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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 […]

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 […]