The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently the largest and most popular political party in India, after the Indian National Congress. It has been the ruling political party of Asia's third largest economy since 2014. The right-wing party shares ideological and organizational links with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The party's origin lies in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, formed in 1951 by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.In 1977, after the State of Emergency, the Jana Sangh merged with several other parties to form the Janata Party. The merged entity defeated the incumbent Congress party in the 1977 general election. After the 1998 general election, the BJP-led coalition known as the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) under the leadership of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee formed a government that lasted for a year. After fresh elections, the NDA government, again headed by Vajpayee, lasted for a full term in office. However, in the 2004 general election, the NDA was defeated and remained the principal opposition party for the next 10 years. In 2014, PM Narendra Modi led the party to a landslide victory. In 2019 Lok Sabha polls, NDA scored an even bigger victory by securing 353 seats out of 543. In 2014 the PM Modi-led coalition secured 282 seats. More
China is constructing the second bridge in an area held by it around the strategically key Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh and it could help the Chinese military to quickly mobilise its troops in the region, according to satellite imagery and people familiar with the development.
Addressing a seminar on "Threat of Dynastic Parties to Democratic Governance", J P Nadda said dynastic parties, where a person’s interest reigns supreme, lack ideology and are a threat to democracy.
West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee slammed the Centre, alleging misuse of federal agencies for settling political scores.
At a rally in Rajasthan's Banswara district, he also charged that the BJP and Prime Minister Modi want to create two Hindustans, with one for the rich and select two-three industrialists and the other of Dalits, farmers, the poor and underprivileged.
At a meeting with Aam Aadmi Party MLAs on the matter, Kejriwal told them that they should be ready to go to jail for opposing the anti-encroachment drive being carried out by the BJP-led municipal corporations in various parts of Delhi.
Bhubaneswar, May 16 The opposition BJP has released a list of 40 star campaigners including five Union Ministers who will campaign for the party can..
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and senior national and state-level leaders, including Gujarat in charge and Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav, joint in charge Sudhir Gupta, state party chief CR Paatil and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel remained present at the meeting.
Nadda had launched the exercise on the party's foundation day on April 6 specifically to address the overseas audience and had then interacted with heads of missions of 13 countries.
Recalling an opposition leader's observation that becoming PM twice was enough accomplishment. PM Modi said that, “he does not know that this Modi is made of something else.”
In an interview with PTI ahead of the party’s ‘Chintan Shivir’ starting here on Friday, Pilot asserted that formulating a successful electoral strategy would be a top agenda point at the three-day brainstorming session.
The reports comes a day after Bagga, who was arrested by Punjab Police, was brought back to Delhi.
Though AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj referred to the clashes in Patiala on April 29, the Punjab Police said it arrested the Delhi BJP spokesperson from his residence in the national capital in connection with a case registered in Mohali on April 1.
Noise pollution should be dealt with just like other breaches of rules — like a traffic light or speed violation. However, neglect and inaction by the authorities has allowed the issue to be weaponised by the likes of Raj Thackeray
At a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the World Health Organisation's (WHO) methodology to calculate estimated deaths in India due to the virus is "flawed" and the Indian government had conveyed its objections to the organisation.
Amit Shah, who steered the passage of Citizenship Amendment Act in the parliament in 2019 which promises citizenship to minorities who have come from neighbouring countries between March 24, 1971, and December 31, 2014, claimed Mamata Banerjee is against giving refugees citizenship and in favour of infiltration.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address one of the sessions virtually, they added.
A video of Rahul Gandhi at a loud nightclub in Nepal's Kathmandu with a friend started is being circulated on social media.
AAP is floating 'Tiranga Shakhas' (literally Tricolour Branches) in Uttar Pradesh on the lines of the RSS shakhas to counter what it calls the BJP’s “politics of hatred.” In an interview, AAP’s Sanjay Singh explained the decision
The National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 276 candidates and 85 MLAs, who changed parties during 2017 to 2022 and contested the polls in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur this year.
According to the Khar police station official, besides Vishwanath Mahadeshwar those arrested included former Shiv Sena corporator Haji Haleem Khan and party activist Dinesh Kunal.
On this day four decades ago, colour television transmission was launched in India. Here is a look at the overnight decision, the backdrop against which it was made, and the companies that shipped the first television sets to Indian companies.
It comes after Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty said in a tweet that no “officials” from the state visited Delhi as claimed by Atishi on Saturday.
In a video message on Twitter, the Okhla MLA said demolition of the houses of a particular community just to harass them in the holy month of Ramadan on the pretext of an anti-encroachment drive will further spoil the atmosphere in the area.
TMC members are suspects in all the cases and the state police are mute spectators. We think Article 356 should be imposed in the state immediately," Adhikari said.
Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said that Eshwarappa and other accused should be immediately arrested and a case must be filed under corruption act.