Joshi was the face of the Congress in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, in which the party finished a poor fourth.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lucknow for Vijayadashami on Tuesday, the BJP is planning road shows and yatras across Uttar Pradesh in the run-up to the Assembly elections.
In an indication that the recent surgical strikes across the Line of Control will be part of the party’s campaign, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, a Rajya Sabha member from the State, will address a few public meetings. BJP president Amit Shah will be in Lucknow on Friday to finalise the itinerary for four yatras, to be led by him and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and accompanied by Minister for Medium and Small-Scale Enterprises Kalraj Mishra.
“All the four yatras will end in Lucknow, criss-crossing the State, starting ...Read More
NEW DELHI: After coming to power with an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha in 2014, the BJP is setting its eyes on creating history by installing a saffron politician as the President of India in 2017. It has begun calculations for the presidential polls as the party has its best shot at getting a person of its own choice to the top position, a top BJP source with knowledge of the matter said.
“We have done state-wise calculations already. We find that the NDA has an edge of 22,078 votes (in presidential elections),” this person said. An advantage of 22,078 is wafer thin in presidential polls, as it amounts to just over 2% of the total value of the electoral college votes, which is 10,98,882...Read More
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday and submitted a 29-point memorandum, detailing several demands of the State. This was her first visit after her second consecutive victory in the Assembly polls. She met with her party’s 50 MPs (including those in the Rajya Sabha) before going to Mr. Modi’s Race Course Road residence.
The Prime Minister, sources said, congratulated her on her victory, accepted her memorandum and also dispatched two Ministers, Nirmala Sitharaman and Pon Radhakrishnan, to meet her.
While differences between Tamil Nadu and the Centre on the GST Bill remain, the Centre is trying to reach out to her. The AIADMK has 13 members in the Rajya Sabha...Read More