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  • Bhopal: Traffic diversions, restrictions in place for BJP’s ‘Karyakarta Mahakumbh’

    Traffic diversions and restrictions will come into force on Tuesday as over thousands of BJP workers are expected to participate in ‘Karyakarta Mahakumbh’ to be addressed by party Chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. Vehicles coming from Indore will reach the venue at Jambooree Maidan in the BHEL locality while crossing through Khajuri Sadak, Bakaria, Lambakheda, Chaupada Kala and Patel Nagar.

  • Cabinet reshuffle in Goa, two ministers dropped, two inducted

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar carried out a minor Cabinet resuffle Monday, dropping two ailing ministers and inducting two new faces. The development came a day after BJP president Amit Shah said that Parrikar would remain in his post, putting to rest speculation about continuance of the ailing chief minister.

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    Opposition parties suffering from ‘Modi phobia’, says Amit Shah

    Puri: BJP President Amit Shah criticised the opposition parties, including the Congress, on Monday saying they suffered from “Modi phobia” and did not have any agenda for the country’s development. All partners of the BJP in the NDA, on the other hand, are united and serious about transforming India as the number one country in the world, Shah said.

  • Bangladeshi migrants are `termites’, will be removed from voters’ list: Amit Shah

    Jaipur: BJP president Amit Shah said Saturday Bangladeshi migrants are like “termites” and each one of them will be struck off the electoral roll. Referring to the draft National Register of Citizens recently published in Assam, he said, “The BJP government brought NRC and prima facie identified nearly 40 lakh illegal immigrants.” The BJP government will pick out each and every “infiltrator”, he said. “BJP sarkaar ek-ek ghuspaithiye ko chun-chun kar matdata

  • TRS for an early poll

    The Election Commission has ruled out simultaneous elections to the State assemblies and the Lok Sabha. Speaking with the media the other day, Chief Election Commissioner, O P Rawat, said without a legal framework, simultaneous polls cannot be held. Though the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP chief Amit Shah have often talked of ‘one nation, one election’, without an enabling constitutional amendment, this cannot be done. In other words, the

  • Ujjain: BJP organising ‘Karyakarta Mahakumbh on tuesday at Bhopal

    Bharatiya Janata Party will be organising ‘Karyakarta Mahakumbh on Tuesday at Bhopal in which national president Amit Shah along with party top notch will address the members. Party workers from every nook and corner of state will participate in the event scheduled at Jamboori Maidan, Bhopal.

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    Sohrabuddin encounter case: Govt challenged discharge of only few, not Shah, HC told

    Mumbai: The Bombay Lawyers’ Association on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led governments of being ‘discriminative’ while challenging the discharge of accused in the staged encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh. The association told the Bombay High Court that the government has preferred to challenge the discharge of only few accused but has been dragging its feet on questioning the clean chit given to BJP chief Amit Shah.

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    Sohrabuddin Encounter Case: Nayabuddin denies receiving threat call from ‘Amit Shah’

    Mumbai: Nayabuddin Shaikh, brother of Sohrabuddin, who was killed in an alleged encounter, finally deposed on Monday in the Sohrabuddin Encounter Case. Nayabuddin finally appeared, after several summons a non-bailable warrant was issued against him. In his deposition Nayabuddin denied receiving any threatening calls by a politician named ‘Amit Shah’ or that he was offered Rs 50 lakh from the suspended IPS officer Abhay Chudasama to withdraw his petition from Supreme Court.

  • BJP president Amit Shah, other leaders visit Goa CM Manohar Parrikar at AIIMS

    New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah and many senior party leaders visited ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Monday. Sources in the premier hospital said although 62-year-old Parrikar “is not critical”, he was under observation. He is admitted at the old private ward under Dr Pramod Garg, professor of gastroenterology.

  • Party to take decision on ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar at appropriate time: Amit Shah

    Hyderabad: BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said the party would take a decision at an appropriate time about finding an alternative leader to ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. “For now, we only wish Parrikar a speedy recovery. The party will take a decision at an appropriate time,” Shah said at a news conference here when asked if the Bharatiya Janata Party has taken a decision to find an alternative leader.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Amit Shah offers prayers to Lord Ganesh in Mumbai

    Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah Friday offered prayers to Lord Ganesh at various places in Mumbai as part of the ongoing 10-day Ganesh festival. Shah and his wife arrived in the city post-noon and were received at the airport by the party’s city unit chief Ashish Shelar. The BJP chief visited a Ganpati mandal in Bandra, headed by Shelar, to have ‘darshan’ of Lord Ganesh. The mandal’s decoration theme this year is based on the

  • Bhopal: Rahul Gandhi to focus on MP, Amit Shah on Rajasthan 

    Congress national president Rahul Gandhi would mainly focus on assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh than Chattisgarh and Rajasthan. BJP national president Amit Shah would give most of his time to Rajasthan. Congress is taking assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh more seriously than Chattisgarh and Rajasthan. Rahul Gandhi, who is arriving in state capital on September 17, will again come on two-day state tour on September 27. Rahul would tour Katni, Maihar and

  • Ujjain: Local unit discusses preparations held at Lok Shakti Bhawan

    A meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party local unit was held on Wednesday at party office ‘Lok Shakti Bhawan’. The meeting discussed preparation for the convention to be held in Bhopal on September 25 in which PM Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah will address the party workers in view of the forthcoming Assembly polls. More than 7500 party workers will leave for Bhopal by bus to participate in the convention. The

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    Foreigners to the fore again

    The moment the Draft National Register of Citizens was published, omitting over forty lakh names from the list pertaining to Assam alone, it was clear that the BJP would use it as a campaign-handle in the coming elections. The fear was not unwarranted. On Tuesday, the BJP president, Amit Shah, addressing a conclave of party workers in Jaipur, the capital of the poll-bound Rajasthan, threatened to identify all illegal migrants from Bangladesh

  • Modi Hatao does not sell

    The national executive meeting of the BJP in the capital at the weekend underlined the gung-ho mood of the party. It seems that the leadership has decided that the coming parliamentary poll is as good as sewn up already. If the party president Amit Shah talked of not only winning the 2019 contest but ruling for the next fifty straight years, other leaders echoed him, sounding as if the BJP was invincible.

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    Affront to voters

    Arrogance in politics is counter-productive. We don’t think Amit Shah, the go-getter president of the ruling BJP, did himself or his party any good by intoning publicly from the podium of the party’s national executive meeting in Delhi on Sunday that they are going to rule the country for the next fifty years. His exact words were: “ If we win 2019, we are going to be in power for next 50

  • 50 years to give India the Hindu soul

    Amit Shah says BJP will rule for 50 years, i.e., till 2069 from 2019. By then Amit Shah will be history as will Narendra Modi along with an entire generation. Whether Modi and Shah get to become statues on the Sabarmati will depend on whether 50 years is time enough for BJP to reverse Nehruvian socialism and transplant it with a ‘Hindu soul’. Note that 50 years is less than the 70+

  • Amit Shah is the real boss, setting poll agenda

    Uncertain electoral prospects have the BJP top leadership in a tizzy, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his close aide Amit Shah, and the desperation was manifest in his speech at the executive meet of the party in Delhi.