Bharatiya Janata Party

Founded on 6th April 1980 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani, Bharatiya Janata Party works on the ideology of ‘’integral humanism’’. After winning the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with clear majority, Narendra Modi was elected as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The party also has its ideological and organisational roots to RSS, a prominent Hindu nationalist group.

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Manoj Tiwari plays cricket; faces allegations of violating lockdown

25 May 2020

Manoj Tiwari plays cricket; faces allegations of violating lockdown

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari has come under fire for violating lockdown guidelines after he was seen playing a game of cricket in Sonipat, Haryana.

'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

25 May 2020

'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma-produced web series Paatal Lok continues to spark controversies.

Samajwadi Party leader, son, shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

19 May 2020

Samajwadi Party leader, son, shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

The cold-blooded murders of a Samajwadi Party leader and his son in Uttar Pradesh sent shockwaves in Sambhal district, where the incident happened.

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

29 Apr 2020

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

Claiming that religious minorities aren't being treated well in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday urged the Donald Trump administration to label it as a "country of particular concern".

Controversy over Hindu posters in Jamshedpur; VHP to distribute more

28 Apr 2020

Controversy over Hindu posters in Jamshedpur; VHP to distribute more

In Jharkhand's Jamshedpur, a huge controversy started after some fruit sellers put up posters declaring their shops as "Hindu ones".

Ajaz Khan of 'Bigg Boss' fame arrested over communal remarks

18 Apr 2020

Ajaz Khan of 'Bigg Boss' fame arrested over communal remarks

The Mumbai Police on Saturday arrested actor Ajaz Khan for his objectionable comments on social media, according to reports.

I'm not Zaira Wasim: Babita Phogat, after tweets spark controversy

17 Apr 2020

I'm not Zaira Wasim: Babita Phogat, after tweets spark controversy

Wrestler Babita Phogat, who joined Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019, slammed her critics on Twitter this morning after one of her posts regarding Tablighi Jamaat sparked a controversy.

Alka Lamba questions Yogeshwar Dutt's parentage in ugly Twitter spat

06 Apr 2020

Alka Lamba questions Yogeshwar Dutt's parentage in ugly Twitter spat

Congress leader Alka Lamba and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt got into an ugly Twitter spat on Monday.

Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan takes oath as CM

23 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan takes oath as CM

Bharatiya Janata Party's Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on Monday evening.

Varun Gandhi demands action against UP officials seen leading procession

23 Mar 2020

Varun Gandhi demands action against UP officials seen leading procession

As the entire nation observed a curfew on Sunday, two officials in Uttar Pradesh sparked controversy after they were seen leading a procession in a viral video.

After MP CM Kamal Nath's resignation, rebel MLAs join BJP

21 Mar 2020

After MP CM Kamal Nath's resignation, rebel MLAs join BJP

After triggering the fall of the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, 22 rebel MLAs in the state joined the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Congress living in denial: Jyotiraditya Scindia after joining BJP

11 Mar 2020

Congress living in denial: Jyotiraditya Scindia after joining BJP

Leaving his party of 18 years, former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia formally joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday and soon launched a scathing attack on Congress.

MP government crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress; meets PM Modi

10 Mar 2020

MP government crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress; meets PM Modi

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, long viewed as a rival to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Tuesday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Madhya Pradesh CM to rejig Cabinet as Ministers resign

10 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh CM to rejig Cabinet as Ministers resign

The Madhya Pradesh government seems to be in peril after 19 MLAs tendered their resignation.

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

07 Mar 2020

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

The ban on two Malayalam channels, Asianet News and Media One, was lifted on Saturday, ahead of the stipulated 48-hour window.

Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

01 Mar 2020

Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that those who want to "divide the nation" should fear the presence of the National Security Guard (NSG).

Right-wing activist threatens to kill teenager who raised pro-Pakistan slogans

24 Feb 2020

Right-wing activist threatens to kill teenager who raised pro-Pakistan slogans

A right-wing activist has announced a bounty of Rs. 10 lakh on a Bengaluru student booked for raising pro-Pakistan slogans at a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Bengaluru recently.

Veerappan's daughter joins BJP, says PM Modi's schemes impressed her

23 Feb 2020

Veerappan's daughter joins BJP, says PM Modi's schemes impressed her

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has inducted an interesting name into its fold — the daughter of slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan.

Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death

19 Feb 2020

Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death

A day after noted Bengali actor and Trinamool member Tapas Pal breathed his last, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the Centre, led by Bharatiya Janata Party, for it.

Sonam Kapoor slams RSS chief, calls him foolish

17 Feb 2020

Sonam Kapoor slams RSS chief, calls him foolish

On Sunday, right-wing volunteer organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)'s chief Mohan Bhagwat stirred controversy, after he said that the cases of divorce are more prevalent in educated and affluent families. He argued that education and wealth bring along arrogance, which destroy families.

Assam to convert state-run madrassas, Sanskrit centers into regular schools

13 Feb 2020

Assam to convert state-run madrassas, Sanskrit centers into regular schools

The Assam government plans to shut all state-run madrassas and Sanskrit 'tols' (centers of learning), state Finance and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.

Delhi election highlights: Who won and who lost?

11 Feb 2020

Delhi election highlights: Who won and who lost?

As the counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly elections began earlier today, it became evident that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party was set to win.

After exit polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets AAP leaders

09 Feb 2020

After exit polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets AAP leaders

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called a meeting of senior leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party after the exit polls for the Assembly elections were announced.

Exit polls: AAP almost set to retain Delhi

08 Feb 2020

Exit polls: AAP almost set to retain Delhi

On Saturday, Delhi voted for the 2020 Assembly elections and the exit polls are out.

High-pitched campaign for Delhi Elections ends. It's voters' turn now!

07 Feb 2020

High-pitched campaign for Delhi Elections ends. It's voters' turn now!

Noisy loudspeakers, shouty pamphlets, and divisive statements by politicians took over Delhi in the last couple of weeks, but all of that has now come to an end.

Suicide bombers being trained at Shaheen Bagh: BJP's Giriraj Singh

06 Feb 2020

Suicide bombers being trained at Shaheen Bagh: BJP's Giriraj Singh

Adding to the long list of hateful comments that Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have made about Shaheen Bagh, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Thursday said the protest site has become a breeding ground for suicide bombers.

New low: Kejriwal's daughter on BJP calling him a 'terrorist'

05 Feb 2020

New low: Kejriwal's daughter on BJP calling him a 'terrorist'

The Bharatiya Janata Party has invited the fury of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's daughter Harshita. The 24-year-old is quite angry that leaders of the saffron party called her father a terrorist, but she is confident that people of Delhi will re-elect Kejriwal as the CM on February 11.

Parvesh Verma calls Rajiv Gandhi 'Rajiv Feroze Khan' in Parliament

03 Feb 2020

Parvesh Verma calls Rajiv Gandhi 'Rajiv Feroze Khan' in Parliament

Mere days after he made controversial remarks about Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protests, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Parvesh Verma referred to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as "Rajiv Feroze Khan."

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman reveals three themes of Budget

01 Feb 2020

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman reveals three themes of Budget

As she rose to present her second Union Budget today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the budget for the financial year of 2020-21 revolves around three themes: Aspirational India, Economic development for All, and building a Caring society.

BJP releases Delhi poll manifesto; here are the highlights

31 Jan 2020

BJP releases Delhi poll manifesto; here are the highlights

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released its poll manifesto for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

Narendra Modi, Nathuram Godse share same ideology, says Rahul Gandhi

30 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi, Nathuram Godse share same ideology, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows the same ideology as Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.

I'm diabetic, risked life for country: Labeled 'terrorist', Kejriwal replies

30 Jan 2020

I'm diabetic, risked life for country: Labeled 'terrorist', Kejriwal replies

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party for calling him a "terrorist" and reminded of his "sacrifices" for the country.

Goa NSUI wants Salman banned after actor snatches fan's phone

29 Jan 2020

Goa NSUI wants Salman banned after actor snatches fan's phone

After a video of Bollywood actor Salman Khan snatching a fan's phone away went viral, the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has demanded a ban on the 54-year-old actor in Goa.

Courtesy EC, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma removed as BJP's star-campaigners

29 Jan 2020

Courtesy EC, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma removed as BJP's star-campaigners

Two leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Singh Verma, have been removed as star-campaigners on the order of Election Commission for giving controversial speeches.

For communal tweets, Kapil Mishra banned from campaigning for 48-hours

25 Jan 2020

For communal tweets, Kapil Mishra banned from campaigning for 48-hours

Known for spewing venom and passing communal remarks, Bharatiya Janata Party's Kapil Mishra was on Saturday banned from campaigning for 48 hours by the Election Commission.

Indian women politicians face more online abuse than US/UK counterparts

24 Jan 2020

Indian women politicians face more online abuse than US/UK counterparts

A recent study on online abuse has revealed the shocking reality of how women politicians in India are targeted on Twitter.

BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya can identify immigrants "because they eat poha"

24 Jan 2020

BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya can identify immigrants "because they eat poha"

Of the many talents Bharatiya Janata Party's Kailash Vijayvargiya has, recognizing people from their eating habits is perhaps the best one.

Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

23 Jan 2020

Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

With an aim to criticize the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), "reconnect" with masses, and shed light on the economic failures of the current regime, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will soon begin a yatra, an HT report said.

Chanting 'Azadi' slogan during protests qualifies as treason: Yogi Adityanath

23 Jan 2020

Chanting 'Azadi' slogan during protests qualifies as treason: Yogi Adityanath

Over the last few days, the azadi slogan has dominated the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, but Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called it an act of treason and warned his government will file sedition charges against the miscreants.

Karnataka: BJP MLA says Muslims keep weapons in mosques

22 Jan 2020

Karnataka: BJP MLA says Muslims keep weapons in mosques

An MLA of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sparked a fresh controversy by saying that Muslims store weapons inside mosques, and rarely pray there.