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Swearing-in ceremony at Raj Niavs (ANI)

5 ministers inducted into Puducherry cabinet; PM Modi tweets his 'best wishes'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 07:50 PM IST
Three MLAs from chief minister N Rangasamy's AINRC and two from ally BJP were inducted into the cabinet.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal.(ANI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal.(ANI)

Sarbananda Sonowal confident of BJP-led alliance winning Assam assembly polls

PTI | , Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 04:56 PM IST
"We will return to power with more seats. This has happened due to the relentless development work carried out by our government in the last five years," CM Sonowal said.
A person aware of the developement said the JD(U) took umbrage at the invitation sent to LJP chief Chirag Paswan (in picture) earlier this month to attend the meeting.(HT Photo)
A person aware of the developement said the JD(U) took umbrage at the invitation sent to LJP chief Chirag Paswan (in picture) earlier this month to attend the meeting.(HT Photo)

LJP skips NDA meet on budget session strategy

PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 04:38 AM IST
The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was held to discuss the NDA’s strategy for the Budget Session of Parliament.
AIADMK twice made it clear that Palaniswami was the CM candidate - on December 27 at its first poll rally and at its general council meet on January 9. In picture - Home minister Amit Shah with TN CM K Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam.(PTI)
AIADMK twice made it clear that Palaniswami was the CM candidate - on December 27 at its first poll rally and at its general council meet on January 9. In picture - Home minister Amit Shah with TN CM K Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam.(PTI)

BJP says ADMK will pick NDA's chief ministerial candidate for TN assembly polls

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:59 PM IST
After maintaining that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leadership would announce the chief ministerial candidate, following poll notification, the saffron party appeared to have made a climb down.
Farmers protesting against new farm laws near Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) in New Delhi.(Sakib Ali /HT Photo)
Farmers protesting against new farm laws near Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) in New Delhi.(Sakib Ali /HT Photo)

Amid protests over farm laws, BJP seeks to build support base in rural Punjab

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:00 AM IST
A BJP leader said the failure in nurturing leadership in rural Punjab has prevented the party from stemming the ongoing agitation against the laws
Hanuman Beniwal said that we are demanding that the government should implement the Swaminathan Commission recommendations so that farmers’ condition can be improved. (Photo@RLPINDIAorg)
Hanuman Beniwal said that we are demanding that the government should implement the Swaminathan Commission recommendations so that farmers’ condition can be improved. (Photo@RLPINDIAorg)

BJP ally Hanuman Beniwal to lead farmers’ march, quits 3 Parliament panels

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:10 PM IST
On BJP’s hard stance amid protests, Hanuman Beniwal said there is no farmer leader in the BJP and that’s why they are not able to understand farmers’ pain.
Left Democratic Front (LDF) supporters celebrate their party's lead in the Kerala local body elections in Kochi.(PTI)
Left Democratic Front (LDF) supporters celebrate their party's lead in the Kerala local body elections in Kochi.(PTI)

LDF hails victory in Kerala civic body election; people rejected propaganda, says A Vijayaraghavan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:59 PM IST
As the result of local body election came in favour of LDF, UDF claimed that it did not lose ground while BJP-led NDA said it was able to make inroads in the state. The BJP also alleged that vote-trading has taken place between UDF and LDF.
Several BJP leaders from Maharashtra have been saying the Sena-led government will fall, but they are silent on how, said the Sena. (Photo@OfficeofUT)
Several BJP leaders from Maharashtra have been saying the Sena-led government will fall, but they are silent on how, said the Sena. (Photo@OfficeofUT)

‘Atal Bihari’s NDA had 33 parties, none found it unnatural’: Sena jabs BJP

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 02:28 PM IST
The Shiv Sena maintained that there might be resentment in the government but it will survive.
Voters at a polling booth during the Bihar assembly election, Muzaffarpur. November 7, 2020(SANTOSH KUMAR/HTPHOTO)
Voters at a polling booth during the Bihar assembly election, Muzaffarpur. November 7, 2020(SANTOSH KUMAR/HTPHOTO)

The crisis of Muslim representation | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 10:35 PM IST
In Bihar, there isn’t a single Muslim MLA in any of the NDA’s constituent parties. If the country’s principal minority begins losing faith in the power of electoral democracy to win them their rights and voice, it will lead to extremism on one side and apathy on the other
JD(U) National President Nitish Kumar greets after meeting with Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan, in Patna on Sunday.(ANI)
JD(U) National President Nitish Kumar greets after meeting with Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan, in Patna on Sunday.(ANI)

RJD to boycott swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar as Bihar CM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 01:39 PM IST
Nitish Kumar will take oath as the chief minister of Bihar for the fourth consecutive term in Patna at a ceremony today. It will be held at around 4:30 pm.
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar with HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi, BJP state president Sanjay Jaiswal, and VIP leader Mukesh Sahni in Patna on Sunday. Kumar will take oath as Bihar chief minister on Monday.(PTI Photo)
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar with HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi, BJP state president Sanjay Jaiswal, and VIP leader Mukesh Sahni in Patna on Sunday. Kumar will take oath as Bihar chief minister on Monday.(PTI Photo)

JD(U) may get 12 ministerial berths, BJP 18: All eyes on Bihar cabinet formation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 09:56 AM IST
According to NDA leaders, the allocation of ministerial berths to allies is being done on the formula of allotting two berths for every seven seats the party has won. On that basis, the JD(U) can expect to get 14 ministerial berths against 20 for the BJP.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan, outside Raj Bhawan in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan, outside Raj Bhawan in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Nitish Kumar stakes claim to form govt, to take oath as Bihar CM today

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 01:00 AM IST
Kumar went to meet the governor at the Raj Bhavan around 2pm and staked claim for the formation of the new government in the state after being unanimously elected the leader of the NDA.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference in Patna, November 12(SANTOSH KUMAR/HTPHOTO)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference in Patna, November 12(SANTOSH KUMAR/HTPHOTO)

Nitish Kumar’s most challenging term

UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 07:47 PM IST
With a constrained mandate, the CM will have to deliver on both politics and governance
Even though RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav emerged as a big player, Nitish Kumar was able to neutralise this by retaining the women vote(SANTOSH KUMAR/HTPHOTO)
Even though RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav emerged as a big player, Nitish Kumar was able to neutralise this by retaining the women vote(SANTOSH KUMAR/HTPHOTO)

The Bihar mandate has lessons for all parties

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The biggest the challenge before NDA will be to fulfil the promise of employment. There are around 450,000 vacant government posts in Bihar.
Nitish Kumar with NDA leaders ahead of the alliance’s meeting.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Nitish Kumar with NDA leaders ahead of the alliance’s meeting.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Nitish Kumar returns as Bihar chief minister, gets NDA nod at key meeting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 01:35 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party, which fought the Bihar Assembly election along with the JD(U) as part of NDA, had promised that Nitish Kumar will be the chief minister if the alliance wins the electoral battle.
In Bihar, voters approved of Modi for his ability to protect Indians, and punished Nitish Kumar for his failure to protect them(PTI)
In Bihar, voters approved of Modi for his ability to protect Indians, and punished Nitish Kumar for his failure to protect them(PTI)

Modi and the politics of welfare

By Neelanjan Sircar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 06:06 AM IST
As credit for welfare schemes gets centralised, CMs are feeling the pinch
BJP party workers celebrate the NDA's victory in the Bihar assembly election, Mumbai, November 11, 2020(PTI)
BJP party workers celebrate the NDA's victory in the Bihar assembly election, Mumbai, November 11, 2020(PTI)

The BJP marks its dominance

UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 06:06 AM IST
The party has shown, yet again, that its inroads are deeper than assumed
Instead of a debate on real issues, unbridled hatred for PM Modi seem to be the cornerstone of Opposition politics(PTI)
Instead of a debate on real issues, unbridled hatred for PM Modi seem to be the cornerstone of Opposition politics(PTI)

The Opposition fails because it’s dishonest

By Hardeep Singh Puri
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:19 PM IST
The Opposition should step out of the mindset of weaving false narratives, treating different sections of the society as mere vote banks and wake up to an era where every Indian regardless of religion, caste, creed or gender is an equal partner in the nation’s progress.
Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan.(HT File)
Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan.(HT File)

Bihar Election 2020: Over 80% of LJP contestants to lose deposits

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 03:35 PM IST
The LJP won only one out of 137 seats it contested in the 243-member Bihar assembly. It managed to get a crucial chunk of the NDA votes and impacted 29 out of the 58 constituencies
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, in Chennai, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, in Chennai, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar

Bihar assembly election 2020: People reaffirmed solidarity for NDA, says Tamil Nadu CM

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 03:02 PM IST
After a close fight, the ruling NDA returned to power in Bihar with a slender majority, securing 125 seats in the 243-member state Assembly. The opposition Mahagathbandhan, meanwhile, won 110 seats.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(HT File)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(HT File)

Bihar Election 2020: Shiv Sena mouthpiece heaps praise on Tejashwi Yadav

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 02:20 PM IST
In the election, the RJD emerged as the single largest party with 75 seats. The RJD-led alliance won 110 seats while the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 125
Bhupender Yadav.(Sonu Mehta/HT Archive)
Bhupender Yadav.(Sonu Mehta/HT Archive)

BJP knows how to abide by the coalition dharma: Bhupender Yadav

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 01:03 PM IST
BJP’s ideology fits in with the Indian ethos and we will continue to strengthen that, says the party’s Bihar-in-charge
File photo of NCP chief Sharad Pawar.(Rahul Raut/HT)
File photo of NCP chief Sharad Pawar.(Rahul Raut/HT)

Sharad Pawar spots silver lining in Bihar polls, says it has paved the way

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Bihar election results: The grand alliance made some early gains as counting of votes began on Tuesday morning, but soon the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) turned the tables and took lead.
Counting of votes underway at a counting centre in Bihar on Tuesday.(ANI)
Counting of votes underway at a counting centre in Bihar on Tuesday.(ANI)

Bihar Election 2020: AIMIM and GA leading on all six seats in Kishanganj constituency

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Aditya Nath Jha
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:21 PM IST
The ruling National Democratic Alliance, comprising the Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party, is likely to draw a blank
BJP supporters celebrate NDA's lead during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly Elections, in Patna, Tuesday.(PTI)
BJP supporters celebrate NDA's lead during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly Elections, in Patna, Tuesday.(PTI)

Bihar Election 2020: Triangular contest could be the ultimate decider once again

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 03:56 PM IST
The trends indicate that none of the three major parties – the JD(U), the BJP and the RJD – is anywhere near the magic figure of 122 in the 243-member Bihar legislative assembly. An alliance will be needed to form a government in Bihar
People watch coverage of Bihar assembly election in Patna on Tuesday.(AP)
People watch coverage of Bihar assembly election in Patna on Tuesday.(AP)

Bihar Election 2020: Over 10 million votes counted, says Election Commission

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 02:39 PM IST
According to ECI, the counting was taking longer than expected as expansive Covid-19 guidelines were being followed in the state
Election officials count votes at a centre on counting day of Bihar assembly polls, in Begusarai district on Tuesday.(PTI)
Election officials count votes at a centre on counting day of Bihar assembly polls, in Begusarai district on Tuesday.(PTI)

Bihar Election 2020: BJP, JD(U) offices see activity after initial trends trickle in, leaders cautious

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 01:24 PM IST
The BJP’s tally is higher than senior partner JD(U) giving credence to opinion and exit polls that the BJP would be doing better than its allies this election
Supporters carry a cardboard cut-out of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in Gaya.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Supporters carry a cardboard cut-out of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in Gaya.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Bihar election results: NDA takes lead in cliffhanger trends, hovers around magic mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 01:24 PM IST
Bihar election 2020: The numbers of the JD(U) may drop to its lowest ever in the last 15 years but that was expected in the face of attack from all sides and opposition from within. But the BJP has put its weight behind and been standing firmly with its alliance partner.
Janta Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi addresses a press conference in Patna in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Janta Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi addresses a press conference in Patna in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

Bihar Results 2020: Votes still being counted. JD(U) leader explains what went wrong

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:38 AM IST
KC Tyagi’s comments came as early trends showed that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and opposition coalition led by the RJD were in a neck to neck fight.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar Election 2020: RJD+ raced to majority mark, then fell behind. Says it is still confident

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 01:02 PM IST
RJD’s Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, the son of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and the GA’s CM face, has been urging party workers to hold off on their celebrations till the outcome is known
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