Kerala has been witnessing several incidents in which Hindu leaders have been targeted. Several members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party have been killed in political violence.
In this backdrop, the National Investigation Agency has learnt that a module inspired by the Islamic State had planned on wreck havoc and kill Hindu leaders in Kerala.
There seems to be no respite for the Congress. A week after S M Krishna, the seniormost leader of the Congress joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, another has followed his footsteps.
This time, it is former Member of Parliament M Shivanna has decided to join the saffron party. He has indicated his decision to quit the Congress.
With great powers comes great responsibility. This Spiderman mantra seems to the norm in Uttar Pradesh after Adityanath Yogi took over as chief minister of the state.
During his first visit to his constituency in Gorakhpur after becoming the CM of UP, Yogi urged all Bharatiya Janata Party office bearers and public representatives not to undertake contractual work.
With just three months to go before the electoral college choses the next President of India, there are at least four names in circulation. The name that is doing the rounds the most is that of BJP patriarch L K Advani.
However, the saffron party, which is in a relatively good position to chose its candidate after the big Uttar Pradesh win may just spring a surprise.
Over pooris and pakoras, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah issued several guidelines to the party’s MPs. The breakfast meeting chaired by Modi issued several guidelines to the MPs that included not asking newly-elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath for any favours.
Both the Congress and the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to bag a victory in the Gundlupet by-election.
The BJP is up against Mahadevi Geetha Prasad the widow of former minister Mahadev Prasad. It was the sudden demise of Mahadeva Prasad which forced an election in Gundlupet. The polls will be held on April 9.
The BJP is all smiles after it mammoth victory in Uttar Pradesh. It wants to replicate the model in every state which it is not in power.
A booklet is being prepared and will be circulated to all party workers internally. The booklet explains the strategy of the BJP it adopted while winning the Uttar Pradesh elections.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is focussing all its resources on the Nanjangud by-poll which is considered to be a stronghold of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Srinivas Prasad, who resigned from the Congress to contest on a BJP ticket may be a trump card for the saffron party, but looking at the report from the ground, it may not be as easy as it is made out to be. The polls will be held on April 9.
The numbers in the Rajya Sabha have been a worry for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. The lack of numbers has slowed down many of its legislations such as the GST and land acquisition amendments.
The year 2018 would see the party’s numbers improving largely.
Mohsin Raza, a former Uttar Pradesh cricketer has made it to the Yogi Adityanath cabinet. The 47-year-old is the only Muslim in the cabinet.
It may be recalled that the BJP had not fielded a single Muslim candidate for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017.