BJP

Caste, communalism and coup

Jawed Naqvi, Delhi,

There were at least two occasions in recent memory when the exultation on Indian TV channels was telling.Gen Musharraf staged a military coup in Pakistan and at about the  same time, in India, then prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee was heading for the majestic British-built presidential palace for a swearing-in ceremony of his newly elected government.

BJP’s loss, Third Front’s gain

For the BJP, its breakup with the BJD will erode its bargaining power with other NDA allies

Rakhi Chakrabarty Delhi, Hardnews

The 11-year-old alliance between the BJP and the Biju Janata Dal snapped on Saturday. This could well be the game-changer, as CPM general secretary Prakash Karat put it.

For one, it makes the going for BJP tough and dims hopes for the NDA to come to power at the Centre. But, it has helped resurrect the idea of a Third Front.

‘Despite Karnataka loss, BJP gained public sympathy’

Known for his expertise in psephology, the BJP leader noted that the sympathy factor would help the BJP immensely in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Mounting a counter offensive on the Congress-JD(S) combine, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao, who was recently elected to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, said on Wednesday that the Karnataka Assembly election verdict was not against Bharatiya Janata Party.

BJP holds national office bearers meeting

The meeting will discuss organisational and political issues, preparations for the party for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and Assembly Elections that are slated to take place in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan by the end of this year

Two days after the completion of voting in the Karnataka Assembly Elections, a meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national office bearers and state presidents began on Monday. Organisational and political issues, along with preparations for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections were discussed in the meeting. 

I may become PM if Congress wins 2019 Lok Sabha polls, says Rahul Gandhi

AICC president Rahul Gandhi today said that the BJP is unlikely to form the next government at the Centre and indicated that in the event of Congress coming back to power, he could be the next Prime Minister.

Speaking at ‘Samruddha Bharat,’ an independent platform to promote liberal, secular and republican values, he said if the Opposition, led by the Congress, joins hands in the next Lok Sabha elections in 2019, the BJP will be wiped out. “Besides, it is next to impossible that Narendra Modi can become Prime Minister again. It is already showing on his face,” he said.