Prime Minister Narendra Modi has beaten Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan to become the most followed Indian on social networking site Twitter. Modi had over 22.1 million followers on Twitter as on August 25. Bachchan trailed behind marginally with 22 million followers. Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan is the third most followed Indian with 20.9 million followers. In January, Modi’s Twitter followers surpassed that of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Modi, then, became the second most followed Indian on Twitter with over 17,371,600 followers, compared to Khan’s 17,351,100. Now, Khan is theRead More
BJP’s national president Amit Shah has said that his party would rule in Goa by winning an impressive 27 seats. Plus, he also focused on BJP’s need for winning all the five state Assembly elections in order to ensure victory at the centre in the 2019 Lok Sabha poll. Shah made the announcement during a booth level party workers’ meeting that was held at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium. The meeting was scheduled to start off BJP’s election campaign for the 2017 Goa Assembly Elections. Shah also expressed his confidence inRead More
Indian badminton player PV Sindhu, who created history by reaching the finals for the first time being an Indian, won a silver medal on 19th August in the Rio Olympics. On her victory, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, president Pranab Mukherjee and Congress president Sonia Gandhi congratulated her. She has also been awarded cash for her achievement. Sindhu played against world’s no.1 Carolina Marin of Spain and went down 21-19, 12-21, 15-21. – See more at: https://www.elections.in/news/20-Aug-2016/#Shutt
With former BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya joining the BJP, many other key BSP MLAs are likely to follow suit. This is a positive development for the BJP and cause for concern for Mayawati. Maurya was a key OBC face of the Bahujan Samaj Party before he quit the party in June this year. He left the party accusing Mayawati of ignoring Dalit interests. His exit is likely to set the precedent for many other sitting BSP MLAs. Many high profile BSP leaders, specially OBCs, have crossed over to theRead More
BJP national chief Amit Shah is expected to visit Goa on August 20 to discuss the party’s strategy for the coming Assembly election in the state with BJP ministers, MLAs and booth level workers. According to reports, BJP’s Goa unit chief Vinay Tendulkar has said that during his visit, Amit Shah will address 9,000 booth level workers at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium near state capital Panaji and hold discussions with party members on election strategy.