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  • Amit Shah to kick off poll campaign in Telangana on September 15

    Hyderabad: BJP president Amit Shah would kick off the party’s campaign for assembly polls in Telangana with a public meeting at Mahabubnagar on September 15. National leaders of the party and Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states are also expected take part in the campaign, BJP MLC N Ramachander Rao told PTI Saturday. They are expected to frequently visit Telangana till the elections are over, he said.

  • Early Telangana poll part of Amit Shah, KCR strategy

    New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao got the State Assembly dissolved under a strategy he worked out with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. The deal envisages an electoral alliance of Telangana Rashtra Samithi with the BJP under which the BJP will contest on more Lok Sabha seats.

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    BJP sacks MLA Ram Kadam from state spokesperson’s post

    After facing backlashes and mounting pressure from the opposition parties, the BJP has made a decision to sack MLA Ram Kadam from state spokesperson’s post. The decision was taken by the party high command after BJP chief Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis took serious note of Kadam’s controversial remark.

  • ‘Rahul Gandhi has no right to question PM Narendra Modi government’, says Amit Shah

    Dongargarh: BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday attacked Rahul Gandhi, saying instead of demanding an account of work done by Narendra Modi government in the last four years, the Congress president should answer why development did not reach the masses during the “six-decade rule of his family”. Addressing a rally at Kurrubhat village, Shah set a target of winning 65 of total 90 seats for the BJP in the upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly polls and

  • Amit Shah to tour Ujjain division on September 12

    Ujjain: Divisional meeting was organised by Bharatiya Janata Party to discuss preparations for national president Amit Shah’s scheduled visit on September 12.  Media in-charge Sachin saxena said that meeting was organised at Swaminarayan Mandir near Shani temple in which national vice-president Prabhat Jha, Vijesh Lunawat, Usha Thakur, divisional organisation secretary Pradeep Joshi, Paras Jain, Vivek Joshi and other party members were present.

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    India’s rising economic fortunes mean better prospects for common man: Amit Shah

    New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah today credited “transformative changes” ushered in by the Modi government for a 8.2 per cent growth in the economy, a 15-quarter high, and said it will mean better prospects for the common man. In a dig at the preceding UPA government, he said the economy was in a shambles when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over but an unfazed NDA, the entire cabinet, “single-mindedly” focussed on

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew files defamation suit against Amit Shah

    Kolkata: Trinamool Youth Congress chief Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, filed a defamation suit against Amit Shah today, alleging that the BJP president has made slanderous statements against him at a public rally on August 11 in Kolkata. Abhishek Banerjee, also a Trinamool Congress MP, appeared before the eighth bench of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Kolkata and filed written submission, claiming Shah has made defamatory statements against him.  The

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    Shiv Sena likely to go solo for LS polls

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, wants to keep alliance with the Shiv Sena intact for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, despite Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s strong demands. Sena has asked for the post of Chief Minister in the latest round of talks.

  • PM Modi, Amit Shah hand urns with Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes to BJP party chiefs to immerse in rivers across India

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday handed urns with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes to party presidents from across the country. The party will be organising ‘asthi kalash yatras’ in different districts to immerse the ashes in 100 rivers across the country. The processions will begin from state capitals and will continue through all blocks.

  • Atal’s ashes immersed in Ganga at Har ki Pauri

    Haridwar : The ashes of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were on Sunday immersed in the Ganga at Har ki Pauri here by his family members amidst chanting of vedic hymns with thousands joining in as the urn was carried in a flower-bedecked truck.

  • Independence Day 2018: Hope abounds, so does cynicism

    India at 72… Well, personally, there’s a lot of hope. For another, there is a lot of cynicism which I don’t personally feel, but I feel the country is feeling. And the third is that there is a lot of disinformation out there, which needs to be sifted out and I don’t know how we are going to do that. Suddenly on social media, everybody is feeling empowered and they feel that

  • Simultaneous polls likely

    The on-going debate over simultaneous polls received a huge fillip with the BJP president Amit Shah writing to the Law Commission making a strong case for them. Shah’s detailed letter has naturally caused disquiet in the Opposition ranks. Speculation that the letter is a precursor to the idea being accepted officially is rife in the political circles. Shah has forcefully countered the Opposition plea that simultaneous polls are against the federal structure

  • Backdoor Emergency in India, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray,  lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah without naming them, and held them responsible for a ‘backdoor Emergency’ in India. He said, earlier, the media kept watch on the government and now, the government is keeping watch on the media. During the Emergency, Thackeray pointed out, there had been no option to Indira Gandhi, but it was history that

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    Apologise, Trinamool leader tells Amit Shah in legal notice

    Kolkata: Two days after BJP President Amit Shah made a veiled attack on Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee indirectly accusing him of corruption, he issued a legal notice to Shah asking him to apologise within 72 hours.

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    Amit Shah writes to Law panel demanding ‘One Nation One Election’, says it will cut down electoral expenditure

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday batted for one nation, one poll, to ensure that the country is not in “election mode” throughout the year. This essentially means simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, which would enable the legislative bodies to run their full course of five years. This would give the representatives a sufficiently long time-frame to discharge their responsibilities effectively.