politics

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.

Sonia, Rahul should apologise to country for defaming Hindus globally: BJP

The BJP said on Tuesday that Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and party president Rahul Gandhi will have to apologise to the Hindu community of India for defaming them globally and taking Hindus for granted.

Addressing a press conference, party’s spokesperson Sambit Patra and GVL Narasimha Rao said, “BJP has demanded apology from Sonia and Rahul (on behalf of) the country for coining the term ‘Hindu terrorism’ and ‘saffron terrorism.’”

Yashwant Sinha lambasts Modi govt, asks BJP MPs to speak up

Sinha said that after spending four years in power and presenting five budgets, the BJP government has used up all the opportunity to show results

Lamenting that after completing four years of their rule at the Centre, the NDA government has lost its way and the confidence of the voters, rebel BJP leader and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday called on party MPs to “speak up and save democracy and the country.”

Reporting in a post-truth world

Ever since Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, those aligned with his ideology have been openly derisive of journalists they say oppose the BJP. All kinds of invectives have been hurled at journalists, including the coinage of “presstitutes”. Journalists’ credibility was damaged methodically by alleging lack of objectivity in their writing.