BJP bets on new conquests in 2019 poll after losses

BJP bets on new conquests in 2019 poll after losses

Opinion Poll: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party lost power in the states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh this month, energizing the main opposition Congress party, which formed government in all three. The setbacks raised questions about Modi’s ability to replicate his landslide 2014 victory, the biggest mandate in 30 years.  India’s ruling party is counting on making significant gains in the country’s east and northeast after recent electoral losses in traditional strongholds…

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PM Narendra Modi:Congress humiliated all democratic institutions

PM Narendra Modi:Congress humiliated all democratic institutions

Opinion Poll: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday it has humiliated every institution of democracy, be it the Army or the CAG. He said the main opposition party even questioned a Supreme Court verdict just because it did not like it, apparently hinting at the continued assault by the party on him over the Rafale deal. “The Congress party has become more cunning since the days of Emergency,” he said, sharpening his assault on…

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Judicial procedure was ‘influenced’: Amit Shah on tardy conviction pace

Judicial procedure was ‘influenced’: Amit Shah on tardy conviction pace

Opinion Poll: Targeting the Congress, BJP chief Amit Shah on December 19 said judicial procedure was ‘influenced’, which led to no convictions for so long in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Delhi High Court on December 17 sentenced Congress leader Sajjan Kumar to imprisonment for life, the first conviction of a politician in the 1984 riots in which over 2,700 people were killed. “The judicial procedure was influenced which led to no convictions in the…

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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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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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