BJP spending crores in bid to topple Maharashtra govt, claims Mamata

Raising concerns over the fate of the country’s federal structure, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that the BJP was spending crores of rupees to topple the Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra and lashed out at the BJP-led Center over the arrests of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair and social activist Teesta Setalvad for … Read more

Supreme Court 2002 riots order: BJP says not poll issue, but ‘moral victory’ set to boost party

On September 12, 2011, when the Supreme Court had sent the complaint filed by Zakia Jafri against then chief minister Narendra Modi and 62 others back to the Metropolitan Magistrate’s court in Ahmedabad without issuing directions, Modi had tweeted “God is Great”. A few days later, on his 62nd birthday, he launched the ‘Sadbhavna’ fasts, … Read more

Agnipath is part of a larger process of defense reform and modernisation

From the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 till the end of the First World War in 1918, military strategists had convinced themselves that once a general mobilisation for war was ordered it must culminate in a full-scale conflict. For, rolling back a fully marshalled army from going into battle had grave internal consequences including and … Read more

Shiv Sena without a Thackeray at the helm will not be the same

Before he breathed his last, the pater familias of the Shiv Sena, Balasaheb Thackeray, addressed a mammoth meeting at the iconic Shivaji Park in Dadar. He appealed to the multitude of his followers to look after his son, Uddhav, and grandson Aaditya, after his death. It was an emotional appeal that palpably moved the mass … Read more

BJP dents SP’s bastion, wins 2 Lok Sabha seats in bypoll

New Delhi: Continuing with its victory march in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, the BJP on Sunday managed to dent the Samjawadi Party’s core vote bank — Muslim+Yadav (MY) — in Azamgarh and while in Rampur it demolished the citadel of the SP’s popular Muslim face, Azam Khan, who was recently released from … Read more

Why revanchist claims to places of worship are legally untenable

November 9, 2019, was a historic day for the Supreme Court of India. On this day, five justices pronounced an unanimous verdict in M. Siddiq v. Mahant Suresh Das, better known as the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid judgment. In what was hailed by many as a masterful act of judicial statesmanship, the Bench speaking as one … Read more

Hashtag Politics | Emergency tweetstorm, fireworks put Cong in dock, draw parallels with BJP

June 25 marked the 47th anniversary of the Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, that went on for 21 months. To mark the occasion, several non-Congress leaders took to social media to flag the Emergency’s dark period when the constitutional rights of the citizens had been subverted in the country. The discourse, … Read more

Bypoll results takeaways: BJP breaches SP bastions in UP; setback for AAP in Punjab | India News

NEW DELHI: It was a big boost for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and setback for AAP in Punjab as the results for bypolls Held in three Lok Sabha and seven assembly seats across five states and Delhi were announced on Sunday. Here are the key takeaways from the results …Lok Sabha bypolls: BJP dominates … Read more

At the root of Eknath Shinde’s rebellion lies the weakening of the idea of ​​Shiv Sena

With each passing day, Shiv Sena leader and cabinet minister Eknath Shinde’s rebellion, With a large number of MLAs from Maharashtra’s ruling party, it seems to be growing in magnitude. What seemed like an internal skirmish at first has now become a high-voltage political drama, pointing towards a deep-rooted crisis in the state government led … Read more

Abhishek Singhvi interview: ‘Yashwant Sinha is a powerful name (for Prez poll) with rich experience… (who exposes) whatever is wrong with BJP’

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday appointed Abhishek Singhvi, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesman, as a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body, along with a few other names. In an interview with The Indian Express, Singhvi spoke on a range of burning issues. Excerpts: How do you see … Read more