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
The Coromandel Express, the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, carrying close to 2,000 passengers cumulatively, and a goods train were involved in a derailment-collision accident near Bahanagar Bazar station in the eastern state on Friday night
Party president J P Nadda posted a tweet to this effect and expressed his pain at the devastating accident.
These remarks were made by Gandhi, who is in the US for a three-city US tour, on Thursday at a reception hosted for him by eminent Indian American Frank Islam.
Speaking to journalists at the National Press Club in Washington on Wednesday evening in the US, Gandhi said when asked about India's stance on the issue, “We have a relationship with Russia. We have had a relationship with Russia. We have certain dependencies on Russia. So I would have a very similar stance as the government of India…At the end of the day, we have to also look out for our interests.”
Addressing 'Times Network India Economic Conclave', Gadkari further said the government has done good work for the country's development in the last nine years.
Addressing a press conference, BJP leader and former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Gandhi's claim of spreading the message of love amid alleged hatred is merely an excuse for him as his priority is to spread hate against India's development under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership.
A repeat of the RJD-JDU-Congress’s 2015 election victory in 2024 is BJP's big fear in Bihar. But it is a Lok Sabha election and the Modi factor matters for voters. Moreover, BJP is assiduously cultivating caste groups distinct from its rival's social coalition for a reverse polarisation, similar to what stumped SP-BSP in UP in 2019
Responding to questions from the moderator and the audiences at an event at the Silicon Valley Campus of the University of California in Santa Cruz on Tuesday, Gandhi said he can clearly see "vulnerabilities" in the BJP.
Speaking at an event in Santa Clara, California on Tuesday, Gandhi said the BJP and the RSS are controlling all the instruments of politics in India.
The Congress on Monday said the two leaders have agreed to the party's "proposal" and will fight the upcoming assembly elections unitedly, having left all issues to be resolved by the high command.
Chris Wood, in his GREED & fear newsletter, praises Prime Minister Modi's emphasis on physical infrastructure development.
Expressing doubts about the ruling Congress implementing guarantees fully, as promised, the former CM said, their true colours will be exposed in a few days.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is well entrenched but he faces distinct disadvantages heading into the elections. There is growing fatigue over his continuance, rampant factionalism in the party, and the Congress is trying to use allegations of corruption like in Karnataka to turn public mood against the BJP
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks on nine-years of the government. Watch!
A delegation led by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge will be calling on President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday morning regarding the situation in the state, according to party general secretary Jairam Ramesh.
Accusing Modi of not addressing important issues, the grand old party asserted that it will continue to play the role of a responsible opposition and hold the government accountable for its actions.
Nine years of the Modi government can be considered to be excellent years for the economy and people of India. Despite the worst pandemic of the century, in these nine years, India’s international standing has also improved significantly, not only in terms of ranking in GDP but also in terms of cooperation with other countries, both rich and poor
Assam CM Himanta’s promise to lift the draconian AFSPA law, which gives legal immunity to armed forces and left a trail of bloodshed and injustice in its wake, heralds a new dawn for the Northeast’s biggest state. Improvements in Assam’s security situation led to this. Divisive political rhetoric mustn’t create new faultlines for re-emergence of violence
Aavin is giving Rs 32 to Rs 34 a litre as procurement price, while Amul is offering Rs 36 per a litre, Anbumani Ramadoss has said, pushing for higher prices
The new Parliament building can seat 888 members in the Lok Sabha and 300 in the Rajya Sabha chamber. So is a fresh delimitation exercise in the works? With this, as many as eleven states may improve their heft in Parliament while nine others could slide a bit
In the wind energy sector, most of the manufacturers are actually exporting all their products. I'll do away with the LMM for wind energy if this continues, said Union minister for power and renewable energy RK Singh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the new Parliament building on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters in Solapur, around 400 km from here, Fadnavis said although the opposition parties are coming together only to oppose PM Modi, people have faith in him.
The Kukis of violence-hit Manipur share an ethnic bond with the Mizos and this has put the BJP Mizoram unit on a weak wicket. BJP’s plans of wooing ethnic minorities isn’t making headway. But if the elections throw up a hung assembly, and BJP has a respectable seat count, it could still play kingmaker
Pushed to a corner, holier-than-thou Arvind Kejriwal has stepped up efforts to find allies. But the BJP-AAP war can work several ways: Bring opposition closer or reduce Kejriwal’s brand equity for supping with “corrupt” forces or gift Kejriwal a narrative of victimisation. What’s clear is that BJP sees AAP as a threat, even if only in the distant future