Modi 2.0: The first 100 days

Home minister Amit Shah has emerged as the ‘new doer’ in the government with Prime Minister Modi allowing him to implement the party’s political agenda, which it had been pursuing since its inception. Meanwhile, the opposition is yet to find a unifying force which can rally the different parties together. Here are 11 big events the country witnessed in the past 100 days, after the new government took over:

On May 26, at the Congress Working Committee meeting, Congress president Rahul Gandhi offered to resign as party president and asked leaders to choose someone outside the Gandhi family. However, at a CWC meeting on August 10, Sonia Gandhi returned as the party’s interim president

On June 4, BSP chief Mayawati announced the end of its alliance with SP, which it entered into before the Lok Sabha elections. Both parties had buried years of acrimony and Akhilesh and Mayawati had addressed several public meetings together. BSP won 10 seats and SP five in the LS elections

The fall of the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka was another setback for the opposition. Around 18 MLAs withdrew support from the government and the ensuing political drama played out for more than two weeks. On July 26, BJP’s BS Yediyurappa became the chief minister for the fourth time

The biggest achievement of the BJP’s political agenda came on August 5, when home minister Amit Shah presented a bill to withdraw Article 370 from J&K and dividing the state into two UTs. It has been the BJP’s central principle that the nation should have one flag, one constitution and one leader

With Amit Shah becoming the home minister, the BJP selected another president to replace Shah keeping with the ‘one leader one post formula’ norm. On June 17, JP Nadda was appointed as working president and the party will get a new president by early next year when the organisational elections are completed. Right now, Shah remains the national president

In a major victory to the government, Parliament passed the Triple Talaq Bill on July 30, despite the opposition having a majority in the Rajya Sabha. The floor management of the government came to the fore which continued for other important bills

The Supreme Court began daily hearing of the Ram Temple case on August 6 after a court-appointed panel failed to find a solution through mediation. A five-judge bench, including CJI Ranjan Gogoi, is hearing the arguments

On August 13, the BJP became the main opposition party in Sikkim without winning a single seat in the assembly elections. Ten of the 13 MLAs of the Sikkim Democratic Front, a party which was in power for 25 years, joined the BJP. SDF leader Pawan Kumar Chamling was Sikkim’s longest serving chief minister and lost the election to Sikkim Krantikari Morcha this time. Chamling now is left with only three MLAs, including himself

On August 21, former finance minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI in the INX media case from his residence in Delhi. He has been sent to judicial custody on September 5 and is in Tihar jail

On August 31, the Supreme Court-monitored publication of the National Register of Citizens in Assam threw up new challenges for the BJP with more Hindus excluded from the list than Muslims. The BJP’s Assam unit criticised the list. BJP president Amit Shah maintains that not a single illegal immigrant would be allowed to stay in India

In July, Congress lost two of its senior leaders –– former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Jaipal Reddy. In August, BJP lost two of its prominent faces in Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley

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