J P Nadda set to be elected unopposed as BJP president

jp-naddaNew Delhi, Jan 18: The announcement of a new BJP president, will be made on January 20. J P Nadda is likely to be elected president of the party, unopposed. He is currently the working president of the BJP.

Nadda took over as the working president after Amit Shah was sworn as Union Home Minister. Nadda will file his nomination papers on January 20, sources have indicated to OneIndia.

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6 national parties declared income of Rs 3,698.66 crore: BJP leads the pack

New Delhi, Jan 15: Political parties have multiple sources of funding and thus accountability and transparency should be an important aspect of their functioning. It is essential to have comprehensive and transparent accounting methods and systems which should reveal the true financial position of the parties.

The National Parties include Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) and All India Trinamool Congress (AITC).

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State vs national issues: Key lessons for the BJP to learn in Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Haryana

modishahNew Delhi, Dec 23: A key lesson that the BJP would need to learn that it cannot win a state election on national issues. While issues such as the Balakot strikes, national security work like a charm in the national elections, when it comes to the states, the issues are very different.

Much of the BJP’s campaign in the recent state elections have been on national issues. The performance in Jharkhand would call for some major course correction. The party’s tally is down and it looks impossible as of now for it to form the government.

J’khand: The convention of inviting single largest party may not be followed owing to pre-poll pact

bjp-jharkhandNew Delhi, Dec 23: The BJP is the single largest party, but is falling short by at least 11 to form a government in Jharkhand. The current tally shows that the BJP is ahead in 30 and it would need 41 to form the government in the 81 member Jharkhand legislative assembly.

The Congress, JMM and RJD alliance on the other hand has touched the magic mark. More over the parties had announced a pre-poll alliance and hence there should be no issue for them to approach the Governor first or be invited.

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BJP’s vote share is up since 2014, but its down in the number of seats at Jharkhand

bjpppNew Delhi, Dec 23: Going by the trends, the JMM-Congress-RJD combine is in a comfortable position to form the government.

The BJP, on the other hand, is currently leading in 29 seats and is way below the magic mark of 41 to form the government. The BJP at the moment is the single largest party with leads in 29 seats. The JMM is behind the BJP with 24 seats.

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Jharkhand: Will the non-tribal consolidation gamble work for the BJP

jharkhand-bjp1New Delhi, Dec 23: The results in Jharkhand would be crucial for the BJP. It would indicate whether the trends from the Maharashtra and Haryana elections would continue or not. The BJP failed to repeat its 2014 performances both in Haryana and Maharashtra.

The party emerged as the single largest party in these states. While in Haryana, it managed to form the government with an alliance, in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena broke away from it, as a result of which the BJP is in opposition.

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An impressive BJP and a hopelessly divided Congress: Analysing the Karnataka by-poll

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Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

Bengaluru, Dec 09: The thumping win by the BJP has ensured that it would continue to rule in Karnataka with a majority. Karnataka, no doubt has a history of electing the party in power during a by-election.

However, the fact here is that the Congress has yet proven that in Karnataka no one defeats the party, but it ends up defeating itself.

Maharashtra: The lessons for the BJP to learn

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Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

New Delhi, Nov 28: After much drama in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will form the government with Uddhav Thackeray at the helm of affairs. One would say that the BJP would have been better off had it not staked a claim to form the government.

The early morning swearing-in by Devendra Fadnavis turned out to be a misadventure, as he was unable to muster up the numbers. There are some lessons for the BJP to learn from this incident.

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Hold open ballot floor test in Maharashtra tomorrow orders Supreme Court

supremeNew Delhi, Nov 26: The Supreme Court has ordered that an open ballot floor test shall be held in Maharashtra on November 27, Wednesday.

A Bench comprising Justices N V Ramanna, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna said that the proceedings will be recorded and also will be telecast live. Further, the Bench said that the pro-tem Speaker shall be appointed immediately.

The pro-tem Speaker will conduct the floor test. The administration of oath to all the members shall be completed by 5 pm, following which the floor test will be held, the Bench also ordered.

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What if NCP boycotts the floor test in

New Delhi, Nov 25: A floor test in Maharashtra is certain. The Supreme Court would pronounce its order on Tuesday on a batch of petitions that sought a direction to declare the invitation by the Governor to Devendra Fadnavis as illegal.

The petitioners also sought for a direction to conduct an early floor test. The BJP says it has the requisite numbers to prove its majority. A similar claim has also been made by the Shiv Sena. The NCP led by Sharad Pawar has claimed that none of the 54 MLAs are with Ajit Pawar.

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