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About National Democratic Alliance

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is an alliance of various Indian political parties with the Bharatiya Janata Party as a leading member.

NDA in July 09

MPs of the BJP-led NDA met President Pratibha Patil and submitted a memorandum on the recent India-Pakistan joint statement.

NDA in October 09

In October 09, Ms. Sonia Gandhi blamed the BJP-led NDA Government of discriminating against Congress-ruled states during its tenure.

Make in India Initiative

Make in India is one of the major initiatives of the NDA government under prime minister Narendra Modi. The cause of 'Make in India' is to make the country a manufacturing hub to boost the economy. 'Make in India' initiative was launched on September 25, 2015 by Prime Minister Modi. He urged industrialists to set up establishments in India instead of eyeing foreign lands. On Republic Day 2015, there was a tableaux on "Make in India" theme.


Facing a lack of majority in Rajya Sabha, the government has been resorting to ordinance route to pass legislation. The government has passed an average of eight ordinances in just 225 days. The assent of both the houses of Parliament is required in case of laws related to constitutional amendments, while money bills can be passed by Lok Sabha even if Rajya Sabha rejects them.

National Democratic Alliance in News

Jana Sena chief invited to NDA meet
Pawan Kalyan invited for NDA meet in New Delhi

'TDP-BJP tie up in national interest', says Coolie No.1
Nara Chandrababu Naidu said that the alliance with the BJP is in the interest of the nation

BJP fears of third alternative prospects
K Narayana on Tuesday said that BJP fears of the prospects of emergence of Third alternative

Exit polls give BJP led NDA as favorites to form Government at Centre
BJP led NDA will form the government at Centre says exit polls on Monday

Sharad Yadav criticizes Kalam for comments on Sonia in book
Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Sunday criticized former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for saying he was ready to appoint Sonia Gandhi as prime minister in 2004 despite intense lobbying against her.

Sharad Yadav aghast at timing of revelations by Kalam
Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday expressed shock over the timing of the revelations from a book by former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in which he has dismissed speculations of being reluctant to appoint Sonia Gandhi as the Prime Minister in 2004.

Pranab, Sangma to file nominations for presidential polls on Thursday
The United Progressive Alliance (UPA's) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee and the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA's) contestant P.A. Sangma will file their respective nominations for the presidential polls on Thursday.

Rift between JD-U, BJP widens over PM candidate
The alleged rift between the Janata Dal -United (JD-U) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) widened on Monday, with JD-U chief Sharad Yadav slamming BJP leader Balbir Punj for backing Narendra Modi for the Prime Minister's post.

Rift within NDA widens over PM candidate
The apparent rift within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the prime ministerial candidate widened on Monday, as Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav questioned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj for backing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the post.

NDA's PM candidate to be declared by consensus, says Sharad Yadav
The Prime Ministerial candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) during the General elections in 2014 would be declared by mutual consensus, NDA convenor and Janata Dal -United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav said in New Delhi on Sunday.

No rift in NDA, says Sharad Yadav
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday downplayed reports of a rift within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), saying his party's support to UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee in the race for Raisina Hill would not affect the relations with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Sharad Yadav declines to comment on Nitish's remarks on Modi
Leader of Janata Dal -United (JD-U), Sharad Yadav, declined to comment on the remark made by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, seeking a secular leader as the prime ministerial candidate for elections in 2014.

Prez poll: Asaduddin Owaisi meets Jagan, seeks support for Pranab
As the race for Raisina Hill heats up, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President Asaduddin Owaisi met YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy in Hyderabad's Chanchalguda jail, and urged him to support UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee for the coveted post of President of India.

BJP pulls up Congress for stressing on Prez poll over economic crisis
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday slammed the ruling Congress Party for laying more importance to the forthcoming presidential poll, while ignoring the present economic crisis prevailing in the country.

TDP yet to finalise its choice for presidential polls
Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said his party was yet to finalise a candidate for the presidential elections.

Khurshid, Lalu give mixed reactions to remark made by Bihar CM Nitish
Senior politicians Salman Khurshid and Lalu Prasad Yadav gave a mixed response to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's demand that the prime ministerial candidate in the 2014 general elections must be a secular person.

'Who is secular in NDA?' asks Lalu Yadav to Nitish
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday took potshots at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his recent statement in which he asked his alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to name a prime ministerial candidate with secular credentials.

Confusion lingers on consensus-based president for India
A plethora of nominees and disagreements within political parties continues to be the order of the day in wisely choosing the 13th President of India.

No rift in NDA, decision deferred to arrive at rational conclusion: Sharad Yadav
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav on Monday rubbished reports that there is a difference within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate, saying the decision has been deferred so that all leaders arrive at a rational conclusion.

Defiant Sangma seeks Pawar's support, says still in race as tribal candidate
Former Lok Sabha speaker and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma on Sunday reiterated that he was still in the fray for the presidential poll as a tribal candidate, and said that he would appeal to his party boss Sharad Pawar to back him in the race for Raisina Hill.

Prez poll: Congress hopeful of Pranab getting support from all
With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) deferring the decision on their presidential candidate, the Congress Party on Sunday expressed hope that leaders of various political outfits would back UPA nominee for the coveted post of President of India.

NDA to meet again to decide on presidential candidate
The rift within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged clearly on Sunday, after they failed to arrive at a consensus on their candidate for the July 19 presidential polls.

Odisha CM Patnaik backs Sangma for president
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that he backed tribal leader Purno Sangma for the post of the president, and added that his choice for this highest position is 'succinct' and 'appropriate'

Divided NDA to finalize its presidential candidate
Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will meet here in a short while from now to decide on their candidate for the July 19 presidential polls.

Moily says Government's Lokpal Bill more effective than other versions
Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily on Monday claimed that the government's version of the Lokpal Bill tabled in Parliament is more effective in comparison to the bills proposed by Team Anna and others.

BJP leaders wish former PM Vajpayee, call him 'yug purush'
The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader on Sunday lauded the contributions of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the occasion of his 86th birthday and named him as 'yug purush' for his exemplary leadership.

BJP leaders wish Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 88th birthday
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Sunday wished former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 88th birthday.

Many lawmakers press their demand to bring CBI in Lokpal ambit
Many lawmakers from various political outfits want to bring the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the ambit of Lokpal, as the government is all set to table the anti-graft bill in the Parliament.

Rajasthan CM Gehlot assures of continued development
Marking the three-year tenure of the Congress Party ruled state government, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asserted that the government fulfilled majority of the party's manifesto promises.

Kapil Sibal backs Chidambaram over 2G case, says allegations against him baseless
Defending Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on his alleged involvement in the 2G scam case, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday rejected all allegations levelled against him.

Janata Dal-United holds price rise protest outside Parliament
The chief of Janata Dal-United (JDU) party, Sharad Yadav, led a demonstration outside Parliament in protest of food inflation and the rising cost of fertiliser.

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m. over Chidambaram's resignation issue
The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2.p.m on Thursday following ruckus over the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) demand for resignation of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram for his alleged role in the 2G spectrum scam.

Bihar not to permit FDI in retail
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that he wouldn't allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector in his state.

FDI in retail sparks fierce political opposition
The backlash over the Central Government's decision to allow 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail continued on Tuesday, s opposition leaders condemning the move.

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