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Smriti Kak Ramachandran

Smriti Kak Ramachandran


Smriti covers an intersection of politics and governance. Having spent over a decade in journalism, she combines old fashioned leg work with modern story telling tools.

articles by Smriti Kak Ramachandran (814 results)
Dec 11, 2019 23:35
BJP’s winning streak continued with the passage of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that faced a determined opposition closing ranks in both houses of Parliament. read more
Dec 11, 2019 02:00
The BJP is certain that it will get support from parties such as the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-- all of which are outside the fold of... read more
Dec 10, 2019 11:44
BJP, which has 83 members in the 245 member house, is counting on support from 11 AIADMK, 7 BJD, 3 Shiv Sena, 2 YSRCP, 2 TDP, and at least three independent MPs in the Rajya Sabha. read more
Dec 10, 2019 01:30
In India, the demand to include Tamil Hindus resonated in the Lok Sabha as well, with parties such as the BJP and the DMK raising demand. read more
Dec 05, 2019 00:53
NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma has credited party president and Union home minister Amit Shah for leading the outreach, which he said would ensure the passage of the controversial Bill in Parliament. read more
Dec 05, 2019 00:49
The draft bill, which seeks to fast-track Indian citizenship for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, Sikhs and Christians from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, is facing resistance from some Opposition parties in the upper house, where the BJP is... read more
Dec 02, 2019 15:49
Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in before 8am on November 23 hours after the President’s Rule in Maharashtra was withdrawn at 5.47am. read more
Nov 29, 2019 14:37
BJP MP Pragya Thakur had apologised for her controversial remarks earlier on Friday morning before launching a stinging attack at her detractors, particularly the Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, for calling her a terrorist. read more
Nov 28, 2019 00:11
In UP, the BJP-led NDA won 64 seats; the SP and BSP together won just 15. The Congress, which was not part of the coalition won a single seat and the RLD none. read more
Nov 24, 2019 02:48
All eyes, and television cameras, were trained on the YB Chavan Centre in Nariman Point with analysts expecting the three parties to announce a bid to form government any moment. No one noticed when Ajit Pawar quietly slipped out of the meeting around... read more
Nov 23, 2019 12:40
A BJP functionary said the party had started backchannel talks with other parties including the NCP about government formation in Maharashtra after the Shiv Sena insisted on sharing the chief ministership. read more
Nov 23, 2019 04:11
The Supreme Court, on 9 November, ruled in favour of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, helping the BJP check one of the long-pending issues in its manifesto. read more
Nov 21, 2019 00:24
In the report, which was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Governor Koshiyari said he is “satisfied that a situation has arisen in the state of Maharashtra, in which it is impossible to constitute and\/or form a stable government in the state.” read more
Nov 20, 2019 20:26
Governor Koshiyari on Wednesday said he is “satisfied that a situation has arisen in the state of Maharashtra, in which it is impossible to constitute and\/or form a stable government in the state.” read more
Nov 20, 2019 05:38
The Indian economy grew at the slowest pace in 25 quarters, 5%, in the three months ended June. read more