Articles by Deep Joshi
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank , the e Haridwar Lok Sabha member, who won the seat by a significant margin of votes, joined the Narendra Modi cabinet on Thursday after the ruling BJP’s landslide win in the just-concluded parliamentary elections.
According to a political analyst Congress paid a heavy price because of its failure to highlight the state government’s failure to tackle issues like farmers’ distress and unemployment
State BJP president Ajay Bhatt claimed that the ruling party won all the five seats owing to the policies pursued by PM Modi.
PM Modi will arrive in Uttarakhand on May 18 for his two-day visit during which he will offer prayers at Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines apart from reviewing the Kedarpuri reconstruction project.
According to a government official, the project is one of the several schemes being implemented to keep the Ganga free of chemical pollution.
The improved hi-tech online centralised customer care service this time will be different from the complaint redressal mechanism available on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, which was introduced some years back.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: ‘Work done in last five years had never been carried out in 55 years’: BJP Haridwar candidate Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Sitting MP Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has once again been fielded by the BJP from the Haridwar Lok Sabha constituency.
I have the full support of Dalits, OBC and minority voters, says Congress Haridwar candidate Ambrish Kumar
Congress’ Haridwar Lok Sabha candidate Ambrish Kumar says that his rival, BJP’s Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, is a rank outsider in the constituency.
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByDeep Joshi, Dehrdun
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress organisationally weak, its chief no match for Modi, claims Uttarakhand BJP
The Uttarakhand BJP has chalked out a strategy for its final round of intensive poll campaign to be carried out for the next 10 days ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Political analysts say that the Lok Sabha polls would be a referendum on whether the growth agenda that the Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat pursued has gone down well with people or not. His party, the BJP, is aiming to retain all five Lok Sabha seats in the state.
The Congress may give the BJP a tough fight in Uttarakhand owing to two factors - the poll arithmetic favouring it and the strong anti-incumbency prevailing against the latter, said its leaders.
Ajay Bhatt, the Uttarakhand BJP chief, was named the party’s Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar candidate, after former chief minister and the BJP’s sitting MP BS Koshiyari declined to contest from this Lok Sabha constituency, citing his age.
The main factor that is said to have worked in favour of Mala Rajya Laxmi, BJP candidate from Tehri Garhwal Lok Sabha constituency, was speculation that if she was not nominated she could have join the Congress, BJP insiders said.
BJP insiders, however, feel that the party’s Pauri Lok Sabha constituency candidate Tirath Singh Rawat’s low profile as a politician and lack of oratory skills are his weak points.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: For BJP’s Haridwar candidate Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, anti-incumbency remains an issue
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, a former chief minister of Uttarakhand and BJP’s candidate from Haridwar Lok Sabha constituency, had defeated his nearest rival the Congress’ Renuka Rawat by about 200,000 votes in the last Lok Sabha election held in 2014.
The two-term legislator Ajay Tamta is a minister of state in the Union cabinet. The BJP’s Almora candidate was also a member of the consultative committee of the ministry of water resources and river development and Ganga rejuvenation.
Uttarakhand BJP’s vice president JP Gairola said Modi’s rally in Rudrapur on March 28 will boost party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha elections.
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByDeep Joshi, Dehradun
Analysts say that the Trivendra Singh Rawat government’s role in executing various projects and the “pro-poor” schemes envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi may help the BJP retain the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand.
BJP’s Uttarakhand unit chief Ajay Bhatt said the party’s campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections could be launched by PM Modi or national president Amit Shah with a public meeting on March 25 or 26.
The Uttarakhand unit of BJP will chalk out the programmes for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in an organisational meeting to be held in Dehradun on March 12.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In Haridwar constituency, Modi magic waning among farmers, Muslims and SCs
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: The Haridwar parliamentary constituency is represented by BJP veteran Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank . Barring urban centres like Roorkee and Haridwar, the Modi magic seems to be waning in this constituency where the odds appeared to be in favour of the Congress
Hindustan Times, Misarpur Gram (Haridwar) | ByDeep Joshi
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: The general view among the Uttarakhand unit of BJP is that both PM Modi and national president Amit Shah would have to be roped in to give a boost to its electoral prospects owing to the strained relations among its top local leaders.
BJP’s Uttarakhand in-charge Thawar Chand Gehlot’s statement may lead to rebellion in the party in view of some of its five sitting parliamentarians aspiring for tickets yet again.
As part of its pre-poll campaign Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morch (BJYM) national president Poonam Mahajan would address a meeting of BJYM office bearers on January 29 at Parade Ground in Dehradun.
BJP national general secretary Saroj Pandey said Congress president Rahul Gandhi had been accusing Modi of corruption in the controversial Rafale fighter aircraft deal with an eye on the Lok Sabha polls, likely to be held in April-May.
Dehradun | ByDeep Joshi
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing the legislation that seeks to provide the economically backward in the general category 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.
Modi’s visit will follow BJP chief Amit Shah’s Dehradun visit on February 2, when he will address a meeting of party workers from the two state parliamentary constituencies of Dehradun and Haridwar.
IAccording to an official privy to the budget-making process, the TS Rawat-led BJP government will table the annual budget in the assembly during its 12-day session that starts on February 11.
The Uttarakhand BJP faces a challenge of retaining all the five Lok Sabha seats after the Congress won three heartland states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in assembly elections late last year.
Presided over by chief minister Trivednra Singh Rawat, the Uttarakhand cabinet also approved a one-time settlement scheme for owners of commercial buildings such as private hospitals and schools etc being run in residential areas.