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'Uttar Pradesh does not need ideological showmanship'

The following editorial in The New York Times gives a timely warning to Prime Minister Narendra Modi against frittering away his electoral gains:

Since he was elected in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has played a cagey game, appeasing his party’s hard-line Hindu base while promoting secular goals of development and economic growth. 363 more words

Politics

After Adityanath's slaughter house ban, women police battalions for UP?

Yogi Adityanath has made BJP’s Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra the state’s Magna Carta

With Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath handing over the BJP manifesto (Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra) to bureaucrats to be implemented over the next five years, there may be many more surprises in store in the times to come.One of the first things his government did after being sworn in was to declare a ban illegal slaughter houses. 237 more words

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An upper hand in the Upper House

Now that the dust has settled on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s historic victory in Uttar Pradesh, let’s get down to the big question: how close does it get the ruling National Democratic Alliance to a Rajya Sabha majority, and when? 403 more words

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From India to Hindu Rashtra: Top Controversial Comments By The New Chief Minister of UP

The Bharatiya Janata Party won the elections in Uttar Pradesh in a landslide in 2017. And contrary to wide beliefs that the party will choose Mr. 859 more words

Society

The Quint: BJP Forms First Government in Manipur as Biren Singh Takes Oath

For the first time in its history, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday formed a government in Manipur, with N Biren being sworn in as the state’s Chief Minister. 131 more words

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The Quint: ‘Who Stopped Congress From Going to the Governor”: CM Parrikar

Defending the Bharatiya Janata Party’s post poll alliance in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar claimed that “ the support extended to BJP to form government in Goa is only for Goa’s development.” 69 more words

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The Quint: Rahul Accuses BJP of ‘Stealing Mandate’ As Parrikar Becomes Goa CM

The Congress and the BJP were locked in a verbal duel over government formation in Goa with the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accussing the saffron party of “stealing” the mandate of people using money power. 123 more words