Devesh Kumar

  • Rajnath chants Modi-chalisa

    Rajnath chants Modi-chalisa

    Brand Modi has a new admirer. BJP president Rajnath Singh, who has never been comfortable with the idea of having to contend with a charismatic, more powerful rival within the party, was on Sunday forced to admit the success story scripted by the Gujarat chief minister was worth emulating in other states.

    Nitish weaving rainbow to grab pot of gold

    Nitish weaving rainbow to grab pot of gold

    In a move that is certain to spell trouble for Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, JD(U) leader and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has set about building a social coalition comprising EBCs, Muslims and ‘maha-Dalits’ (most backward among Dalits).

    BJP wins Himachal, Cong over the hill

    BJP wins Himachal, Cong over the hill

    From a party inflicted with self-doubt, severe infighting and an acute leadership crisis to one that is a battle-ready, raring-to-go outfit, the BJP has scripted a remarkable turnaround.

    The rebel fracture

    The rebel fracture

    For former chief minister Keshubhai Patel, the assembly elections in Gujarat were supposed to demonstrate his hold over Leuva Patels, particularly in the Kutch-Saurashtra region.

    Victory to rev up party’s sagging morale

    Victory to rev up party’s sagging morale

    In the seventies, the Nav Nirman agitation launched by a group of students in Gujarat gave the BJP (then known as the Bharatiya Jan Sangh) a platform to realise its political ambitions, first in Gujarat and later, in other parts of the country.

    BJP brass line up to greet Advani on 80th birthday

    BJP brass line up to greet Advani on 80th birthday

    If there was any confirmation needed that Mr L K Advani is, indeed, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, it was provided here on Thursday when chief ministers, a chief minister-designate, deputy chief ministers and other senior leaders lined up at his official residence to greet him on his 80th birthday.

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