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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PM Modi on two-day Gujarat visit from Dec 21, to attend DGPs’ meet

PM Modi on two-day Gujarat visit from Dec 21, to attend DGPs’ meet

Opinion Poll: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to Gujarat on December 21 and 22 to take part in an annual conference of state police chiefs and to address BJP women’s wing workers, officials said Wednesday. The all-India conference of Directors General/ Inspectors General of Police is scheduled to be held near the Statue of Unity located in Narmada district from December 20, an official said. The three-day event would begin…

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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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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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Cartoons don’t hurt, they have healing power: PM Narendra Modi

Cartoons don’t hurt, they have healing power: PM Narendra Modi

Opinion Poll: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday suggested that a case study of the socio-political history of last four to five decades by way of cartoons be taken up by a university in Maharashtra. He said cartoons do not hurt but have a “healing power”. He was speaking after launching a coffee table book, titled “Timeless Laxman”, on the life and times of renowned cartoonist late R K Laxman, who was known for his…

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PM Narendra Modi to launch projects worth Rs 41,000 cr in Maharashtra on December 18

PM Narendra Modi to launch projects worth Rs 41,000 cr in Maharashtra on December 18

Opinion Poll: In the lead up to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly elections next year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will launch infrastructure and housing projects worth around Rs 41,000 crore in the state. Modi, who will be in the state, will lay the foundation stone for Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro 5 and Dahisar-Mira Bhayander metro-9 in Kalyan in the neighbouring Thane district. The event will also see the launch of Navi Mumbai town…

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People with big surnames came and went, but India could not develop: Modi

People with big surnames came and went, but India could not develop: Modi

pinion Poll: Hitting out at the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said people with “big surnames” ruled the country but India could not prosper despite having the best talent and natural resources. He also alleged that poverty was not alleviated as it could hit the “vote bank” of parties in the past. Addressing the ‘Jagran Forum’ organised by the Dainik Jagran media group, the prime minister said, “People with big surnames came to power and…

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