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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 […]

Rs 384 Crore Donated To Political Parties Without PAN Details, Says Report: 10 Facts

A huge number of donations to political parties came from unknown sources over the last four years — a practice the Election Commission has been trying to discourage. More than 3,000 donations in this period came without donors’ details like Permanent Account Number (PAN) or addresses, said the Delhi-based think tank, Association of Democratic Rights or ADR, in a report. Political parties are required to submit details of donors who […]

BJP's 3 years under Amit Shah: Master strategist has done his boss proud, but party is taking on shades of Congress

Last week, Narendra Modi didn’t mince words to BJP MPs as he welcomed Amit Shah to Parliament for his first term in the Rajya Sabha. Lashing out at truant lawmakers who have embarrassed the government on at least three occasions during the just concluded Monsoon Session, he warned, “Amit Shahji ke (Parliament mein) aane se aap ke mauj-masti ke din samaapt ho gaye hain.’’ In other words, with Shah’s entry into Parliament, […]

Nitish Kumar resigns in fatal blow to Grand Alliance, may return as Bihar CM with BJP support

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar resigned on Wednesday, virtually torpedoing the so-called Grand Alliance and setting up a possible new ruling partnership with the Bharatiya Janata Party. (LIVE UPDATES) Kumar’s surprise decision came hours after ally Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad ruled out the resignation of his son and deputy chief minister Tejashwi, who is facing an investigation over an alleged land-for-hotels scandal. Within minutes of Kumar’s announcement, Prime Minister […]

Ravi Shankar Prasad stirs controversy, says Muslims don't vote for BJP, but govt gave them sanctity

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said Muslims do not vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party, but the government has given them “proper sanctity”. While speaking at the Mindmine Summit here, Prasad said: “We have got 13 chief ministers of our own. We are ruling the country. Have we victimised any Muslim gentleman working in the industry or service? Have we dismissed them? We don’t get Muslim votes. I […]

BJP only cares about protecting cows, not women suffering from atrocities: Jaya Bachchan

Expressing anguish over a BJP’s youth wing leader Yogesh Varshney’s comments offering a reward of Rs 11 lakh for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s head, Samajwadi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan on Wednesday said that the saffron party was keen on protecting cows but not women. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on the issue, the actress-turned politician said very aggressive steps have to be taken for protection of […]

BJP’s hypocrisy is that in UP cow is mummy, but yummy in Northeast: Asaduddin Owaisi

Slamming the Uttar Pradesh government’s crackdown against slaughterhouses in the state, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Assaduddin Owaisi highlighted BJP’s hypocrisy on Saturday saying in Uttar Pradesh cow is mummy but in the Northeast it’s yummy, as quoted by news agency ANI. His remarks come in the backdrop of the UP government’s decision to shut down illegal slaughter houses in the state, although critics point out that the move is […]

Modi’s ‘Mission 150’ in Gujarat: Can BJP replicate UP win in PM’s home turf?

Riding on the huge success in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now gearing up for one of its most prestigious electoral battle — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat — due at the end of this year. The BJP has ruled the state since 1998, a feat that has helped Modi’s rise to power as the Prime Minister of India. The duo of […]