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RSS had a swagger under Vajpayee. Former pracharak Modi has tamed it

Labour reforms in BJP-ruled UP and MP drew a whimper of a protest from RSS labour wing, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. Then Gujarat and Goa followed suit.

From Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh, BJP CMs are letting Modi down in fight against Covid

What should worry the BJP high command is the failure of the NDA chief ministers to rise to the occasion and become Modi’s ambassadors who could deliver in times of crises.

UP CM Adityanath emerges as Modi’s nearest political clone, another potential successor

UP chief minister Adityanath skipping his father’s funeral is being projected as the biggest testimony to his dedication to work and administrative efficiency.

There’s more to Rahul’s return. Sonia Gandhi now has a sunset clause for Congress veterans

The team of the future that Sonia is building ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s impending return as Congress president is picked based on love-at-first-sight principles.

Palaniswami-led Tamil Nadu govt springs surprise with stellar Covid-19 crisis management

While Kejriwal has grabbed headlines, it’s Naveen Patnaik in east, Uddhav Thackeray in west and Palaniswami in south who have outperformed all in Covid crisis.

Modi’s Covid-19 strategy has Congress party’s ‘first family’ split in its political response

Modi reacted a bit late to the Covid-19 crisis but has won the battle of optics. His adversaries though remain their usual self — confused and full of self-doubt.

IAS has emerged as India’s steel frame of resistance against coronavirus

Modi government has continuously undermined the IAS, chipping away its rights and privileges. But the coronavirus pandemic is seeing the comeback of IAS officers.

War on terror bind Modi and Bush. Now COVID-19 threatens to become new Hurricane Katrina

From former US president George W Bush to former Madhya Pradesh CM Arjun Singh and ex-Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang, calamities have tested the mettle of many leaders.

Nitish Kumar is not a ‘vikas purush’ in Bihar 2020, but Tejashwi remains an asset for him

With ally BJP standing in total obeisance, RJD-Congress in disarray, and TINA factor helping him, JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar looks all set to return. So why is Bihar still on edge?

Why Rahul Gandhi, Kejriwal, Yechury, Mayawati and Prashant Kishor all love to hate RSS

If there is one factor that unites the opposition in India today—apart from power—it’s the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, not Modi.

On Camera

YourTurn

Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.