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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee termed her meeting with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi as "very good." (Samir Jana/HT Photo)

'Poore desh me khela hobe': Mamata on Opposition’s unity ahead of 2024 elections

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 08:36 PM IST
  • West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee said that in the 2024 general elections, the faceoff will be between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the whole country.
Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa had denied any plan to step down at the conclusion of his meetings with the Central high command during his New Delhi visit last weekend. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa had denied any plan to step down at the conclusion of his meetings with the Central high command during his New Delhi visit last weekend. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa announces resignation

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 12:01 PM IST
Yediyurappa, the chief minister of Karnataka, was speaking at a programme that marked the celebration of two years of the BJP government in the state.
Union home minister Amit Shah.
Union home minister Amit Shah.

Assam opted for growth by re-electing BJP: Amit Shah

By Utpal Parashar and David Laitphlang, Guwahati/shillong
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 01:43 AM IST
Giving the analogy of construction, Shah said the first five years of the BJP government in Assam were akin to the laying of the foundation of a building, and the next five will be spent on the construction of it.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath (HT File Photo)
UP CM Yogi Adityanath (HT File Photo)

UP CM Yogi to contest 2022 polls from Ayodhya? What sitting MLA has to say

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 10:34 PM IST
Ved Prakash Gupta, the BJP MLA from Ayodhya, said on Sunday he is ready to vacate his seat for the chief minister.
Former CM Devendra Fadnavis leads Maharashtra BJP's protest against suspension of 12 MLAs
Former CM Devendra Fadnavis leads Maharashtra BJP's protest against suspension of 12 MLAs

Maharashtra BJP MLAs move SC against suspension from state assembly

Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 06:08 PM IST
The MLAs, 12 in all, were suspended on July 5 for allegedly abusing and misbehaving with the presiding officer.
"Your goodwill should not exceed the boundaries of discipline. Party is like a mother to me and disrespecting it will cause pain to me," tweeted Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(HT File Photo)
"Your goodwill should not exceed the boundaries of discipline. Party is like a mother to me and disrespecting it will cause pain to me," tweeted Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(HT File Photo)

Loyal BJP worker: Yediyurappa urges followers not to embarrass party

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 10:54 PM IST
  • The statement came amid strong speculations of leadership change in the Karnataka government, even as voices of support for Yediyurappa continued to grow.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on July 16.(ANI)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on July 16.(ANI)

BJP leader Sadananda Gowda says ‘no chance’ for leadership change in Karnataka

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 05:48 PM IST
“I don't think there is any truth in the ongoing discussion about the leadership change," Sadananda Gowda said.
Rajiv Pratap Rudy also asks passengers to welcome the youngest flier amongst all of them -- Manoj Tiwari’s six-month-old daughter Sanvika. “
Rajiv Pratap Rudy also asks passengers to welcome the youngest flier amongst all of them -- Manoj Tiwari’s six-month-old daughter Sanvika. “

'Historic': When Rajiv Pratap Rudy pilots a flight full of BJP leaders

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2021 03:40 PM IST
  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy who is a commercial pilot can be heard saying over the in-flight announcement that many MPs and their family members were present in the Indigo aircraft
During Friday’s meeting, organisational works will be reviewed and a roadmap will be prepared for the upcoming assembly elections in UP.(ANI file photo)
During Friday’s meeting, organisational works will be reviewed and a roadmap will be prepared for the upcoming assembly elections in UP.(ANI file photo)

JP Nadda to chair UP BJP Working Committee meeting today. 2022 polls top agenda

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2021 08:15 AM IST
“BJP National President JP Nadda will address the Uttar Pradesh BJP ‘State Working Committee’ meeting through video conferencing, on 16 July 2021 at 11:30 am,” Nadda’s office tweeted on Thursday.
"Milestone of 100,000 signatures reached by AAP in its ongoing signature campaign against BJP-ruled MCD’s harsh new policies and increase in taxes," AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said.(ANI)
"Milestone of 100,000 signatures reached by AAP in its ongoing signature campaign against BJP-ruled MCD’s harsh new policies and increase in taxes," AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said.(ANI)

Have collected 100k+ signatures against corporation’s ‘harsh’ policies: AAP

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 06:02 AM IST
While the AAP is in charge of the Delhi government, the BJP rules the three municipal corporations.
Mukul Roy, (PTI PHOTO.)
Mukul Roy, (PTI PHOTO.)

8 BJP MLAs quit as Bengal House panel heads over Mukul Roy’s appointment

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2021 06:28 AM IST
  • Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari objected to Roy’s elevation, citing that he recently crossed over to the ruling Trinamool Congress last month after winning the polls on a BJP ticket, and cannot be considered a BJP legislator.
A bigger challenge, as far as India’s demographic burden (actually dividend) is considered, analysts say, is to provide gainful employment to half of population which is less than 30 years old.(AP)
A bigger challenge, as far as India’s demographic burden (actually dividend) is considered, analysts say, is to provide gainful employment to half of population which is less than 30 years old.(AP)

Population policy chorus grows in BJP-ruled states

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2021 06:00 AM IST
While India’s population growth rate peaked a long time ago — it has been declining since the 1970s — it will take another four decades before the absolute population starts declining.
The Population Regulation Bill, introduced in the Upper House in 2019, seeks to incentivise families who plan no more than two kids.(Representational Image)
The Population Regulation Bill, introduced in the Upper House in 2019, seeks to incentivise families who plan no more than two kids.(Representational Image)

BJP MPs to push for population control bills

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 06:25 AM IST
  • Several MPs, cutting across party lines, have in the past raised the issue of population control laws through private members’ bills and special mentions.
The BJP faces two big elections in UP and Punjab before the presidential election is declared in July next year. (Representational photo)
The BJP faces two big elections in UP and Punjab before the presidential election is declared in July next year. (Representational photo)

Allies may be key for BJP in V-P and presidential polls

UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2021 05:47 AM IST
The BJP currently doesn’t have the required majority to push its presidential candidate alone.
AAP volunteers protesting outside the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Delhi unit president Adesh Gupta.(Twitter/Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi)
AAP volunteers protesting outside the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Delhi unit president Adesh Gupta.(Twitter/Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi)

Delhi water crisis: AAP volunteers protest outside city BJP chief’s house

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2021 04:46 AM IST
The Delhi unit of BJP alleged that the protesters damaged a water pipeline in the area.
Puducherry CM N Rangasamy with PM Narendra Modi (File Photo)
Puducherry CM N Rangasamy with PM Narendra Modi (File Photo)

Puducherry L-G allocates portfolios, CM Rangasamy to hold 13 ministries

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 05:58 PM IST
Among others, A Namassivayam of the BJP has been allocated the home department, in addition to electricity, industries and commerce, education, sports and youth affairs, and sainik welfare.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath (File Photo/PTI)
UP CM Yogi Adityanath (File Photo/PTI)

BJP wins UP block panchayat chief polls; PM Modi lauds party workers

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2021 10:04 PM IST
The BJP, along with its allies, won 635 out of 825 seats for which block panchayat chiefs were to be elected.
Representational image. (AFP) Exclusive
Representational image. (AFP)

BJP’s three-fold economic challenge in the run-up to 2024

By Roshan Kishore, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Here are three things that will shape the economic narrative when the BJP seeks a third consecutive mandate in 2024
Dilip Ghosh said that of the 12 ministers who resigned, no one else had made such remarks about the party. (File Photo)
Dilip Ghosh said that of the 12 ministers who resigned, no one else had made such remarks about the party. (File Photo)

Dilip Ghosh jabs Babul Supriyo over 'asked to resign' Facebook post

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 10:58 AM IST
Babul Supriyo had said in a post from his official Facebook account on Wednesday that he was "asked to resign" from his post as the Union minister of state of environment, forest and climate change ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-anticipated reshuffle of his council of ministers.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)

Mamata Banerjee fined 5 lakh for seeking recusal of Calcutta HC judge

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 11:21 AM IST
Justice Kaushik Chanda of the Calcutta high court decided to step away from the case on his own personal discretion, after imposing a 'cost' of 5 lakh on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for painting the judiciary "in a bad light" by raising such allegations.
The Centre also said IT rules are "law of the land" which the San Francisco-headquartered company has to comply with.(Reuters)
The Centre also said IT rules are "law of the land" which the San Francisco-headquartered company has to comply with.(Reuters)

News updates from HT: Twitter failed to comply with IT rules, Centre to Delhi HC

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The row between the ruling parties and opposition happened in the assembly over a resolution that was passed, after which the 12 BJP MLAs reached up to the chair of Speaker Bhaskar Jadhav and tried to snatch the mic and mace from him. (ANI Photo)
The row between the ruling parties and opposition happened in the assembly over a resolution that was passed, after which the 12 BJP MLAs reached up to the chair of Speaker Bhaskar Jadhav and tried to snatch the mic and mace from him. (ANI Photo)

BJP MLAs suspended over misconduct in Maharashtra assembly reach Raj Bhavan

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 07:00 PM IST
  • Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said the proposal to suspend the legislators were passed by the ruling parties to decrease the number of opposition MLAs in the assembly
“Devendra Fadnavis has said that BJP, Shiv Sena are not enemies, it's 100% true but this doesn't mean that both will come together and form a government,” said Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil(PTI)
“Devendra Fadnavis has said that BJP, Shiv Sena are not enemies, it's 100% true but this doesn't mean that both will come together and form a government,” said Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil(PTI)

BJP, Shiv Sena not enemies but will not be forming a govt, says Maha BJP chief

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 01:27 PM IST
  • Chandrakant Patil’s words comes amid reports of a meeting between Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut and BJP leader Ashish Sehlar on Saturday
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami (ANI)
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami (ANI)

Pushkar Dhami takes oath as Uttarakhand CM; PM Modi sends his 'best wishes'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2021 06:42 PM IST
45-year-old Pushkar Singh Dhami is the eleventh and the youngest chief minister of the hill state, which came into existence in November 2000.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut urged BJP to allow the monsoon session to happen without disruptions so that the government can hold discussions(HT file photo)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut urged BJP to allow the monsoon session to happen without disruptions so that the government can hold discussions(HT file photo)

Have had coffee with BJP leader openly: Sanjay Raut

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2021 03:36 PM IST
  • Reports of Sanjay Raut meeting Ashish Shelar ahead of the monsoon session of the legislative assembly caused a stir in political circles
A 2015 tweet of Uttarakhand's new chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has been dug out by social media users.(PTI)
A 2015 tweet of Uttarakhand's new chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has been dug out by social media users.(PTI)

Why Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami's 2015 tweet going viral now

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Twitter users have pointed out that the map that Pushkar Singh Dhami tweeted in 2015 had Ladakh and PoK missing from it. International borders have also been disregarded in his 'Akhand Bharat' representation, social media users pointed out.
Of the 67, the BJP won 21 seats unopposed after several candidates from opposition parties joined the ruling party overnight and withdrew from the contest.(PTI)
Of the 67, the BJP won 21 seats unopposed after several candidates from opposition parties joined the ruling party overnight and withdrew from the contest.(PTI)

BJP wins panchayat chief elections in UP

By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2021 01:28 AM IST
Attributing the victory to policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted: “The BJP’s historic sweep in these elections is due to pro-people policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he tweeted.
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