Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP): News

15 Nov 2022


No alliance with Chirag Paswan until he apologizes: Pashupati Paras

Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party (RLJP) president and Union minister, Pashupati Paras, has dismissed reports of his party joining hands with his estranged nephew Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas).

15 Nov 2022

Gujarat Elections

Gujarat: Amit Shah says Bhupendra Patel is BJP's CM candidate

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has confirmed that Bhupendra Patel would "undoubtedly" remain Gujarat's chief minister when the saffron party secures a majority in the Gujarat Assembly elections next month.

14 Nov 2022

Satyendar Jain

Tihar Jail superintendent suspended over 'special treatment' to Satyendar Jain

The superintendent of Tihar Jail No. 7, Ajit Kumar, has been suspended after he was found to have committed "irregularities," reported PTI citing sources.

14 Nov 2022

Gujarat Elections

Gujarat: 6-time MLA rebels after being denied BJP ticket

Madhubhai Shrivastav—a six-time MLA from Waghodia in Vadodara, Gujarat, who won on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket in the previous Assembly elections—has rebelled after the ruling party declined to re-nominate him.

12 Nov 2022

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh records nearly 66% voter turnout as polling concludes

The fate of 412 candidates, including several renowned politicians, has been sealed in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.

12 Nov 2022


Congress unveils Gujarat poll manifesto, promises free electricity, unemployment grant

Congress on Saturday unveiled its manifesto for Gujarat polls that are scheduled on December 1 and 5.

12 Nov 2022

West Bengal

Nandigram: TMC minister makes objectionable remarks against President Droupadi Murmu

Trinamool Congress's (TMC) West Bengal minister Akhil Giri has come under severe criticism following his comment on India's President Droupadi Murmu's look.

Himachal Pradesh votes today to decide fate of 412 candidates

Single-phase polling for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections kicked-off on Saturday.

09 Nov 2022

Babri Masjid

Allahabad HC scraps plea against acquittal of Babri demolition accused

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday scrapped a plea that challenged the acquittal of 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case including BJP veterans LK Advani, Uma Bharti, MM Joshi, and Kalyan Singh, among others.

09 Nov 2022


Karnataka: Sunny Leone's photo on TET admit card, probe ordered

In a faux pas, the hall ticket of a candidate appearing for the Teacher's Eligibility Test (TET) in Karnataka was found bearing the photo of Bollywood actor Sunny Leone instead of the candidate.

09 Nov 2022

Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut gets bail in Patra Chawl scam

A Mumbai court on Wednesday granted bail to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in a money laundering case linked to the Patra Chawl land scam, ANI reported.

08 Nov 2022

Madhya Pradesh

'Chew tobacco, drink alcohol': BJP MP's bizarre 'water conservation' remarks

Janardan Mishra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Madhya Pradesh's Rewa, recently made some bizarre remarks regarding water conservation that have been turning heads.

Ahead of Himachal elections, 26 Congress leaders switch to BJP

As the state Assembly elections are inching closer in Himachal Pradesh, the competition appears to be skewing toward the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

07 Nov 2022

Congress Party

Karnataka: Congress leader triggers controversy over 'Hindu meaning' remarks

Karnataka Congress Working President Satish Laxmanrao Jarkiholi stoked a major controversy by saying the word "Hindu" has a vulgar meaning and did not originate in India but from Persian, NDTV reported.

Delhi liquor policy case: Manish Sisodia's aide to turn approver

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday petitioned a Delhi court to make Dinesh Arora, a businessman and aide of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, a government witness in the Delhi liquor policy case, NDTV reported.

PILs for ED probe against Hemant Soren not maintainable: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday set aside the Jharkhand High Court's order that upheld public interest litigation (PIL) for an investigation against Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren in the office-of-profit case.

Supreme Court declares 10% EWS quota as constitutionally valid

The Supreme Court on Monday held the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota as constitutionally valid, noting that it wasn't discriminatory and didn't alter the basic structure of the constitution.

06 Nov 2022


Toppling MVA government in Maharashtra was a revenge: Fadnavis

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Davendra Fadnavis said that the toppling of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra was "revenge" for a "betrayal" by Shiv Sena.

05 Nov 2022

Arvind Kejriwal

BJP offered to release minister if we quit Gujarat: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday made a big revelation regarding the Gujarat assembly elections.

MCD polls: Voting on December 4; results on December 7

State Election Commission (SEC) on Friday announced the schedule for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Bypolls underway in 7 constituencies of 6 states; Telangana tense

Bypolls are underway in seven constituencies of Bihar, Haryana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh on Thursday for electing legislators to the state Assembly.

03 Nov 2022

Gujarat Elections

Gujarat polls: Voting on December 1,5; counting on December 8

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Thursday that Gujarat will go to polls in two phases on December 1 and 5.

Congress party of raja-ranis: Amit Shah ahead of Himachal polls

Addressing a rally in Nadaun on Tuesday for the upcoming elections in Himachal Pradesh, Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah took a dig at the Congress calling it a party of rajas and ranis (kings and queens), referring to nepotism within the party.

02 Nov 2022

Tamil Nadu

TN: Chola King's birth anniversary celebrations will be state event

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to celebrate Raja Raja Chola's birth anniversary a government event every year on Thursday, India Today reported.

02 Nov 2022


Morbi bridge collapse: Contractor unqualified, prosecution tells court

In the Morbi bridge collapse case in Gujarat which killed 135 people, nine accused were presented before a court on Tuesday.

01 Nov 2022


Telangana: BJP, TRS clash just day ahead of Munugode bypoll

Multiple clashes erupted between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS)—recently renamed Bharat Rashtra Samithi—workers in Telangana in the last leg of campaigning for the Munugode bypoll.

01 Nov 2022

Arvind Kejriwal

'Ready to beg': Kejriwal says free yoga classes will continue

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Monday said their government's free yoga classes would be discontinued from Tuesday as Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) VK Saxena refused to approve its extension.

01 Nov 2022

Arvind Kejriwal

Morbi bridge collapse: Kejriwal demands Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel's resignation

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday demanded the immediate resignation of Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel over the Morbi bridge collapse on Sunday that killed 135 people and injured more than 170 others.

01 Nov 2022


Morbi bridge collapse: Civil hospital facelifted before PM Modi's visit?

Images of a facelift of Gujarat's Morbi civil hospital, where those injured in the suspension bridge collapse—which killed 135—are admitted, have surfaced ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to meet the victims of the tragedy on Tuesday.

31 Oct 2022


Morbi bridge collapse: Rajkot BJP MP loses 12 family members

Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) MP from Gujarat's Rajkot, lost 12 family members in the tragic suspension bridge collapse in Morbi on Sunday evening.

31 Oct 2022

Bridge Collapse

Gujarat: PM Modi cancels key event following Morbi bridge collapse

Following the tragic bridge collapse in Morbi, Gujarat, PM Narendra Modi canceled a key event with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in the state on Monday.

30 Oct 2022

Trinamool Congress

TMC, BJP spar over Bengal MLA's wife winning lottery

A significant lottery win by the wife of a ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Vivek Gupta in West Bengal has sparked a political row.

30 Oct 2022

Uniform Civil Code

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Uniform Civil Code that is heating Gujarat politics

The Gujarat government has decided to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state ahead of assembly polls.

29 Oct 2022

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal launches AAP's 'choose your chief minister' campaign for Gujarat

The National Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal announced on Saturday the launch of a crowdsourcing initiative to select the party's chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming Gujarat elections.

28 Oct 2022

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal formally writes to Modi amid 'Ganesh-Lakshmi on currency' row

Ahead of the Gujarat elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal once again reiterated his demand for the pictures of Hindu deities on the currency notes.

27 Oct 2022


Telangana horse trading: BJP leaders detained for 'buying' BRS MLAs

Three Bharatiya Janata Party leaders were detained in a midnight raid on the intervening night of October 26 and 27, when they were allegedly trying to execute a deal with Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in Telangana.

26 Oct 2022


MP: Dalit man, parents shot dead for harassing neighbor's wife

A man belonging to a dominant caste along with five of his kin are accused of shooting dead his neighbor and parents, belonging to the Dalit community, on allegations of harassing his wife in Devran village of Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

26 Oct 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

Gandhi loyalist Mallikarjun Kharge officially takes charge as Congress president

Veteran Congressman Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday took over reins of the Congress Party as its first non-Gandhi President in over two decades.