Radhika Ramaseshan

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BJP keeps Thackeray on tenterhooks

BJP keeps Thackeray on tenterhooks

Rediff.com5 days ago

'Can we slip through the cracks in the alliance and use the situation to our advantage?'

'BJP's Chanakyas mismanaged the Bengal exercise'

'BJP's Chanakyas mismanaged the Bengal exercise'

Rediff.com6 Apr 2021

'It's a classic conflict between the old and the new BJP. The new BJP is made up of turncoats and the old of veterans who slogged for decades when the BJP barely existed in West Bengal'

Meet the BJP's silent army in Bengal

Meet the BJP's silent army in Bengal

Rediff.com3 Apr 2021

'They are our go-to men, our trouble-shooters.' 'They draw their strength from remaining low-key and accessible only to our workers.'

Assam conundrum: Even if BJP returns, Sonowal may not

Assam conundrum: Even if BJP returns, Sonowal may not

Rediff.com22 Mar 2021

While Himanta Biswa Sarma scotched rumours that he would be the king this time, political sources in Guwahati maintained that he, and not Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, had a bigger say in choosing candidates, reports Radhika Ramaseshan.

How Amit Shah gave BJP last-mile push in Gujarat civic polls

How Amit Shah gave BJP last-mile push in Gujarat civic polls

Rediff.com8 Mar 2021

When Home Minister Amit Shah, who was in Gujarat to cast his vote in the urban body polls, learnt of the poor voter, instead of heading home he went to the Motera stadium, organised a control room, and was on the phone with practically everybody assigned duty on the ground: MPs, MLAs and BJP office-bearers. His single commandment was to check the voter list and phone or personally get people to the booths, reports Radhika Ramaseshan.

Split in Rajasthan BJP: Raje loyalists want her to be made CM face

Split in Rajasthan BJP: Raje loyalists want her to be made CM face

Rediff.com2 Mar 2021

The fact that Home Minister Amit Shah recently met Raje was a marker that Delhi will be compelled to take her more seriously than it would care to. Like B S Yediyurappa, she's a regional chieftain who can't be discarded at will, reports Radhika Ramaseshan.

'BJP is getting damaged in the north by farmers' stir'

'BJP is getting damaged in the north by farmers' stir'

Rediff.com24 Jan 2021

If the protests have cemented the ties between the peasantry and the traders, the political implications for the BJP might become too serious to be disregarded because its core base was made up of the urban Khatri merchants.

Why BJP's Tripura CM faces rebellion

Why BJP's Tripura CM faces rebellion

Rediff.com16 Jan 2021

Biplab Kumar Deb is accused of 'punching above his weight' and being 'ignorant' of Tripura's ground realities.

BJP builds on early gains in Telangana

BJP builds on early gains in Telangana

Rediff.com11 Jan 2021

The BJP has incorporated caste as a significant component of its politics.

BJP's 2021 mantra: Winning elections

BJP's 2021 mantra: Winning elections

Rediff.com8 Jan 2021

Winning an election may be a breeze for the BJP but the aftermath of victory isn't always painless.

Why BJP dropped Muralidhar Rao and brought him back

Why BJP dropped Muralidhar Rao and brought him back

Rediff.com2 Dec 2020

The accent on 'making the south feel wanted' was the reason why P Muralidhar Rao, who was dropped as general secretary, was partially reinstated in the central apparatus as prabhari in charge of Madhya Pradesh. 'Pressure from the RSS was brought to bear on Rao's return,' a source said. Radhika Ramaseshan reports.

Marandi's popularity faces a tough test within Jharkhand BJP

Marandi's popularity faces a tough test within Jharkhand BJP

Rediff.com21 Oct 2020

Marandi returned to the BJP after 14 years and the party now wants him to lead the state unit. But a generation of new leaders isn't familiar with him, explains Radhika Ramaseshan.

How the BJP is making inroads into two Telugu states

How the BJP is making inroads into two Telugu states

Rediff.com24 Sep 2020

In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the BJP is looking to fill the Opposition slot and not aspire to occupy pole position.

'BJP without Brahmins is like Ramlila without Ram'

'BJP without Brahmins is like Ramlila without Ram'

Rediff.com14 Sep 2020

The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh battles its own and Opposition over the community's 'victimisation' and alleged preference to the Rajputs. Radhika Ramaseshan reports.

Ahead of civic polls, BJP, AAP at loggerheads again

Ahead of civic polls, BJP, AAP at loggerheads again

Rediff.com11 Sep 2020

After an apparent truce between AAP and the BJP following the Delhi polls, sparks are flying once again. Radhika Ramaseshan reports.

Vikas Dubey encounter breathes new life into Opposition in UP

Vikas Dubey encounter breathes new life into Opposition in UP

Rediff.com27 Jul 2020

cution' of the Brahmins in the regime of Adityanath, a Rajput, accused of pandering to his caste's interests. Radhika Ramaseshan reports.

BJP set to cash in on valour of Bihar Regiment in Ladakh

BJP set to cash in on valour of Bihar Regiment in Ladakh

Rediff.com12 Jul 2020

JD-U sources conceded that the BJP's "Bihari martyrdom" line will give the coalition an edge or "at least help us combat anti-incumbency if the Opposition makes an issue of Nitish's governance".

BJP hopes to corner Mamata between Amphan and Covid-19

BJP hopes to corner Mamata between Amphan and Covid-19

Rediff.com29 Jun 2020

The party believes that Mamata's poor handling of the pandemic and the devastation brought on by Cyclone Amphan will provide it the political fillip it needs.

Campaigning in COVID-19 era: BJP's blueprint for Bihar polls

Campaigning in COVID-19 era: BJP's blueprint for Bihar polls

Rediff.com22 Jun 2020

While P Muralidhar Rao, BJP general secretary, says, 'Digital electioneering is here to stay until the elections in 2021,' the BJP's rallies in Bihar will not be confined to cyberspace. Its strategists have devised other ways of getting around the hygiene protocol that Covid-19 has entailed.

Is all well between BJP and its alliance partners?

Is all well between BJP and its alliance partners?

Rediff.com17 May 2020

In this COVID-19 phase, the BJP leveraged its pre-eminence again to tip the power scales in its favour and relegate its allies in the National Democratic Alliance to a lesser position. Radhika Ramaseshan reports.

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