Articles about Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

As Modi visits Hyderabad today, KCR takes detour to Bengaluru

26 May 2022

Politics
As Modi visits Hyderabad today, KCR takes detour to Bengaluru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 20th annual celebrations at the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Joining BJP an option, AAP's strategy better than Congress: Patel

25 May 2022

Politics
Joining BJP an option, AAP's strategy better than Congress: Patel

Former Congress leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday said that joining the Gujarat's ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) barely months before the assembly elections, is still a possibility.

Presidential polls: BJP, Opposition parties begin preparations in full swing

24 May 2022

Politics
Presidential polls: BJP, Opposition parties begin preparations in full swing

With the presidential elections due in July, both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition parties have begun preparations in full swing.

Bihar: Nitish Kumar's caste census puts BJP on sticky wicket

23 May 2022

Politics
Bihar: Nitish Kumar's caste census puts BJP on sticky wicket

The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, announced on Monday that his government would soon begin work on a caste census after receiving views from all parties.

SP's Azam Khan says inspector in jail warned of 'encounter'

23 May 2022

Politics
SP's Azam Khan says inspector in jail warned of 'encounter'

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court last week, claimed that an inspector in the Sitapur jail had warned him of his encounter after release.

Shutting down madrassas, bringing UCC will benefit Muslims: Assam CM

23 May 2022

Politics
Shutting down madrassas, bringing UCC will benefit Muslims: Assam CM

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said shutting down madrassas (Islamic educational institutions) and implementing Uniform Civil Code would benefit Muslims.

Assam: After mob torches police station, homes of accused demolished

22 May 2022

India
Assam: After mob torches police station, homes of accused demolished

Bulldozers demolished the homes of "those who were involved in setting fire to the police station," police officers said, a day after a mob of 40 people set fire to a police station in Assam's Nagaon district over an alleged custodial death case of a local resident.

WB: BJP MP Arjun Singh's 'ghar wapsi,' joins TMC again

22 May 2022

Politics
WB: BJP MP Arjun Singh's 'ghar wapsi,' joins TMC again

West Bengal BJP vice-president and Barrackpore MP, Arjun Singh, on Sunday quit the saffron party and joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC).

MP: BJP worker arrested for 'killing' mentally challenged man

22 May 2022

Politics
MP: BJP worker arrested for 'killing' mentally challenged man

The Madhya Pradesh Police arrested Bharatiya Janata Party worker Dinesh Kushwaha on Saturday after he was seen on video assaulting a 65-year-old man with mental illness on suspicion of being a Muslim.

Congress doesn't want to be big daddy, Rahul Gandhi clarifies

21 May 2022

Politics
Congress doesn't want to be big daddy, Rahul Gandhi clarifies

Several opposition parties reportedly got upset with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's recent remark at the party's Udaipur Chintan Shivir that only the Congress alone can fight the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because regional parties lack ideology and a centralized approach.

Days after quitting Congress, Sunil Jakhar joins BJP: Details here

19 May 2022

Politics
Days after quitting Congress, Sunil Jakhar joins BJP: Details here

In another blow to the Congress, former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of party national president JP Nadda in Delhi.

J&K: SIT to probe Kashmiri Pandit's killing, says LG

15 May 2022

India
J&K: SIT to probe Kashmiri Pandit's killing, says LG

Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha termed Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat's recent killing in Budgam district as "premeditated."

Tripura: Manik Saha sworn-in as new CM, development tops agenda

15 May 2022

Politics
Tripura: Manik Saha sworn-in as new CM, development tops agenda

Manik Saha, the BJP's Tripura unit state president, took oath as Tripura's Chief Minister (CM) on Sunday, with development and law and order high on his agenda.

Tripura: Biplab Deb resigns, Manik Saha to be next CM

14 May 2022

Politics
Tripura: Biplab Deb resigns, Manik Saha to be next CM

Rajya Sabha MP Manik Saha will be the new chief minister of Tripura, replacing Biplab Deb, who resigned after four years in office on Saturday.

Mughal descendant, historians refute BJP MP's Taj Mahal land claim

14 May 2022

India
Mughal descendant, historians refute BJP MP's Taj Mahal land claim

Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy, who proclaims himself as a descendant of the Mughals, refuted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Diya Kumari's claim of Taj Mahal's land.

Delhi: Local markets shut to protest MLA Amanatullah Khan's arrest

13 May 2022

India
Delhi: Local markets shut to protest MLA Amanatullah Khan's arrest

Local markets in the Okhla Assembly constituency, represented by MLA Amanatullah Khan, remained closed on Friday in protest of his arrest.

Karnataka government takes ordinance route to enforce anti-conversion bill

12 May 2022

India
Karnataka government takes ordinance route to enforce anti-conversion bill

The government of Karnataka promulgated an ordinance to give effect to the anti-conversion bill on Thursday.

UP DGP Mukul Goel removed for 'neglecting duty, disobeying orders'

12 May 2022

India
UP DGP Mukul Goel removed for 'neglecting duty, disobeying orders'

Uttar Pradesh's Yogi Adityanath government on Wednesday removed the state's Director General of Police (DGP) Mukul Goel for "not taking interest in departmental work" and "disobeying orders."

Madhya Pradesh: Obscene dance program held at fair, official suspended

10 May 2022

India
Madhya Pradesh: Obscene dance program held at fair, official suspended

An obscene dance program organized at a fair in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur has prompted the state government to suspend the district's chief municipal officer (CMO).

HP: Interstate borders sealed after Khalistan flags found at Assembly

09 May 2022

India
HP: Interstate borders sealed after Khalistan flags found at Assembly

The Himachal Pradesh government has directed the state police department to seal all interstate borders or barriers of the hill state.

Karnataka: Setback for Congress as senior leader joins BJP

08 May 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Setback for Congress as senior leader joins BJP

Former Karnataka minister and Congress state vice-president Pramod Madhwaraj has resigned from the party alleging "political suffocation."

Karnataka: Congress demands probe into BJP MLA Yatnal's allegations

07 May 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Congress demands probe into BJP MLA Yatnal's allegations

The recent accusation by Karnataka BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal that he was offered the Karnataka chief minister post for Rs. 2,500 crore has sparked a political controversy.

President, vice-president elections: BJP banks on 'friendly' parties, chief ministers

07 May 2022

Politics
President, vice-president elections: BJP banks on 'friendly' parties, chief ministers

With the presidential elections due in July, political parties are intensifying their preparations to get their candidates elected.

BJP leader Tajinder Bagga's arrest: Dramatic events involving 3 states

06 May 2022

Politics
BJP leader Tajinder Bagga's arrest: Dramatic events involving 3 states

The arrest of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from his Delhi home on Friday morning has become increasingly spectacular as the day progressed.

Kolkata: Amit Shah to visit Sourav Ganguly's Behala residence today

06 May 2022

Politics
Kolkata: Amit Shah to visit Sourav Ganguly's Behala residence today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to West Bengal and is likely to call on BCCI President and former Indian men's cricket team skipper Sourav Ganguly on Friday.

WB: BJP worker found dead on brink of Shah's visit

06 May 2022

Politics
WB: BJP worker found dead on brink of Shah's visit

On the brink of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's arrival in Kolkata, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Thursday.

Modi's mimic Shyam Rangeela joins AAP for 'politics of work'

06 May 2022

Politics
Modi's mimic Shyam Rangeela joins AAP for 'politics of work'

Comedian Shyam Rangeela, who rose to fame with mimicry of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Rajasthan on Thursday.

Punjab Police arrests BJP leader Tajinder Bagga from Delhi

06 May 2022

Politics
Punjab Police arrests BJP leader Tajinder Bagga from Delhi

The Punjab Police on Friday arrested Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from his Delhi residence.

Ban on centuries-old tradition stirs controversy in Tamil Nadu

05 May 2022

India
Ban on centuries-old tradition stirs controversy in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu government's order regarding the prohibition on an almost 400-year-old religious ceremony in the Mayiladuthuria district has stirred tensions in the state.

Rahul Gandhi Nepal visit: Congress-BJP trade barbs over viral video

03 May 2022

Politics
Rahul Gandhi Nepal visit: Congress-BJP trade barbs over viral video

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's private trip to Nepal seems to have rubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the wrong way.

Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks leadership change, cabinet rejig rumors

02 May 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks leadership change, cabinet rejig rumors

Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Bengaluru late on Monday amid rumors of a leadership change in Karnataka ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections.

'End politics of hate': 108 former bureaucrats write to Modi

27 Apr 2022

Politics
'End politics of hate': 108 former bureaucrats write to Modi

An open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by 108 former bureaucrats has called for an end to the "politics of hate" practiced "assiduously" by governments of his Bharatiya Janata Party.

Hanuman Chalisa row: Ranas move Bombay HC to cancel FIRs

25 Apr 2022

India
Hanuman Chalisa row: Ranas move Bombay HC to cancel FIRs

Maharashtra independent MLA Ravi Rana and his wife, Amravati MP Navneet Rana, petitioned the Bombay High Court on Monday for the cancellation of FIRs against them.

Maharashtra Hanuman Chalisa row: Ranas sent to 14-day judicial custody

24 Apr 2022

India
Maharashtra Hanuman Chalisa row: Ranas sent to 14-day judicial custody

Maharashtra independent MLA Ravi Rana and his wife, Amravati MP Navneet Rana, were sent to 14-day judicial custody by Mumbai's Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Sunday.

Assam Police arrests Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani: Details here

21 Apr 2022

Politics
Assam Police arrests Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani: Details here

Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani was arrested by the Assam Police from the Palanpur Circuit House in Gujarat on Wednesday night.

Delhi BJP leader shot dead outside Mayur Vihar home

21 Apr 2022

Politics
Delhi BJP leader shot dead outside Mayur Vihar home

A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Delhi—identified as Jitu Choudhary (42)—was shot dead by unknown miscreants outside his house in Mayur Vihar late on Wednesday.

Karnataka: Cabinet reshuffle on cards after BJP chief Nadda's visit?

18 Apr 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Cabinet reshuffle on cards after BJP chief Nadda's visit?

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Monday hinted a cabinet reshuffle or expansion is likely to happen in the state.

Petition in SC over 'dangerous politics of bulldozers' targeting minorities

18 Apr 2022

India
Petition in SC over 'dangerous politics of bulldozers' targeting minorities

Islamic organization Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind (JUH) has petitioned the Supreme Court to prohibit using bulldozers to demolish houses of those suspected of involvement in criminal incidents and violence.

Delhi's Jahangirpuri violence: Police arrest 21 people; 2 minors apprehended

18 Apr 2022

India
Delhi's Jahangirpuri violence: Police arrest 21 people; 2 minors apprehended

The Delhi Police arrested 21 people on charges of rioting and unlawful assembly on Sunday, a day after communal clashes erupted in Delhi's Jahangirpuri.

SP chief Akhilesh's uncle Shivpal Yadav to join BJP soon?

15 Apr 2022

Politics
SP chief Akhilesh's uncle Shivpal Yadav to join BJP soon?

The political scene in Uttar Pradesh took a new turn on Friday.

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