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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which retained power at the Centre and recorded historical electoral gains by winning four Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, is now looking at consolidation in the state by poaching the erstwhile ally Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders. The ruling party at the Centre is also eyeing the disgruntled TDP members of Andhra Pradesh. While many senior …

A combative Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday vowed to fight the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) every inch of the way and attempted to talk up the morale of his party’s newly elected parliamentarians, saying they had emerged triumphant from a fight that had every institution of the country ranged against them. His mother and …

The BJP will send 10 lakh postcards with “Jai Shri Ram” written on them to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a party leader said Saturday, in a move likely to add salt to the ruling TMC’s wounds after a bruising performance in Lok Sabha polls. “We have decided to send 10 lakh postcards with …

On May 5, en route to Chandigarh, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah told this writer that he expected his party to win around 23 seats in West Bengal and 63 seats in Uttar Pradesh. He added that some in his own party thought he was off his mind to predict these numbers. On May …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met BJP patriarch Lal Krishna Advani on Friday, a day after the party’s huge victory in the Lok Sabha election, and acknowledged the senior leader’s contributions in a tweet. “Called on respected Advani Ji. The BJP’s successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a …

Leaders of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress accused by BJP’s Amit Shah of orchestrating violence during his Kolkata roadshow on Wednesday struck back at the BJP boss with what they said, was video evidence to establish the BJP’s complicity in the violence and vandalism of the bust of renowned Bengal reformer, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. “Mr. Amit …

The campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to win back Gorakhpur; a bastion it lost after three decades to the SP-BSP alliance in the March 2018 Lok Sabha by-poll, is as much about rallies and road shows by party’s big leaders as about taking care of “chhoti-chhoti baatein (small things)”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, …

Supremely confident of wresting power from the Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has decided to shift from Hyderabad to Amaravati, the new capital region, two days ahead of the declaration of results on May 23. The assembly elections in the state took place on April 11. …

BJP’s Bengal unit general secretary and Lok Sabha candidate from Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district Sayantan Basu on Monday reported that party workers will resort to counter violence to thwart ruling Trinamool Congress if the central forces do not play their role in the seventh and last phase of elections on May 19. “If the …

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel spoke to Vinod Sharma in Bhopal, where he was campaigning for senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, about the Congress’s in his state, the impact polls there have on neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, and the development challenges facing his administration.  The Congress’s performance in states where it is in a direct fight with the …

Hours after AAP convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that it wasn’t easy to score AAP lawmakers, his party’s Gandhi Nagar MLA Anil Bajpai jumped ship and joined the BJP. Kejriwal’s comments were in response to BJP leader Vijay Goel claiming that 14 AAP MLAs were in touch with the BJP. Bajpai is …

The battle among the BJP and the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal’s Asansol and beyond reached the Election Commission in Delhi with the two parties blaming each other for poll violence in the fourth phase of voting. There were several reports of clashes in the early hours of polling. In Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency, news …