modi

Previous governments did not do enough on infrastructure front: Narendra Modi

Opinion Poll: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government is concentrating on transport and infrastructure development, areas which he claimed, did not get adequate attention during previous administrations. He said the metro rail project got a boost during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government (1998-2004) and had it been in power for some more time, the rapid mass transport scenario would have changed for better in the country’s cities. Speaking after laying the foundation stone of…

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Opposition ‘mahagathbandhan’ an illusion, BJP will win in 2019: Amit Shah

Opposition ‘mahagathbandhan’ an illusion, BJP will win in 2019: Amit Shah

Opinion Poll: BJP president Amit Shah on December 19 made light of the the opposition ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance), calling it an illusion and expressed confidence that the BJP will retain power after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Speaking at the Republic Summit here, Shah also said he was sure that the Shiv Sena will be with the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections. Talks are on (with them), he added. “The reality of the…

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Amit Shah holds meeting with select party leaders in Mumba

Amit Shah holds meeting with select party leaders in Mumba

Opinion Poll: In the wake of the BJP’s defeat in the three Hindi heartland states, party chief Amit Shah held a closed-door meeting with select leaders from Maharashtra on Tuesday night, party sources said. Shah, who arrived in Mumbai late in the evening is scheduled to stay at Sahyadri guest house in south Mumbai and discuss the situation in the state. Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP…

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CPI(M) asks Mamata Banerjee to clearly say if BJP Rath Yatra will be allowed

CPI(M) asks Mamata Banerjee to clearly say if BJP Rath Yatra will be allowed

Opinion Poll: CPI(M) politburo member Surya Kanta Mishra on December 18 said if West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is really serious in fighting the BJP, she should clearly say whether the saffron party’s proposed Rath Yatra will be allowed in the state. The Trinamool Congress, Banerjee’s party, and the BJP are both sides of the same coin, Mishra alleged while addressing a rally here. He said, “Mamata Banerjee should clearly say whether the Rath…

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NDA govt creating real ‘adarsh’ society: PM Narendra Modi

NDA govt creating real ‘adarsh’ society: PM Narendra Modi

Opinion Poll: Taking a jibe at the Congress and NCP over the Adarsh scam during their rule in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government is creating an ideal society through its public housing schemes. The erstwhile Congress-NCP government was rocked by the Adarsh housing society scam which related to alleged irregularities in construction of a high-rise in south Mumbai. Speaking at an event to lay the foundation stone for the Maharashtra…

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Rahul Gandhi sleep comment against PM is new low in public discourse: BJP

Rahul Gandhi sleep comment against PM is new low in public discourse: BJP

Opinion Poll: The BJP on Tuesday described Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s remark that he will not allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak until farm loans are waived as a new low in the country’s public discourse. Nothing better can be expected from Gandhi, whose party ensured that Indians did not sleep during its 60 years of rule due to rampant corruption, senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. “Friends I am…

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PM Narendra Modi kicks off Rs 33,000 cr metro, low-cost housing projects in MMR

PM Narendra Modi kicks off Rs 33,000 cr metro, low-cost housing projects in MMR

Opinion Poll: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid foundation stones for two metro lines and affordable housing projects entailing investment of over Rs 33,000 crore in the megapolis. At an event held here months ahead of the crucial general elections in 2019, Modi kickstarted work on the ambitious Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro 5) and the Dahisar-Mira Bhayander (Metro 9) in this Mumbai suburb, which will see investments of over Rs 15,000 crore. He also launched the…

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Nobody thought Congress leaders will get convicted: PM Narendra Modi on riots

Nobody thought Congress leaders will get convicted: PM Narendra Modi on riots

Opinion Poll: Highlighting the delay in justice for victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said nobody would have imagined that Congress leaders will get convicted in the case. Modi was speaking at the Republic Summit here. “Four years ago, nobody ever thought of Congress leaders getting convicted in the 1984 Sikh massacre and that people (victims) would get justice,” the PM said. Modi’s remarks came a day after senior Congress…

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