Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar likely to go it alone as BJP set to nominate Narendra Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate With the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) almost deciding to go with Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s veiled yet open annoyance, all eyes are fixed on whether...
A strong anti-minority message and a sharp rise in Hindu nationalist sentiment has brought former pariah Narendra Modi to the forefront of Indian politics. But is this a future Indians really want to consider? Fourteen months before a scheduled parliamentary election that is widely expected to yield a regime-changing mandate, has India begun a series...
NEW DELHI (AP) — The main opposition Hindu nationalist party on Sunday elevated Narendra Modi, a deeply divisive figure in Indian politics, to the party’s top decision-making bodies, with his supporters believing he could become prime minister in national elections next year. However, Rajnath Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party president, did not name Modi as...
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishna Advani’s decision to defend Narendra Modi in the latest post on his blog on July 8 is one of the most significant developments within the party in recent times. Advani, referred to the controversy over the excerpts from the forthcoming book of former President APJ Abdul Kalam in...
It’s only a week since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took over the finance portfolio. But already there is an electric buzz in the markets, an air of expectancy and talk of reforms. In six sessions, the markets are up nearly 4%, though some of that will have to be credited to optimism from the embattled...
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