Yashwant Sinha interview: ‘BJP does not have numbers (for presidential polls). Everyone is led to believe it will get support of non-BJP formations… we are competing for those votes’

Yashwant Sinha served as the Minister of Finance and External Affairs in Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led governments between 1998 and 2004. Since leaving the party in 2018, he has been one of the most vociferous critics of the Narendra Modi-led government. On Tuesday, Sinha emerged as the Opposition’s consensus candidate for the July 18 presidential election … Read more

Watch: BJP’s Presidential Candidate Droupadi Murmu Sweeps Temple Floor

Ms Murmu was seen arriving at the temple, sweeping the floor before offering prayers. New Delhi: The BJP’s presidential pick Droupadi Murmu was on Wednesday seen sweeping the floor of a Shiv temple in Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj district in her home state of Odisha. Ms Murmu was seen arriving at the temple, sweeping the floor … Read more

In Droupadi Murmu, India set to get first tribal President

From a Santhal village in Odisha’s remote Mayurbhanj district, class 3 state government employee, to school teacher, to politician, to India’s first woman tribal governor, Droupadi Murmu’s rise has been close to meteoric. But on Tuesday, one day past her 64th birthday, Murmu’s ascent from relative obscurity received perhaps its crowning moment, when BJP President … Read more