Amit Shah wants a repeat of Tripura in Kerala. Here’s why he can’t

Amit Shah wants a repeat of Tripura in Kerala. Here’s why he can’t

2018-03-03T19:05:48+00:00 On

BJP President Amit Shah is not a very expressive person, but the relief and happiness on his face during the party’s regular press conference today was hard to miss. Among the questions asked of Shah was whether today marks the ‘golden period’…

“Listen to the Church” – Congress appeals to Nagaland voters

“Listen to the Church” – Congress appeals to Nagaland voters

2018-02-26T13:58:08+00:00 On

The Congress Party’s star campaigner for the upcoming elections in Nagaland, Gaurav Gogoi has once again appealed to the voters to listen to the advice of the Church when they go to polling station tomorrow. Asked what was the Congress Party’s stategy…

Rajput Karni sena threatens Gujarat-like stir over reservations, Padmavati

Rajput Karni sena threatens Gujarat-like stir over reservations, Padmavati

2018-01-08T18:23:31+00:00 On

The apparent success of Hardik Patel-led campaign for reservations seems to be emboldening other groups to start similar campaigns. Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which was in the news for threatening have artists associated with the film Padmavati beheaded, has now warned the…

Maharashtra violence: BJP fears a repeat of Gujarat episode

Maharashtra violence: BJP fears a repeat of Gujarat episode

2018-01-08T18:34:51+00:00 On

BJP leaders have expressed worries that the Maharashtra Bandh called by Dalit organizations and some political parties in the state could be part of a political conspiracy by opposition parties to achieve a caste-based polarization in the state similar to what was…

Akhilesh Yadav supports reservation for Patels, upper castes

Akhilesh Yadav supports reservation for Patels, upper castes

2017-12-19T16:39:38+00:00 On

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has suggested extending reservation benefits not only to Patels, but to all forward communities as well. “Do a census and give everyone reservation according to their population. Nobody will be angry,” Yadav said, when asked about how…

Subramanian Swamy lashes out against threats to Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Subramanian Swamy lashes out against threats to Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

2017-11-17T12:16:53+00:00 On

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has come out strongly against right wing activists making violent threats against artists involved with the film Padmavati, saying that he could approach the courts if such threats continue. “In a democracy, everyone has the right to protest,…

Katju says SP will defeat BJP in UP Elections; Demonetization, Akhilesh to aid

Katju says SP will defeat BJP in UP Elections; Demonetization, Akhilesh to aid

2017-02-22T07:09:37+00:00 On

Former Supreme Court judge and a keen observer of Indian politics, Markandey Katju has predicted a win for the Samajwadi Party led by Akhilesh Yadav in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. BJP, which is seen as a strong contender by many,…

Mayawati warns Muslims: Akhilesh vs Mulayalam will bring BJP to power

Mayawati warns Muslims: Akhilesh vs Mulayalam will bring BJP to power

2017-02-22T07:09:37+00:00 On

Bahujan Samaj Party leader Kumari Mayawati has warned Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh against continuing to vote for Samajwadi Party, claiming that the current fight between SP leader Mulayam Singh and his son Akhilesh would split their votes in two. “I urge…

Smriti Irani overtakes Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone in search volumes

Smriti Irani overtakes Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone in search volumes

2016-02-26T12:50:37+00:00 On

It’s perhaps not something that Smriti Irani expected when she was working as a television artist, but the Union Human Resource Development minister has overtaken top Bollywood heroines as far as online search interest is concerned, a day after her emotional speech…

BJP to triple Kerala vote share as Hindus leave Congress in droves – prepoll survey

BJP to triple Kerala vote share as Hindus leave Congress in droves – prepoll survey

2016-02-18T19:33:05+00:00 On

A survey conducted by Asianet News and C-FORE polling agency ahead of upcoming assembly elections has revealed a dramatic shift of Hindu votes away from the Congress-led United Democratic Front towards the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP is set to triple its…

‘Hindu unity’ not working, BJP goes after Christians in Kerala

‘Hindu unity’ not working, BJP goes after Christians in Kerala

2016-02-09T10:36:21+00:00 On

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which has been struggling to break into the two-front political scenario in Kerala for over a decade seems to have decided to move away from ‘Hindu unity’ plank and on to ‘development politics’ after the Left Front put…

Chandy imbroglio offers Sonia Gandhi a chance to set communal equations right, counter BJP

Chandy imbroglio offers Sonia Gandhi a chance to set communal equations right, counter BJP

2016-01-28T15:00:19+00:00 On

With a vigilance court directing the filing of a First Information Report against Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi may move to address some of the nagging concerns about ‘communal imbalance’ in the state government. Almost ever since the…

The hotspot of communal violence in India is not where you think it is

The hotspot of communal violence in India is not where you think it is

2016-02-09T13:07:51+00:00 On

Incidents of communal violence increased this year compared to 2014, according to numbers from the Home Ministry. Adjusted for population, Karnataka saw the highest level of such incidents, while Madhya Pradesh showed the highest growth over 2014. Total number of such incidents…

General Elections 2014: Minority consolidation to help Congress retain Kerala seats

General Elections 2014: Minority consolidation to help Congress retain Kerala seats

2014-02-23T07:18:26+00:00 On

The vote share of the Congress Party-led United Democratic Front will fall by 3% in the upcoming general elections 2014 in Kerala, while that of the Left Democratic Front will remain the same compared to 2009 – according to an opinion poll…