All stories by Kumar Rakesh
BJP looks for 2024 soar after ending 2023 on happy noteRediff.com30 Dec 2023
Following the party's sweep of assembly elections in three Hindi heartland states against the odds, the BJP's brain trust is now busy game-planning as to how it can improve on its 2019 Lok Sabha election tally of 303 seats.
5-state poll: Lot at stake for Gehlot, Raje, ShivrajRediff.com2 Dec 2023
The results mark a defining turn in the fortunes of several regional satraps, especially in the BJP, around whom politics in their states have revolved for decades.
PM's big attack on Cong over OBC quota in women's billRediff.com30 Sep 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress of seeking to divide women in the name of caste and by spreading lies, as he launched a fierce counter-attack on the party over its demand of OBC sub-quota in women's reservation in legislatures.
New India knows its direction, has no confusion, Modi tells diasporaRediff.com24 Jun 2023
Wrapping up his four-day state visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asserted that a new and proud journey of India-US ties has begun and the world is watching the two great democracies strengthening their bond.
In US Congress, Modi makes strong push for UN reformRediff.com23 Jun 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday made a strong push for reforming multilateral institutions, including the United Nations, and spoke glowingly of India's ties with the United States, saying the two countries stand at a new dawn in their relationship that will not only shape their destiny but also that of the world.
Did Modi take a veiled dig at Rahul during address to CongressRediff.com23 Jun 2023
Modi told US lawmakers, "I can understand the debate of ideas and ideology. But I am delighted to see you come together today, to celebrate the bond between the world's two great democracies -- India and the United States.
Thousands gather outside White House to welcome ModiRediff.com23 Jun 2023
Slogans like 'Vande Mataram', 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'Modi, Modi' went up the air amid a mood of cheer.
PM's gifts to 80-yr-old Biden include traditional 'Das Danams'Rediff.com22 Jun 2023
Prime Minister Modi gave President Biden the unique sandalwood box sourced from Mysore with intricately carved flora and fauna patterns and handcrafted by a master craftsman from Jaipur during an intimate dinner at the White House on Wednesday.
Modi's Yoga day event at UN creates Guinness World RecordRediff.com21 Jun 2023
The Yoga celebration led by Prime Minister Modi at the UN headquarters created the Guinness World Record for participation of people of most nationalities, officials said.
Modi fans take long journey to welcome him in NYRediff.com21 Jun 2023
"He is the best person for India. He is doing everything to uplift the country," Dr Bhola Nath Rama said, with a tricolour fluttering in his and his wife Sunita Rama's hands.
Modi to meet Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson todayRediff.com20 Jun 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet over two dozen thought leaders from various walks of life in New York on Tuesday.
US Diaspora Disappointed At Modi's Curtailed EventRediff.com18 Jun 2023
'The PM was gracious enough to delay his departure from DC by a few hours, and granted a slot for the diaspora meeting.'
After Karnataka rout, BJP insiders seek 'bigger say' for local leadersRediff.com13 May 2023
The Bharatiya Janata Party's comprehensive defeat to the Congress in Karnataka where the two parties ran a campaign of contrasts has left the ruling party much to ponder as the two rivals are facing a direct contest in three more state polls this year in the run-up to the all-important 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Rahul represents 'laziest type of politics': Union ministerRediff.com22 Apr 2023
"The Congress have gone and made promises in Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh that they never fulfilled," Rajeev Chandrasekhar claimed.
After successful 2022, BJP gets 'battle ready' for 2024Rediff.com30 Dec 2022
As the new year arrives, what is clear is that the BJP's stars continue to shine the brightest while its rivals' search for a way to dim their glow go on.
BJP on verge of setting new election records in Gujarat, HimachalRediff.com8 Dec 2022
When the votes get counted for the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will be hoping to set a few new records.
Congress campaign goes local in Saurashtra, with eye on AAPRediff.com28 Nov 2022
Come December 8, and the Congress will again do well in Saurashtra region, he says.
Jadeja vs Jadeja: Jamnagar contest shows parties above sibling bondRediff.com27 Nov 2022
An overwhelmingly urban constituency, Jamnagar North may be seen as more favourable to the BJP than the Congress even though the opposition party's supporters believe their party can spring a surprise.
Will SP's strategy to dent BJP's caste equation in eastern UP succeed?Rediff.com24 Feb 2022
The SP's bid to dent the BJP's formidable social equation is playing out in a big way in the Poorvanchal or eastern region of Uttar Pradesh as the ruling party is working overtime to keep its caste equation unharmed.
2022 poll outcome to decide BJP's fate on third term at CentreRediff.com30 Dec 2021
As the new year arrives, the Bharatiya Janata Party's finds itself on the cusp of the most consequential cycle of state polls since the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as the results will tell if the road ahead in its bid for a third straight term at the Centre is getting any bumpier or a strong opposition challenge remains elusive.