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The nature of Narendra Modi’s 2019 victory has brought him at par with India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. No PM since Nehru has com pleted a full term in the office with a single party majority and been re-elected with the same. This is symptomatic of a leader’s ability to successfully secure and regain …

Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar resigned from his post on Monday taking ‘moral responsibility’ for party’s poor performance in Lok Sabha elections in the state, days after the PM Modi-led NDA swept to power bagging 352 of 542 seats. “PCC chief has taken moral responsibility of the party’s performance and sent his resignation on May …

After the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) landslide victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi on a Thanksgiving visit on Monday. He marked his visit by offering prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple before heading to address party workers. Modi won the Varanasi parliamentary seat by a margin 4,79,505 votes, …

A BJP worker was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Sunday night in Bhatapara of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, days after the conclusion of the high-stake election that saw BJP making gains in the Trinamool Congress-ruled state The deceased identified as 24-year-old Chandan Shaw was shot dead by a group of assailants …

A former village head in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi who campaigned actively for Smriti Irani in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections was shot dead by unidentified assailants outside his house on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, police said. Smriti Irani, who thumped Rahul Gandhi in his pocket borough of Amethi, reached her constituency …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take oath for his second term at 7 pm on Thursday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. “The President will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of Union council of ministers on May 30 at 7 pm,” said a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan. …

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy, who played a crucial role in the party’s victory in Bengal, said on Sunday that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was only trying to grab headlines by talking of quitting as chief minister the day before. “It was a drama. Trinamool Congress (TMC) is all about Banerjee. Others …

Amid rumblings within the party after a disastrous performance in the Lok Sabha polls, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is said to have accused three senior leaders of placing their respective sons above the party while his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has alleged the entire top-brass left him alone to fight it out against Prime Minister …

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has said she is ready to sacrifice everything to safeguard the basic values of the country, as she thanked the people of Rae Bareli for re-electing her. In a letter addressed to the people of Rae Bareli, the Congress leader also thanked the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, which …

Andhra Pradesh’s chief minister-designate, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, on Sunday met Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Reddy said it would have been a “wonderful moment” for his YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) had the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) got only 250 seats. He added but the NDA won 353 seats. “So …

The political battle has been convincingly won. Now, the NDA government must take on — and win — the economic challenges staring the country in its face. The four major engines of the economy — private investment, exports, private consumption and now even public investment — have stalled or are sputtering. Irrespective of the data — notwithstanding growing …

If Prime Minister Modi’s 2014 mandate was India’s biggest in three decades, his 2019 re-election was an even bigger feat. Modi cruised to victory amid agrarian distress, youth unemployment, high-income inequality, anemic growth, a broken financial system and the promise of a basic income for 50 million of the country’s poorest families by the Congress, …