KATHMANDU, May 1: India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has extended invitations to all key political parties in Nepal, including Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's party, the CPN (Maoist Center), to witness the ongoing election campaigns in India.

KATHMANDU, August 23: Chairman of Janamat Party, CK Raut, has held a meeting with Vijay Chauthaiwale, the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Foreign Affairs Department.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Experts have raised serious concerns over the increasing influence of Hindutva politics in Nepali society and its potential threat to communal harmony among different religious groups in the country.

NEW DELHI, August 3: A meeting was held between the former Deputy Prime Minister and leader of Nepali Congress, Bimalendra Nidhi, and Vijay Chauthaiwale, the head of the foreign affairs department of India's ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

NEW DELHI, June 9:  Police in New Delhi said on Thursday they have filed a complaint against a suspended spokeswoman for India's ruling party for "inciting people on divisive lines" on social media, days after her remarks on Prophet Mohammed led to a diplomatic backlash.

NEW DELHI/VRINDAVAN, Feb 10: India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh began voting on Thursday in the first of a series of local elections that will be a key test of the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling party.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: A senior leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Harsha Vardhan has said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in favor of a strong and stable Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: A group representing Nepali Congress (NC) is visiting India on Thursday. The team is going to India at the invitation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

NEW DELHI, March 26: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party are making a serious bid for electoral victories in three states that have sizeable minority Muslim populations. But the Bharatiya Janata Party has for years been accused of stoking religious polarization and discriminating against minorities, and faces stiff challenges making inroads in the local elections.

KATHMANDU, July 14: India's ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has condemned Prime Minister Oli’s recent remarks on the birthplace of Lord Ram.

Lessons from Delhi

February 12, 2020 12:17 pm

With counting still underway as we write this, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to return to power in New Delhi with a thumping majority. As of this writing it is leading in over 60 of the 70 seats, with BJP trailing far behind. The Indian National Congress is nowhere to be seen. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is all set to return as Delhi’s chief minister for the third consecutive term. Kejriwal’s party highlighted the government’s achievements in reducing electricity bills, improving clinics and government schools.

What went wrong with India?

December 25, 2019 09:41 am

When Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power with sweeping majority in May 2014 and again in 2019 India was in upbeat. Many thought this is the first time that an Indian is ruling over India after Prithiviraj Chuhan who was ruling parts of India during the 12th century. Chauhan was considered as the last Hindu monarch of pre-Islamic India.

MUMBAI, Nov 11: In a setback, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has decided not to form the government in Maharashtra - the country’s richest state - leaving opposition groups scrambling on Monday to cobble together an alliance.

MUMBAI, Oct 24: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party was set to retain power in a big western state on Thursday and was leading in another in the north, although the races turned out to be closer than forecast.

KATHMANDU, July 31: With senior leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in neighboring India consistently lobbying for the proclamation of secular Nepal as a Hindu state again, Nepal's political leaders have said that this an “insult” as it seeks to undermine a decision taken by the country through an elected constituent assembly.

NEW DELHI, July 29: Indian police were investigating on Monday a highway collision that critically injured a woman who had accused a legislator of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of rape, a police officer said.

NEW DELHI: From just two in the 1984 general elections to winning 303 seats in the 2019 elections, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has established itself as India’s undisputed political force.

Namo 2.0 and Nepali equation

June 2, 2019 00:25 am

‘Aab ki baar tin soo paar!’ – This time beyond the three hundred mark. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his party workers while campaigning for the general elections earlier this year. The promise was delivered. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 303 seats out of 543 and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 353 seats in the 17the Lok Sabha elections, held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019.

MUMBAI, May 26:  An aide to an Indian ruling party candidate, who recently defeated Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi for a seat in parliament, was shot dead overnight, police said on Sunday.

Congratulations, Mr Modi

May 26, 2019 02:30 am

The results of India’s biggest parliamentary election are talks of town across the world. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has secured astounding back-to-back victory in the lower house of parliament since 1984.

Narendra Modi’s BJP has won at least 297 out of 543 parliamentary seats in India’s Lok Sabha general elections according to the latest predictions and is therefore expected to keep its absolute majority, granting Modi another term as premier.

The Indian Lok Sabha will have its usual glamor quotient this time too with newcomers such as action star Sunny Deol and singer Hans Raj Hans set to join their showbiz colleagues Hema Malini, Kirron Kher and Ravi Kishan, all from the BJP, in the lower house of Parliament.

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Indian elections and Nepal

March 25, 2019 01:25 am

Just about the time India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked vulnerable, with his popularity rapidly declining, exchange of aerial strikes across the border with Pakistan seems to have reversed the slide. He looks like being back on the track in buoying the prospects of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the seven-phase general elections slated for April-May. At least that is what psephologists have been indicating one after another these past few weeks.

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: India’s ruling party could lose power in three key states, four TV networks said on Tuesday, citing vote count leads, potentially handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014, and months ahead of a general election.

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was trailing on Tuesday in three big heartland states, two TV networks said, as counting began from local elections seen as a final trial of strength for Prime Minister Narendra Modi before general elections next year.

As Rahul Gandhi embarks on 12-day Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, the BJP has accused him of “fraternising” with the Dragon. Hitting back, the Congress says the ruling party is politicising Gandhi’s faith.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1:  A senior leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India has suggested to Nepal to pursue a “Look South” policy in its foreign policy orientation keeping in view the "immense benefit" Nepal can reap from India, India Ocean and beyond.

KARNATAKA, May 15:  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken an early lead against the Congress as the votes counting for the Karnataka election results began on Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Vijay Jolly, a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party of India, has made an informal visit to the Chandragiri Cable Car Project, Chandragiri Hills Ltd said, issuing a statement on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Vijay Jolly, a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party of India, has made an informal visit to the Chandragiri Cable Car Project, Chandragiri Hills Ltd said, issuing a statement on Thursday.

NEW DELHI, July 27:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a major political victory on Thursday when Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joined forces with his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), further weakening the field of credible opposition candidates.

BIRATNAGAR, July 14: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said that the Nepal-India relation is multidimensional and claimed the relation between the two countries is unique in the world.

NEW DELHI, June 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has proposed that a politician from a low caste become the next president, its top strategist said on Monday, in a move to consolidate the party's support among poorer voters.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bijay Jolly has said that the key to break the deadlock seen in the Nepali politics is in Kathmandu, not in Delhi.