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‘An expel Bengalis campaign’: Opposing NRC in Assam, Mamata makes her strongest identity pitch yet

In Assam, the final draft of the National Registrar of Citizens was published on Monday, putting in doubt the citizenship status of more than 4 million people. While the exercise will obviously have a significant effect in Assam itself, the politics of the NRC has also spilled over into neighbouring West Bengal where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took it up as an issue of Bengali identity. The move will help […]

India Kashmir: BJP pulls out of controversial alliance

The chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, has resigned after the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit a coalition with her party. The BJP said the three-year alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had become “untenable” in the wake of increasing violence. The PDP’s decision to ally with the BJP had been seen as controversial. Its time in power was marked […]

Karnataka tussle: SC to resume hearing on Congress' plea over Guv's decision to invite BJP to form govt today

Amid high political drama, the Supreme Court on Friday will resume its hearing on Congress’ plea regarding Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government in their state. The apex court will also hear senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani’s petition to have an urgent hearing on the same. While the elections in Karnataka witnessed a lot of two-and-fro allegations filled with jibes between Prime Minister […]

It's 14 losses, 2 wins since 2014 elections for BJP: Saffron party's losing streak continues in Lok Sabha Bypolls except victory in Vadodara, Shahdo

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday suffered massive electoral defeat in Lok Sabha bypolls on three seats in two Hindi heartland states – Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. According to the latest information, the Samajwadi Party candidates have snatched two crucial parliamentary constituencies – Gorakhpur and Phulpur – from the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. In Bihar, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) managed to retain the Araria Lok Sabha seat vacated […]

'Why is the PM silent on Padmaavat?'

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s most outspoken member of Parliament has implored Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak out on the Padmaavat controversy. “Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are being criticised for not coming out to openly condemn the protests against Padmaavat. But why must we in the entertainment industry be expected to take a stand on political issues when the honourable prime minister is quiet?” asks Shatrughan Sinha. “Mr […]

According to me, Modi, Hegde, Amit Shah are not Hindus: Prakash Raj Hits out at PM, BJP

“They say I’m anti-Hindu… No. I am anti-Modi, I am anti-Hegde, I am anti-Amit Shah. And according to me, they’re not Hindus.” With these words, Prakash Raj is once again in the eye of a storm. The actor was part of a panel discussion at the India Today South Conclave on Thursday, moderated by India Today anchor Rahul Kanwal. Along with him on the stage were actor Vishal, director Sasidharan […]

CLAMORWORLD SPECIAL : Lessons From Gujarat Elections For BJP

The Gujarat election results is all about anti-climax. BJP has won majority and the question is about how many seats it has lost. Congress has lost the elections but the chat is about how many seats they have gained. Yes indeed this is the changed dynamics that BJP needs to take into consideration going forward. There are some in the political circles who use terms like anti-incumbency and pro-cumbency to […]

Exit Poll 2017: BJP To Win Gujarat, Says Poll Of Exit Polls With 115 Of 182 Seats

Exit Poll 2017: BJP To Win Gujarat, Says Poll Of Exit Polls With 115 Of 182 Seats The BJP will win Gujarat with 115 of 182 seats, according to an aggregate of exit polls, after a campaign that was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his home state. Gujarat has 182 seats; the BJP will get 115 seats, exactly the number it won last time, says the aggregated forecast. […]

Gujarat election a fight between development and dynasty: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a dig at the Congress, calling the Gujarat elections a fight between ‘development and dynasty,’ adding that development politics will triumph over family rule. “This election is between development and dynasty. Development will win, and dynasty will lose,” PM Modi said in an address to BJP workers at his ‘Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan’ in the state capital, Gandhinagar. In an all-out attack, the PM […]

Black money: BJP gets 81% income from unknown sources, Congress 71%; why chase only common man?

None of the steps the Narendra Modi government has taken so far to check black money are convincing enough unless the rock bed of black money generation is destroyed — opaque political funding. This is what helps the idea of illicit money to take birth and flourish. Political parties need money to operate and netas need it to make their family fortunes. For ages, tax cheats have been feeding politicians […]