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Former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma was Modi’s secretary when the PM was the Gujarat chief minister and is known to have successfully handled the Vibrant Gujarat campaign to attract investments.(PTI Photo)

Former IAS officer AK Sharma named UP BJP vice-president

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:22 AM IST
  • AK Sharma, a retired IAS officer close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the party earlier this year
Suvendu Adhikari (ANI Photo)
Suvendu Adhikari (ANI Photo)

Suvendu Adhikari seeks disqualification of Mukul Roy as Krishnanagar MLA

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Suvendu Adhikari had earlier demanded Mukul Roy's resignation under the anti-defection law, pointing out that the latter had jumped ship to his former party, the Trinamool Congress, despite winning the recently held assembly polls on a BJP ticket.
On Wednesday, the first-day of his three-day visit, Arun Singh met all ministers of the Yediyurappa government in the presence of the CM and state BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel in Bengaluru.(ANI)
On Wednesday, the first-day of his three-day visit, Arun Singh met all ministers of the Yediyurappa government in the presence of the CM and state BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel in Bengaluru.(ANI)

Karnataka BJP in-charge hold talks amid crisis

By Sharan Poovanna, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 06:42 AM IST
  • The rumblings and factionalism within the state government and the BJP have come out in the open in recent weeks, with several leaders seeking the ouster of 78-year-old Yediyurappa.
Friction between chief minister Biplab Deb and rebels made headlines in October last year as well(PTI Photo)
Friction between chief minister Biplab Deb and rebels made headlines in October last year as well(PTI Photo)

BJP team rushes to Tripura to quell rumblings

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 12:20 AM IST
  • Friction between chief minister Biplab Deb and dissenting MLAs led by Sudip Roy Barman has exacerbated ever since Mukul Roy, former national vice-president of the BJP, snapped ties with the party to return to the TMC.
Police personnel tries to control the clash between Shiv Sena and BJP during a protest organized by BJP on the issue of Ram Mandir at Dadar, in Mumbai. (ANI Photo)
Police personnel tries to control the clash between Shiv Sena and BJP during a protest organized by BJP on the issue of Ram Mandir at Dadar, in Mumbai. (ANI Photo)

BJP and Shiv Sena workers clash over alleged scam in Ram temple land purchase

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 06:52 PM IST
  • At least 40 BJP youth wing workers were detained after the scuffle broke out.
Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy joined the TMC in Kolkata on Friday. (PTI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy joined the TMC in Kolkata on Friday. (PTI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)

Anti-defection law under spotlight amid Bengal political tussle

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 02:50 AM IST
The rules for the disqualification of defectors is laid down in the Tenth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
Mukul Roy’s security detail has garnered just as much attention as his political career. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Mukul Roy’s security detail has garnered just as much attention as his political career. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Mukul Roy asks Centre to take back ‘Z’ category security cover

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 04:56 PM IST
  • Mukul Roy, who served as the BJP national vice-president before his departure, was provided with ‘Z' category security cover just ahead of the assembly elections in Bengal.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Congress leader Sachin Pilot. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

‘May have spoken to Tendulkar’: Pilot says held no talks with BJP

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 02:58 AM IST
  • Joshi, who joined the BJP in 2016 after quitting the Congress, said Pilot was unhappy in the Congress and that she talked to him about joining the BJP.
Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses media during rejoining of Mukul Roy to TMC party, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses media during rejoining of Mukul Roy to TMC party, in Kolkata.(PTI)

Shrewd strategist returns to TMC after rift with BJP

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 02:54 AM IST
  • Mukul Roy was a former Union minister and Rajya Sabha member but had never won an election when he was named the BJP’s candidate from Krishnanagar Uttar.
Tamil Nadu on Friday extended the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) lockdown till June 21 on Friday but allowed a few concessions in a few districts following a drop in the number of positive cases in the state. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Tamil Nadu on Friday extended the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) lockdown till June 21 on Friday but allowed a few concessions in a few districts following a drop in the number of positive cases in the state. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

News updates from HT: Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 lockdown till June 21

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2021 08:55 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Mukul Roy’s departure from BJP has created as much noise as his entry into the national party. His son Subhranshu, a former legislator, also returned to the Trinamool fold. (PTI)
Mukul Roy’s departure from BJP has created as much noise as his entry into the national party. His son Subhranshu, a former legislator, also returned to the Trinamool fold. (PTI)

Bengal BJP to set-up ‘disciplinary action committee’ following Mukul Roy’s exit

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 08:17 PM IST
BJP's announcement comes against the backdrop of BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy leaving the party to join his former political outfit the Trinamool Congress
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa (ANI)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa (ANI)

Will continue as Karnataka CM for next two years: Yediyurappa

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Citing the trust that the BJP high command decided to place in him, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said that the statement from the party's national general secretary had given him "more strength".
The BJP received five times more in political contribution compared to the Congress. (HT File)
The BJP received five times more in political contribution compared to the Congress. (HT File)

BJP received 785cr in political contributions. Here is a list of donors

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 07:54 PM IST
  • Opposition party Congress received 139 crore between the same time period which is five times lesser than what the ruling party has received.
Party insiders and people close to Prasada said that he was getting unhappy with the state of affairs in Uttar Pradesh and particularly Shahjahanpur, his home turf. (File photo)
Party insiders and people close to Prasada said that he was getting unhappy with the state of affairs in Uttar Pradesh and particularly Shahjahanpur, his home turf. (File photo)

Jitin's shift to BJP shows future of party bright, says UP finance minister

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 03:08 PM IST
The 47-year-old leader, who earlier represented Dhaurahra parliamentary seat, switched to the BJP ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Praadesh.
Congress leader Jitin Prasada at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi after joining the party.
Congress leader Jitin Prasada at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi after joining the party.

'New chapter of my political life': Congress leader Jitin Prasada joins BJP

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 01:54 PM IST
Before switching to the saffron party, Prasada reached Union minister Piyush Goyal’s residence in Delhi and met him.
Mukul Roy, a founding member of the Trinamool Congress, quit the party in 2017.(PTI File Photo)
Mukul Roy, a founding member of the Trinamool Congress, quit the party in 2017.(PTI File Photo)

PM Modi speaks to Mukul Roy, day after Abhishek Banerjee's 10-min courtesy call

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 03:29 PM IST
Mukul Roy has so far not said anything about his next move, Abhishek Banerjee's visit to the Kolkata hospital where the former's wife is undergoing treatment, sparked buzz that Roy might eventually return to the party he left in 2017.
BJP national general secretary (organization) BL Santosh and former Union minister Radha Mohan Singh met senior party leaders of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.(Twitter/@BJP4UP)
BJP national general secretary (organization) BL Santosh and former Union minister Radha Mohan Singh met senior party leaders of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.(Twitter/@BJP4UP)

UP BJP holds review meeting, deputy CM says will win 300 seats in 2022

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 02:57 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh is due to go Assembly elections in early 2022. It has 80 Lok Sabha seats, 403 assembly seats and a population of over 200 million.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jagat Prakash Nadda speaks before flagging off Covid-19 relief material to be distributed among the people of Delhi, on completion of 7 yrs of Modi government, in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jagat Prakash Nadda speaks before flagging off Covid-19 relief material to be distributed among the people of Delhi, on completion of 7 yrs of Modi government, in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

'We are doers, they are obstructors': Nadda slams opposition

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Taking on opposition leaders over their statements about the vaccination drive against Covid-19, the BJP chief said that they were the ones who questioned vaccines to create doubts in the minds of people.
India seems to be going all out as it has sent a private jet to get Mehul Choksi repatriated directly from Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has told the local media there.
India seems to be going all out as it has sent a private jet to get Mehul Choksi repatriated directly from Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has told the local media there.

News updates from HT: India sent jet to repatriate Choksi, says Gaston Browne

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 12:54 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, people aware of the developments said, wants his son Vijayendra be accommodated within the party.(HT_PRINT)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, people aware of the developments said, wants his son Vijayendra be accommodated within the party.(HT_PRINT)

BS Yediyurappa stares at fighting a lone political battle

By Sharan Poovanna, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 07:19 AM IST
  • Voices against BS Yediyurappa have grown louder in recent times with many legislators already extending support to groups that are seeking the ouster of the 78-year-old.
BJP's chief minister designate Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI)
BJP's chief minister designate Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI)

Himanta Biswa Sarma to take over as next Assam chief minister

By Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 01:15 AM IST
The chief minister-designate later called on governor Jagdish Mukhi at the Raj Bhawan and staked claim to form government.
Sarbananda Sonowal (left) and Himanta Biswa Sarma are contenders for the top post of the Assam government.(PTI)
Sarbananda Sonowal (left) and Himanta Biswa Sarma are contenders for the top post of the Assam government.(PTI)

Suspense over Assam CM: Sonowal, Sarma meet party brass in Capital

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 03:37 AM IST
According to a BJP functionary, a deputy CM post is likely to be carved out to accommodate both leaders.
A relative of a person who died of Covid-19 in tears while speaking on the phone outside LNJP hospital in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
A relative of a person who died of Covid-19 in tears while speaking on the phone outside LNJP hospital in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

'Self-inflicted national catastrophe': Cong uses Lancet report to attack BJP

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 10:47 PM IST
Congress senior spokesperson Ajay Maken quoted a report from The Lancet journal which claimed that “India will see a staggering one million deaths from COVID-19 by August 1”.
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren.(File Photo)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren.(File Photo)

BJP hits out at Jharkhand CM for ‘Mann ki Baat’ remark on PM

PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 04:46 AM IST
On Thursday night, PM Modi spoke to Soren and chief ministers of other states. After the conversation, Soren said PM Modi only did his “Mann ki Baat” during the conversation. “It would have been better had he listened to, and spoken on important matters,” the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief tweeted.
In Assam, however, the BJP leadership in Delhi is yet to decide between Sonowal and Sarma for the top post. In picture - Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sarbananda Sonowal.(ANI)
In Assam, however, the BJP leadership in Delhi is yet to decide between Sonowal and Sarma for the top post. In picture - Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sarbananda Sonowal.(ANI)

BJP summons Sonowal, Sarma as uncertainty over Assam CM continues

By Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2021 04:16 AM IST
The two leaders are scheduled to leave for the national capital on a chartered flight early on Saturday and participate in meetings with senior leaders.
All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee takes oath as chief minister of West Bengal during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.(HT Photo )
All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee takes oath as chief minister of West Bengal during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.(HT Photo )

Bengal House now wears bipartisan political shade

By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:41 AM IST
For the first time, the Bengal assembly doesn’t have representation from the Congress and the Left Front, projecting a bipartisan shade of political representation that was unthinkable in the state till 10 years ago.
BJP National president JP Nadda (File Photo / ANI)
BJP National president JP Nadda (File Photo / ANI)

As Mamata takes her oath, BJP vows to 'dismantle' political violence in Bengal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 12:24 PM IST
Post-poll violence has ensued over the past two days across West Bengal, with reports emerging of clashes between rival political workers, torched offices, and the deaths of workers and supporters cutting across party lines.
UP BJP spokesperson Manoj Mishra as admitted to a hospital in Kanpur after he had tested positive for Covid-19. (File Photo)
UP BJP spokesperson Manoj Mishra as admitted to a hospital in Kanpur after he had tested positive for Covid-19. (File Photo)

UP BJP spokesperson dies of Covid-19, CM expresses grief

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 11:08 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the demise of UP BJP spokesperson Manoj Mishra.
Suvendu Adhikari, after joining the BJP, had vowed to defeat Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram by more than 50,000 votes, placing his career in politics on the bet. (File Photo)
Suvendu Adhikari, after joining the BJP, had vowed to defeat Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram by more than 50,000 votes, placing his career in politics on the bet. (File Photo)

Mamata wins Nandigram by 1,200 votes after a close contest

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 08:58 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee and Suvendu Adhikari have set the stage in the assembly constituency of Nandigram for one of the most-watched electoral battles in West Bengal's electoral history
According to the officials, over a 100 FIRs have also been registered for Covid norms’ violations during poll events in West Bengal since April 21. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
According to the officials, over a 100 FIRs have also been registered for Covid norms’ violations during poll events in West Bengal since April 21. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

TMC got 67 notices, BJP 59 for violation of Covid-19 protocols: Data

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 12:52 AM IST
  • According to the EC data, seen by HT, of the 178 notices issued to political parties, 67 were sent to the TMC, followed by 59 to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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