In the last few months, Madhya Pradesh has seen a number of instances where people accused of involvement in heinous crimes and violence have seen their “unauthorized” houses and shops being swiftly bulldozed by government agencies.
Members of the Hindu and Sikh communities who migrated from Sialkot in Pakistan’s West Punjab after the Partition of 1947 will soon be able to vote in local elections for the first time.
The need for delimitation arose after the Centre notified the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2022, in April.
The ruling party had earlier said at least its 10 MLAs were approached by BJP people with an offer of Rs 25 crore each in a bid to topple the state government.
With the opposition in disarray, the saffron party poll behemoth is moving smoothly – never mind general elections are two years away; mobilization of interest groups and booth management efforts are underway in full swing as is the momentum. Is there anything that can stop the BJP juggernaut?
Prominent among those who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were former state Congress vice-president Subhash Chaudhary, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) general secretary Satish Kumar and former PCC secretary Mohammad Yunus.
In the biennial elections to the Council of States that witnessed a keen contest in four states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Karnataka, and Maharashtra on Friday, the BJP won 22 of the 57 vacancies while the Congress won nine seats.
Patel, who is expected to contest the Gujarat assembly election due later this year, had quit the Congress on May 18
Aditi Singh bagged 93,780 votes defeating Samajwadi Party's Ram Pratap Yadav, who got 86,359 votes. Manish Singh Chauhan of the Congress got 14,063 votes.
Maurya, who deserted the BJP in January to join the Samajwadi Party, after serving as labour minister in the Yogi Adityanath cabinet for about five years, has been defeated by his nearest rival Surender Singh Kushwaha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by over 26,000 votes.
Senior BJP leader Amit Shah said his party would form the government again in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur. In Punjab, where the assembly elections were held on February 20, the BJP would perform well, he added.
The miffed former Congress leader had stepped down from the position earlier this year over alleged "repeat humiliations" and floated his own party.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who had attended BJP’s high-level meeting to finalise candidates for the upcoming byelections to four constituencies in the state said: “Kangana’s name never came up".
The Bharatiya Janata Party usually celebrates Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday as Sewa Saptah.
At least 20 BJP workers have been killed since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019. Most BJP leaders in the Kashmir Valley have been designated as ‘protected persons’ and are kept in safe houses and hotels.
When Suvendu Adhikari came to SG Tushar Mehta’s residence-cum- office at 3 pm on July 1, he was reportedly already attending a “pre-scheduled meeting”.
Chandrakant Patil in his letter to Amit Shah wrote that Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Waze, who is now in judicial custody and has been charged with murder, had accused Ajit Pawar of inducing him to collect Rs 100 crore from illegal gutkha (chewing tobacco) sellers and manufacturers.
Though it is the chief ministers of BJP-ruled states like Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh who are on target here, this open show of rebellion is also a challenge to PM Modi and Home Minister Shah’s authority.
In the newly-elected Bengal Assembly, 142 MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves.
The West Bengal win opens up a new discourse in national politics with the possibility of Mamata Banerjee being a rallying force against Narendra Modi.
BJP National President JP Nadda has said the cap on attendees will be applicable to public rallies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi also.
In a separate incident, in the Uttar Kanthi constituency, workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party were allegedly attacked at booth number 178; four persons had got injured in the attack that was reported ahead of West Bengal polls phase one.
Arunachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party MP Tapir Gao claimed that it was during Congress rule that China occupied Sumdorong Chu Valley in Tawang, Arunachal and said that Congress leader and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had denied Indian Army the permission to push back the People’s Liberation Army.
This is the third expansion of the state cabinet ever since Shivraj Singh Chouhan took over as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth term in March 2020 after the collapse of the Congress government.
Addressing an election rally at Habsiguda in Hyderabad, Telangana BJP leader Bandi Sanjay had said TRS and AIMIM were trying to win GHMC polls with Rohingyas, Pakistani and Afghan voters.