Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP): News

28 Nov 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K votes in first election after losing special status

Polling began today in Jammu and Kashmir for the District Development Council (DDC), marking the first election since the former state was reorganized as a Union Territory last year.

23 Nov 2020


Kerala's 'draconian' law on offensive online posts put on hold

After inviting backlash with the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance, the state government on Monday decided to put the controversial law on hold.

23 Nov 2020


Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

18 Nov 2020

Tamil Nadu

Actor-politician Khushbu Sundar meets with accident; escapes unhurt

On Wednesday, actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar met with an accident when a tanker rammed into her vehicle in Tamil Nadu.

17 Nov 2020

Mehbooba Mufti

Amit Shah slams Gupkar Declaration; Mehbooba, Omar hit back

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Home Minister Amit Shah slammed the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), saying the "Gupkar Gang" has gone global and it wants foreign forces to meddle in Jammu and Kashmir's matters.

15 Nov 2020


Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM tomorrow

Nitish Kumar will become the Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced today after a meeting of its legislators.

15 Nov 2020


Nitish Kumar named Bihar CM at key NDA meeting

Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar is set to return for a fourth term as the Chief Minister of Bihar.

14 Nov 2020

West Bengal

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

Riding on election wins of this week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday made big changes, appointing newer faces as state in-charges and revoking power from a few.

13 Nov 2020


Bihar: Decision about CM left to NDA, says Nitish Kumar

JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, who suffered a major blow in the recently-conducted Bihar Assembly elections, declared he hasn't claimed the CM post and the decision will be taken by National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

11 Nov 2020


Dynasty politics biggest threat to democracy: Modi after Bihar win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed a sea of supporters at an event celebrating the victory of the National Democratic Alliance in the recent Bihar Assembly elections and several bypolls.

10 Nov 2020


Bihar election: RJD single-largest party; NDA maintains slight lead

The results of the 2020 Bihar election are yet to be declared.

10 Nov 2020


Bihar elections: NDA crosses half-way mark, BJP emerges single-largest party

A long-time dream of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was fulfilled on Tuesday after it emerged as the single-largest party in Bihar, where counting of votes began at 8 am.

09 Nov 2020

Narendra Modi

Four years after demonetization, cash in system at all-time high

Four years after the demonetization move was announced, not much has changed in terms of cash available in the Indian system. On the fortnight ending October 23, 2020, notes worth a staggering Rs. 26.19 lakh crore remained with the public, despite the government pushing for digital transactions.

03 Nov 2020

Amitabh Bachchan

FIR against Amitabh Bachchan, 'KBC' for hurting religious sentiments

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA in Maharashtra on Tuesday approached the police, seeking action against Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and the makers of television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 12, which the 78-year-old actor currently hosts.

02 Nov 2020


BJP leaders threaten violence over SS Rajamouli's 'RRR'

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli's upcoming movie RRR has landed into a major controversy.

BJP's vaccine promise in Bihar doesn't violate election code: EC

The Bharatiya Janata Party's promise of free COVID-19 vaccines in Bihar ahead of the state polls does not violate the election code, the Election Commission has held.

30 Oct 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Three BJP-members killed; "sacrifices won't be forgotten," says Nadda

Hours after three members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam by militants, party President JP Nadda on Friday said their sacrifices won't go in vain.

29 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

India can still become a $5 trillion economy: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is optimistic that India can still achieve the target of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024, despite being badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

27 Oct 2020


Facebook India policy head Ankhi Das quits after hate-speech row

On Tuesday, Ankhi Das stepped down as the head of Facebook's public policy in India, South Asia, and Central Asia.

26 Oct 2020


Amend or abandon GST: Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP-led Centre

Uddhav Thackeray, the disgruntled former ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), launched a sharp attack on the Centre on Sunday, saying that the GST system has failed and it should either be amended, or the old system should be brought back.

24 Oct 2020


Coronavirus: Devendra Fadnavis, BJP's Bihar poll campaign in-charge, tests positive

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

24 Oct 2020


Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav releases manifesto; hits at BJP's employment promise

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday released the party's poll manifesto, days before voting for the Bihar Assembly election is scheduled to commence.

22 Oct 2020


BJP's big Bihar promises: Free coronavirus vaccine; 19 lakh jobs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released manifesto for poll-bound Bihar. Among the big promises were free coronavirus vaccine for all and an assurance of 19 lakh jobs to seekers.

19 Oct 2020

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

Madhya Pradesh Indian National Congress (INC) chief Kamal Nath on Monday sought to clarify his controversial remarks against state Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Imarti Devi.

18 Oct 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Dhirendra Singh, main accused in Ballia shooting, arrested from Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday arrested Dhirendra Singh, the main accused in the Ballia shooting case.

17 Oct 2020


Sushant Singh Rajput's MLA cousin hospitalized in Patna

Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Bihar, Niraj Kumar Singh Bablu was on Thursday hospitalized in Patna after suffering from chest pain.

17 Oct 2020

Uttar Pradesh

UP: BJP leader shot dead, his colleague among three detained

A BJP leader was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district last night and three people, one a party colleague, were detained.

15 Oct 2020

Manoj Bajpayee

Anubhav Sinha accuses BJP of plagiarizing his rap song

Anubhav Sinha, the director of movies such as Mulk and Article 15, has called out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly plagiarizing his Bhojpuri rap song "Bambai Main Ka Ba," that was released last month.

14 Oct 2020

Farooq Abdullah

Mehbooba Mufti released, vows to take back what Delhi snatched

The Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and chief of Peoples' Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti, was released from detention late last night, more than a year after the abrogation of Article 370.

12 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Hours after resigning from Congress, Kushboo Sundar joins BJP

Congress has lost one of its most fiery spokespersons as actor-turned-politician Kushboo Sundar joined the rival BJP on Monday.

11 Oct 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Woman Congress worker thrashed in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria

A woman Congress leader was thrashed at an internal meeting of the party in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria.

11 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Tripura BJP MLAs camp in Delhi; demand CM's removal

At least seven MLAs of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura have camped in Delhi and are demanding the removal of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

08 Oct 2020

West Bengal

BJP workers marching to West Bengal secretariat clash with police

The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party's march to the state secretariat, Nabanna, turned violent on Thursday as BJP workers clashed with cops in Kolkata.

27 Sep 2020


Ahead of polls, former Bihar top cop joins JD(U)

Former Director General of Police (DGP) of Bihar, Gupteshwar Pandey, on Sunday joined the ruling Janata Dal (United).

27 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

BJP veteran and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh passes away

Jaswant Singh, one of the longest-serving parliamentarians of India and a founding member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), passed away at the age of 82, reports said on Sunday.

Akalis leave NDA; Sukhbir urges parties to unite against Centre

Sukhbir Singh Badal, the President of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), wants all political parties and farmer organizations to protest against the BJP-led Centre and force it to roll back three controversial farm Bills, that have triggered agitation.

26 Sep 2020

Vasundhara Raje

In BJP rejig, Ram Madhav, others replaced; Tejasvi Surya promoted

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced that it would replace senior leaders like Ram Madhav with fresh faces in a reshuffle of party posts.

18 Sep 2020


After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

The resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a member of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over farm laws has now sparked tensions in Haryana, another state governed by BJP. In the state, JJP's Dushyant Chautala is facing ire, with a call for his resignation growing louder.

16 Sep 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

Social media giant Facebook, already facing scrutiny in India for allegedly favoring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has now landed in a fresh soup after a former employee alleged that attempts were made to influence the 2020 Delhi Elections.

12 Sep 2020


Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row

A Delhi Assembly panel has summoned Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan amid allegations of inaction against politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over hate speech on the social media platform.