Devi Lal’s son among 10 inducted in Manohar Lal’s ministry
While Jat leader and JJP chief Dushyant Chautala was already the deputy CM, his uncle and former CM Devi Lal’s son Ranjit Singh Chautala, who won as an independent, was sworn in as minister of state (MoS) with independent charge on Thursday.
In Haryana, Manohar Lal-Chautala bonhomie on display
In one such instance, Manohar Lal Khattar acknowledged two key ideas of Chautala and rol...
With BJP playing ‘spoilsport’, JJP may fail to keep promises
The BJP-JJP combine plans to set up a committee with representatives from both s...
A good time for BJP to mend Jat ties
In Haryana, BJP's core focus has remained on the non-Jat votes. Now, BJP is likely to leverage the alliance with Chautala to reach out to Jats, a community that it has been at loggerheads with since it came to power in Haryana in 2014.
View: Behind JJP's move to ally with BJP, the aim is to end a 14-year long power drought for Chautalas
By supporting the BJP, JJP has taken a complete u-turn on its stand during the campaign when it vowed not to support the BJP post the results. Both Dushyant Chautala and his mother had made public statements saying they would never support the BJP.
BJP claims low polling shows no sentiment against Lal; Congress says BJP took it too easy
There was a drop in polling percentages across most seats in the state, especially in the Jat belt, where opposition parties were expected to put up a challenge. The highest polling in Haryana has been reported to be 83% in Ellanabad.
ET Analysis: Article 370, Savarkar aimed at wooing Jats and Marathas by BJP in assembly polls
The impressive LS victory and an opposition in disarray are grounds enough for the BJP to harp on its govt’s achievements in the past five years. But economic slump & high unemployment seem to have prompted BJP to go back to nationalism.
Amit Shah asks Rahul, Pawar to clarify stand on abrogation of Art 370
Shah accused the Congress and NCP of opposing the move for their politics of vote bank and appeasement.
ET Analysis: Opposition a divided house as Haryana, Maharashtra head to polls
With the poll panel announcing elections to Haryana and Maharashtra on October 21, the BJP is readying plans to defend its government in both the states.
How Manohar Lal Khattar became Haryana’s ‘fourth Lal’
Written off by politicians early on in his political journey, Khattar has had the last laugh.
Issue of steep air fares raised in Lok Sabha
Raising the issue during the Question Hour, BJD MP Pinaki Misra said during the Jat riots in Haryana in 2016, the Delhi-Chandigarh fare shot up to Rs 90,000.
Regional satraps likely to divide non-BJP votes in Haryana
The regional satraps are likely to play a crucial role in the parliamentary seats of Hisar, Sirsa and Faridabad where they have fielded their prominent candidates.
Talking development, Hooda Junior says there’s no caste divide
On the porch, a make-shift stage has been made. Three-term Rohtak MP and Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s son Deepender steps out around 10 am.
It’s youth vote vs caste math in Jaipur rural
Loudspeakers mounted on the truck belt out Rathore’s paeans full blast, prompting children among the crowd to dance to the tunes.
Politics in a tea cup: Modi factor vs caste equation in Barmer
With the morning tea served hot and fresh and newspapers by their side, the visitors passionately discuss politics. In northern India, tea and politics in any case go side by side.
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