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  • BJP hits out at Arvind Kejriwal govt over COVID-19 crisis May 10, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    BJP hits out at Arvind Kejriwal govt over COVID-19 crisis

    Addressing a virtual press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra cited a RTI reply to say that the Kejriwal government has spent around Rs 805 crore on advertisements since 2015 but not opened a single new hospital in the city.

  • COVID-19 norms violated at wedding of Chhattisgarh Congress chief's 'nephew', says BJP May 10, 2021 04:49 PM IST

    COVID-19 norms violated at wedding of Chhattisgarh Congress chief's 'nephew', says BJP

    Congress' state unit president Mohan Markam has denied links to the wedding ceremony. "Everyone is connected to everyone in villages, it is not right to call everyone my nephew," he said.

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn in as Assam CM May 10, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn in as Assam CM

    Himanta Biswa Sarma's oath of office was administered by Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma to be sworn-in as Assam's CM today May 10, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Himanta Biswa Sarma to be sworn-in as Assam's CM today

    BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma will be administered the oath of office by Governor Jagdish Mukhi at 12 pm, though the names of ministers to be sworn-in with him is yet to be announced.

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma to be Assam’s next chief minister May 09, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Himanta Biswa Sarma to be Assam’s next chief minister

    Himanta Biswa Sarma, the BJP Assam unit's 'master strategist' pips incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal for the state's top job

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma likely to become Assam's next chief minister: Report May 09, 2021 08:47 AM IST

    Himanta Biswa Sarma likely to become Assam's next chief minister: Report

    The BJP had not announced a chief ministerial candidate before the recent Legislative Assembly elections. This had led to speculation over the last week about who would become Assam’s next chief minister.

  • BJP to pick Assam legislature party leader today in presence of central observers May 09, 2021 07:23 AM IST

    BJP to pick Assam legislature party leader today in presence of central observers

    BJP's central leadership had summoned chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, both contenders for the state's top job, to New Delhi on May 8 for discussions on government formation.

  • Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma meets party chief JP Nadda, Amit Shah in Delhi May 08, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma meets party chief JP Nadda, Amit Shah in Delhi

    In 2016, the BJP had projected Sarbananda Sonowal as its chief ministerial candidate. This time, the party had said it would decide who would be the next Assam chief minister after the polls.

  • BJP to hold nationwide dharna on May 5 against 'violence unleashed by TMC workers' in Bengal May 03, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    BJP to hold nationwide dharna on May 5 against 'violence unleashed by TMC workers' in Bengal

    The BJP Bengal unit has alleged that six of its workers were killed in the post-poll violence, and the party office in Hooghly was set on fire by the TMC workers.

  • BJP's defeat in West Bengal may be seen as referendum on Centre's handling of COVID-19 : Nomura May 03, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    BJP's defeat in West Bengal may be seen as referendum on Centre's handling of COVID-19 : Nomura

    In the recent state elections, the BJP's tally in West Bengal has been restricted to 77 out of the total 293 seats. It also failed to win a seat in Kerala and had a worse- than-earlier result in Assam, winning 60 seats. But the party won a series of by-elections in seats across Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. along with four seats in Tamil Nadu.

  • How Mamata ducked polarisation darts to win in Bengal May 03, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    How Mamata ducked polarisation darts to win in Bengal

    Tweaks in Muslim appeasement by Trinamool and decision by BJP to go for the north Indian slogan of Jai Shriram rather than one coined on Durga, which would have resonated better with Bengalis, played a key role in the West Bengal election outcome.

  • Bengal Elections 2021 | TMC succeeds in holding its ground, BJP makes major inroads May 03, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    Bengal Elections 2021 | TMC succeeds in holding its ground, BJP makes major inroads

    The Trinamool Congress has retained 75 percent of its seats from 2016 elections, while the BJP has made notable gains at the expense of the TMC.

  • In Bengal, it is all about BJP’s loss and BJP’s shame May 03, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    In Bengal, it is all about BJP’s loss and BJP’s shame

    BJP, , which once boasted it would get 200 seats in a 294 seat assembly (elections were held for 292 seats), was struggling to cross the halfway mark.

  • ‘Cruel lady’ back to power: BJP’s Babul Supriyo calls Bengal’s verdict ‘historic mistake’ May 03, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    ‘Cruel lady’ back to power: BJP’s Babul Supriyo calls Bengal’s verdict ‘historic mistake’

    BJP's Babul Supriyo said in a now-deleted Facebook post that he will neither congratulate Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee nor does he want to say that he respects the “people’s verdict”.

  • Assam Election 2021: How BJP managed to stay ahead in tea belt and marched to victory May 03, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    Assam Election 2021: How BJP managed to stay ahead in tea belt and marched to victory

    The state government launched a string of welfare schemes such as free rice and a financial aid of Rs 12,000 for every pregnant woman aimed at the tea tribes, which play a decisive role in 40 of the Assam’s 126 constituencies.

  • NDA on course to form govt in Puducherry, crosses majority mark May 02, 2021 10:34 PM IST

    NDA on course to form govt in Puducherry, crosses majority mark

    AINRC Chief and former Chief Minister N Rangasamy triumphed in Thattanchavady constituency and wrested the seat from DMK.

  • Puducherry Election Result 2021| NDA wins 12 assembly seats, set to form govt in Puducherry May 02, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    Puducherry Election Result 2021| NDA wins 12 assembly seats, set to form govt in Puducherry

    As the results for 14 out of 30 assembly seats were declared, the AINRC bagged eight, BJP three, DMK one and Congress two, the Election Commission said.

  • Prashant Kishor wins toughest electoral battle yet, but leaves everyone guessing about future May 02, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    Prashant Kishor wins toughest electoral battle yet, but leaves everyone guessing about future

    The day two of his clients tasted victory, Kishore said he would quit election strategising and did not rule out a future in direct electoral politics.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Mamata Banerjee to address media after 6 pm, asks people to go back home and not celebrate on the streets May 02, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Mamata Banerjee to address media after 6 pm, asks people to go back home and not celebrate on the streets

    TMC looks set to retain power in West Bengal with its candidates leading in 205 of the 292 seats that went to the polls.

  • CAA factor: BJP’s Assam assembly win reveals illegal migration continues to be a big issue May 02, 2021 05:43 PM IST

    CAA factor: BJP’s Assam assembly win reveals illegal migration continues to be a big issue

    While unlawful emigration may be seen as a politically contrived discourse in some parts of the country, it brings out the worst fears in the North East.

  • Despite 'Golden opportunity' Sabarimala, why did BJP fail to win seats in Kerala May 02, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    Despite 'Golden opportunity' Sabarimala, why did BJP fail to win seats in Kerala

    Political analysts also believe that the statements by the BJP leaders , that the party needs only 35 to 40 seats to form a government, hinting at backdoor political games, backfired

  • How Mamata Banerjee overcame anti-incumbency and resentment against TMC to forge a historic win in West Bengal May 02, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    How Mamata Banerjee overcame anti-incumbency and resentment against TMC to forge a historic win in West Bengal

    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.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti congratulate Mamata Banerjee on poll victory May 02, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti congratulate Mamata Banerjee on poll victory

    The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is ahead in 205 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal. The BJP trailing far behind with 80 seats.

  • West Bengal Election Results 2021 | Will quit, no desire to continue, says Prashant Kishor even as TMC heads to victory May 02, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Results 2021 | Will quit, no desire to continue, says Prashant Kishor even as TMC heads to victory

    Kishor, apart from announcing his decision to quit, called upon all political parties to "unite against the Election Commission".

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata Banerjee as TMC surges ahead of BJP May 02, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata Banerjee as TMC surges ahead of BJP

    The was ahead in 202 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal, way over the halfway mark of 147, leaving the BJP trailing far behind in 77 seats.

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